Saturday, November 22, 2014

Halaina Walsh

Love how people are keeping an eye out on her! She has built quite the reputation.  Thanks for the latest pictures,,,haha,,and NO SHE IS NOT PREGNANT! She is just very good at photo shopping pictures,,,tipping my hat to you Halaina. You should put your talent to good use.  Can't wait to hear about the drama that will happen with this pregnancy........no I can wait,,had enough of your drama and what you bring to people's life,,because if you are causing drama, it means you are hurting someone.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The story being told.

Over the years different news agency's have contacted me in regards to doing a story on these different scams. Always appreciate them getting the word out, educating others and helping get more facts together for prosecution.

A few of them have even approached the person  who is doing the scam, utilizing a camera man.  Some of the perps have a hard time thinking on their feet when that happens.  :)

Not to long ago I was approached for a story which involved internet deception and a child or children.
More and more we are hearing about prosecution of child trafficking,,,so I was glad to share a couple of cases I have been working on over the years.  Love the fact that they are able to get even more info then I can and they have the means to get the word out!

The shows that are being done will be very in depth and I hope the right people in authority will have their eyes and ears open!!  If not, we will have the transcripts to send to them!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tammy/Tammi Moncus/Sacramento Calif

Tammy Moncus from the Sacramento area is scamming again!! I have info on her from back to 2007 when her son Christopher was 2. She is an emotional scammer and has upped her game. She even had a baby shower thrown for her...people went. In the past she was never pregnant, just very very heavy. Again, she is not pregnant. She is using a fake ultrasound,,and has built quite the following. Beware of her!!!She will go by other names, always says she either works or is studying to be in the medical field,,,she has no problem with having you fly to her and hang out with her.  She is very good at what she does!
If you are working with her or know of someone that is,,,join adoptionscams yahoogroup and do a search using her last name and you will see her history.
REMEMBER,,,be very careful and get proof of pregnancy which can be verified!  Don't invest a lot of time into someone who offers a lot of drama,,excuses and sends ultrasounds without verifiable information!

A child deserves to grow up and know his "Chapter One"

This couple seems to be very selfish and only concerned of their own needs.  They are forgetting,,,or maybe don't care, that this little boy will grow up and be deserving of knowing his "chapter one".  Knowing who he was born too, where his roots are, who does he look like, where did his talent come from,,,,the list goes on and on.   People need to realize,,,even if an adoption is done legally,,,,,,,doesn't always make it right if you are not handling it in an ethical or morally correct fashion.  Very self serving people.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/254177/scam-adoption-not-official-charity

Scam adoption not official - charity

Updated at 3:06 pm on 10 September 2014
A Chinese couple who tried to pass a baby off as their own would never have been able to adopt the infant through official channels, an inter-country adoption charity says.
The lobby of Baiyun international airport on the outskirts of Guangzhou.
The lobby of Baiyun international airport on the outskirts of Guangzhou.
Photo: AFP
A 51-year-old Chinese man has been banned from New Zealand after he and his wife, who is also Chinese, tried to pass off the baby boy as their own in a bid to prove their relationship was not a sham. His 43-year-old wife remains here.
Listen to more on Morning Report ( 3 min 7 sec )
The man and the newborn baby were prevented from boarding a plane to New Zealand in 2012 after immigration staff decided the baby's birth records were falsified. They visited the hospital and found no record of the man's wife being a patient there.
Now, the Immigration and Protection Tribunal has rejected his appeal and said what the couple did amounted to child trafficking.
Read the full ruling
The couple had arranged for false documents, which included a medical certificate, a birth certificate and hospital records in Guangzhou.
They dropped the boy's name from the man's residency application when the fraud was uncovered.
Immigration New Zealand said while it was satisfied the man was in a genuine and stable partnership with his wife, who already had New Zealand residency, the fraud meant he failed the good character requirement for being allowed into the country.
He appealed but the Immigration and Protection Tribunal upheld the decision.
The tribunal said it appeared the woman had remained in New Zealand but could move to China to live with her husband and her now two-year-old child, if the adoption was proceeding.
Baby's hand
Photo: PHOTO NZ
The man told the tribunal he married his wife a month after arriving in New Zealand in 2008, and was granted work visas while immigration officers investigated allegations in connection with his residence application.
His wife said she had been receiving IVF treatment for the previous four years.
They adopted a baby from China "to provide a sense of stability and normalcy" and had wanted to prove to Immigration New Zealand that she had a genuine partnership with the appellant.
The baby was unwanted and would otherwise go to an orphanage, she said.

