• Report: #461494

Complaint Review: Billy Wannyn

  • Submitted: Sat, June 13, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, April 14, 2011

  • Reported By:key west Florida
Billy Wannyn
Duval St, Key West, Florida U.S.A.

Billy Wannyn Extortionist, embezzeler, theif, crack head, liar, ruins the lives of anyone he meets, a real disaster! Key West Florida

*General Comment: The article sited above

*Consumer Comment: Additional Information from St. Maarten News Media

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: bills location

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Billy Wannyn is My Project Director,Rod Halleck And everyone knows the write up is not true nor posted by myself Rod Halleck

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Tony Whiting & Katarina Anderson (a.k.a. Kam Anderson) Liars, Thieves, Con-Artists, of Travel Club

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I made the terrible mistake of hiring this parasite this year in Key West to run my travel club. When he arrived he brought with him the whole criminal family, his wife?, Angie, mother and father in-law, Linda and Ron Adams, a retired minister and their 12 year old daughter, Teagan. This crew made tons of promises and lies to get me to pay for their trailor lot rent for their redneck trailors.

After the store opened, billy got heavier and heavier into his drug use, when confronted about it, his wife and father in-law Ron, made multible excuses for him, even lying repeatedly to save his job and their own too.
He showed up one night at my condo whacked out on crack cocain wanting a place to chill out, he went to bed in the second bedroom until I smelled something aweful, and caught him red handed with the crack pipe in his mouth.

Instead of calling the police like I should have, I called his wife Angie and father-inlaw, Ron Adams, these two put their heads together and wanted me to give Ron, Angies father, Billies position as Project Director, also promising to replace the $800.00 missing from petty cash.I decided to do a road show to miami and get him away from the temptation of doing drugs again, when I learned how he and his father-inlaw, Ron Adams, were stealing deals and running my money from sales made through their own paypal merchant accounts, ie; "VIP Promotions" If any Paradise Travel members who joined the VTC travel club has a credit card reciept that says "VIP Promotions" on it, you can contact me directly.
Billy and Angie both extorted me after setting me up with a live in girlfriend, threatening to tell my seperated wife!

Later, I found out that this clan called the Dukes of Hazzard has been doing the same thing in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia and only god knows the rest. If you run into this person or any of the rest of this gypsy clan, Run! And never believe or trust any of them. They all travel in big R.V. trailors and will most likely be found in one of the higher end trailor parks, that's how Billy makes it up to his wife Angie after a drug bindge, he'll let her think she feels better about her own self by letting her buy expensive clothes and jewerly. She forgives him, then has him set up their next mark, to rape, plunder and steal anything he can.

If you see or meet him, his wife Angie Wannyn, Linda or John Adams, I now have a warrants issued from Monroe Co. Fl. call the police and please report their where-a-bouts, and if the world is lucky, they will all be arrested and be off the streets!

key west, Florida

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/13/2009 07:19 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Billy-Wannyn/Key-West-Florida/Billy-Wannyn-Extortionist-embezzeler-theif-crack-head-liar-ruins-the-lives-of-anyone-461494. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

The article sited above

AUTHOR: Travelbuddy - (United States of America)

PHILIPSBURG--A timeshare and holiday sales operation in St. Maarten is alleged by former employees to be riddled with known fraudsters, violent criminals from overseas, improper labour practices and corrupt practices involving the use of named local police officers.

World Presidential Travel-Universal Dreams NV is the subject of a number of allegations made by former employees, both in court and to The Daily Herald. The allegations are supported by depositions made by the individuals and by two court cases filed against the company. There are two further cases now pending.

The company's former manager John Jureidini has approached this newspaper with information about the manner in which he claims he was treated by the company and its owner. He also reveals some insights into the characters past and present who have been employed and have been operating on the company's behalf.

The company is owned by a man known as F.S., F.L.S, L.S. and L.F.S., Jr. He is a man with no previous convictions recorded against him and declares himself to be an honest citizen who provides employment on the island for many people, some of whom are local. He also states that he contributes significantly to the economy.

However, he has a contempt-of-court order from a civil dispute with his former wife. The contempt order is due, said F.S., for his refusing to answer certain questions concerning money involved in the matrimonial split.

However, the picture painted by Jureidini and the other ex-employees is one of management through fear and deception, criminal motivation, police enforcement and illegal labour practices.

