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Juliet Bickford

Wrong Juliet Bickford?

News Channel 10 Anchor and Report...

Phone: (540) ***-****  HQ Phone
City Magazine
206 Market Square Se
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
United States

Company Description: City Magazine is the complimentary, monthly magazine that Southwest Virginians trust as the most informative source for regional arts, entertainment, events and...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • Washington and Lee University
  • degrees , Broadcast Journalism and Theater
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about city magazine – City Magazine
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Hosted by popular News Channel 10 anchor/reporter Juliet Bickford, City Magazine's 'Round Town is fast becoming a valuable resource for viewers planning an unforgettable weekend.
Board of Directors
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Juliet Bickford ~ Director
Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line
Until recently, Juliet Bickford ...
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Until recently, Juliet Bickford reported the news as an anchor for WTKR News Channel 3, the CBS affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. Bickford stopped reporting the news because she eventually became the news (though her own news channel did not cover the story).
Bickford was charged with a misdemeanor: filing a false tax return. That's admittedly not much of a story. But what makes it interesting is how Bickford landed on the radar of the Internal Revenue Service. That misdemeanor charge grew out of an investigation into Bickford's finances after she was linked - but never charged with any wrongdoing in the matter - to an international fraud scheme involving three Canadians, one of whom was Bickford's former boyfriend, Theodoros "Terry" Grontis.
Bickford met Grontis on a trip to the Bahamas in 2006.
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It was one of a number of moves that reinforced the notion that Bickford led a charmed life. She seemingly had it all: pretty, rich, and connected. And she had a dream job.
Three years later, Grontis moved in with Bickford.
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While they lived together, Bickford continued to report the news, drawing a hefty salary.
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Bickford played along, making it possible for Grontis to live well.
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Bickford claimed that she allowed Grontis access to her accounts because she believed that he couldn't get an account because he was not a U.S. citizen - and he had overstayed his visa.
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That lifestyle came to an end in 2011 when Bickford received a call from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Grontis left Bickford behind to face the music.
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In exchange for her information about the scheme, Bickford took a plea to filing a false tax return for 2011.
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For her part, Bickford claimed $14,241 in bogus medical expenses, including a $12,010 hot tub "for hydrotherapy."
To be clear, it's not illegal to claim a hot tub on your taxes. You can deduct legitimate medical expenses related to the "costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body" (IRS Pub 502 downloads as a pdf). That includes the costs of visits to the doctor and other medical professionals and also the "costs of equipment, supplies, and diagnostic devices needed for these purposes. Bickford claimed that the tub was prescribed by her chiropractor which might have qualified for the deduction assuming that it was used exclusively for medical purposes and not for personal reasons. Apparently, Bickford didn't produce a prescription but she did offer a receipt. The receipt, however, showed that Bickford's mother, not Bickford, paid for the hot tub. That means that Bickford was not entitled to the deduction - even if she could prove that it was medically necessary.
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By taking a plea, Bickford will likely avoid any jail time. Under the terms of her plea agreement (downloads as a pdf), Bickford must pony up $10,000 in restitution in addition to refiling her taxes for the years 2010 and 2011, paying any associated tax due plus interest and penalty.
Despite all of the drama of the past few years, it seems that Bickford will land on her feet. Despite her, er, questionable taste in men, she found a new boyfriend in short order. Last year, she announced her engagement on air. An April 2014 wedding is planned but it likely won't be on the news - Bickford recently resigned her job as a news anchor for WTKR.
Bickford: Layaway can be ...
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Bickford: Layaway can be convenient but watch for service fees
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Juliet Bickford is a reporter and anchor for WTKR, Channel 3. She can be reached at juliet.bickford@ wtkr.com or 446-1367.
Juliet Bickford Follow ...
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Juliet Bickford Follow me on: Facebook Juliet.Bickford@WTKR.com
Juliet Bickford is the 4:00pm and 5:00pm anchor at WTKR NewsChannel 3. She has enjoyed working in broadcast news for more than 10 years.
Juliet was named the 2010 Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Best News Anchor of the Year. For the past two years, she has been proud to be working with Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line on a series called "Taking Action against Crime. Each week, NewsChannel 3 features fugitives in the Hampton Roads area. Juliet is asking viewers to take action to call the Crime Line to help catch them. Since the series started in November 2008, it has been very successful. "Taking Action against Crime" has helped catch more than 79 fugitives.
Juliet has been recognized for her work with the Hampton Roads Crime Line with several awards. She is the Virginia Crime Stoppers Association 2009 Media Representative of the Year. And Taking Action against Crime earned WTKR the 2009 "Top Cop Award" for Top Corporation. And, she was honored with the 2009 Media award from the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Association.
Juliet went to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Theater. Juliet started her journalism career as a weekend anchor and reporter at KACB in San Angelo, Texas. She moved to Roanoke, VA in 2002 and worked as the morning and noon anchor at WSLS until she moved back to Hampton in March 2008 to work for WTKR.
Juliet is a Hampton native and her family has a rich history there.
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Throughout her time in Roanoke, Juliet covered significant breaking news live from the anchor desk -- including the search for escaped inmate William Morva on Virginia Tech's campus and the death of Jerry Falwell.
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Juliet anchored live breaking news coverage for eight hours on April 16, 2007 during the shootings. When she's not working, Juliet enjoys snow skiing, boating, theater, and the beach.
Recent Articles
Fashion's Night Out with Juliet and Cojo
Posted on: 9:08 pm, September 6, 2012, by Juliet Bickford and Doris Taylor, updated on: 02:45pm, September 7, 2012
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On Thursday, NewsChannel 3's Juliet Bickford gave us a preview into Fashion's Night out. Check out her amazing makeover! Read More ›
Fridays at the Beach: Paradise Ocean Club
Posted on: 6:20 pm, August 10, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 07:13pm, August 10, 2012
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Posted on: 5:52 pm, August 8, 2012, by Juliet Bickford
OK, anyone remember when you had to actually get up to change the TV channel? Things have come a long... Read More ›
Fridays at the Beach: Captain Jack's Pirate Adventures
Posted on: 10:51 pm, August 3, 2012, by Juliet Bickford
Today, NewsChannel 3s Juliet Bickford went on a pirate adventure. Arggh! Click the link below for more information about how... Read More ›
Don't Waste Your Money: Dorm refrigerators
Posted on: 10:24 pm, August 3, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 12:12am, August 4, 2012
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Posted on: 8:47 pm, August 1, 2012, by Juliet Bickford
Most of us don't think too much about our kitchen sink - that is until we're thinking about remodeling or... Read More ›
Fridays at the Beach
Posted on: 10:45 pm, July 27, 2012, by Juliet Bickford
Today, NewsChannel 3s Juliet Bickford was at the Oceanfront giving us a preview of this weekend's events. Check out the... Read More ›
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Posted on: 1:41 am, July 19, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 03:49am, July 19, 2012
NewsChannel 3 is going inside a missing person investigation that has baffled Suffolk police for a year and a half.... Read More ›
Don't Waste Your Money: Cheap Mowers
Posted on: 6:33 pm, June 29, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 07:51pm, June 29, 2012
Many people are trying to save some money by doing their own yard work, and if you are looking for... Read More ›
Don't Waste Your Money: Dining Out Deals
Posted on: 10:29 pm, June 28, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 10:55pm, June 28, 2012
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Posted on: 4:59 pm, June 15, 2012, by Juliet Bickford, updated on: 07:11pm, June 15, 2012
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Posted on: 9:57 pm, June 12, 2012, by Juliet Bickford
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