Jeromie Williams Threatened to “Cut” “F***ing B****” and “Throw her to the Dogs”

As we have previously reported on this blog, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams has a long history of cheating in the Chase Community Giving contest to misdirect much-needed charity dollars away from legitimate groups, and towards the dubious “charities” run by his friends, including Ashley Owen Hill and Pippa Jackson.

The new site Animal Rescue Fraud of Mississippi reveals that he did this by smearing legitimate charities in the contest, such as Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA):

“Elizabeth Pippa Jackson set about to willfully harm CARA in the Chase Community Giving Competition. She conspired with her associate Jerome Williams to pay for fake votes for CARA’s entry and then report those fake votes to Chase, framing CARA as cheaters and making fake stories for the media. This was all done not just to simply harm CARA’s chance of winning and increase her own chance, but to irreparably harm CARA’s reputation and cause them to lose supporters and donors.”

Jeromie also targeted United Sikhs in Service of America, a New York City-based and United Nations-affiliated charity that provides humanitarian relief in disadvantaged communities across the world. In keeping with his long history of anti-Asian bigotry, Jeromie conspired with Pippa Jackson to try to “knock out the Sikhs”:

A few months later, Pippa unfriended Jeromie on Facebook, apparently afraid that her association with him would be discovered, or simply tired of his incessant begging for money and plane tickets, or some combination of the two.

Jeromie’s reaction is typical:

  • He calls her a “f***ing b****”

  • He says he will “throw here [sic.] to the DOGS!” (an interesting thing to say for someone who has claimed to be involved in dog rescue charity work)

  • He makes other threats of violence: “I’MA COME DOWN TO [MISSISSIPPI] AND CUT HER!”

It is worth mentioning, once again, that due to Jeromie’s various frauds, an incredible amount of money has been misdirected away from legitimate animal charities, towards fake “charities” that do little or nothing to actually help animals.

Ashley Owen Hill, who won $100,000 after receiving thousands of suspicious votes, now appears to be simply paying herself that money, while Pippa’s facility has long been notorious for poor conditions, including inadequate roofing, water leaks, mud and feces in kennels, with dogs outside in freezing temperatures, no fresh water, minimal vetting being performed on the animals, unaltered dogs being kept together in the same pens with puppies resulting, and even dog fighting.

Jeromie Williams Buys Facebook Likes?

It has come to our attention that the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams may be buying “likes” on Facebook for his WordPress blog. One of our contributors has pointed out the discrepancy between his 698 “likes” and the fact only one person is “talking about this”:

(One of our associates noted the irony that in real life, many people are talking about Jeromie Williams, but very few like him. The way he portrays himself on Facebook is, as usual, the precise opposite of reality.)

In November 2012, Jeromie himself pointed out a similar discrepancy on another site, and concluded that since “your Likes VS Talking About are not in line with each other,” the “likes” were obviously paid for. “As a Social Media manager,” he said, “I can guarantee anyone here that this guy is not what he says he is”:

At a cost of 45 cents per like, 698 followers would cost over $300, although we assume a fair number of them are Jeromie’s sock puppet accounts.

Since buying Facebook likes is quite similar to buying Facebook votes, this revelation provides further support to allegations that Jeromie was involved in cheating in the Chase Community Giving contest, in cooperation with co-conspirators like Ashley Owen Hill and Pippa Jackson.

An informant has revealed that, at minimum, Jeromie and Pippa conspired to smear another charity in the contest, Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA):

Perhaps aided by votes purchased much like Jeromie’s Facebook likes, both Pippa and Ashley won substantial sums from Chase, and Pippa, at least, recognised that Jeromie’s tactics deserved much of the credit:

Ashley, who won $100,000 after receiving thousands of suspicious votes, now appears to be simply paying herself that money. Meanwhile, Pippa’s facility is notorious for poor conditions, including inadequate roofing, water leaks, mud and feces in kennels, with dogs outside in freezing temperatures, no fresh water, minimal vetting being performed on the animals, unaltered dogs being kept together in the same pens with puppies resulting, and even dog fighting. (Fortunately Jeromie doesn’t live in Mississippi, or we might have to add to that list.)

Sadly, cheating in the Chase contest very likely deprived far more worthy and legitimate charities of much-needed funding.

As always, the animals suffered most.

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.

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 Incites More Death Threats Against Idaho Man

Dennis SawyerOn August 28, 2012, Pet Pardons posted information on an Idaho man named Dennis Brent Sawyer, who had apparently posted a picture of himself with eight dead wolves. Other than that, we know nothing about him. The wolves may have been a threat to other animals in the area, or even to this man’s family.

All we really know for certain is that, as they often do, Pet Pardons has designated someone as a target for hatred, harassment, and, ultimately, death threats. In the past week, this Pet Pardons post has generated about 9,000 “likes”, 9,000 comments, and has been shared over 7,000 times.

A very disturbing percentage of these comments call for Mr. Sawyer to be murdered. Many, like Alyssa Marie Hayes, Denyse Woo, Tina Hummel Peterson, and Jan Lacasse, would like to skin him. Others, like Lar Mark, would like to skin his family as well. Still others, like Butch Polston and Tracy Douglas, would like to stick a spear and/or stake “up his ass!” Klaus Caprani would like to make a “human leather jacket” out of his skin.

