Accomplice of Jeromie Williams Exposed as Fraud Artist

Today our partner site, Pet Pardons Watch, once again revealed that one of the accomplices of the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams appears to be responsible for a giant fraud of her own.

Given newly released 2012 990-EZ forms, they are able to show that Ashley Owen Hill, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, and founder of Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi, has taken in nearly $300,000 in donations since 2011.

However, rather than spend the money on rescuing “lucky” dogs, it seems like the only one who got “lucky” is Ashley Owen Hill, who may now be simply paying herself that money at a rate of over $100,000 per year ($59,839 in salary, $26,251 in rent, $18,193 in “supplies,” etc.).

Here is a small sample:

“There are a variety of much smaller expenses listed as well, including Veterinary Fees (Schedule O), at only $5,286 in 2011, and $0 in 2012. You read that correctly. According to its own 2012 990-EZ form, this dog rescue “charity,” which had $99,252 in the bank at the end of 2011, then raised another $73,474 during 2012, and “won” another $100,000 in 2012, spent $0 on veterinary fees in 2012.”

Read the full article here.

Revealed: Jeromie Williams Accomplice Behind Charity Scam

Yesterday our partner site, Pet Pardons Watch, revealed that one of the accomplices of the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams appears to be responsible for a charity scam of monumental proportions.

It appears that Ashley Owen Hill, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, and founder of Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi, is still asking for donations, despite apparently having reserves of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and relatively low annual expenses:

According to the most recent 990-EZ form for Lucky Dog Rescue (from 2011), this “charity” had a total revenue of $122,855 for the year, and expenses of only $23,603, for a surplus of $99,252. That’s right, she spent only 19% of what people donated to her that year.

According to SeriousGivers, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing independent information, data and metrics to assist charity donors, Lucky Dog Rescue had a reserve ratio of 4.2 in 2011, indicating that revenues far exceed expenses. This is important because, as SeriousGivers notes, “an organization with very large reserves may not need your support.”

In fact, SeriousGivers recommends against donating to charities in the “red zone” of reserve ratios above 5.0. While ratios between 0.5 and 2.0 are considered appropriate (the “green zone”), ratios between 2.0 and 5.0 (the “yellow zone”) “should be discussed directly with and satisfactorily explained by the organization’s management before a donation is made.”

Unfortunately, Ashley Owen Hill does not seem willing to provide any explanation, satisfactory or otherwise. …

As far as anyone can verify, this is a charity with virtually no liabilities, and possibly over $200,000 in the bank (the $99,252 surplus from 2011, plus the $100,000 from Chase in 2013). If other donations in 2012 and 2013 are similar to those in 2011, additional excesses of $99,252 in these years could bring the total up to $400,000.

On the other hand, Lucky Dog Rescue apparently has annual expenses of only about $23,000. According to Schedule O in the 2011 990-EZ form, this includes about $8,000 in supplies (dog food), $5,000 in veterinary fees, $5,000 in salaries, $4,000 in rent, and about a thousand in miscellaneous other expenses.

Read the entire post here.

Jeromie Williams Fired Again

As I predicted, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis (Website, Facebook), fired the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams today, and removed all of his articles from her site.

All of a sudden, she discovered that Jeromie had committed an unforgiveable act.

No, not stalking, harassing and threatening people, or stealing thousands of dollars from animal rescue groups. Not writing egregiously ridiculous and sensational bullshit simply in order to generate hits and ad revenue, inciting many death threats all along the way (not to mention racism and xenophobia). And certainly not his vile misogynistic attacks on women, like calling them “saggy titted cunts,” blogging about shutting them up with giant black penises, and calling female politicians “hookers,” bringing them to tears on national television.

No, Jeromie did something far worse…

He was disloyal to Tiffany Willis!

And, just like that, gone. And she can cope just fine because her life experiences have made her tough and Jeromie doesn’t love her anyway, thank you very much. (Are you noticing a theme?)

I am informed that Jeromie Williams was removed from two other sites today as well.

