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Man guilty of Internet fraud

Date: March 19, 2005
By: Dana Strongin

A former Wichita man was found guilty Friday of fraud for using the Internet to sell items that buyers never received.

A federal jury found James A. Bird, 32, guilty of 12 counts of wire fraud for using the eBay Internet auction service to sell golf clubs and watches that he never sent to buyers.

Bird is the former chief executive and president of FX Solutions, a Wichita-based Web design firm.

According to the indictment, Bird advertised watches and golf clubs on eBay between February and April 2003.

Included in the items that buyers paid for, but never received, were three collector's watches that sold for as much as $16,600 each.

Bird also advertised golf club sets for $450 and $650. More than 50 sets of clubs were sold but never sent to the buyers, who paid for the clubs with personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders.

Bird's sentencing is scheduled for June 2. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the 12 counts.

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