He might not be Wild Bill but this expat, convicted once in Nevada for possession of child pornography, was arrested in Boquete yesterday. He was wanted for various offenses, theft of $500 from Roger Imerman, theft of a computer in Valle Escondido, planting trojans on various public computers to capture banking information, theft of a purse from a local business woman, Jackie Athanasiadis and more. Ozzie was using an alias of Fred Allen and working on computers for Computer Protection Services (CPS).
If you were one of the people who attended a movie shown by CPS, the computer being used was one that was taken by Fred Allen from a woman in Valle Escondido under the pretext of donating it to a local school. Once again, a legal theft, no gun, no break in.
When captured by the police Ozzie had a false passport and documents stolen from Jackie Athanasiadis, the owner of Mali Chic, in AltoBoquete, in his possession. He was identified by Roger Imerman who had previously denied that Fred Allen of CPS was Fredrick Allen Osburn.
This is important news. The local police worked with Alto al Crimen a local group to identify, locate and arrest Ozzie. Ozzie is now in jail in Boquete and hopefully will spend a significant amount of time behind bars in a Panamanian prison.
It is just as important to Panama and to all of us that Panama stop being a haven to people who bring their criminal past with them. Capturing them and putting them behind bars is a clear message.
If Ozzie or Fred Allen even touched your computer I urge you to download virus and malware scanning software and scan your computer. It is likely that it has a key stoke logger on it. Check you bank and credit cards for possible theft and misuse.There is more informaiton posted on how to do this at this link on Crime stoppers.
I hope to have more information and a photo later today.