As longtime readers of this blog know, back in January 2012, I contacted Examiner.com to let them know that Jeromie, then one of their writers, was fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months. To their credit, they fired him almost immediately as well.

Playboy also acted quickly. Jeromie was fired there after only three weeks for inappropriate behaviour, not even making it past the company’s probation period. He then harassed several employees after the firing.

It took Tiffany Willis just under a month to disassociate herself (and LiberalAmerica.org) from Jeromie Williams.

It took nearly two months for Erika Jahn, co-founder and executive editor of The Gaily, to remove Jeromie from his position as contributing editor there, and delete all of his articles from their site. (Despite being warned that Jeromie was fabricating stories, committing ChipIn fraud, stalking a woman and teenaged boys, and making death threats and homophobic remarks, Ms. Jahn initially dismissed our warnings as spam.)

It took nearly ten months for Pet Pardons to part company with Jeromie Williams, and their long and sordid history of defending and enabling him is well-documented throughout this site, from misleading people with his bullshit stories (like the disgusting Fairfield hoax) to inciting death threats against innocent people, from allowing him to embezzle funds from Pet Pardons donors to cheating in charity contests.

As I expected, the Pet Pardons record is safe.

Tiffany Willis (LiberalAmerica.org) defends Jeromie Williams

It recently came to our attention that the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams is now working as the Managing Editor and Creative Director of LiberalAmerica.org. Naturally, I emailed the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Tiffany Willis (Website, Facebook), to enquire whether she had, in fact, hired Jeromie Williams. Here is her response:

Incredulous, I emailed her back to confirm that she really doesn’t care about the women and children Jeromie has stalked, harassed and threatened, or the thousands of dollars he’s stolen (from progressive, liberal causes!).

She responded that what he did was “in the past” and “between him and whoever he was dealing with.” And: “It’s not my concern.” She described this website as “slander” (she declined to identify what, in particular, was defamatory), and “wrong”: “What you’re doing is wrong to not only have that info up there but to aggressively pursue anyone who he tries to work for.” And: “you stalk him don’t you?” Oh, and she “love[s]” Jeromie.

Well.

A quick investigation revealed Tiffany Willis is a “social media instructor” at the Dallas County Community College District. Apparently, she had a “meaningful and important” corporate career as a middle manager, making $60,000 per year, but she threw it all away. “As a single mom, [Willis] says she and her children ‘have downgraded our lives and our expenses’ and ‘we’re going to live differently.'”

And by “differently,” I guess, she meant she would start a website, LiberalAmerica.org, and hire Jeromie Williams, among others, to write egregiously ridiculous and sensational bullshit simply in order to generate hits and ad revenue, inciting many death threats all along the way (not to mention racism and xenophobia). As he has admitted, he’s a “hustler for pennies.”

Poor Tiffany, on the other hand, often seems to have trouble attracting views and shares. I decided to offer her some friendly advice:

As I pointed out to her, Jeromie didn’t “reject” me so much as threaten to kill me.

Later I couldn’t resist pointing out the irony that at the very same time Tiffany was whining about a “war on women,” she was actively employing and defending a man who has a long history of woman-hatred. He has stalked and harassed them, and stolen thousands of dollars from them. He pickets breast cancer research events. He has called women names, like “bitch” and “saggy titted cunt” (with “faggy” sons), and blogged about shutting them up with giant black penises. He has fantasized about killing them, and threatened to do so, again, and again.

Oh, but all that is “in the past.” It’s “not [her] concern.” Also, it’s slander, and wrong of us to try to inform anyone about who exactly they’re dealing with. Jeromie should be free to go on, defrauding others at will. And when they ask him, politely, for their money back, he can threaten them, and call them “saggy titted cunts,” too.

It’s not Tiffany’s concern, you see.

She’s too occupied with her own “progressive causes,” like, apparently, posting “Extremely Hot Facebook Selfies” from members of Mexican drug cartels.

Yes, really.

Man, this guy’s guns are so sexy, I bet he’s about to do something super-progressive with them. (I thought Tiffany Willis and LiberalAmerica.org were anti-gun. Oh well, whatever.)

