A Missouri man was charged Thursday with robbing an Overland Park bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Steven D. Lavy, 55, Kansas City, Missouri, was charged in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, with one count of bank robbery.
A criminal complaint alleges that on June 21, Lavy robbed Bank of the West at 12080 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park. He placed a blue bag on the counter and showed the teller a gun. He was wearing a polo shirt, khaki pants, a fake mustache, a hospital mask and a straw hat.
When Lavy left the bank with the money, a bank employee took a picture of his license plate.
When officers of the Leawood Police Department spotted the car, Lavy led them on a chase that lasted several minutes. Lavy’s car rammed a Leawood police car two times before he was taken into custody, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery charge. The Leawood Police Department, the Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.
“We The People at 79th and Marty.” (Video and photo copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)
This week, President Trump was reported in The New York Times to have informally told Planned Parenthood they would get their $500 million in federal funds if they would stop abortions.
No federal funds are used for abortions, said Planned Parenthood, which rejected the deal. In addition, the Republicans’ health care bill calls for defunding Planned Parenthood.
On Tuesday, the local Planned Parenthood called for a rapid response rally at 5:30 p.m. in front of Congressmen Kevin Yoder’s office at 7326 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kan. Yoder represents the Third District, which includes Wyandotte County.
A Poem About A Protest For Planned Parenthood In Front of Third Dist. Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder’s Office
by Rebecca Tombaugh Reporting artist
I didn’t bring a sign
Who’s in charge
of Paying us?
When does it start
old woman, Pink hat, gray sign
sitting next to
old man, Pink hat, gray sign
I just want to
Thank you all
for coming out
On such short notice
Let’s move to the other side of the sidewalk
OK we can
We got 99
I was going to say 1.5 million
But I’m really bad at that
“Dog, Girl, Sign” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)
Man wearing a T-shirt
Defender of the Constitution
Walks along the sidewalk of Protesters
His dog on a leash
wearing an American flag coat and
an American flag hat
Signs held in the air
Big white utility truck
With a boom
Woman with tambourine
Rattle rattle shake
“Two Men, Two Pink Signs” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)
Man with Pink hat
With Pink hat
Man with Pink sunglasses
Man with sign
Man with a sign
on a stake
Man helps woman put on a Pink sash
In three minutes we are walking down the street
Car pulls over
What did he do
I don’t know
He musta done something
He didn’t have a license plate
Green metro bus
Beepy beep beep
What time is it
That’s all we’ve been out here
How much longer
Next time we bring wine
In a camelback
Woman driver shakes head no
people would be so against abortion
Girl driver middle finger
Green metro bus
Dog’s flag hat slips to one side
Man in Superman shirt and cape riding a bike on the sidewalk
For a minute
to take a Photo of the Protesters
“Man with Sign and Flag” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)
Five more minutes
And we head
So how’s it feel like to be a Protester
Sign in trunk
(Video, photo, inkings and poem copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)
A Missouri man is set to appear in federal court here Monday on charges he and his accomplices scammed desperate homeowners with false promises to help them save their homes, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
A federal indictment alleges the defendants used the U.S. Postal Service and the Internet to target victims with financial problems.
Tyler Korn, 27, St. Ann, Missouri, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and five counts of wire fraud. Co-defendants Amjad Daoud, 32, Lutz, Fla., and Ruby Price, 72, Bonner Springs, Kan., already have appeared in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., in the case.
The indictment alleges Korn and Daoud used the address of a UPS store in Overland Park, Kan., to form Reliant Home Financial Group, a company they operated out of the St. Louis metro area. Price operated The Arize Group from rented space in Overland Park. Together, they devised a scheme to defraud homeowners with false promises of protecting them from foreclosure.
The indictment alleges the defendants fraudulently promised the victims to:
— Lower their interest rates.
— Lower their monthly payments
— Help them obtain loan modifications.
When victims received foreclosure notices, the defendants allegedly advised them not to worry about it.
If convicted, Korn faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each count. The Department of Housing and Urban Development investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.