Michael Vorce arrested in Chicago on bank fraud

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My Yot is your Yacht

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Are these charges from the past or is this a new scam? He must think he is untouchable..
SS Minnow

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Was he acting as a broker for the sale or did he steal his identity (or his buddy Jett played that part)??? Dude has a set on him... Either he knows the loopholes on yacht loans or he is just plain stupid... My bet is that he criminal and needs to be punished for all that he's done... Kinda like the Barton Watson plus throw in an additional charge of identity theft... UNREAL
Buckboy

Flushing, MI

#5 Aug 29, 2008
I truly love these stories. The shear boldness of these people amaze me. Barton Watson, Michael Vorce, these fellows are smart. But they are not patient. Real wealth is a slow burn. Patience mixed with their admirable drive would've made these people extremely wealthy.
Justice

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Aug 29, 2008
Michael's mistake was to take his fraud out of West Michigan. He got away with it here and probably would have again as long as he hasn't added serious crimes like indecent exposure and m*st*rb*ti*n to his misdeeds. In Chicago, IL..not so much.
SameOlStory

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Aug 29, 2008
This guy is nuts. Did he think he wouldn't get caught if he took his hustle out of state? What's the story on James Jett - has he been in the mix all along?
Chip

Grand Blanc, MI

#8 Aug 29, 2008
I still don't understand why he was not arrested and charged in west MI. I hope the judge in Chicago takes this into consideration and gives this scumbag the maximum.
AnnaBanana

Flushing, MI

#9 Aug 29, 2008
I find guys like this to be interesting. I call them "big timers". I've known some wealthy people in my life and you what's interesting about them? You wouldn't know their wealthy.

All that aside. This Vorce guy is a crook!
Happy to see him burn

AOL

#10 Aug 30, 2008
His parents were both school Principles in GR

They really dont have a lot of money Mike even scammed them

I was told that Mike put a non existant boat in his dads name and the bank started calling his dad asking for payment on his big Boat

he provided his dad a new corvette for his birthday a couple of years ago and when all hell broke loose Pooffff goes the Vett

I do not think his parents had any idea his dad told me often how proud he was of his son
thinking his buissnesss ventures were legit

I feel bad for his dad
hilarious

Lawrenceville, GA

#11 Sep 1, 2008
I went to HS with Mike Vorce and yeah, I'm not shocked. I am sad for his family as they are great people, but he's a c*ck, and deserves whatever comes to him.

Since: Jun 08

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#12 Sep 1, 2008
I agree, I have known some very wealthy men in my years of working with them. Most of them are the salt of the earth, and they know where everyone's hard work came from. Vorce is a crook and needs to pay. Pretty stupid to go from here to Chicago and try the same stupid *** crap
AnnaBanana wrote:
I find guys like this to be interesting. I call them "big timers". I've known some wealthy people in my life and you what's interesting about them? You wouldn't know their wealthy.
All that aside. This Vorce guy is a crook!
funny

Wyoming, MI

#13 Sep 2, 2008
nice kid you raised bruce and carol, should be real proud
Len Westdale III

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Sep 2, 2008
Hey people the Vorce family are great people. Leave them out of your mean words. Mike is also a great young man who has lost his way. He needs support and deserves it. My name is Len Westdale III. I live in Grand Rapids. If you say mean things own up to them.
Callie Siwarga

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Sep 2, 2008
judge thou lest you be judged bitches. I am sure that we have all done things we know are wrong and are ashamed of. Maybe we should spend our time working on ourselves instead of beating down people who are already in need of help. Ever hear of forgiveness?

Since: Jun 08

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#16 Sep 2, 2008
HOw can you say Mike Vorce is a great young man? He has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars and defrauded banks, etc. If that is a nice man, I was brought up in a looney bin.
Len Westdale III wrote:
Hey people the Vorce family are great people. Leave them out of your mean words. Mike is also a great young man who has lost his way. He needs support and deserves it. My name is Len Westdale III. I live in Grand Rapids. If you say mean things own up to them.
SameOlStory

Flushing, MI

#17 Sep 2, 2008
...and here come all of his friends that he wined and dined for years to plead his case.

The facts are pretty compelling. The FBI is ALL over him.
Len Westdale III

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Sep 2, 2008
I was never given ANYTHING. Whats your real name sameolstory. My name is Len Westdale III. I am from Grand Rapids. Talk bad words behind your fake name. You are wrong for not putting your real name. As for KCGR same thing. Mikes family are really great people. You are deeply wrong for saying otherwise. Mike has lost his way, I know this. We all have done things that are wrong. With support and help WE ALL GROW to be better people. Again, my name is Len Westdale III and I am happy to call Mike Vorce my friend. Mike never gave me anything but friendship nor would I have ever asked for anything more.
Len Westdale III

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Sep 2, 2008
SameOlStory wrote:
...and here come all of his friends that he wined and dined for years to plead his case.
The facts are pretty compelling. The FBI is ALL over him.
I was never given anything.....your wrong. You are also too much of a coward to show your real name....

Whoever you are you are a coward to say bad things about a person, and their family, without showing your real name. Talk about someone who should be ashamed of themselves......

Shame on you......call me out if you want.....

You are a coward.....
John Mossman

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Sep 2, 2008
Len Westdale III wrote:
Hey people the Vorce family are great people. Leave them out of your mean words. Mike is also a great young man who has lost his way. He needs support and deserves it. My name is Len Westdale III. I live in Grand Rapids. If you say mean things own up to them.
Sorry Len, but you're full of you-know-what. The Vorces may be great people, but their parenting skills are now open to public debate. Just like the parenting skills of Alaska Governor and VP candidate Palin are now open to public debate.

Mike Vorce is evidently a sack of shXX. Not only that, he was too dumb/full of himself to stop here in West Michigan, he had to try it again in Wisconsin - outside his family's circle of influence?

The "West Michigan Mafia" managed to keep him from being indicted here, but even their power fades across the lake!
Len Westdale III

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Sep 2, 2008
John,

obviously you are the hand of God that doles out all reality.

Good Luck with that.
michael g

Lowell, MI

#22 Sep 2, 2008
Len Westdale III wrote:
John,
obviously you are the hand of God that doles out all reality.
Good Luck with that.
You're not that guy who was selling the $40 car insurance are you Lenny?

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