Grand Strand Tea Party president arrested for selling fake computer software

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Grand Strand Tea Party president arrested for selling fake computer software

http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/07/27/2301072/grand-strand-tea-party-president.html

The president of the Grand Strand Tea Party and his son were arrested on charges related to counterfeit language software being sold to a Loris man, according toan Horry County police report.

Anthony Jack Trinca, 61, and Michael Robert Trinca, 23, both of Myrtle Beach, spent about two hours at J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday, each charged with unauthorized use or trafficking in counterfeit trademarks by an individual, according to jail records. They were each released on $5,000 bail.

An Horry County police report showed that a 46-year-old man called police June 17 about six Rosetta Stone language software packages he purchased from Anthony Trinca and learned the items were counterfeit. The man said that at the end of May he bought the products for $125 each after seeing an ad on Craigslist.
Grand Strand Tea Party president arrested for selling fake computer software
Michael Robert Trinca

The man said he picked up two of the software packages after meeting Anthony Trinca in a parking lot at Market Commons on May 29. The next day the man purchased the other packages from Trinca’s home on Palmetto Glens, which is where Trinca operated a computer business known as Computer Repair Dirt Cheap.

The man told police he saw several other computer software products inside the home, which he also believed were counterfeit, according to the report. The man said he sold two of the software packages on Ebay and learned it was counterfeit.

The man said he tried 10 times to get his money back from Trinca, who refused to return it.

Trinca is listed as the president of the Grand Strand Tea Party, according to the group’s website and information.


#2

I didn’t see any mention of the "Grand Strand " Tea Party in the wiki article below .


I think anyone can proclaim themselves president of something they start .
For example : Li’l Abner could proclaim himself president of the Dogpatch Tea Party.
( That should send the younger members Googling for who Lil Abner is.)
That doesn’t mean there is a sanctioned affilation with the National Tea Party.


#3

Is this some failed effort to paint the Tea Party people as criminals? Why even mention whatever Tea Party he may, or may not, be part of?


#4

If you go to the tea party main site you will see the grand strand tea party listed there and he has been the president of it for sometime. I am sure they will remove it from there site before the week is over.


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[QUOTE=UTR;2597865]Is this some failed effort to paint the Tea Party people as criminals? Why even mention whatever Tea Party he may, or may not, be part of?[/QUOTE]

How do you see it as a failed effort to paint the Tea Party people as criminals. He was arrested by the police? This article is not different than any other had he been the president of any local party it would have been written that way. I am sure the tea party will not be hurt much by this.
There are crooks in all parties and a lot are in Washington


#6

It is irrelevant to the overall story. The press leans liberal and will use any opportunity to take a shot at people that don’t share their political ideology. Especially the Tea Party group. If the guy was a member of the ACLU then we would probably never known it.