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Double Whammy: Woman Uses Stolen Credit Cards on HitmanForHire.com

Double Whammy: Woman Uses Stolen Credit Cards on HitmanForHire.com

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Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

March 25, 2011

ALLENTOWN, NJ – A New Jersey woman who allegedly tried to hire a hit man and pay for his services using stolen credit cards was arrested Tuesday on multiple conspiracy and identity-theft charges.

Marissa Mark, 28, was living in Allentown in 2006 when she contacted a website called hitmanforhire.com to kill her ex-boyfriend’s new flame. After haggling over the contract, she agreed to pay $37,000 to have an assassin gun down a woman identified only as “A.L.R.,” according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Allentown. Mark was arrested Tuesday in Jersey City.

The hit man agreed to travel to Southern California, where A.L.R. lived, to shoot the woman in the head, according to the indictment.

On Sept. 12, 2006, Mark allegedly used three stolen credit cards to make a $19,000 down payment to the hit man. She used the Internet payment service, PayPal, to make the payment, according to the indictment.

The plan quickly fizzled.

PayPal discovered the payments were unauthorized. The company stopped the money from being credited to the hit man’s account, according to the indictment.

The Las Vegas-based hit man, whose full time job was dealing poker at the Bellagio, flew to California anyway.

He allegedly visited A.L.R. and told her he had been hired to kill her. According to an account in the Las Vegas Sun, the accused hit man, Essam Ahmed Eid, handed her a note that said: “Somebody wants your head. Somebody wants you killed and they hate you a lot.”

He told A.L.R. – whom the Sun identified as loan broker Ann Royston – that her boyfriend’s ex had put down a sizable sum to kill her and showed her e-mails to support his claim. But because Royston reminded him of his own daughter, he could not commit the crime. Instead, he offered to turn the tables, and kill Mark if Royston would pony up the balance on the contract, according to the Sun.

Royston declined Eid’s offer and called police. He was later captured in Ireland after another botched attempt to contract for a killing.


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    silkyone54

    over 3 years ago

    18 Comments

    and I quote Chris Rock...there ain't no rehab for stupid....

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    RetCincyDisp

    over 3 years ago

    164 Comments

    What was she thinking!? Here's another brain donor, brain nearly new, used very little!

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    1Tinman

    over 3 years ago

    616 Comments

    He's a card dealer for pity sake, not an assasin... a dealer AND an idiot.
    The most humorous part is that you know he thought he was a genius playing both sides to get the full amount.

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    bluelinefarms

    over 3 years ago

    310 Comments

    Im betting she googled it looking for a hitman and this is what she found lol A hitman with a conscience haha

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    briankrogers

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    We all know she is not smarter than a 5th grader. they have more sense that that. what a genesis? hitmanforhire.com my @$$

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    umm...wow, bout all I can say. Bump alexy

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    Avacop310

    over 3 years ago

    476 Comments

    *facepalm* and bump atr001.

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    atr001

    over 3 years ago

    146 Comments

    Fail, need i say more

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Thing liker this just give cops migraines. It is really hard to believe that people this stupid exist out there but trust me, they do! Now I admit I have never seen a hit-man hired off his Internet website offering to kill people by an idiot that uses a stolen credit card accepting pay pal! Good Lord the cop had to keep thinking that he was being punked and the Chief and the candid cameras were going to pop out at any time!

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Stupid hit a new low on this one all the way around.

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    patrickalders1

    over 3 years ago

    244 Comments

    Can't believe PayPal supports this, shows they have no morals or ethics!!

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    scotc130lm

    over 3 years ago

    366 Comments

    Can we say, stupid criminals catch themselves.

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    BC916

    over 3 years ago

    120 Comments

    hitmanforhire.com ? seriously?

    I wonder if there is a imbreakingthelaw.com?

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    po3flyboy

    over 3 years ago

    54 Comments

    You have got to be kidding me...

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Do I still get airline miles? Hitmanforhire.com----we provide references on our past performances. Satisfaction guaranteed or your victim back???

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