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Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

State files complaint against investment scammer, a ‘man of many names’

The Idaho Department of Finance has filed a civil complaint against Richard F. “Rick” Guyon, and is warning of investment schemes run by the “man of many names” in Idaho. Guyon, of Nampa, was released on probation from federal prison in May of 2015 after convictions including bank fraud, the department says in its complaint, and has used aliases in Idaho and elsewhere including Rick Garrison, Rich Thompson, Mark Thompson and Michael Banks. He is accused of defrauding Idaho investors of $2 million, and operates companies named Thompson Enterprises Holding Group LLC; Thompson Enterprises LTD; and Thompson Capital Management.

“Idahoans should be advised that Guyon is not legally authorized to offer or sell securities investments or to otherwise manage the money of Idaho investors,” the department said in a news release this morning. “Investors who have given Guyon or his entities or associates money, or who have been approached by Guyon, are asked to contact the Department of Finance at (208) 332-8004 or Idaho toll-free at (888) 346-3378.”

The department’s civil complaint against Guyon, filed in Idaho 4th District Court, is online here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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