Now of course, the reality is that the Mexican cartels are filled with psychopathic, inhuman criminals who target civilians, and have no problem hacking the heads off of 15-year-old boys, public executions via chainsaw (including of women), not to mention the usual mass murder and the sex slave industry. [WARNING: EXTREMELY DISTURBING CONTENT, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED]

Here’s one typical case:

Four members of the CJNG cartel mistakenly identified a ten year old girl as the daughter of a rival involved in a conflict over drug market territory. Irma Isaisa Jasmine Arroyo, 10, whose body was found maimed and semi incinerated on 28 January in the city of Tecoman. … After being kidnapped on Sunday January 27, 2013 the child was raped and murdered. The next day her body was discovered in a lemon orchard within the colonia Cofradía de Juárez.

In other words, they thought a 10-year-old girl was the daughter of a member of a rival cartel, so they gang-raped her, murdered her, and then incinerated her.

But whatever, that’s not Tiffany Willis’s concern. It happened in the past. And those cartel studs are just so “Extremely Hot.”

Well, that explains a lot, doesn’t it? No wonder why she “love[s]” Jeromie Williams. As I told her on Twitter, she’s a morally illiterate fool.

On a related note, the next time Tiffany Willis or some other “LiberalAmerican” whines about a “War on Women” in Mitt Romney’s binders, you might consider politely asking her to remove her head from her ass.

Back in January 2012, I contacted Examiner.com to let them know that Jeromie, then one of their writers, was fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months. To their credit, they fired him almost immediately. Playboy also acted quickly.

On the other hand, it took nearly two months for Erika Jahn, co-founder and executive editor of The Gaily, to remove Jeromie from his position as contributing editor there, and delete all of his articles from their site. Despite being warned that Jeromie was fabricating stories, committing ChipIn fraud, stalking a woman and teenaged boys, and making death threats and homophobic remarks, Ms. Jahn initially dismissed our warnings as spam.

It took nearly ten months for Pet Pardons to part company with Jeromie Williams, and their long and sordid history of defending and enabling him is well-documented throughout this site, from misleading people with his bullshit stories (like the disgusting Fairfield hoax) to inciting death threats against innocent people, from allowing him to embezzle funds from Pet Pardons donors to cheating in charity contests. One associate in particular even tried to get WordPress to shut down our blog.

Can Tiffany Willis break the Pet Pardons record of incredibly obstinate hypocrisy? Personally, I doubt it, but we’ll see…

Jeromie Williams Fired Again?

It appears that Jeromie Williams may have been fired by yet another organisation. Today he posted that he has “officially ended [his] time in the online animal advocacy world, and will no longer be affiliated with any group or organization you may have come to know [him] through,” meaning, presumably, Pet Pardons:

Apparently the politics and pageantry of the animal rights world was too unkind and rough for poor Jeromie. Perhaps he’s referring to this or this or this or this or this or this or this or this or this or this or, well, you get the picture.

We are curious what happened, of course, because Jeromie has previously been fired from several positions for dishonesty, incompetence, bigotry, workplace harassment and/or other inappropriate behaviour.

For example, in January 2012, the Canada Headlines Examiner fired Jeromie after he was exposed fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months in order to get onto Ezra Levant’s show on the Sun News Network. He later lied about the reasons for his departure, claiming he left because Examiner was paying him “sweatshop wages.”

Likewise, Playboy Media fired Jeromie in or around January 2012 after only three weeks, for inappropriate behaviour. He was working as a junior social media person (though he later claimed to have “pulled the strings” behind the scenes for Hugh Hefner). He reportedly harassed several other employees after he was fired.

Not to mention that in March 2012, The Gaily, a website for Canadian gays and lesbians, removed Jeromie from his former position as the contributing editor of the site. Though no details were provided, it is speculated that he was terminated after criminally harassing and making death threats against a woman and teenaged boys, who he also attacked with homophobic slurs:

Of course, as Jeromie would say, “If you’re going to call someone a ‘faggot’ you better be ready for the consequences”:

To date Pet Pardons has not provided any statement on their (apparently former) Canadian Director of Operations and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News & Blog, or their culpability in any of his many, many crimes.

