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Tue Jan 18, 2022, 04:41 PM

'Rent-a-Hitman' Website

A state judge in Michigan ordered a woman to spend up to two decades behind bars for trying to hire a contract killer to murder her ex-husband using a fake company called “Rent-a-Hitman” that she sought out online. Monroe Circuit Judge Daniel White handed down a sentence of seven to 20 years in state prison for 52-year-old Wendy Lynn Wein. Wein pleaded guilty to one count each of solicitation of murder and illegal use of a computer to facilitate a crime.

“If the intent wasn’t so serious here, this would be almost comical. But it’s not,” White reportedly told Wein during Thursday’s sentencing hearing. “Nobody looking at it could have believed this website was real, but you did.”

Wein on July 17, 2020 went to the website “RentAHitman.com” and, using a pseudonym, filled out a “service request” asking for a consultation with one of the company’s “highly trained field operatives.” She specified on the service request form that the “issue” she needed assistance with concerned her ex-husband and asked to set up a meeting, authorities said. Wein then signed the service request form using her real name and other personal identifying information.

Unfortunately for the South Redwood native, the “Rent-A-Hitman” website was actually created in 2005 as a cybersecurity test site for a class project by a man named Bob Innes, who forwarded her information to law enforcement authorities.

The fake murder-for-hire website has a bevy of references indicating that it is parody.
“Our highly trained Field Operatives strive to provide you with a FREE CONSULTATION in an effort to find the ideal solution for your particular situation,” the site states, before referencing the amusingly named but nonexistent Hitman Information Privacy & Protection Act of 1964 or HIPAA.
“Since 1920, Rent-A-Hitman has assisted satisfied clients from all walks of life ranging from regular citizens (children & adults) to government employees and even political figures. Rent-A-Hitman has seen it all and know just how to precisely handle your delicate situation in a timely manner while maintaining 100% compliance with HIPPA (Hitman Information Privacy & Protection Act of 1964) Guaranteed!”

https://lawandcrime.com/crime/nobody-looking-at-it-could-have-believed-this-website-was-real-woman-who-fell-for-fake-rent-a-hitman-website-in-failed-murder-plot-against-ex-sentenced-to-prison/

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Tue Jan 18, 2022, 04:48 PM

1. 100% HIPPA Compliant (Hitman Information Privacy & Protection Act of 1964)

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Tue Jan 18, 2022, 07:30 PM

2. "I don't get it," RentAHitman website owner said last week. "People are just stupid."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216078234

(I'd like to thank DU for alerting me to that story - I got £10 from a British magazine's "Weird News" section for sending it to them!)

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