Report: #736203

Complaint Review: Little Italy Cafe of 46 Main St Peabody, MA 01960 owner is a long time con artist using false identity

  • Submitted: Thu, June 02, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, May 06, 2014
  • Reported By: Marie — Massachusetts United States of America
  • Little Italy Cafe of 46 Main St Peabody, MA 01960 owner is a long time con artist using false identity
    46 Main St
    United States of America

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If you are reading this, I hope you have found it before it is too late. Roger Williamson, recently going by the identity of Roger Paradiso is attempting to sell the business Little Italy Cafe 46 Main St Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 587-3352 to an innocent person under a false name and with false appraisals. 

This man has a long history of being a scam artist. I know this all too well. Please search here on "" for the name " Roger Williamson " as that is this mans real name. You will see pictures etc. to verify that this is the man. 

As soon as this information had come into possession I have felt very responsible to post this. Hopefully any person that is in talks with this individual will google the restaurant name and find this information before losing their hard earned money. This man has hurt countless women and will continue to take advantage of others. [continued below]....
..... I have personally had my own experiences with him. 

Please, I hope this information finds you well! If you search on the Peabody Patch website, you will find pictures from the ribbon cutting ceremony from when this Little Italy Cafe of 46 main street first opened. You will see pictures of this man whose real identity is Roger Williamson. And he lists himself as Roger Paradiso.

His contact # is 617-816-3838 and if you google this phone #, you will find his many listings on various internet sites claiming poor health and needing to sell this business doing over $4500K in sales a week. Appraisals of $100K on this business. 

He has absolutely not paperwork of this. At least none authentic, I guarantee that. This man has a long history of being a scam artist. PLEASE be on ALERT and add any information to this report that you may have for others to be warned.

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#1 General Comment


AUTHOR: Fred - (USA)

 You can tell Roger wrote the above statements. He is still a low life and is still ripping off people. He recently conned me into renting him a store in Salem Ma. SOPRANOS CAFE. under the false name of Roger Pariziale a real business he just used it as a front to con investors. When I finally had him evicted and received a judgment against him, he stated to make all sorts of vile statements on line about me and my family. He is scum and is now being reacted by the state and county for criminal fraud. Hopefully some others will find him first and send him to hell where he deserves to be. He can be found most mornings visiting his mother ,who supposedly died in Dec. 2014 at Revere beach Blvd in Revere Ma where he stops in to rip her off for money

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#2 Consumer Comment

Make Reports to

AUTHOR: Maria0825 - ()

Contact: Detective O'Donnell & Detective Donald Brown 617-343-4571 from the Boston P.D. as they are in charge of this investigation going


Contact: The Assistant D.A's info 120 broadway in Chelsea, Ma 02150 A.D.A. MaryRose Anthes 617-884-2200

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#3 General Comment

tracking Rodger Williamson....aka GEORGE


AUTHOR: 02215 - (United States of America)SUBMITTED: Thursday, December 08, 201

in response to your latest findings...Thank you for getting this out there. I can't even believe he is still out there...he is a disgrace! To think I meet up with him a few times...AND thank GOD I went with my gut and severed all ties and communication with this man!!!!  We would go out and not ONCE did he ever pay for a meal....he played the sympathy card..I did fall for it a few but then my gut said something aint right here....thank god for that!!! He TRIED to get $$ from me but i told him flat out NO WAY, which made him angry!!!  Anyways, thanks for the update this guy needs to be stopped!!! 
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#4 Author of original report

Roger Williamson now Running a New SCAM catering business again, Goombas Ristorante Italiano of Saugus / Peabody Massachusetts

AUTHOR: 02215 - (United States of America)

He's back. Now that his Little Italy Cafe has gone under, and his attempts at falsely accusing Adam Sandler of dining and dashing didn't work out in his favor.. He is now up to his old tricks again people. He is posting all over the internet and offering to trade his Catering services for cash and items. He is offering to come over and cook in people's homes and teach them how to cook. Could you imagine an innocent old lady allowing this guy her home? He wants to cook for you this Holiday season. I wouldn't be surprised if he just wants to steal all of the presents under your tree.

The following are excerpts from the internet that I have been able to track back to him. He is once again going by the name "George"... oh and guess what ladies.. he is looking for a roommate to share his studio apartment with!! He's also trying to sell a scooter as well.

