Bent: How a Homeless Teen Became one of the Cybercrime Industry's Most Prolific Counterfeiters (Paperback)
A CATCH ME IF YOU CAN TALE FOR TODAY Bent is the story of John J. Boseak's phenomenal life of crime. Inked from head to toe, addicted to strippers and fast Cadillacs, Boseak was not your typical computer geek. One of the most cunning scammers, counterfeiters, identity thieves and escape artists alive-Boseak was a major thorn in the side of the U.S. Secret Service as they fought a war on cybercrime. With a savant-like ability to circumvent banking security and stay one step ahead of the law, Boseak made millions in the international cyber underworld, aided by the Chinese and the Russians. Then, leaving nothing but a John Doe warrant and a cleaned-out bank account in his wake, he vanished. Along the way Boseak became a rock star-a counterfeit one, anyway-partying hard with jet-set Eurotrash and C-List celebrities from South Beach to Vegas. Despite living his dream life, Boseak was still the scared little boy inside, abandoned by his father, ignored by his mother, choosing to live on the streets and survive by his wits. Boseak's stranger-than-fiction tale of ingenious scams and impossible escapes, of brazen run-ins with the law and secret desire to straighten out and settle down, makes Bent a true crime con game that will keep you guessing.
JOHN J. BOSEAK holds a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute in Miami, Florida, giving him a unique expertise in illustration, digital manipulation, commercial printing and, as it turns out, forgery. He lives in Northern California. MATTHEW B. COX is the author of Once a Gunrunner... and the co-author of Generation Oxy: From High School Wrestlers to Oxy Kingpins with Douglas Dodd, which was published by Skyhorse. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, he lives in Central Florida.