• Report: #743274

Complaint Review: John Collins

  • Submitted: Mon, June 20, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, February 26, 2013

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Skokie Illinois U.S.A.
John Collins
1734 mcmahon hollow dr. Pleasantview, Tennessee United States of America

John Collins Johnny C, Johnny "badcheck", Con Man Claiming to be "God's Man" Pleasantview, Tennessee

*Consumer Comment: Bullying, False Claims, and Flat Out Lies!!

*General Comment: This man is now in PA

*General Comment: Johnny = Fraud

*General Comment: Johnny = Fraud

*Consumer Comment: West Coast Names, John Post, Johnny Berry Picker, Pathological Liar

*Consumer Comment: John Collins IS a conman & pathological lier

*Author of original report: Original Report Retraction

*General Comment: No Can Do

*Author of original report: Retracting Report

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John Collins, claiming to be a Reverend, and creator of Main Event Wrestling based out of Evansville, Indiana. This con man served a prison term for wire fraud involving a man in Canada.

He has 4 or 5 children, 4 boys with ex wife Christine. Christine supposively leaves in Illinois nearby Evansville, IN. She has custody of Jevin and Jayden, both in high school. Jared attends the Indiana College of Business, he is 23 to 25 years old. The eldest son is In Atlanta or North Carolina in the banking industry. He's in his late twenties.

The youngest child Ahnika, is about 4 years old and the daughter of Kimberly Collins. Kimberly is in her late 30s early 40s and involved in John's scams. She plays the "God saved me" act and claims a history of prostitution and sexual abuse from her family. She also claims to be a Pastor fro Southern California. Ahnika has red hair, blue eyes and fair skin.

John claims to have owned Dirty South Records (music company) and "is a multimillionare.". He promises investment opportunities that return atleast 100% investment. These scams include investing in inventions and simple stock investments, also dog breeding.

John claims to be an avid golfer, listens to country music, and drinks Budweiser. He's about 5'10- 6'0 with blue eyes, dirty blond hair (graying but often seen with blonde highlights). His bottom teeth are rotted and filed down, while his top appear to be veneers. He has the disgusting habit of coughing and spitting. John has made claims of battling cancer.

He has also claimed residence in Clyde, NC. Other numbers associated with him include (812) 589-9846. He has scammed over $75,000 from the innocent people that cross his path.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/20/2011 10:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/John-Collins/Pleasantview-Tennessee-37146/John-Collins-Johnny-C-Johnny-badcheck-Con-Man-Claiming-to-be-Gods-Man-Pleasantview-743274. 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 Consumer Comment

Bullying, False Claims, and Flat Out Lies!!

AUTHOR: a true christian - ()

I've known Pastor John personally for a while now. I cannot believe that first of all someone was so childish that they thought it would be funny to write such false fake claims about him as a joke. Secondly, half the other posts on here are not even about Pastor John. They seem to be some other man.

All I can say about Pastor John is I've never known him to hurt ANYBODY! I've seen firsthand him helping everyone that walks into his church needing help. No matter who are. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone. I just happened to be one of those people he helped during a hard time. His passion for Christ is amazing. He is the epitome of a Christian. He walks the walk and talks the talk. If it weren't for him I might not have even been here today. 

The funny thing is there are people on this site that are "warning" people of his past or who he used to be...but yet he proudly tells everyone his past because it's his testimony of how he became a Christian. I've witnessed him telling his congregation his past MANY times. He's the first person to tell you he's a sinner saved by the GRACE of God. He has never hurt, scammed, or taken from anyone! 

He gives all glory to God. Anyone that knows him personally would say the same thing. Anyone that has read this crap on here and believes a word of it has CLEARLY never met Pastor John. Shame on anyone that would judge him because of these LIES. If any of this stuff on here worries you...you should ask anyone that knows Pastor John and I guarantee you they will have nothing but good things to say about him. I would also like to say shame on everyone that does know Pastor John and has read this stuff and hasn't stood up for him. He is a great Pastor and one of if not the most kind man I have ever met in my life. 

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#2 General Comment

This man is now in PA

AUTHOR: american - ()

This man is now in Pa running a church

133 w. Market St.
Marietta, Pa
717-426-0081

Also, check him out on scamwarners.com

John Collins and Kim Collins are both all over that site ripping people off internationally through craigslist. It's sad.