---I am a skilled chef with over 30 years experience . I have worked with Ramsey, Flay & Testa to name a few. I can cook for your family, cook several days worth of meals or can teach you how to cook anything. I am looking for anything in, jet ski, cash, etc... Call George.. xxx-xxx-xxxx

---$400 - roomate/room for rent
0 Bed, ? Bath
55% less than median of nearby rooms ($400 vs. $900)
PEABODY, Boston On-Map Location is Approximate
No Pics :-( xxx-xxx-xxxx

---HIRED GUN for Restaurant (NORTH SHORE)Date: 2011-11-21, 3:37PM EST
Reply to:Reply To This Post
I am 45 yrs old with 30 years experience in the restaurant industry. I have owned 2 restaurants which were lost in a divorce, I was a manager at the largest nightclub in the country, I have been a Catering Sales Manager, FOH Mgr, BOH Mgr, Cook, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cook and The BEST Pizza Chef in the area. I will work for you for a few hours, a few days, a few weeks or as long as you like. I can help train your staff to be the best, I can help stablize your restaurant so you can finally take a vacation. Or I can be hired to do your HOLIDAY party at your home or office. Call me

---BEST Pizza Chef (North Shore)I have 30 years experience working & managing some of the most successful Pizza Restaurants in the area. I had my own business and lost everything in divorce. Are you tired of the kids you hire calling in? Are you worried about trusting the kids you hire because of inexperience? Let me put your mind at peace. I need to make $15 an hour to pay my bills but I am worth 4 times that and will show you on day one. I am avail

--- He's made a free website using for his "newest" catering business!home

The address being used: 90 Lincoln Street, Saugus, Massachusetts 01906 seems to be a residential area with the building being a "driving school"

---I am a skilled chef with over 30 years experience . I have worked with Ramsey, Flay & Testa to name a few. I can cook for your family, cook several days worth of meals or can teach you how to cook anything. I am looking for anything in, jet ski, cash, etc... Call

Location: north shore

---FAST Scooter - $1 (PEABODY)Date: 2011-12-01, 6:52PM EST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]
I have a 2010 Scooter 50cc made by Peace Sports (no license no insurance needed)color is blue with Xtra large storage on rear. I Had the engine modified to go over 35mph, this scooter flies over 50mph. Currently registered and used daily for work, it look and runs like new. Comes with a brand new HJC full face helmet....I had the exhaust modified to be quieter too.........$800 or Best me

Looks like your last victim finally kicked you to the curb Roger. What kind of a human being are you? Preying on innocent people like we owe you something. The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior and you prove it well. 

Nothing about you was ever successful. Nothing. Look at your life, trying to find a roomie for your studio apartment at your age. Stealing from women, single mothers, people planning their wedding. You're pathetic. Yet you speak so highly of yourself creating these illusions to boast yourself as a victim. 

No matter what you take or have taken from these innocent people, they'll always be 1,000 times more wealthier than you.

I don't care how much you steal from somebody through your deceit. They'll always be more fortunate for the simple fact that they aren't you. They don't have to live your life. They don't have to look in the mirror and say "wow, I'm Roger Williamson. I'm just a complete joke and deep down inside I know that not a single person in this world genuinely has any respect for me."

P.S. not driving Sharon's Blue Maxima anymore? ;)
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#5 General Comment

Everything the oriiginal author says is completely 1 million percent correct!

AUTHOR: Krystal Kenville - (USA)

And now, Little Italy Cafe is out of business, Roger is off on another scam!  I wonder how Sharon Meehan feels now??????

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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds


AUTHOR: Bee - (United States of America)

I feel SICK!! It happened to me...same story...GEESH!
When i wouldn't given him $$ he became angry...
leaving angry voice mails. 

May he ROT in H**L!!!
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#7 Consumer Comment

He strikes again

AUTHOR: Peabody Resident - (United States of America)

He strikes again. He tried to scam Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions out of $2,500.00.  he said food was ordered but it actually never was.  At least he had his 15secs of fame on TMZ.  Roger 's it's not smart to get into lime light if you are trying to hide from your shady past.  Not smart business sense.  You will now have thousands of people against you that are living in the area.  Good job!
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#8 General Comment

Roger look me up

AUTHOR: Jules - (United States of America)

Hey Roger look me up on Fb. Julie Ellis. I look the same
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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hello......Roger Williamson

AUTHOR: Dark Defender - (United States of America)

No hiding names here, either. You know me and we have a lot of history together. To think I actually once considered you a friend. There's no reason for you to wonder why I decided to write the things I have about you. You need to be put down. I've known about your little pizza place long before it was made public on here. I'm just waiting for the right moment as are some of your other "old friends." Everything you've written on here trying to defend yourself has given me a good laugh. Say what you want about me.I'm going to do what no`one has ever been able to do. Your running and hiding days are over and I can promise you one're never going to see this coming and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Times running out, in fact I'm sitting in my car watching you right now. See you soon.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Roger Williamson, Roger Paradiso, Roger Williams, Mark Willis loves Sharon Meehan!