Hague Convention requirement

But Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand executive director Wendy Hawke said even if the baby was genuinely in need of a new family, the couple would not have passed the vetting process.
"You can't adopt brand new babies like this from abroad. The Hague Convention requires that countries first try to have children adopted within their own country."
She said potential adoptive parents must have New Zealand residence.
The couple was told an adopted child would be no less convincing of the genuine nature of their partnership than one born to them, the tribunal report said.
It ruled the couple had deliberately set out to obtain the false documents in order to facilitate his application for residence under the partnership grounds.
Former immigration minister Tuariki Delamere said he did not condone the couple's actions but that a four-year wait for a residency decision was unacceptable.
"Were they driven to do this really stupid thing because of the stress of four years of indecision from the department?"
"For me, that's unacceptable that the department takes four years."
The authorities in China should find out where the baby came from and whether he was stolen, he said.
"For me, right now, the real action goes back to China. Authorities in China presumably will want to know 'where did this baby come from'."
Immigration New Zealand said it had not yet made a decision on whether to pursue charges against the woman, who would then become liable for deportation.
Assistant general manager of border and compliance operations Peter Devoy said it checked documents which were provided as evidence of a relationship with a child and, in some cases, DNA testing could also be done.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ohio emotional scammer will more then likely scam again! Even after prosecution, they do it again.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/08/26/playing-with-their-hearts.html
 
 
 
