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Parents of Doodle Bra inventor charged with securities fraud

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Randolph Harry Segal and Betty Ann Segal
 Posted: 11:45 AM July 08, 2010

Updated, 12:55 p.m.

The parents of an Ashland teen who developed a product known as the Doodle Bra have been charged with crimes alleging they misused money people invested in the company.

Randolph Harry Segal, 47, and Betty Ann Segal, 30, of Ashland each face several securities, fraud and theft charges.

The Mail Tribune wrote several stories on the bra, including one when the Segals' daughter, Rachel, appeared on the ABC television show "The View" to talk about the product.

Medford police began investigating the couple in September, after the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities notified police that Doodle Bra did not have a business license, said Lt. Bob Hansen of the Medford police department.

In the course of the investigation, police found five investors who had paid a total of $30,000 to buy stocks in Doodle Bra, Hansen said, but no stocks ever were received.

Police cited and released the couple Wednesday, and they remain at their Ashland home.

— Staff reports

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