ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Missing Equipment Detail


Report # : 11108
Published on : Monday, 29 April 2019
Date of Loss : April 19, 2019
Location : Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Incident Type : Rented/not returned
Associated names with the incident:
     •  Calvin Deal, Calvin Deal LLC
     •  Karen Langston
     •  Steve Weisman

  Category Mfr/brand Missing Items Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Other
60605
Mfr/brand: 60605
Model/Item: AC Power Supply For RED Weapon
Serial Number: 00011270
Item:
Unique Identifier: 165
AC Power Supply For RED Weapon 00011270 165


View more items in this incident report 16 items
  Category Mfr/brand Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Other
63529
Mfr/brand: 63529
Model: RED Base I/O V-Lock Expander
Serial Number: 720130592AE8
Unique Identifier: 2090
RED Base I/O V-Lock Expander 720130592AE8 2090
  Other
47787
Mfr/brand: 47787
Model: Arriflex BP-9 Bridge Plate
Serial Number: NA
Unique Identifier: 1635.3
Arriflex BP-9 Bridge Plate NA 1635.3
  Other
63595
Mfr/brand: 63595
Model: Arriflex Top Handle For RED DSMC2
Serial Number: NA
Unique Identifier: 305.8
Arriflex Top Handle For RED DSMC2 NA 305.8
  Other
63594
Mfr/brand: 63594
Model: Arriflex Top Plate For RED DSMC2
Serial Number: NA
Unique Identifier: 973.5
Arriflex Top Plate For RED DSMC2 NA 973.5
  Other
49630
Mfr/brand: 49630
Model: Red DSMC Ti PL Mount
Serial Number: 72513024DFC5
Unique Identifier: 2200
Red DSMC Ti PL Mount 72513024DFC5 2200
  Other
33291
Mfr/brand: 33291
Model: Dovetail Plate 12”
Serial Number: NA
Unique Identifier: 320
Dovetail Plate 12” NA 320
  Other
60596
Mfr/brand: 60596
Model: RED Station MINI MAG
Serial Number: RMMIN04198
Unique Identifier: 214.5
RED Station MINI MAG RMMIN04198 214.5
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
RED Digital Cinema
Mfr/brand: RED Digital Cinema
Model: epic W Helium 8K Camera
Serial Number: 008661
Unique Identifier:
epic W Helium 8K Camera 008661
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
RED Digital Cinema
Mfr/brand: RED Digital Cinema
Model: Red Mini Mag 1TB
Serial Number: 7501302a6db5
Unique Identifier:
Red Mini Mag 1TB 7501302a6db5
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
sigma
Mfr/brand: sigma
Model: Cine PL 24mm
Serial Number: 53466447
Unique Identifier:
Cine PL 24mm 53466447
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
sigma
Mfr/brand: sigma
Model: Cine PL 50mm
Serial Number: 53451213
Unique Identifier:
Cine PL 50mm 53451213
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
sigma
Mfr/brand: sigma
Model: Cine PL 85mm
Serial Number: 52708427
Unique Identifier:
Cine PL 85mm 52708427
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Angenieux
Mfr/brand: Angenieux
Model: Optimo 15-40
Serial Number: 2070611
Unique Identifier:
Optimo 15-40 2070611
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
axis 1
Mfr/brand: axis 1
Model: Wireless Follow Focus System
Serial Number: 0037
Unique Identifier:
Wireless Follow Focus System 0037
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
Freefly
Mfr/brand: Freefly
Model: Movi Pro
Serial Number: MPRO32680310
Unique Identifier:
Movi Pro MPRO32680310
  Cameras (Motion), Lenses, Support, Accessories, Monitors
RED Digital Cinema
Mfr/brand: RED Digital Cinema
Model: RED mini mag 1TB
Serial Number: 7501302A6DB4
Unique Identifier:
RED mini mag 1TB 7501302A6DB4

Estimated Total Value of Loss : $135,241.95

Details of the incident : Previously a person claiming to be Calvin Deal place an order for a Canon 5D package. That order was cancelled. Several weeks later the same person put on a Red Camera package. Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged with the client and our rental agents. The person filled out a application, submitted short term insurance, sent in a Credit card matching the name Calvin Deal, sent in a photo of a valid passport - all addresses matched. The person used the website Calvindeal.com, however their email was not @calvindeal.com. Our rental agents also heard from a Karen M Langston - who said she was also working on the job - she used a gmail account. Calvin deal asked that his credit card be charged in advance of the equipment pickup. A $5000 charge went through as well as a $2500 deposit. The Credit card appears to be valid. The order was checked out by and picked up by Steve Weisman who gave the rental agent his Ohio drivers license to photocopy - The license lists him as living at 1379 East 21st Ave. Columbus OH 43211. Our security cameras captured footage of Steve Weisman who remained calm and confident the entire time he was here. The equipment went out on April 19 - 2019 and was scheduled to return on April 24 - 19. Phone calls and emails have not been returned since the 24th. The Credit Card was successfully charged for additional funds and those charges also went through. The theft was reported to the Newton Ma. police on April 26th - but they have yet to contact us.


Important Contacts

Rental Company : Rule Boston Camera
Rental Company Contact : Brian Malcolm
Rental Company Contact Phone : 6172772200
Rental Company Contact Email : malcolm@rule.com

Police Contact : Detective Harris
Police Contact Phone : 617-796-2100
Police Contact Email : gharris@newtonma.gov

Insurance Company : Taylor&Taylor
Insurance Company Contact : Scott Taylor
Insurance Company Contact Phone : 212-490-8511
Insurance Company Contact Email : staylor@taylorinsurance.com
Name of Customer's Insurance Company : Film Casualty Insurance Agency
Terms : Short-term Policy

Production Company Name : Calvin Deal LLC
Production Company Contact Person : Calvin Deal
Production Company Contact Phone : 857-269-6462