ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Missing Equipment Detail


Report # : 11091
Published on : Monday, 21 January 2019
Date of Loss : January 17, 2019
Location : Brisbane, Australia
Incident Type : Rented/not returned
Associated names with the incident:
     •  Rajkaran Singh, Virk Productions

  Category Mfr/brand Missing Items Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model/Item: EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM II
Serial Number: 010008251
Item:
Unique Identifier:
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM II 010008251


View more items in this incident report 10 items
  Category Mfr/brand Model/Item Serial Number Unique Identifier  
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: 5D MkIV
Serial Number: 145055000552
Unique Identifier:
5D MkIV 145055000552
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: EF 14mm f/2.8 L II
Serial Number: 98630
Unique Identifier:
EF 14mm f/2.8 L II 98630
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: EF 50mm f/1.2 L
Serial Number: 6340861
Unique Identifier:
EF 50mm f/1.2 L 6340861
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II
Serial Number: 746013903
Unique Identifier:
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II 746013903
  Audio
RODE
Mfr/brand: RODE
Model: VideoPro Shotgun Mic
Serial Number: 0194145
Unique Identifier:
VideoPro Shotgun Mic 0194145
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Sony
Mfr/brand: Sony
Model: A7III
Serial Number: 4502190
Unique Identifier:
A7III 4502190
  Cranes, Dollies and Remote Heads
Zhiyun
Mfr/brand: Zhiyun
Model: Crane 2
Serial Number: 70905F-YH2140
Unique Identifier:
Crane 2 70905F-YH2140
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Canon
Mfr/brand: Canon
Model: 2xIII Teleconverter
Serial Number: 9340001108
Unique Identifier:
2xIII Teleconverter 9340001108
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Sony
Mfr/brand: Sony
Model: Speedlight HVL-F60RM
Serial Number: B003752
Unique Identifier:
Speedlight HVL-F60RM B003752
  Cameras (DSLR), Lenses, Accessories
Metabones
Mfr/brand: Metabones
Model: EF to E Mount Adapter
Serial Number: A1015002206
Unique Identifier:
EF to E Mount Adapter A1015002206

Estimated Total Value of Loss : $15,000.00

Details of the incident : Mr Singh had been a semi regular hirer of Brisbane Camera Hire since 2016. He had hired approximately 6 times in that period, with the majority of hires happening in 2018. On Thursday 17th January, Mr Singh collected a 24 hour hire on a large list of items. He claimed to be shooting a music video for a French Rapper on the Gold Coast. He had also rented a RED from Black Dog Camera Hire for this same shoot. Mr Singh did not return the hire. His phone is now disconnected and his social media deleted. Upon investigation he has stolen from a number of people, including taking payments for wedding videos and then not turning up on the wedding days. We have visited the address he supplied and he has not lived there in 6 months. We received a tip off to his new address and at that residence found discarded camera bags belonging to Black Dog Camera Hire. His housemates confirmed he packed a suitcase and left on 17th January but would not disclose where to. Mr Singh supplied fraudulent supporting documentation including photoshopped letters from his bank verifying his identity and address. He made this booking approximately a week in advance, but despite promising to call and pay a deposit for his hire many times, did not. We held the booking for him in good faith despite him having paid no deposit for it.


Important Contacts

Rental Company : Brisbane Camera Hire
Rental Company Contact : Susan Gravina
Rental Company Contact Phone : 1300780701
Rental Company Contact Email : info@brisbanecamerahire.com.au

Police Contact : Tash Green
Police Contact Phone : 07 3020 8111
Police Contact Email : green.tashs@police.qld.gov.au
Police Report : QP1900130845

Insurance Company : Reliance Brokers