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Former QVC executive gets 2 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 networks brand and reputation in the entertainment and fashion industries.

But federal prosecutors said that without QVCs 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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    The good thing about both TCC and Hochanda is they do have more craft accessories rather than dies and cutting machines which seem to cost a fortune and it would be a shame if TCC fold ,purely because the people on it do seem to enjoy what they do.

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    Well I for one, will be very upset if the craft channel goes as I always enjoy Dawn. As has been said, they all worked so hard to get it off the ground. Now they are showing more live hours, which is good. I will be keeping everything crossed for them, they seem a great bunch and its so nice to see so many familiar faces - although what happened to Paul Lavers?

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    I think there were a few things early on that meant they didn't get the best start. They showed far too many pre-recorded programmes in the beginning and some of the stock looked a bit dated - almost like it was left over stock from QVC. When it comes to presenters and their style, it's down to personal preference and I couldn't watch most of them. Plus TBH not being on freeview must have reduced their potential audience from the off and I never managed to watch a whole show on the computer as the buffering was a nightmare.
    I'm not surprised that presenters have come and gone as the idea was great but it hasn't lived up to expectations. Dave Bradford has now joined Hochanda and I look forward to watching him there as I like his style of presenting.
    I hope something can be salvaged as they did initially try to appeal to more than just papercrafters.
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    Dunno when this happened but The Craft Channel is now off air.

    On Sky you are presented with a caption that says 'do not attempt to order'.

    On the website you are presented with a very stark caption that says 'This channel has been suspended due to non-payment'

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    that happend a couple days ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERCOOLWILLOW View Post
    that happend a couple days ago
    So sad as all the presenters were good and they all tried so hard to make this a success.
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    Sad for the many suppliers and customers owed money too.
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    Sky 679 has disappeared completely now (may have happened a while ago as I don't look every day), facebook makes for sad reading and although the website looks up and running at first glance there are "no products found" for all the categories I clicked on. Such a shame. If you ordered but haven't received your stuff it's worth contacting your credit card company - I got all my money back when HSE UK folded years ago. Less well know is the similar protection you get with debit card purchases...can't remember the name of it off the top of my head but know I read about it on the money saving expert site. Potentially if you paid via Paypal you may get your refund quicker when you open a case with them for orders not fulfilled.

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    The disappearance has happened today as I have been checking daily. All those crafting goods held in the warehouse will get sold off somewhere eventually.
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    Martin Lewis has an article about it all.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/new...---your-rights
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