 
By The Columbus Dispatch  • 
For every question — and Kevin and Becky Clark came up with plenty — the woman had an answer. Her explanations were sometimes strange, yet never implausible.
She wanted them to adopt her unborn baby because of mental-health issues that left her unready to parent.
The father, a guy she met through an online Christian dating service, wasn’t involved because their encounter had ended in date rape.
Pulling away when Mrs. Clark got out a stethoscope to hear the heartbeat was just a matter of being startled and nervous.
The woman was 36 years old, didn’t ask for any money and had happily given the Hilliard couple an ultrasound photograph.
She also was lying about being pregnant.
“As grounded as we could be, it’s still really emotional,” Mrs. Clark said. “You want it to be true.”
The Clarks and other victims say the Newark woman apparently worked friend-of-a-friend contacts and stalked Facebook adoption pages to carry out bizarre hoaxes, feigning pregnancy and adoption plans for weeks before killing off a couple’s dream of family with a gruesome tale of stillbirth.
The Dispatch is not naming the woman, who hasn’t been charged with a crime. She answered her door yesterday but declined to talk, referring questions to her attorney, who also wouldn’t comment.
“As a nurse, and an empathetic person, I understand that she needs help,” Mrs. Clark said. “I don’t want to lash out, but I’m in no mood to forgive.”
The online profiles that have become all but standard practice among people looking to adopt make for increased risk as well as reward, adoption experts say.
Prospective parents “want to put themselves in the best position, and unfortunately there aren’t a lot of rules, regulations and guardrails on the Web,” said April Dinwoodie, CEO of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York. “It’s wide-open space.”
There was nothing tepid or cautious about the email that Kayla Hall received on June 26: Are you looking for a baby?
The South Carolina woman read the words and felt a rush of adrenaline.
“My heart caught on fire,” she said.
No one else had been so blunt and to the point in their messages to the Hall family’s Facebook adoption page.
“From that moment until we basically busted her, she and I were in contact every day,” Hall said.
Although Kayla and her husband, Jeff, who live in Summerville, S.C., had worked through agencies before, they found their two adopted boys “on our own, word-of-mouth,” Mrs. Hall said. “So this time we thought, ‘Let’s take it to Facebook.’ ”
The message from the Ohio woman said she was 30 weeks pregnant with a girl and had been abandoned by the baby’s father and her own family. She told the Halls that she had placed her first child for adoption, too, giving that infant girl to a Columbus couple.
For unofficial verification, the woman directed the Halls to the Columbus couple’s Facebook page. It all made sense.
“I started following that Facebook page, totally believing that this lady’s baby was (the scammer’s) first child,” Mrs. Hall said.
When you badly want a baby, Mrs. Hall said, excitement and vulnerability mix in almost indescribable ways.
“Somebody is willing to do something for you that you can’t do for yourself,” she said. “I was devoted to her.”
The woman didn’t ask for money, but she clearly craved attention. She Skyped with the Hall children, messaged the family constantly, and eventually went to South Carolina for a visit. She enjoyed the beach, a pedicure, the warmth of a loving family.
She directed the Hall boys to put their hands on her belly to feel for hiccups and movement.
And then, on July 28, “She told me the baby was stillborn,” Mrs. Hall said.
She sent a photograph, saying it had been taken by an organization that provides free portraiture to parents who lose a baby. The infant in the picture, however, looked asleep.
Mrs. Hall confronted the woman after the organization told her it had no record of the portrait. She denied the scam at first, screaming at Mrs. Hall, and then blamed it on multiple personalities.
“I felt sick,” Mrs. Hall said last week. “I realized I literally had a sociopath in my home."
The Clarks, meanwhile, had been told that their soon-to-be-adopted son was stillborn months earlier, on Jan. 30. They were devastated but suspicious, especially when the supposed birth mother wouldn’t allow them to come to the hospital.
She texted the Clarks a photo of her hospital ID bracelet. And in this case, the dead-baby photo was graphic.
“Do you chance asking a woman who has just delivered stillborn if she’s lying?” Mrs. Clark said.
The Clarks agreed to see the woman again afterward, meeting for dinner at Easton Town Center. Mr. Clark said the evening was creepy. The woman insisted on going to Build-a-Bear to put a heart in a teddy bear for their lost child.
“For little kids, it’s a cute place,” Mr. Clark said. “For three adults? Just weird.”
Mr. and Mrs. Clark didn’t know about the Halls’ experience until Mrs. Hall contacted the Columbus mom who supposedly had adopted the scammer’s first baby. Mrs. Hall “sent a picture, and it was my daughter,” the Columbus mom said yesterday. “I lost my stomach.”
The Columbus mom, a friend of the Clarks’, didn’t want her name published. She had adopted her daughter — through Facebook — more than a year ago.
She said she had met the scammer through a co-worker, and upon hearing that she was facing an unplanned pregnancy, passed along that the Clarks were looking to adopt.
“They all had a Facebook page, we had a Facebook page — that’s how she chose her couples,” the Columbus mom said. “She kept track.”
The Halls went public with their story this month, and the Clarks followed. Both families say they are speaking out in an effort to stop the woman from hurting others. Another couple “emailed me a picture of her and they told me, ‘She told us she was pregnant with twins, and we lost them, too,’ ” Mrs. Hall said.
Unlike the Halls, the Clarks had been working through an adoption agency.
“The director said, ‘Something’s off.’ We thought she (the director) was jaded. She was right,” Mrs. Clark said.
The couple’s pain was salved in May when they adopted a baby girl named Lily. They hope to adopt again but will be guarded about contact, legal oversight and medical verification.
“In some ways, waiting for a child is kind of like waiting for an organ donation or something,” said Susan Garner Eisenman, an Upper Arlington adoption lawyer. “It’s a process where there’s a scarcity. It’s something that’s going to make a difference in lives. People lose some of their cautions.”
Eisenman recalled one case a decade or so ago when a woman who had been using the Internet to find adoptive families promised her baby to four couples.
“Everyone showed up at the hospital,” she said. “She gave birth and parented the baby.”
The Halls say they will be more careful, too, but they haven’t given up on their Facebook adoption page.
“We’re still using it,” Mrs. Hall said. “I believe there are way more good people than bad.”
Dispatch Reporter Eric Lyttle contributed to this story.

Prayers for all these children.

