As longtime readers of this blog know, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams has a long history of thievery from animal rescuers, co-workers, and even his friends, most likely to support his long-term addiction to crystal methamphetamine.
Many years ago, one of his closest friends suspected Jeromie of stealing hundreds of dollars. So, he decided to set a trap:
I suspected him of stealing my money while he visited my home. We’re probably talking a few hundred dollars over a few months. $20 here, $50 there. One day I decided to investigate. I left a $5 bill and a twoonie on my table. This was enough money that it’s still theft to take it, but not enough that I couldn’t afford to lose it. He came over, and didn’t take the bait at first. I thought, maybe I haven’t given him enough chance, so I went into another room for a minute.When I came back, of course the five and two are missing. I called him out on it. He denied and denied it. I eventually told him the trick I pulled to catch him. It was at that point that he turned everything back around on me and began doing what he does best… projecting!
He questioned the ethics and morality of entrapping him like that. He argued that if I left it out for him to take, I have no right to be angry about it. If I expected it to happen, who am I to claim he “stole” it. If I left it out, I pretty much gave it to him. In addition to attacking my morals, he also questioned my sanity.
I explained that if he knew it was my money, not his, and that I didn’t give it to him, nor would I, it was the very definition of theft. He must have known it was wrong if he waited until I left the room. I also now know that all the other missing money was stolen by him, which is what made me suspicious to begin with, and now I can’t trust him. He didn’t realize it wasn’t about that particular incident. It was actually about a friend of mine stealing hundreds of dollars from me over a few months, which was a massive violation of trust, and something I needed to stop.
If Jeromie has no scruples about stealing from his closest friends, you can be sure he has none about stealing from anyone else, either.