At least he had taste…

A man in Texas is being charged with wire fraud after going on a spending spree and spending over 300,000 dollars on a company credit card, over 20,000 dollars was on seventeen firearms. Taking a look at the list of the firearms purchased, at least he had taste…

TurboCare, Inc., a subsidiary of the engineering company Siemens AG, employed Hoang and issued Hoang the credit card for business expenses, but failed to retrieve the card after firing him in August 2012 for insubordination and missing work.

Around July 2013, Hoang started using the TurboCare AMEX card and bought 17 guns. In the following month, TurboCare discovered the fraudulent purchases and cut off the card.

According to the indictment, Hoang committed fraud by misleading merchants into believing he was authorized to use the credit card, but he was not.

If convicted, Hoang faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine on each count, in addition to forfeiture of the property.

This was also covered on the FBI’s website, in addition to a Department of Justice website.


This is an apparent list of the firearms purchased. He certainly knows how to pick quality firearms, seeing how many H&Ks and Noveske’s are on the list. I also think he prefers the larger diameter in the .45 versus 9 debate…


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  • Ben

    You’d need a company credit card to feed all those .45s.

  • sianmink

    I’m surprised he didn’t pick up a Trackingpoint.

  • Anonymoose

    Glocks and Kimbers? Not very good taste, imo.

    • dan citizen

      But Kimber says it is top quality and charges accordingly… Plus, did you see the “melted” finish corners??? Did you? Look at them! To do that, you need a belt sander, and if that was an easy tool to come by, every maker would have that melted look, no matter how ugly it is.

    • USMC03Vet

      You were downgraded because you hurt butts. You keep on keeping, Moose.

      • Anonymoose

        I try my best. :^)

  • santi

    What on earth made him think he could get away with this? But those HK rifles though…

  • Madcap_Magician

    Hope he enjoyed his gun-buying experience now, because when he gets out, it’s going to be a lot harder.

  • Michael Acuna

    It’s easy to have good tastes when spending other people’s money lol

  • Tiru Maru

    Is this the same guy we read about last year??

  • dsd1

    no different then the government – when someone else is paying you get the best and you don’t mind paying top dollar either. even if you don’t need it or never use it is of no concern either…

  • John

    Noveske? Nothing a mil-spec Colt can’t do, just not as pretty.

    JP is taste though. Gotta give him that.

  • mzungu

    Disgruntled and fired employee buying a bunch of guns…That will ring a lot of bells.

  • Joel Thompson

    So what happens to the guns. I don’t suppose they can be returned. I doubt the company will want to keep them…. might there be a liquidation sale somewhere?

  • BryanS

    Sad state of the economy that $20K only gets that many firearms.

  • Yellow Devil

    “I also think he prefers the larger diameter in the .45 versus 9 debate.”

    As I keep pleading to each disappointed woman, it’s not the length that counts, it’s the diameter!

    • zardinuk

      Ha haaaa stubby.