Report: #1067293

Complaint Review: Chris Bartholomew of Sports on Canvas

  • Submitted: Mon, July 15, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, September 21, 2013
  • Reported By: Ray — cape coral Florida
  • Chris Bartholomew of Sports on Canvas


Chris Bartholomew of Sports on Canvas Accepted payment for goods, never delivered products, or made refund Internet Internet Florida

*Author of original report: UPDATE ON CHRIS BARTHOLOWMEW

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Chris Bartholomew of Sports on Canvas is a rip off and scam artist!

I replied to his Craigs list ad back in March of 2013. after several phone calls we met in his home in Sarasota Fl. where he displayed about thirty photos on canvas. He showed me what looked like a valid press pass and claimed to be a sports photographer in the U.K. for over twenty years.

He was "selling" the opportunity to represent him in Lee County Florida and after we had verbally agreed we both entered into a written contract in the amount of $3,500. for whiuch he was to delivery over 1,000 various sizes oh "photos on vanvas". In the agreement he stipulated a two week guaranteed refund if I was not totaly satisfied with his products and the buiness model.

He made many excuses over the next month as to why the products were not delivered. Finally I asked for a total refund as promised by our agreement.

He has stated many times that he or his business partner , Cindy Lockhart, had mailed the refund check. In June he stated he would Pay Pal the funds. never happedned. Most recently he stated that he was closing on a Barclay bank refinance loan on his home in the U.K. and woul dsettle up.

He e,mailed me and said he would FED-X the check on July 7th. He never did. Now he has not replied to phone calls or emails.

I have been in communication with Cindy Lockhart ( his business manager according to him) and she has told me that he has scammed her out of over $13,000.

BOTTOM LINE - Never received any products and have not received the refund. Stay away from this tea drinker from Britan. He is a professional scam artist and a liar. If this post saves just ONE PERSON from getting ripped off I will be happy.

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#1 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Ray - ()

Sept. 17,2013


Chris Bartolowmew also goes by the name of CHRIS BAINES. He is WANTED in the UK for fraud and other charges. You will see his photo and read the article where the POLICE are requesting any infomation on him.

Just google  "Chris Baines UK wanted" and the article will read" Police appeal for information on Christopher Baines".

As of this update there have been at least 5 people in Florida and Georgia that have been defrauded of over $30,000 by this low life.

 He has been found guilty & given 5 years by a UK court but htey are ryhing to locate him. atatched is recent photo


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