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#3 General Comment

Johnny = Fraud

AUTHOR: Coco Falcor - (United States of America)

I was a friend to John Post aka Johnny Berrypicker in Humboldt County for about 3 years, and I recognize some of the other posters here. I can say with total confidence that nothing Johnny has ever said to me has been true, NOTHING, not ever, not the military career, not the illnesses, the undercover ops, the jet piloting, the books, the real estate, nothing. He has literally lied to us about matters as mundane as what he had for dinner. He is an unstoppable fountain of B.S. and his most destructive lies have been inexplicable, i.e. there was never any reason he needed to lie in the first place, but he does it just because. Johnny cannot stop himself from lying but he is not very good at it, he claimed his daughter died tragically but he told some of us it was cancer and some of us it was a car crash. Most of the time what he wants is to "borrow" money. There will be a comprehensive investigation into this disgusting individual this week at our local newspaper, www.arcataeye.com. Johnny is a life ruiner and a steaming pile of putrid crap who seems to cause pain wherever he turns. I want him out of my town and I pray for the next town he lands in.
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#4 General Comment

Johnny = Fraud

AUTHOR: Coco Falcor - (United States of America)

I was a friend to John Post aka Johnny Berrypicker in Humbold County for about 3 years, and I recognize some of the other posters here. I can say with total confidence that nothing Johnny has ever said to me has been true, NOTHING, not ever, not the military career, not the illnesses, the undercover ops, the jet piloting, the books, the real estate, nothing. He has literally lied to us about matters as mundane as what he had for dinner. He is an unstoppable fountain of B.S. Johnny cannot stop himself from lying but he is not very good at it, he claimed his daughter died tragically but he told some of us it was cancer and some of us it was a car crash. Most of the time what he wants is to "borrow" money. There will be a comprehensive investigation into this disgusting individual this week at our local newspaper, www.arcataeye.com. Johnny is a life ruiner and a steaming pile of putrid crap who seems to cause pain wherever he turns. I want him out of my town and I pray for the next town he lands in.
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#5 Consumer Comment

West Coast Names, John Post, Johnny Berry Picker, Pathological Liar

AUTHOR: Lola - (United States of America)

While reading about John Collins, John Post, Johnny Berry Picker's 'friend' who apologetically explained his drunkenly, written mistake, hmmmm, sounds too familiar...
Setting: Humboldt County, California -  One night John made a drunken choice to get rid of all his boarders and filed an eviction order, he told one of his renters and friend. This 'renter' found the real eviction notice before John had rolled out of bed that morning, January 2013. Not only was John Post NOT the owner of the house as claimed, though collecting rent from 4-5 boarders. and not paid a dime to the property management co. since September 2012.
Same drunken story, different part of the US, new set of 'friends', still ripping off any chance he can conjure up. 
Look for future Ripoff Reports about Johnny Berry Picker, John Post, who can't keep his out-of-control lies straight.
Huh, Princess?!
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#6 Consumer Comment

John Collins IS a conman & pathological lier

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

The original report that was filed is 100% accurate.  The post stating to be the original author and apologizing for playing a prank and having drank too many Budweiser's the night before IS JOHN.  I too was conned out of tens of thousands of dollars from him, as was at least one other person that I know of.  I was wondering what came of him and I did a Google search for ["John Collins" conman] and up popped this report.  Why would I be doing a search for that if the reverend "Johnny C" was such a saint?

Federal Prison Time

What was not mentioned about John was that he has served Federal prison time for securities fraud involving another conman in Canada.  All of this was tied to Main Event Championship Wrestling.  John will of course not bring this glowing fact to light about his past and if you find out...will claim that he got dragged into something.  He owe's over $300,000 in federal restitution as a result of his felonious actions.  He later even conned the FBI by agreeing to wear a wire in prison to record conversations with another inmate who purportedly was planning to kill a federal judge.  They ran a segment on American Greed about the case and in the last ten minutes or so talk about John wearing the wire in exchange for getting out of prison early.  Its sad because John could probably get anyone to say anything he wanted to with that kind of motivation.

FBI Ties

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Public Records

If you check the public records in Evansville, IN, Lawrenceville, IL, Vincennes, IL, and the surrounding areas, you will see that he has been taken to court on several occasions as a result of his crap.  He supposedly conned a travel agency out of over $50,000 during his one year wrestling endeavor.  You can also find his indictment by the US Attorney Generals Office in the public record.

