• Report: #875137
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  • Submitted: Sat, April 28, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, December 30, 2015

  • Reported By: KellKayH — Laguna Nigel California United States of America
Internet United States of America


*General Comment: FALSE

*Consumer Comment: What a load of nonsense

*General Comment: Investigation completed

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I have know (((REDACTED))) since we were teens. I was and am an artist who produces paintings and drawings and designs for businesses, individuals, and commercial dealers. I have collected thousands of my pieces over the years including catalogs of pictures and miniature renderings of large paintings. (((REDACTED))) began stealing my work almost 20 years ago and eventually began passing it off as his. MatthewOlyphant.com is his main marketplace, but he also sells drawings and paintings that are not his on (((REDACTED))), Facebook.com Pages (((REDACTED))), and numerous other websites.

He made (((REDACTED))) promise not to inform people his work was stolen by telling them he would split the price of paintings. e has entered into deals like this with other galleries and hair salons like (((REDACTED))) in Downtown Sacramento, CA. He sells paintings that belong to me to collectors too. All of this he does because he has a famous brother and his name is known. This is why I have not been able to recover my work or have people listen to me. He has money and  fame backing him and I do not. Please do not support this thief by buying any work from him.

(((REDACTED))) lived with me after college and we were shared a long loving relationship where he admired my art and creativity. He did not paint then. He stole my work when I married another man and has been using it since the 1990s late in the decade. He will not admit he stole my work and even if I have much similar work that is mine, he says I can never prove this. He will not share profits and refuses to give credit for my drawings paintings and designs he stole.

When I married a different man he became angry and left with my belongings. I was scared because he was a heavy drug user and I dare not approach him demanding my work back. He continues his dangerous lifestyle and refuses to give me my work. He has been copying my work and every detail for so long that people now believe the ideas are (((REDACTED))) but they are mine.

I can share my story here and hope people know he has taken my work and ideas and used them to create a life that is not his for many years. I want to warn people that he uses this fame to make connections and friends. Support art and local artists but those who are genuine. He is a crook of the art world taking from a little guy and hiding behind money and fame. DO NOT BUY HIS ARTWORK IT IS NOT HIS. I will be staring to show again and creating my own marketplaces. I am not frightened by (((REDACTED))) now.

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#1 General Comment


AUTHOR: unbelievable111 - (United States of America)

This report, as well as other, regarding (((REDACTED))) is bogus. (((REDACTED))) is the target of a disgruntle ex-girlfriend who was caught cheating by (((REDACTED))). The interesting thing about this ex-girlfriend is she carries this grudge for over a year. Her goal is to totally destroy (((REDACTED))) by posting these slanderous reports. As you can see, the report is anonymous, as are the others. However, some of the posted reports on the internet sometimes have a name attached as an author, but those names are false.

This ex-girlfriend lives in Texas and (((REDACTED))) lives in California and their relationship lasted only a few months due to distance and her extra affair. Every single accusation this ex-girlfriend has posted is false. Legal actions against the ex-girlfriend are ongoing. I am a licensed private investigator in California, hired by (((REDACTED))), to assist in halting these false and malicious reports.


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What a load of nonsense

AUTHOR: Heather - (United States of America)

Hiya artist, could ya maybe send a link to your great work which (((REDACTED))) supposedly stole? Maybe post a photo of your "artwork"   No?  Maybe just a little proof of some sort?  No?? I thought so.  Now stop making false claims about him.  Everyone knows who you are and that you go around the Internet making up many stories about him and you look foolish. 

(((REDACTED))) has many great people standing behind him and the truth.  He is a talented artist who's art has been influenced by other great artist and he created his own unique style.  He certainly didn't find inspiration from someone like you, so just accept it. 

If strongly suggest a good Psychologist who can help you deal with your mental problems.  It can help you have a happy life where you enjoy the sunshine and go and have a nice tan on the beach instead of sitting the whole day on the computer typing until your fingers starts smoking, all types of nonsense and searching for more sites to post your made up stories. 

Peace out sister.

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#3 General Comment

Investigation completed

AUTHOR: unbelievable111 - ()

To Whom it may concern;

I am a former private investigator out of California. I was hired by a client in California regarding false and threatening emails, phone calls and false reports posted on the internet. 

Initially, during an investigation into this matter, I identified potential subjects that may have done this to the Client. We looked into past and present girlfriends. One of my Client's ex is Diana Prause, among others. It is customary to look into all people that have had prior contacts with my Client. There were three subjects that I was looking into. 

During the initial investigation, I had contact with two of the three people. Computer tracing and forensics ultimately eliminated Diana Prause early in the investigation. All suspicion against Diana Prause was dropped. 

The investigation was transferred to the Computer Crimes Task Force in California. I no longer had any other involvement in the matter.

Please refer to the following case:

People vs. Tanna Reynolds was filed by the California Office of the Attorney General in the Marin County Superior Court (((REDACTED))) on March 12, 2013. The case was disposed on July 31, 2013. Ms. Reynolds pled guilty to California Penal Code 502(c)(2) and received three years probation and 60 hours of community service.



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