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FBI Announces the Recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award


The Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced its recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Special Agent in Charge, James F. Yacone, presented this prestigious award to Ms. Melanie Pearlman. Ms. Pearlman is the director of the CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) in downtown Denver. Under her leadership the CELL has proven to be a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through the advancement of educational and training initiatives. Managing an interactive exhibit, coordinating a speaker series and law enforcement training programs, Ms. Pearlman has become an important community figure dedicated to the safety and well-being of those within the United States.

Since 1990, the DCLA has been a principle means for the FBI to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to crime and violence prevention and education in their communities. Each field office selects one individual or organization each year.

Last year’s award recipient was the Denver FBICAAA’s own Allan Wick. Read more about Ms. Pearlman.


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REWARD INCREASED to $50,000.00

February 26, 2014

The Westminster Police Department and the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are continuing their investigation into a violent bank robbery.

On February 4, 2014, with the assistance of private attorney Michael Pellow, the FBI Denver Field Office recovered a substantial amount of cash. Investigators confirmed this money was taken during the Wells Fargo Bank robbery on January 21, 2014.

recovered cash

Attorney Pellow declined to identify the person who gave him the money. The individuals who committed this robbery may still be in possession of a significant number of the new style, one-hundred dollar bills taken during the robbery.

new 100 dollar bills

When presented to the FBI, the money was contained in a green “Sportsman’s Dry Box.”

The box was located in a blue and yellow duffle bag. Printed on the bag was “HEALTH DYNAMICS PERSONAL FITNESS PROFILE AT COLUMBIA HOSPITAL”

duffle bag containing recovered cash fcrom Health Dynamics Personal Fitness at Columbia Hospital

The robbers are believed to be males of an unknown race. [MORE…]

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals. Wells Fargo Bank is offering a reward up to $50,000.00 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of these bank robbers.

FBI Media Alert

Business E-Mail Compromise Fraud Alert

Internet Crime Complaint Center and FBI Scam alert

June 30, 2014. The FBI Denver Division has received an increase in “Business E-Mail Compromise” complaints. The fraud occurs when the Controller, Treasurer, or Accounting Officer at the business receives an e-mail that appears to be from their company executive. The e-mail is a request that a wire transfer be sent. The fraudulent e-mail appears to have originated from an executive within the company or appears to be an e-mail chain forwarded from company executives. The e-mail includes an attachment with instructions for the wire transfer.

The domain name used to send the fraudulent e-mail is similar to the company’s domain name with a minor change. The domain name used for the fraudulent activity will contain an additional letter or number in the middle of the company’s name. The following is an example of a changed domain used for fraudulent activity. The domain name of the business is “” The domain name used to commit the fraud is “”

The following are examples of e-mails used to commit the fraud:

Process a wire transfer for $277,281.49 to the attached account information. This should be coded to Professional Services. Send me the confirmation when done.
Process a wire transfer for $354,017.93 to the attached instructions, code to admin expenses. Send me the wire confirmation once done.

On June 26, 2014, the Internet Crime Complaint Center issued the attached Scam Alert with additional information about Business E-mail Compromises.

On December 2, 2013, the FBI furnished information about a similar fraud targeting businesses in the Seattle area. The article, ‘Man-in-the-E-Mail’ Fraud Could Victimize Area Businesses’ is available on the FBI website.

Companies that are victims or intended victims of the above fraud are encouraged to report the incidents to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at

The following information should be included in the report to IC3:

  • Header information from e-mail messages
  • Identifiers for the perpetrator (i.e.: name, website, bank account, e-mail addresses)
  • Details on how, why and when you believe you were defrauded
  • Actual and attempted loss amounts
  • Other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint
  • Reference to the Business E-mail Compromise

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Bank Robbery Alert

$50,000 reward.

The robbers originally dubbed the “Trash Talking Bandits” have robbed again. They are armed and dangerous. [MORE…]

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Sexual Intercourse Without Consent out of Baker, Montana

US Bank 2013-10-22a

Alleged child molestation [MORE…]

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Unidentified Woman

Unidentified woman Montrose County CO

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Denver Division are seeking information on the identification of found human remains. On July 7, 1994, the human remains of an unidentified female were found on the Uncompahgre Plateau near the area known as Windy Point. This is a popular hunting and camping spot.

The victim is believed to be a white female between the ages of 35 to 45, 5'4" to 5'7" tall, with reddish-brown hair. Autopsy reports show this victim suffered from Temporo-Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Scoliosis, and lateral kyphosis of the spine, she also had dental work done.

Please contact the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office at 970-252-4023, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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