Adoption alone can cause trauma and then you have a despicable person such as Judith Leekin as a mom,,,,,,,those poor individuals. Not every person who is looking to adopt has a pure heart.  I pray they are all in a safe and loving environment and are getting all the services they rightly deserve. And also that the State of NY has truly corrected this wrong in their system.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/nyregion/eight-in-adoption-abuse-case-agree-to-17-5-million-settlement-with-foster-agencies.html?_r=0

Eight young adults with disabilities who were fraudulently adopted by a Queens woman and subjected to years of abuse have agreed to a $17.5 million settlement of their lawsuit against three private New York foster care agencies that had placed them with the woman, a new court filing shows.
The woman, Judith Leekin, 69, who adopted the children in the 1980s and ’90s, was arrested in 2007 in Florida, where she had moved with them. She was later convicted of fraud and abuse charges and is serving a lengthy prison sentence.
The case has long been seen as a horrific breakdown in the city’s foster care system. The authorities said Ms. Leekin used false names to adopt 11 children — one disappeared while in her care and is presumed dead — and she collected $1.68 million in subsidies from New York that were intended for their care but went to support her own lavish lifestyle.
In December 2012, New York agreed to pay $9.7 million to settle its portion of the 2009 lawsuit, including claims by two of the children; they had been placed with Ms. Leekin through a city-run adoption unit. The city denied liability in the case.
The combined settlements in the case now total just over $27 million, including legal fees and costs. The children, most of whom are now in their 20s, had physical, emotional or developmental disabilities, including autism and blindness. In a January ruling that allowed the lawsuit against the private agencies to proceed, Judge Eric N. Vitaliano, of Federal District Court in Brooklyn, offered what he called “a glimpse of life in Leekin’s house of horrors.”
“The story is undisputedly sad and tragic,” the judge wrote, citing findings by Peg McCartt Hess, a former Columbia University social work professor who had been retained by the plaintiffs to review the cases.
The judge said Ms. Leekin had routinely denied the children access to food and a toilet; handcuffed and restrained them for hours; trapped them in cribs that were held shut with boards and heavy objects; beat them with a belt, a nightstick and other objects; forced them to stand for hours, sometimes with their hands above their heads; failed to protect them from sexual abuse; and repeatedly threatened them with a gun or with being beaten to death.
When they were removed from her care in 2007, only three could read (at a third-grade level), and six were declared either “totally incapacitated” or “vulnerable adults,” the judge noted, citing Dr. Hess’s findings.
The latest settlement, detailed in the court filing on Monday, covers the eight children who were placed with Ms. Leekin by the private agencies. Judge Vitaliano must still approve the deal, which was reached in June with the assistance of a mediator, the filing said.
A vast majority of the net proceeds, said Howard M. Talenfeld, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, will be paid through annuities or trusts “to ensure that these children will have the support and therapeutic services necessary to address the lifetime of challenges they face after surviving their appalling abuse by Judith Leekin.”
The private agencies that were defendants in the suit are HeartShare Human Services of New York, SCO Family of Services and the now-closed St. Joseph Services for Children and Families. The agencies denied liability. HeartShare said it “chooses not to make any comment” about the settlement, while SCO referred a reporter to the city’s Administration for Children’s Services, which oversees the foster care system. The two private agencies still have foster care contracts with the city.
A Children’s Services spokesman declined to comment on Wednesday, but when the city settled in 2012, the agency said, “There are much more sophisticated systems in place today that would never allow this kind of fraud to be perpetrated on the city or our children.”

An example that emotional scammers CAN be prosecuted for their crime! Chrystal Rippey.

Chrystal Rippey conned people into believing she was pregnant and excepted meals and gifts based on that con,,,yep, even going out to dinner with the ones she was conning, got her indicted for fraud.
Recently this has happened in other cases, and other con artist, but those people are having a hard time getting their local LE or State Prosecutors to bring charges against the individual.  As far as I can see, it has nothing to do with state statues or like in this case, the state of Missouri's State codes.  It is my belief that in cases such as these,,,,,,,,,,,"the greasy wheel gets greased".

http://cjonline.com/news/2014-09-02/woman-change-plea-adoption-scam-case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A woman accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere has notified the court she intends to change her plea.
A court notation Tuesday shows 34-year-old Chrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Sept. 17 before a federal magistrate judge in Kansas City, Kansas.
Rippey was indicted in February on federal charges of mail and wire fraud.
Defense attorney Thomas Bartee did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Prosecutors allege Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption. The indictment contends prospective parents bought her meals and gifts, believing she was willing to let them adopt her baby after birth.



 http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/09/17/woman-at-center-of-kansas-adoption-scam-sentenced/
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A woman who pretended to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere has reached a deal with prosecutors for a 33-month prison sentence.
Thirty-four-year-old Chrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas.
In her plea agreement, she admits to scamming four families in 2011 and 2012, including couples from Shawnee and Overland Park, Kansas. She gave a Delaware couple a sonogram image of another woman’s pregnancy with twins taken off the Internet.
Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption. Prospective parents paid her living expenses and bought her meals and gifts.
A sentencing date has not been set.