Investigations Suggest Potential Cheating by Ashley Owen Hill in Charity Contest

Chase Community GivingOver the past several weeks, Facebook users have voted for their favourite charities in the Chase Community Giving program, which will distribute $5 million to the 196 charities that receive the most votes. Ashley Owen Hill, the co-founder of Pet Pardons, and founder of Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi, is currently in 5th place with 24,049 votes, and in position to win a $100,000 prize.

However, several independent investigations are now casting doubt upon the validity of these votes. A week ago, DogsInDanger.com, a charity that helps save the lives of dogs scheduled to die in shelters, reported that they had monitored the voting patterns for many other charities, including Lucky Dog Rescue. Their conclusion?

Five million dollars is a lot of money for needy charities and some are resorting to vote rigging, stealing millions from the neediest people. … After monitoring voting patterns of many of their competitors, DogsInDanger.com executives found clear examples of vote tampering. Large percentage[s] of votes were coming from seemingly fake accounts with no activity or content outside of voting to receive the cash prizes. According to Facebook’s own estimates, over 83 million Facebook accounts are fake … In order to authenticate their findings, DogsInDanger.com conducted an undercover investigation and spoke with several technology firms that claimed to have enabled other organizations to successfully rig online competitions. These companies offered to sell DogsInDanger thousands of votes in the Chase Giving contest for just pennies per vote. Using this fake Facebook network, it is possible to win the top $250,000 prize with just about a thousand dollars invested in buying votes.

We have noticed that many Lucky Dog Rescue voters are not Americans, and do not speak English. Posts asking for votes on the Pet Pardons Facebook page have lately been inundated by comments in Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish, which is obviously highly suspicious for an English-only site, with (normally) only English comments.

A short list of accounts we have flagged includes: adriana.ausilio, agustina.fernandez.121772, AlesgaMarmoleria, andrea.vegakuri, annegrethe.t.carlsen, beluu.luuiis, blanquita.fina, Caaariiitooo.O.H, cesar.fragoso.39, cminfante78, david.valencia99, deciimeaguustinitha.delbajo, enzo.rojasprudencio, estefania.garcia.92798072, ezgi.umut.doruk, facundo.romero.355, fernando.cimadom, francisco.aceves.315, gaby.dominguez.5477, giseellestefany.caceresportilla, gustavo.lajas, isabelcristina.gomez.3, jaquelin.rodriguez.716, javier.soprano.3, jezabel.pliegoleana, JHONMARTINEZQ, joel.vargas.3517, jose.pintoseguel, joseadrian.gguzman, jovanna.rapeta, julianandres.corderoordonez, lala.robles.9, lenoonmackarneyy, leslyguadalupe.cidestrella, maria.colaco.9, mariaeugeniamaciel22, MariahVG, mariaisabel.contrerassanches, marianna.alcantar, mariateresa.ardoncalix1, matias.barraza.165, meluu.romeritaa, miguel.romeroprado, mily.chamorro.1, moises.ramirezcamarillo, nash1009, omarjhovanni.hernandezrodriguez, patricia.castro.372, rachel.quintana.39, rainbowyoga, ramonero.cetera, raoul.cooper.7, richimulticolor, rocco.ianniruberto, samantha.esquitinhernandez, scholiodigisis.karras, sheyla.montesnavarro, tandannateniaqueser, unapatita.amiga, valecade.cantinero, wanda.gomez.9085, and ykeepaza.

This activity has been reported to Chase Community Giving management, along with a list of known and suspected sock puppet accounts owned by Ashley Owen Hill’s associate, Jeromie Williams, who has written about cheating in the program.

The DogsInDanger.com press release concludes:

“It is despicable that other organizations would resort to vote rigging and stealing funds from honest, deserving charities that play by the rules. When charities steal from each other, how much lower can our society go?” said Alex Aliksanyan, Founder and President of DogsInDanger.com.

