Friday, March 19, 2010

Crewman jailed for spree with errant Trident cash

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Anchorage
Type: Theft of lost or mislaid property
On 3/16/10 general counsel for Seattle-based Trident Seafoods contacted the Alaska State Troopers requesting assistance due to a $233,000 wire transfer from the account of Trident Seafoods being inadvertently directed to the bank account of Timothy Andrew Boles, 37, a crewman of the F/V Cascade Mariner and an Anchorage resident. The money was intended to go to the owner of the Cascade Mariner, however, it went instead to Boles' account. Investigation revealed that Boles withdrew $3,000 from his account; that he purchased $5,600 in traveler's checks; he withdrew $115,000 in cash; he purchased a $90,950 cashier's check; and on 3/13/10 paid off $17,630 on a loan for his 2008 Chevy Silverado truck. Boles in turn sold his truck to Alaska Sales and Service in Anchorage. On 3/18/10, at approximately 0410 hours, Boles was contacted by the Soldotna Police Department on a noise disturbance call at the Aspen Hotel. Boles was found to be with a brand new 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, a $90,000 cashier's check, a wad of cash and other newly purchased items. Boles was arrested by Soldotna AST Patrol and remanded to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility. The car was seized and impounded by AST. Boles was arraigned today. Bail was set at $75,000 cash only, and $25,000 performance bond.


  1. Kudos on the arrest! His adventure was short-lived, and although what he did was wrong, this story is very entertaining to read!

    Libby M.

  2. Why would such an enormous seafood company such as Trident allow this to happen? Surely, they must have internal controls safeguarding assets against theft and unauthorized use. What are they a bunch of accounting rookies?

    By the way. . that was a good choice - the 2010 Super Sport CAMARO!

  3. Brilliant Tim. I thought much better of you.