A Texas woman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to defrauding four families who wanted to adopt children, according to a press release from attorney Barry Grissom’s office.
Chrystal Marie Rippey, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. In her plea, she admitted she devised a scheme in which she pretended to be pregnant.
Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals who wanted to adopt and said she was willing to give up her unborn children for adoption. She asked the agencies and families for money for rent, utilities, food and living expenses.
A Delaware couple moved Rippey into their home for a month. They took her on a two-week vacation on the beach and paid for her living expenses, new clothes, a cell phone and food. Rippey gave the couple a sonogram she claimed showed her pregnancy with twins, when she actually obtained the image from the internet. She then broke off contact with them.
The second couple was from Shawnee. They put more than $22,000 in an escrow account to pay for her living expenses. She told them false stories about her trouble with Child Protective Services and a fire that burned down the home of the birth father in order to get the couple to give her more money. Then she stopped speaking to them.
Working with an adoption agency in Overland Park, Rippey contacted another couple, who began providing support for her. They were shocked when they went to California to meet her and saw she didn’t appear to be pregnant.
The final couple ran up expenses for fees to an adoption agency in Texas, as well as travel expenses in hopes of adopting twins from Rippey. She claimed she had a son in the hospital and she hadn’t eaten ind ays in order to get money from the couple. They refused her request because the adoption agency told them not to give her any money until she completed adoption paperwork.
Sentencing will be set for a later date. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 33 months, followed by three years supervised release.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Janet Killough Barreto

So glad these two were caught!!  Despicable people!

  http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/14/justice/lone-female-fugitive/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

(CNN) -- For five years, they pursued her, always one step behind as she used aliases and altered her appearance to elude them.
But Janet Killough Barreto's luck ran out at a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon, where the U.S. Marshals Service caught up with her -- the lone female fugitive in their 15 Most Wanted list.
"The crimes they are alleged to have committed are nothing short of horrendous and despicable," Union County, Mississippi, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, about Barreto and her husband. His department aided in the search because her alleged crimes took place in his jurisdiction.
"Now it is time to let justice be served."
U.S. Marshals\' most wanted U.S. Marshals' most wanted
Abuse leads to death
Barreto, 43, and her husband, Ramon, allegedly traveled to Guatemala on multiple occasions in 2005 and 2006 to purchase children from a local adoption agency. Authorities say the children were brought back to the United States and were malnourished, physically abused, and forced to sleep on beds with plywood bottoms.
"The children were purportedly often punished with beatings and on various occasions duct-taped to their beds, punched in the stomach, and forced to endure having their heads submerged under water," the Marshals Service said.
In 2008, the abuse allegedly led to the death one of their adopted children, a 2-year-old girl.
Barreto was arrested in May of that year for child abuse, neglect, and manslaughter. She was released six months later on bond.
On the run
In March 2009, Barreto was arrested again for tampering with a witness and later released on bond. Two months later, she never appeared in court to face the charges against her, authorities said.
The Union County Sheriff's Office began searching, aided by the U.S. Marshals when Barreto was added to their "15 Most Wanted" list in June 2013. Authorities asked the public for any information leading to Barreto, offering a $25,000 reward.
A "Wanted" poster distributed by the Marshals Service said Barreto was known to change her appearance using wigs. It also said Barreto would evade law enforcement through the use of several aliases, fleeing before her true identity was discovered.
Cornered
The call came in on Monday.
According to authorities, the five-year investigation gained considerable momentum when a "concerned citizen" called the U.S. Marshals task force in Oxford, Mississippi, with information that placed Barreto in either Oregon or Washington. The caller also told authorities that the Barretos might have a small child with them.
The investigation moved swiftly.
Less than 24 hours after that initial tip, a lead about a possible location sent agents to Oregon.
They cornered Barreto and her husband late Tuesday afternoon at the Jantzen Beach Center, a shopping mall in Portland.
At first, the Barretos refused to identify themselves, but the husband was identified on the spot when his fingerprints were verified digitally.
Though Barreto continued to be uncooperative, her identity was revealed once she was fingerprinted at a local jail.
"Janet Barreto is a malicious individual. Through her alleged crimes, Barreto demonstrated a blatant disregard and lack of respect for life other than her own," said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton.
The infant found with the Barretos during their arrest was placed with child protective services, authorities said.
Six years after the death of their daughter, it's uncertain what the Barretos will face upon their return.
Both are currently being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland, awaiting extradition to Mississippi, authorities said.
It is unknown whether either has retained an attorney.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