Common Scams

John got a good education in how to con people while in prison.  He likes to sell you the intangible.  Rights to an invention, rights to some other intellectual property, a piece of some up and coming business, rights to a secret "only he knows".  Its always some delusion of grandeur.  He has a lot of stories and bit and pieces of those stories are verifiable.  He'll use those small pieces to purport that the entire story is true. 

Millionaire Story

John likes to talk about how he is millionaire many times over.  HE DOESN'T HAVE A DIME.  IF HE DOES HAVE A DIME ITS ONLY BECAUSE HE JUST STOLE IF FROM SOMEONE ELSE.  He will say that money is just stuck in some overseas bank and he doesn't have complete access to it.  He may say his millions came from selling his share of Main Event Championship Wrestling.  Total BS...It went belly up!!!!!  It is also not the same Main Event that booked the huge boxing matches back in the day.  He likes to confuse the two to gain peoples confidence.

I honestly could go on and on about everything I dug up after he took my money, cancelled his phone service, and skipped town.

Go ahead John...post another BS retraction!  I'll follow up with hyperlinks to every possible public record, MECW article, federal government hearing I can find.   Just do us all a favor and get a job!
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#7 Author of original report

Original Report Retraction

AUTHOR: Fooled - (USA)

I'm writing a second rebuttal to the original report I made about John Collins. I feel ashamed and embarassed and utterly disgusted with myself for letting alcohol enable me to do something so stupid.  I am the original author and must make that clear! Anyone knowing John as well as I do knows his sarcastic sense of humor. While he did find this funny, knowing that I would never intentionally hurt him, it is no longer funny the report can't be removed.

I have been close friends with John for many years and I can't apologize enough for my actions. I feel as low as a snake knowing that this may cause harm to John and his great family.

I must repeat I AM THE AUTHOR of the original report and it was only meant as a joke. The joke could be damaging to John and his family's reputation, THIS WAS NEVER INTENDING TO BE ANYTHING MORE THAN A JOKE AND THEN DELETED!

John knows my motive was never to cause harm to him or his great family, only to get a laugh with a good friend, then delete it.  The love he has for his family is an inspiration. I feel blessed and fortunate to not only have John as a friend but have his forgiveness for my poor judgement.  Anyone with a true friend would understand my gratitude to John.

I cannot express in words how sorry and regretful I am.  I WROTE THE REPORT AS A JOKE THAT WAS MEANT TO BE DELETED AFTER WE HAD A GOOD LAUGH!  Please recognize that I am the author and am retracting the negative statements made. All statements in the original report are FALSE!

John Collins is a great man that I'm very blessed to call my friend!
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#8 General Comment

No Can Do

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

Posts CANNOT be deleted.  Unfortunately you made a very poor decision to type all that and now its for any and everyone to see. 
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#9 Author of original report

Retracting Report

AUTHOR: Fooled - (USA)

I previously reported John Collins to be a fraud and "con man" on June 20. These accusations are 100% false. I'm writing a retraction to apologize to not only John, but to his family as well. This report was written after a night of drinking more budwiesers than a man should have. My intentions were to send the link to John, get a laugh, then take it down. I've known John Collins and his incredible family for many years. Knowing John the way I do, I knew he would get a good laugh as long as the report could be deleted. John is an honest, reliable man that has always been there for his friends and family when they need him. I profoundley apologize to John Collins and his family. The reported posted was unwarranted and meant to be a joke with an old friend. It was never meant to be kept permanent posted. It was never intended to damage and tarnish John's reputation. He is a good family man with a witty sense of humor.

PLEASE NOTE I AM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF REPORT AND ALL STATEMENTS MADE IN THE ORIGINAL REPORT ARE FALSE! THE ORIGINAL REPORT WAS MEANT TO BE A JOKE AND ONLY A JOKE MEANT TO BE DELETED AFTER JOHN GOT A LAUGH OUT OF IT!

IF ANY RIPOFFREPORT EMPLOYEES READ THIS, I WANT THE INITIAL STATEMENT TAKEN DOWN FROM THE SITE TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE HARM IT MAY CAUSE JOHN AND HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY!!!!

John Collins is a man of pure honesty, pride, and integrity.
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