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Durham Man Charged in $1 Million Embezzlement

Posted July 16, 2007

— A local man was charged Monday with fraud in connection with the theft of more than $1 million from a business partnership, police said.

Jason Kwang Chul Song, 37, of Hunting Chase, was charged with two counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense in excess of $100,000 and one count each of embezzlement, embezzlement in excess of $100,000 and appropriation of partnership funds by a partner for personal use in excess of $100,000, police said.

Police said Song, who also goes by the name Jason Curtis Rasmussen,diverted more than $1 million from Video Editing Center LLC, where he was part owner.

He is being held in the Durham County Jail on a $3 million bond.

Song also was charged in June 2006 with embezzlement in excess of $100,000 in connection with the theft of about $220,000 from the business and his business partner, police said.


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  • Bon Viveur Jul 18, 2007

    What a BIG surprise...MORE crime in DURHAM!!!!!!!! Now that really makes you think twice doesn't it!

  • the river rat Jul 16, 2007

    "The Song Remains the Same"

    Led Zeppelin 1990

  • Rabid_Wolf_2 Jul 16, 2007

    Video Editing Center LLC, I can not find anything on this business. Rasmussen Singen Song big time. How do you get a million from a small business?

  • Myword Jul 16, 2007

    My bet is he talks about any co-conspirators because you know, sad Songs, they say so much!

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2007

    Makes you wonder what the other partner did in the business. My guess is that he was a financial partner only, not present sort of thing. If he was involved and actually present, he must feel like a total idiot for not noticing the bottom line.

  • SailbadTheSinner Jul 16, 2007

    Sounds a bit odd to me.

    Now I’m certainly not the world’s most savvy businessman, but I think that even I would have noticed a MILLION DOLLARS off the bottom line ....


  • GWALLY Jul 16, 2007

    .....fool me once, your bad......fool me twice, I'm an IDIOT !!!

  • weasleyes Jul 16, 2007

    ....and it was almost like a Song....

  • Legswilson Jul 16, 2007

    Wow, to think he embezzled money from his partner a year ago and was charged and now again.... well, it says a whole lot about his partner too! What did Gomer Pyle say? "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!"