• Report: #894802

Complaint Review: Horse fraud in NC Conover, Cherryville, Asheville area

  • Submitted: Fri, June 08, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, June 12, 2012

  • Reported By: Chip — Columbus Ohio United States of America
Horse fraud in NC Conover, Cherryville, Asheville area
367 onteora blvd asheville, 6741 Colony Lane Cher Conover, Cherryville, Asheville NC, North Carolina United States of America

Horse fraud in NC Conover, Cherryville, Asheville area Carol Harrison, Liz Celemans, Michelle the CPA, Kevin Jones TWH black 16 hands dispersing with family horses anyone can ride husband had a stroke Conover, Cherryville, Asheville NC, North Carolina

*Author of original report: Cynthia Sheppard mis-representing TWH; advertising on Horsetopia this people are liars and thieves

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multiple conversations with a Carol Harrison and she explained she really needed to find a good home for these horses that they were her and her husbands personal horses. She talked about how well trained they were and gave examples that demonstrated to me she understood quite a bit about horse training. For example, she said these horses were not just put in a round pen and asked to walk on a blue tarp they were trained for 2 years in all types of terrain and conditions. She talked a lot
had a very heavy southern dialect and I struggled to get in a word. She sent me videos of the black gelding TWH. When I watched them they were poor quality  camera shaking, small pictures, etc. at that point I actually thought this poor women was being taken advantage of.

She told me it was costing her a lot of money and the Palominos pictures were due to be taken any day. She provided a lot of detail. After viewing the videos and talking it over with my husband we decided to make her an offer and we wired the money from our bank to hers which make we think it had to legitimate plus I did some background checks on the addresses and information I had. This  woman had a thick southern drawl and I also worked with the family CPA who was trying to liquidate the assets since the husband was going down hill fast. The point is they had a great heart strings story and I fell for it hook line and sinker. Not for one minute did I think this could be a fraud. I OFFERED THEM A FAIR PRICE WE DECIDE TO SHIP THE HORSES AND THEN IT STARTED.....

I am currently working with the sheriff in Buncombe county Asheville NC where two horse did show up that fit the Color, gender, and size they are thin and we think one has strangles. I am leaving a lot out here but basically after I wired the money I found some of these reports and realized I was dealing with fraud. I spoke to the bank's legal department People's Bank 6741 Colony Lane Cherrysville NC 28021 and they saw the money come in and quickly go out. I am looking for people to band with me to shut these people down. I am current working with animal protection out of Asheville NC. I am trying to figure out how to talk to others outside this forum I have gather a lot of information.

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#1 Author of original report

Cynthia Sheppard mis-representing TWH; advertising on Horsetopia this people are liars and thieves

AUTHOR: Chip - (United States of America)

These people sent video's of a horse that is well behaved thru internet video's that have a password then they remove. This person had 70 video's of this horse in different situations. After I realize it was a fraud and was pressing to get my money back they took the horses to Asheville and dropped them on off at 367 Onteora Blvd. Asheville NC 28804. They sent me an email telling I could pickup my horses there. The person at the house did not know where they came from (I called) they were doing a favor for a friend, of a friend, of a friend. These horse were sick (one seemed to have strangles from the Animal Protection sheriff's observation) and under weight. I could not have legally moved them anywhere and for sure they were not the horses advertised plus at this point it was not safe for me to go to their location. I have involved the police in both my county and the county where the horses were dropped off. I am still working the process.... NEVER BUY A HORSE OVER THE INTERNET.....EVER! These people are thieves.

Horsetopia orginally agreed with me the ad was a scram and removed it. Then the scammers contacted them and they allowed the add again. This ad is active right now! Horsetopia is now not responding to my emails although I told them I had the police involved. I am looking for others please respond to this add we need to band together.
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