At first, 34-year-old Idaho car dealer Edward Jarzabek was dubbed a modern-day "Robin Hood" after he said he wanted to hand out thousands of dollars in cash to Spokane's homeless. At first, Jarzabek implied that he wanted to be anonymous with his "Give Project" campaign. But once Spokane media found out who he was, it didn't take long to link Jarzabek to dozens of Idaho crimes.
In fact, KXLY-TV is reporting that court records indicate that Jarzabek was recently released from Idaho prison and owes more than $10,500 in court costs dating back to 2009. Records reveal that Jarzabek was convicted several times of writing bad checks from accounts that were closed. Ada County prosecutors wrote in 2013 that Jarzabek would "change his story on a whim to suit whatever audience is currently listening to him. He has no problem lying to his friends, to his parole officer, to the Court, to his attorneys, or to anyone else if he believes it will get him where he wants to go."
In 2012, Jarzabek began operating a business called Idaho Motor Company, and sold cars through Simple Auto Sales.
And earlier this week, KXLY-TV reported
that a man, later identified as Jarzabek, had been handing out cash to homeless individuals in the Spokane area.
Jarzabek told KXY-TV that the large amounts of cash that he was handing out came from "smart business decisions."