Allegations are made by Jureidini against named police officers and others in their depositions, to the effect that F.S. would use these officers to "deport" or threaten to arrest workers to whom F.S. allegedly owed money. Jureidini said he had been visited at his home on one occasion by three officers who threatened that he should leave the island. At least one of the officers is said to be under investigation for other matters, including the acceptance of bribes.
Jureidini was arrested by officers on another occasion and he believes this was as a direct result of F.S. contacting his "police contacts." Friends of Jureidini confirmed that F.S. had told them police had been contacted to deal with Jureidini. However, Jureidini also had contact with people who had law enforcement history and, as a result, an ex-police officer spoke to an inspector who was on duty on the date of the incident.

This inspector questioned the circumstances of the arrest. He is said to have been infuriated by what he found out, to have ordered Jureidini's release and then to have reprimanded the officers involved, one of whom it is alleged should not even have been involved in the situation due to his duty roster, which showed him to be acting outside the scope of his official duty.

A call to the offices of the tourist information bureau revealed that F.S. was well known to that office and that his company had been the source of complaints here in St. Maarten.

There was an incident involving his company in 2005 in which three of his workers were charged with working illegally in the country. They were given the opportunity to be repatriated or to remain and fight their detention in court. One of the arrested men was Canadian citizen Robert Bentien, while the other two were from Britain and Peru. All three men were repatriated and no charges were levelled against anyone involved.

Jureidini continued, "F.S. always promises to file your working/residence papers for you in St. Maarten. Over the last six years, he has brought down many Americans to St. Maarten and they have not received working papers." Amongst those named by Jureidini who have worked or still are working for F.S. are Billy Wannyn, Dan Lemrond and Alay Amin.

The man known as Billy Wannyn has been the subject of some well-known articles in 2000, as he was the son-in-law of Senator Jerry Cooper of Tennessee in the mid-1990s.

An experienced undercover police officer Michael Downie, attempting to investigate Billy Wannyn as a major cocaine trafficker, reported that his efforts had been thwarted following intervention that emanated from the office of then-Vice President of the USA Al Gore. The article giving this information was written by Charles C. Thompson and Tony Hays in 2000 onWorldnetdaily.com .

Billy Wannyn's record of arrests and convictions for drug-related crimes is available and his court case #00251192 in Tennessee indicates that he spent some time at the Department of Corrections for possession of schedule-six drugs. He also appeared at the Rutherford general sessions court in 1991, case #14842, for possession of scheduled drugs for resale.

Billy Wannyn's record describes him as born January 5, 1970, currently six feet two inches tall and with green eyes.

Billy Wannyn, who left the employ of F.S. several years ago, also has an impressive number of complaints posted online about him, and simply typing his name into the browser will reveal many hits on Websites that warn against rip-offs and scams. Most pertain to travel-industry-related scams at various companies with which he has been associated.

Another current worker is Dan Lemrond, a convicted fraudster who was involved in an $800,000 scam involving timeshare sales services. These frauds took place with a Florida company known as Vacation Clearing House Inc. He was convicted of involvement in a conspiracy to sell a service to more than 1,600 clients when in fact that service did not actually exist.

He was sentenced to serve time in prison and pay restitution. His appeal against the verdict was heard on March 20, 2000, in which he complained that he had not been given sufficient credit for having pleaded guilty. His appeal and requests were not granted by the court.

Another of the names listed is Alay Anantbhai Amin, born March 12, 1980, who is listed for Penal Code 211 robbery in the second degree. The offence is listed at the Los Angeles Superior Court under case #K05430501.

Others among the group who have been or still are working are also known to have a variety of criminal convictions among them. A mug shot of another worker was also given to this newspaper, but further details of that arrest are not available at this time.

At least two people have taken F.S. and his company to court for non-payment of wages and commissions earned during the past couple of years and have won either all or part of their cases against him. Former employee Adam Armstrong was awarded more than $28,000 by the St. Maarten court on October 1, 2010, for his case of non-payment of commissions and wages.

Another incident that has been reported to police is the alleged attempt by F.S. to stab one of his former employees with a box-cutter knife. The Prosecutor's Office has been requested by this newspaper to comment about this incident, but was unable to do so, as it did not have information pertaining to it.

From experience, this newspaper is aware that when an allegation is made against a foreign national, it is necessary for the police to approach the Prosecutor's Office for permission to continue with the investigation and arrest of that person.