And I repeat, this is a very small sample of the utterly vile comments on the Pet Pardons page:

Luckily, not all of the fans of Pet Pardons are violent psychopaths. Some, like Simone Petrosky, have complained:

“[I]t seems wrong how you attack people for their way of living … why post pictures & allow people to make death threats toward other people? Doesn’t seem very pardoning like. And the person in the pictures considering you give their full name & town, could file a slander suite on you & a terroristic threat suite to all those threatening him/other people you post. … I hope you change this way of working where other people are slandered & threatened.”

Unfortunately, none of this is likely to change. You see, Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News, has a long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police. He has also threatened the creator of this blog:

And her “faggy sons”:

Oh, and her dogs, as well:

Not surprisingly, he also threatened Operation Sled Dogs, a Canadian animal rescue group, when questions were raised after Jeromie embezzled over $1,800 from them. Here is some audio:

Lately Jeromie and his friends at Pet Pardons have also published confirmed hoax stories, which they used to incite death threats against government officials in Ohio.

We have told Pet Pardons co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill about all of this. They continue to ignore us.

Ashley Bradley writes that she is “so disappointed” in Pet Pardons:

“you have this man being harassed right now and I hope you are proud of yourself … you are just spreading lies and hate towards this man.”

For the record, we are no longer disappointed.

This is exactly the kind of disgusting behaviour we have come to expect from Pet Pardons.

Pet Pardons News Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff Admits Fraud

SirenSirenAbout a month ago, we wrote about Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email), and her outrageous defense of Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News.

Jeromie was fired by The Examiner for fabricating stories, and is also known for his ChipIn scams and embezzlement from animal rescue groups. It never made sense why Cayr Ariel Wulff would defend this behaviour. Especially considering his long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police.

But now, it all makes sense to me.

You see, Cayr has admitted that she was mis-using funds raised for Pet Pardons to “save the life of the next animal just moments away from being abused or killed,” instead using them towards her own dogs’ medications and veterinary expenses:

This is rather curious to me, since the journalist donation button she refers to on the Pet Pardons page has been inoperable for many months, ever since Jeromie Williams’ associated PayPal account, schlamobic@gmail.com, was suspended because of one fraud or another.

As we have also noted, Cayr has also recently written a series of disgusting articles claiming that employees at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter in Ohio are burning dogs alive, based on unnamed “eyewitness accounts.” As it turns out, these witnesses were simply made up, like many of Jeromie’s fake witnesses.

So, I asked her for her sources. Here is her first response:

Now, this made no sense to me. She seems to be claiming that the witness, her source, was an animal rescuer. This would mean that:

  • The dog shelter workers burned dogs alive in front of independent animal rescuer(s),
  • These witness(es) apparently had no objection to this at the time, and just allowed the dogs to be burned alive, without trying to intervene, and
  • The whistleblower who revealed the horrific practice of burning dogs alive would be ostracised, not celebrated as a hero, and
  • The witness(es) told absolutely no one else about what they saw… Except Cayr Ariel Wulff and/or Jeromie Williams.

You can check this last point for yourself: Simply google “Ohio dogs burned alive”: Pet Pardons News is the only source.

Well, I wasn’t born yesterday, so I asked her why literally no one else had reported the story. Her response?

That is a lie.

In fact, in Channel 10’s original story on the Commissioners’ meeting, on August 7, 2012, discusses only the gas vs. lethal injection debate at the meeting. There is no mention of dogs burning alive.

What Cayr was clearly referring to, however, was their story on August 14, 2012, in which a woman on the street condemns the shelter for burning dogs alive, throwing “them into a incinerator when they are not dead.” She read they do this, no doubt, in Cayr’s article published on August 10, 2012.

Note that the reporter was unable to confirm this story. I contacted other local media as well, including the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, and no one was able to confirm the story. No one had heard from any witnesses, or seen any affidavit, claiming that dogs were burned alive at Fairfield.

And yet, Cayr’s next two posts label the shelter as an “Ohio Dog Burning Shelter”:

  • On August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that a “second witness,” Janice Kobi, President/Founder at Fairfield County C.A.R.E.S., alleged that county commissioners and dog shelter officials wanted to somehow profit from killing dogs via “Dog Composting” (just how this would generate profit is never explained).
  • Also on August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that former Deputy Animal Warden Bobbi Glass said she had “witnessed the overcrowding of gassing cages, sometimes filled up to fifteen dogs, and she witnessed animals coming out of the gas chamber that were not dead. She said that the animals would go back through for a second gassing.

Note, they would go back through for a second gassing, not into a fire. Neither of these witnesses claimed they saw dogs being burned alive.

Even on the video from NBC’s Channel 4 News, attached to Cayr’s final story announcing a change in policy to lethal injections on August 14, 2012, the allegation that dogs were burned alive is not even mentioned, let alone given as a reason for the change in policy. (It’s also ironic Cayr uses the video from Channel 4, not Channel 10, which she falsely claims reported the story on dogs being burned alive.)

It seems as though when you have a following so big as Pet Pardons does, you can say just about anything. Some of those people will believe you. They have faith in you, and would never imagine you would lie to them. Or that you would keep the money they donated to save animals.

Of course it turns out that their faith in Pet Pardons is badly misplaced.