In one 2020 article for the magazine, she explored how to “protect your business” as “cybercriminals and fraudsters are taking advantage of disruptions caused by the pandemic.”
For Inc.’s entrepreneurial-minded audience, she wrote service-oriented pieces with titles like “3 Great Ways to Train New Hires,” “4 Simple Marketing Rules That Drove $370 Million in Sales” and “3 Steps to Become an Expert in Anything.”
Inc. did not respond to a request for comment about Ms. Morgan’s ties to the publication. Forbes declined to comment, but in its own article about her arrest, it said in an editor’s note that “Heather Morgan was a ForbesWomen contributor from July 2017 until Forbes ended the relationship in September 2021, and was never an employee.”
Her LinkedIn profile says she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in economics of international development at American University of Cairo. The registrar’s office at the University of California, Davis confirmed that she graduated in 2011. Information about her studies at American University of Cairo was not immediately available.
Mr. Lichtenstein, 34, who is known as “Dutch,” describes himself on LinkedIn as a “technology entrepreneur, coder and investor” who is “interested in blockchain technology, automation, and big data.”
He graduated from high school in Glenview, Ill., and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, according to his LinkedIn profile. His academic record could not immediately be confirmed.
It was not clear when the couple met. But in a June 2019 Facebook post, Mr. Lichtenstein described how he proposed to “my best friend and the woman of my dreams” in a “weird, creative multi-channel marketing campaign” that involved Razzlekhan posters slapped all over New York City and, ultimately, a Times Square billboard.