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Former QVC executive gets 2½ years in prison for embezzlement, fraud scheme


A former QVC executive was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for perpetuating a $1 million fraud scheme that enabled him to live a luxury lifestyle.

James D. Falkowski, 42, of Buffalo, N.Y., worked as a director for QVC, where he was tasked with enhancing the West Chester, Pa.-based television shopping network’s brand and reputation in the entertainment and fashion industries.

But federal prosecutors said that without QVC’s knowledge or approval, he instead used his role to embezzle and fraudulently obtain from the company over $1 million worth of money, goods and services, such as hundreds of thousands of dollars of first-class travel, hotel and resort stays, spa treatments.....Read More

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  • SUPERCOOLWILLOW's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 11:44 PM
    as i saw this on facebook i thought id share here as Q dont have any on their website & on the real pie website it says "APOLOGIES - Due To...
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  • Julius's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 01:34 AM
    Julius started a thread Mosquito help! in QVC
    Does anyone know of any device from QVC or anywhere that actually repels / kills mosquitoes? I hate these wretched things and seem to get several of...
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    29-06-2018, 09:39 AM
    Julius started a thread Pointless / fake demos in QVC
    Shopping TV is renowned for its clichéd demos. Which ones do you find the worst? Personally I can't stand the carpet cleaning ones where they...
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  • brissles's Avatar
    25-06-2018, 05:13 PM
    who felt the Mylene Klass hour was not aimed at the usual audience of QVC ! I thought it targeted the yummy mummies who have a lettuce leaf for...
    31 replies | 2430 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 12:56 PM
    Pipa Gordon. Haven't seen her on screen for a long time. I've just noticed how grating her faux enthusiasm over everything is. She squeals with...
    27 replies | 2304 view(s)
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    03-07-2018, 10:57 PM
    brissles started a thread Jill Franks in QVC
    Is she REALLY that stupid or just an act ? She's just admitted on air that she had no idea that the new tsv were lilies ! "I've no idea! she...
    24 replies | 2172 view(s)
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    25-06-2018, 10:19 AM
    SUPERCOOLWILLOW started a thread Opi tsv 21/07/18 in QVC
    the next OPI TSV is on the 21/07/18
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    28-06-2018, 11:13 PM
    the next Christmas with Alison Cork TSV is on the 25/07/18
    26 replies | 1778 view(s)
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    12-07-2018, 03:21 PM
    backstreetgirl started a thread Julia Roberts in QVC
    I'm just curious, I'm watching the Australian Body care show & wondering why Julia doesn't wear a bra that brings her boobs in more to the centre...
    20 replies | 2030 view(s)
  • Silver Fox's Avatar
    07-07-2018, 03:34 PM
    Silver Fox started a thread Hope you are buying in QVC
    Have Q arranged their better selling lines knowing that this part of the Uk known as England might be otherwise engaged?Now I am the most unlikely...
    18 replies | 994 view(s)
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    25-06-2018, 11:11 PM
    the next Skechers Footware TSV is on the 22/07/18
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    05-07-2018, 05:12 PM
    Julius started a thread Ice Cold Kelly Hoppen in QVC
    Oh my goodness, that dreary woman is on with Chlo Everton touting an overpriced vase in her signature shade of dull grey. I just cannot warm to...
    17 replies | 1379 view(s)
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    06-07-2018, 07:16 AM
    Like many high street stores even Ideal World is not coping with consumer's changing habits. 500 jobs at risk ...
    15 replies | 1387 view(s)
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    06-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    brissles started a thread jessica wright in QVC
    oh dear Lord, yet another fitness 'guru' flogging her wares; and not being up to speed on these things, but as soon as I saw the promo, I thought...
    17 replies | 1138 view(s)
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    03-07-2018, 05:03 PM
    brissles started a thread Today's audience in QVC
    Its generally accepted that the QVC viewer is more likely to be of a more mature age than not. When I started watching in 2003 (just after my...
    16 replies | 1015 view(s)
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    19-07-2018, 10:58 PM
    brissles started a thread Drivel in QVC
    We all just listen to the 'white noise' that amounts to drivel that the presenters spout when describing goods, but when you focus what is actually...
    14 replies | 890 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    24-06-2018, 12:19 AM
    Julius started a thread Pet care hour in QVC
    Don't you think it would be nice for QVC to do a pet care show with high quality foods and products for cats, dogs, rabbits and birds etc? I think...
    15 replies | 845 view(s)
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    07-07-2018, 10:23 AM
    stratobuddy started a thread Teacher's gifts in QVC
    There are many times when QVC are recommending ludicrous items for gifts to give to teachers. I've just come across this advert on another selling...
    12 replies | 727 view(s)
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    27-06-2018, 11:09 PM
    the next Yankee Candles TSV is on the 24/07/18
    12 replies | 1113 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 10:51 PM
    Julius started a thread QVC overhaul in QVC
    Imagine you are the new big boss at QVC. You've been brought in to make swingeing cuts and changes to save an organisation with an out-of-date...
    10 replies | 979 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 08:54 PM
    Julius started a thread Flora Mare Forever Young in QVC
    I was watching the other day and found the demos very impressive. I almost bought this product (!) but then I held back, as I thought it best to ask...
    16 replies | 821 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    20-07-2018, 09:50 PM
    Just tuned in to see Miceal Murphy, the lying little leprechaun, touting a Dyson cordless vac. They did a demo aimed at convincing us how cordless...
    12 replies | 505 view(s)
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    23-06-2018, 11:15 PM
    the next Nina Leonard Fashion Designs TSV is on the 20/07/18
    11 replies | 948 view(s)
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    26-06-2018, 11:13 PM
    the first Beauty Loves with Calista TSV is on the 23/07/18
    9 replies | 1097 view(s)
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    21-07-2018, 01:07 PM
    alter ego started a thread Postage discrepancies in QVC
    I've NEVER understood Q's postage costs. Absolutely no rhyme or reason. I first noticed the discrepancies on Cozee Home items where sometimes...
    11 replies | 537 view(s)
  • Julius's Avatar
    27-06-2018, 02:49 PM
    Ms Tipp-Ex-Gnashers is on and is more hyper than usual. She's positively fizzing with excitement over her faux flaaahs (which do look quite nice, I...
    9 replies | 891 view(s)
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    16-07-2018, 07:32 PM
    Gaudy patterns, awful designs. Even Ali can’t make them look good!
    8 replies | 752 view(s)
  • Graham's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 02:04 PM
    Blackstone is poised to sell off the Ideal World home shopping channel for less than half the price it paid for the business. The world’s largest...
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  • brissles's Avatar
    29-06-2018, 06:28 PM
    Now there's a surprise. Good article in today's Daily Express about how slebs are raking in it for a few hours work by just putting their name to a...
    8 replies | 665 view(s)
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    23-06-2018, 10:47 PM
    brissles started a thread Thigh Bears in QVC
    Just switched to see Charlie Bears show (quick exit), but what filled up the screen ? some hunking great big thigh bursting at the seams in...
    8 replies | 757 view(s)
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