AUTHOR: Krystal Kenville - (USA)

Oh Roger darling, well when I say Roger I mean, Roger Williamson, Roger Williams, Roger Paradiso, Mark Williams, Canosa Catering, My 3 Sons Productions, oh yes I have even left some out.  I use my full and real name every time I post on you, do you have something to say about that?  

You may Google my name and all of yours and tell who is a con-artist and/or liar.  It's funny though, I haven't posted anything on you in quite some time, yet you automatically assume it is me?  LOL I LOVE that I still have such an affect on you!

Listen, in all honestly I am waiting for your new victim 'Sharon Meehan' to be calling me in a few months to cry her eyes out on the damages you have done.  I know you owe over$ 40,000 in child support to at least one person (court records), and that you keep trying to sell poor Sharon's business out from underneath her.

I know that the Mass Dor has contacted Sharon with regards to your where about's and assets. That the IRS is collecting all of your information, and that now your son living in Florida has a theft case against him from Florida that directly involves you.

Clearly, I am not worried in any shape or form what you think about me, because I rest very deeply at night knowing that I irritate the living hell out of you!  Thank you for that...  ;)

As for my comments here, it is only to let everyone know that all files & complaints against you are COMPLETELY true.  As for poor Sharon, eh, no worries, it is just a matter of time.....

Don't worry Roger, I am constantly keeping an eye on you......  :)


Krystal Kenville
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#11 Consumer Comment

He really is a fake and a phoney!!! he is Evil Evil EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!

AUTHOR: nojustice? - (USA)

I used to know this  pathetic clown Roger Williamson. He is in my opinion the equivolent of a  a big greasy pile of  insect infested  pig  vomit  on the ground . The claims written about him have a great deal of truth !!  WHY would so many people be making all of these claims if there was no truth to any of it?  SERIOUSLY??!!! He really is a horrible man and a total scum bag loser  and  scam artist. His track record in his buisness life and his personal life is absolutely criminal and disgusting. I dated the SOB and he treated me very badly . He  lied to me, talked down to me,  promised me things which was just empty promises and claims  and in the end called me  and my family horrible vulgar names, etc etc.. .

He is the epitome of un-datable and the worst man I have ever ever involved myself in. I HATE HATE HATE him!!! I hope this  pile of dog  vomit and fecal matter   Roger the dodger Williamson  suffers  a miserable and evil ending .  I have NO sympathy for his supposed heart problems and cancer. He deserves the pits of hell for all of his  sadistic,  disgusting and deplorable behavior. All of the people he scammed in his buisness ventures and all of the women he scammed, lied to and mistreated, I am sure they all think he is the lowest form of life and wish him bad things too!!   Go to hell!!!!!!! 
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#12 Consumer Comment


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

a piece of advice for you KRYSTAL? if you put this much time and effort into finding a job and actually you would probably be in Forbes Magazine and not a Bartender at a sleeze bar.  How many other men have you ruined? You sound like some consumer advocate with your statements when its all stuff you have posted on different sites with all your free time.  Does the State of Maine know you work under the table as a bartender while on Welfare and living in subsidized housing that if you report your income you would not qualify and have to move?  You are a sick girl in need of a lot of help. 
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#13 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: StickballKing - (United States of America)

I have watched you tear down this person over the last few years.  Are you Maria from Chelsea? Krystal from Maine? Pam from Florida?  Who are you this week?? You are such a scorn woman I feel so bad for you that you have made it your life to ruin someone elses life.  This man had cancer, I have seen the scars.  This man had a heart attack and needed open heart surgery, yes I have seen the scars.  What you have put this man and his children and family through over the last few years is a CRIME in itself.  You have single handedly cost this man a home, a business, a marriage not to mention his health.  I have met this man and he has told me his name, not anything fake you CLAIM.  I spoke to his family about the pic and posting in the paper?  they got his name wrong not him.  He was asked about the "Irish" last name and he told them what the Italians in his family were named.  Secondly, WHO HAS HE CONNED? Where is your PROOF? why is he not in jail?  You make all kinds of claims! you offer no proof! nor do you have the GUTS to use your REAL NAME.  You are a true COWARD, someone who has nothing better to do with their life.  You probably live in a trailer park, an alcoholic or stripper with 5 children from 5 different men.  I Have seen and heard about all these postings and it makes me SICK that someone can ruin another persons life like this without saying who they are and offering any proof of their claims.  Are his SCARS fake?  did he get the hospital to give him FAKE reports?  There is not a single complaint written about this man before 2007... was he just born?  was the internet just invented?  This man is guilty of one only meeting a few crazy women.  So where is the SCAM? So where is your PROOF? how aobut this one, WHO ARE YOU??? if you are going to splash your trash all over the internet, you should have the GUTS to tell us all WHO YOU ARE and WHERE YOU ARE FROM and WHERE IS YOUR PROOF???
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