‘Gold Diggers: Investment Fraud in the Treasure State’ Screening In 12 Montana Towns
"Gold Diggers: Investment Fraud in the Treasure State" is a made-in-Montana documentary about investment fraud cases in Montana. Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen is currently screening this documentary across Montana and explains some of the stories it highlights.
“One of them is a gentleman by the name of Art Heffelfinger and he perpetrated a ponzi scheme in a Montana city which took over $2 million from Montanans,” said Lindeen. “The other is about an invest advisor out of Bozeman who stole money from her clients.”
Lindeen says the documentary exposes important lessons all Montanans should hear.
“The biggest lesson is about making sure people understand how to spot red flags and make sure they don’t find themselves victim of financial fraud,” Lindeen said. “We really talk about some simple things you can do, but the most simple is that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”
A screening will be held in Missoula on October 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Admission is free. Here is a list of the rest of the screenings across Montana:
WEST YELLOWSTONE: Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave.
DEER LODGE: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Powell County Senior Center, 100 Missouri Ave.
BOZEMAN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bozeman Public Library, 626 E., Main St.
LIVINGSTON: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Park County Senior Center, 206 S. Main.
BILLINGS: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elks Club (Esquire Room), 934 Lewis Ave.
LEWISTOWN: Thursday, Sept. 29, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Fergus County Council on Aging, 307 W. Watson.
GREAT FALLS: Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hampton Inn (Charbonneau Room), 2301 14th St. SW
MISSOULA Monday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 S. Pattee St.
HAMILTON Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bitterroot River Inn (Tammany Room), 193 Bitterroot Plaza Dr.
DILLON Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UM Western, Matthews Hall (Lewis and Clark Room).
ANACONDA Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce, 306 E. Park Ave.
BUTTE Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Montana Tech (SUB Room)