DogsInDanger and other reputable charities for causes like children’s cancer, the homeless, etc. are being overwhelmed by the cheaters, unable to compete. Charities are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars which are critical to their activities. Unscrupulous cheaters are stealing these much-needed funds under Chase and Facebook’s noses.

DogsInDanger.com is a free service for shelters and adopters, allowing people to search for dogs in urgent need. In the economic climate of the past two years, funding for DogsInDanger.com has decreased substantially. Winning funds in competitions like Chase Community Giving is instrumental to their continued operations.

Given that cheating would represent a significant violation of the program rules, we have asked Chase to reconsider the eligibility of Lucky Dog Rescue. We would also like to note, for the record, that we are not affiliated with any of the other charities in the competition.

However, like DogsInDanger.com, we would like to see the funding go to reputable, legitimate charities, not cheaters and deception artists. As I have pointed out before, it’s not hard to guess which category Ashley Owen Hill falls into. It seems to us she spends much of her time making disgusting videos, and writing heart-wrenching but fictional stories on her blog (literally all of which beg for donations).

For example:

Then, I paid the $400 vet bill I wasn’t quite prepared for, helped Delilah into the car, and drove her home. This weekend, Delilah has required around-the-clock care from me. She’s very weak, very sick, and very needy right now. Seeing her like this… well… it’s beyond heartwrenching.

Initially… upon return, she wouldn’t eat at all. But soon, I learned that “people food” was enough to entice her.

So… instead of dog food, she’s been sharing people food with me. Actually… it’s more accurate to say that I’ve simply been giving her all of my own food, and taking none for myself, which has honestly made me insanely happy. She needs it… much more than I do right now.

In other words, DONATE NOW or she might starve!!! Again, sorry, I just don’t believe her.

As the The Pet Advocates Network has pointed out, there is no transparency at the “Lucky Dog” rescue. No disclosure of financial records, or veterinary records, or adoption records, or anything else. And no website, just a blog, with a call for donations. That’s it.

And the fact that neither she nor Chris Hoar have ever responded to our many questions about Jeromie Williams, his death threats, his many scams, and his embezzlement from legitimate animal rescuers just raises more questions.

We hope that they will all be answered before Chase gives Lucky Dog Rescue a nickel.

Pet Pardons Followers Outraged by Misleading, Deceptive Headlines

Admitted fraudster and Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email) has just written another false, sensational story, this time about a “complete ban on dogs” in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (see screenshot). But this time, her readers are calling her out for her outrageous dishonesty.

Wulff, the author of disgusting hoax stories about dogs being tied to train tracks and an Ohio shelter burning dogs alive (neither of which ever happened), has twisted a limited and entirely reasonable proposal to ban dogs in the business district of Beaver Falls into a nefarious and shocking “complete ban on dogs”:

Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News, adds his own commentary: “[O]ne city in Pennsylvania is considering a complete ban on dogs”:

And of course, this story was also shared on the Pet Pardons Facebook page, with “OUTRAGEOUS!” added, in case it was not clear that their story was (as usual) an attempt to outrage people:

As usual, this story is false.

The proposal concerns banning dogs only in the downtown, business district, not the whole city. In other words, it is not a “complete ban” at all.

Other news sites confirm this:

Cayr’s sensational headline has nothing to do with the actual story. Notice I said story: it is just a fiction, not a news article. When you write for a legitimate news organisation, the headline should match the article. When it doesn’t, it becomes fiction.

Fortunately, I was not the only person who noticed the headline was way off.

Firstly, Kelsey Rose Dixon notes “This headline is very misleading and [it] seems to be done on purpose“:

I couldn’t agree more.

Secondly, Colleen Chriss notes “It’s not the whole city and it is NOT a complete ban on dogs”:

Lastly, Dawn Fabbri notes “[I]f you even read the article they are not banning dogs just wanting them banned from a 10 block business district”:

It’s great to see Pet Pardons followers themselves pointing out their headlines are false, and intentionally so.

Of course, it’s doubtful that Pet Pardons News will change their headline, even now. Cayr and Jeromie’s reputations for dishonesty and fraud are well known, even, apparently, amongst Pet Pardons followers themselves.