False positive pregnancy/info

A woman who has been given an hCG injection as part of infertility treatment will test positive on pregnancy tests that assay hCG.  Halaina Walsh (info on her 5/13 on blog) has taught me this through her many positive pregnancy test and she knows intellectually that she cannot get pregnant, BUT her mental status, makes her think and share the info that she is pregnant. She also loves to take fertility meds,,evidence online she buys and sales them. Too bad her "news", false as it may be, involves others. This is my purpose of putting this info on here.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Halaina Smith/Halaina Walsh/Surrogacy

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Halaina Smith/Halaina Walsh/Surrogacy: 6/25/13: Not totally happy with the post below because it seems to get ugly in the comment section, but what keeps driving me is the fac...

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Amy,Amy,Amy

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Amy,Amy,Amy: Will this broad ever learn???? Her name is Aimee, 19 and originally from Texas Her number was from the 724 area code Her email was amieem...

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Update on Halaina Walsh's

Adoption:Scams&Unethical practices: Update on Halaina Walsh's: Too read it all, go to the post for 5/20/13 , there is also an update there.  Cormac and Samantha Keegan is/was their new names.  The little...

Update on Halaina Walsh's

Too read it all, go to the post for 5/20/13, there is also an update there.  Cormac and Samantha Keegan is/was their new names.  The little girls name has gone from her original given name,,the one on her birth certificate to McKenzie (name she remembers) and now to Ainsely.  O M G! What are they doing to this poor little girl!  This is a form of abuse.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chrystal Marie Kippey/Marshall Tx arrested in KS!

This is proof that scammers who state they are pregnant but are not, can get arrested!
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Woman-held-without-bond-in-Kansas-adoption-scam-5494099.php
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere will remain held without bond while awaiting trial.
A federal magistrate judge in Kansas City, Kansas, ruled Tuesday that 34-year-oldChrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, is a serious flight risk. Rippey's attorney did not immediately return a phone message.
Rippey was indicted in February on federal charges of mail and wire fraud.
Prosecutors allege Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption. The indictment says prospective parents bought her meals and gifts, believing she was willing to let them adopt her baby after birth.





Kansas scammer! KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere will remain held without bond while awaiting trial.

A federal magistrate judge in Kansas City, Kansas, ruled Tuesday that 34-year-old Chrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, is a serious flight risk. Rippey's attorney did not immediately return a phone message.

Rippey was indicted in February on federal charges of mail and wire fraud.

Prosecutors allege Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption. The indictment says prospective parents bought her meals and gifts, believing she was willing to let them adopt her baby after birth.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Woman-held-without-bond-in-Kansas-adoption-scam-5494099.php

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Belinda Ramirez/Corpus Christi TX