Both Jureidini and another person whose name is known to the editor of this newspaper said they had been threatened by associates of F.S. in a very serious and aggressive manner that, unless they dropped their court cases against him, "You will be shark food." Both men said they had no doubt this was a serious threat that they believed the offenders were willing and able to carry out on the owner's behalf.

Most persons who have given information to this newspaper regarding the case have expressed their fear of F.S. and the influence he appears to have with law enforcement in St. Maarten. This is reflected in the depositions and statements made. One man has said he had since received a threat that left him in fear for his life. He preferred not to be mentioned or further involved in this article.

The Prosecutor's Office has copies of all paperwork relating to the story, including various items not published, but at this stage Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos and Prosecutor's Office press spokesman Rienk Mud declined to make any comment.

In an exclusive interview with F.S. in the presence of his lawyer at the offices of this newspaper, he made the following observations and comments in response to questions asked of him.

First, he denied absolutely all allegations concerning his use of police officers in an inappropriate manner. He agreed to be recorded during the interview and unequivocally stated that he did not know the named police officers at all and had never met them.

Second, F.S. denounced the people who were taking him to court as conspirators who were conspiring against his company and him to make financial gains.

When asked about the court cases that were taken out against him, he denounced one taken out by Jureidini as a victory for him, in that Jureidini had not won the majority of the claim and had in fact only won about $1,400 of the tens of thousands he had claimed.

The other case was brought by former employee Adam Armstrong for wrongful dismissal and payment of monies owed. F.S. said this had been a "lucky shot" by Armstrong. Later in the interview he said, "I paid the price for that mistake, over $25,000 just for getting rid of someone the wrong way.

"Two more cases are pending, one filed on January 11 and a second that lawyer Edwin Maduro is preparing to file this week on behalf of his client. Maduro said, "The fact is that, in my opinion, under the terms of his agreement, my client is entitled to a proportion of the profits of the company whilst he was in their employ. I will be filing this case accordingly. I have no comment to make on all the other issues surrounding the matter.

"F.S. states that he has applied for work permits for all his employees, but questions remain unanswered as to the legality of applying for work permits for persons with serious criminal records behind them.

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: justcause - (United States of America)

He is working and living in St. Maarten at Pelican resort in Simpson Bay

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Billy Wannyn is My Project Director,Rod Halleck And everyone knows the write up is not true nor posted by myself Rod Halleck

AUTHOR: Angela - (U.S.A.)

Feel free to contact Rod Halleck or Mr.Wannyn to confirm we are not involve with the lies and slander posted on rip off report.. When you get to the level of this and hide behind fake names there are consequences. we will find out who yo are a have justie...
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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Tony Whiting & Katarina Anderson (a.k.a. Kam Anderson) Liars, Thieves, Con-Artists, of Travel Club

AUTHOR: Angela - (U.S.A.)

The above report WAS NOT filed by Rod Halleck - owner of Paradise Vacation Club. Feel free to contact him and he will verify some coward is falsely impersonating him!! And that coward is TONY WHITING.
It was Falsely filed by TONY WHITING, who is a disgruntled ex-employee of Paradise Vacation Club. The owner wanted Tony Whiting fired due to his lack of ability to sell. Tony was given another opportunity to work in Marketing and he failed at that also. When TONY WHITING'S girlfriend Katarina Anderson informed everyone that Tony had previously embezzled money from a Tennessee land development sales company, that was operating out of Ft. Lauderdale, Tony was FIRED!!!! I was also asked to fire Tony because I was the project director, and the owner did not want him around anymore. Therefore, Tony has a vendetta against me.

Katarina Anderson (Kam) chose on her own free will to leave Tony Whiting to protect herself and she decided to move in with Rod. Katarina Anderson (Kam) however could not make up her mind which man she wanted so she went back and forth between the two men several times. This is the reason Tony Whiting has a grudge, and is out to try and destroy Rod and myself. I guess the embarrassment of being fired and having his girlfriend share all of his skeletons about drugs and embezzling are too much for him, so he has to try and hurt someone else!! It was very evident Kam was only looking for a sugar daddy, and when Rod was too smart for her game - she went back to her embezzling boyfriend!!

To mention an innocent minor's name in such a low-life article is unbelievably low - even for you TONY WHITING!!!! I am not sorry I had to fire you - and I am not sorry your girlfriend kept leaving you - but leave my family out of your disturbing issues!!

Tony if you have an issue do not hide behind the internet - address me - and leave innocent people out of it!!
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