Oh lordy, she just got out of prison and she is at it once again! Will she ever learn??
The best way to protect yourself from her is to make sure you get a proof of pregnancy that can be verified, and have her sign a release of medical information. DO NOT,,,I repeat, DO NOT drive, fly or walk until you get at least those two things.  Her story changes, there will be major red flags, but she can pull you in all the same.  She goes by different names, always wanting money, can make her stories believable, and has the same narcissistic personalities as a couple of others I have written about on this blog. In fact she kind of looks like one of the "others", even comes from the same state,  but is not the same person.
Here is a news article in regards to her last arrest:
WOMAN AT CENTER OF ADOPTION SCAM SENTENCED TO PRISON
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – Belinda Ramirez, who engaged in a second adoption scheme following her release from prison for her 2007 adoption scheme conviction, has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today.
In January 2007,  Ramirez was convicted of mail and wire fraud and sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack to 24 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for engaging in an adoption scam. In that case, Ramirez claimed to be pregnant, found and communicated online with couples seeking to adopt and solicited and received money and gift cards purportedly to cover pregnancy expenses from a number of prospective adoptive parents. Ramirez was not pregnant, spent the money and caused prospective parents to spend thousands of dollars to make trips to Corpus Christi in anticipation of a birth that never happened. By May 2008, Ramirez, who had completed her prison term and had been released from prison, began a second adoption scam. This second similar scheme – claiming a pregnancy, seeking adoptive parents online and soliciting things of value –  involved numerous victims who lost approximately $17,747.    
Ramirez pleaded guilty to two felony offenses – mail fraud and wire fraud - arising from this second adoption scheme. Today, calling Ramirez’s behavior “egregious,” Judge Janice Graham Jack sentenced Ramirez to 30 months on each of the two counts for the 2008 case - the maximum sentence under the applicable guideline range, followed by three years of supervised release.  The sentences are to be served concurrently. In deciding the sentence, the court considered the sophisticated means used by Ramirez -- the use of a computer to look up adoption facilities and prospective adoptee profiles  – to target persons she knew to be vulnerable. Judge Jack furthered ordered Ramirez to have no access to cell phones,  no contact with the victims,  no access to the Internet and to obtain mental health and psychiatric care.
The investigation into the second adoption scam case that led to Ramirez’s arrest on May 21, 2008, by special agents of the FBI-Corpus Christi office at a local motel in Beeville, Texas, was initiated after the FBI received a call from a detective of the Placer County Sheriff's Department in California about a suspicious adoption by a woman calling herself "Jennifer Silver." The California detective told FBI agents, Silver claimed to be looking to place her soon-to-be delivered baby up for adoption. A couple from Fresno, Calif., seeking to adopt a baby, was contacted by an adoption facilitator and placed in contact with Silver. The prospective adoptive couple was told by Silver they had been chosen as adoptive parents for her baby. Silver told the couple she needed financial assistance to cover expenses for food, clothing and medical necessities. The couple wired Silver a $800 Moneygram from California to Texas on May 19, 2008. 
On May 21, 2008, FBI agents arranged to deliver an envelope addressed to Jennifer Silver from the California couple purported to contain approximately $500 in cash at the Beeville motel.   Belinda Ramirez was Jennifer Silver. Ramirez was arrested at the hotel when she accepted delivery of the envelope.
Additionally, because Ramirez was serving a term of supervised release as part of her sentence in her first conviction when she orchestrated the second adoption scheme, she faced revocation and the imposition of a second prison term.  Judge Jack held a hearing, ordered the term of supervised release revoked and imposed a  24 month prison term on each of the two counts of conviction in that  case -  the maximum statutory sentence allowable. These terms of imprisonment are to be served consecutively to each other and to the 30 month sentence on the 2008 charges. Ramirez will serve a total of 78 months in the Bureau of Prisons.
Ramirez has been in custody since her May 2008 arrest and will remain in federal custody to begin serving her prison terms. Both cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elsa Salinas Patterson. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

We are looking for anyone who has had dealings with a Heather Burgess (aka: Gaston, Copertina, Scrugs, Coperino) in the past two years. She was also listed by Lil Snee as Birthmom “Hennie” back in August, September, October of 2013.

She is a known scammer who has served time in Michigan and California. I have attached the most recent photo I have of her.

She is currently incarcerated in a PA prison on unrelated charges and will have an plea hearing on May 15th.  I have spoken with the Prosecuting Attorney regarding the illegal actions in adoption she has been involved with and they would like to have evidence of the most recent fraud actions prior to the hearing if we can.

If you have sent her or given an agency or attorney money for this woman please let me know. You can email me the information and please include your address and phone number – I will forward to the Prosecuting Attorney for them to get move if they need it.  shelia@heavensentadopt.com

Please help us hold her accountable for her actions and stop her from hurting others!!! THANKS!!


Thank You

Shelia Davis
Director/Referral Coordinator
Heaven Sent Adoption Services, Inc.
231-237-9880


Licensed Child Placing Agency in Michigan.

Monday, February 10, 2014