Report: #368934

Complaint Review: Rebekah/Becky Donszelmann & Steve Weeres, Island Warranty, Leisure RV

  • Submitted: Tue, September 02, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, January 12, 2012
  • Reported By: Orange California
  • Rebekah/Becky Donszelmann & Steve Weeres, Island Warranty, Leisure RV
    Highway 616
    Millet, Alberta

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Steve Weeres and Becky (Rebekah) Donszelmann are not to be trusted. I was an employee of theirs for a short time and they had me run up my credit card with their expenses to $50K and borrowed my savings ($7500) saying that it would be paid back at the end of the month, or in the case of my cash and savings, the next week. I don't think they started out with bad intentions to not pay me, but I don't know how they can do things like this to people for their own good and profit knowing that they are destroying your life.

Thanks to them and my stupidity for trusting them, I have to file foreclosure and Bankruptcy. I now know they have done this to other employees, and ripped off numerous people in their "businesses". Someday what they have done will catch up to them and i think it's already in the works.

It doesn't help me or the other victims, except I will be happy to know they can't do this to anyone else. I am still young enough to try to rebuild my life, but I am truly sorry for the retired people who have been scammed out of their life savings. I hope that justice can be done for you and maybe all of us.

Orange, California
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#1 Consumer Comment

Steve Weeres and Rebekah Donszelmann Acquitted

AUTHOR: J4ALL - (Canada)

Steve Weeres and Rebekah Donszelmann were both acquitted in Alberta in January 2015.

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#2 General Comment

Steve Weeres Court Date January 23 2012

AUTHOR: Captain Ron - (Canada)

Steeve Weeres will be in Regina Provincial Court January 23 at 9:30 am to face Criminal charges of " theft over $5,000" Sec 380(1). this is in relation to events that took place in Regina in 2003. Hey Steve remember Fourth Bridge Development Group?

Every Dog has his day.
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#3 General Comment

Update on the Donszelmann Family woes...

AUTHOR: Business Person - (Canada)

Former dealer of recreational vehicles faces 97 charges 

The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council has charged Arnold Donszelmann of Leisure RV Rentals Ltd. in Millet, Alberta with 97 charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Donszelmann was arrested on Wednesday and is to appear in provincial court in Edmonton on Feb. 25, 2011.
"Leisure RV's business licence was cancelled in November 2007. These charges come after a three year investigation involving 28 victims and potentially three million dollars in losses for consumers" said Bob Hamilton, Executive Director of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. "The charges involve alleged irregularities in the sale of recreational vehicles."  
Donszelmann is charged with:
·         49 counts of fraud over $5,000 under Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and
·         48 counts of theft over $5,000 under Section 334(a) of the Criminal Code.
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#4 General Comment

And the wheels turn slow..

AUTHOR: Stop'nthink - (Canada)

A representative from The Court of Queen's Bench Alberta has foreclosed on ten of Arnold's rental properties. Although he had been saying for over a year that he had mostly vacant properties and nobody was paying their rent it bacame clear that was not true. The properties were all occupied and current with their rent.   So what sort of scheme can we be watching for next from him? The shop he used to rent space indoors to people living in RVs has burned down and now the court has foreclosed on ten rental properties. The noose tightens................   Does anyone know what is happening with Becky and Steve's legal woes?
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#5 Consumer Comment

And on and on it goes

AUTHOR: Stop'nthink - (Canada)

Good grief. Custom Art International Complaints is another scam watch site that has quite the story on Steve and Becky. According to a posting there Becky and Steve are living with her daddy in Millet while out on bail... Who got conned into providing bail money I wonder. They will flee for sure....
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#6 Consumer Comment

Let's Pray

AUTHOR: Stop'nthink - (Canada)

Dear Lord please do something to stop the pain, heartache and financial butchering being caused by those involved in this whole nasty mess.  Who is True North and since when did Arnold have enough money to pay for fire insurance? Will any insurance company honor a claim on a property being used for "illegal" activities? This is one colossal mess !! Please Lord make it stop!
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#7 Consumer Comment

Detail Shop Fire

AUTHOR: Had Enough - (Canada)

The building is where Arnold had just rented out the upstairs apartment in contravention to the Stop Order issued by the County of Wetaskiwin on Nov 15th 2009.
As well as the people living in rentals inside the shop.

This poor woman/single mother lost everything.
Was even a letter asking for donations in the last issue of the Pipestone paper.

 Arnold doesn't learn. True North just got a cash injection. Insurance money. Wonder how long it will take them to collect the funds.
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#8 General Comment

True North RV Ltd.

AUTHOR: Chase123 - (Canada)

Looks like True North RV Ltd. owns that property.  Apparently they have the same box number as Leisure RV in Millet.
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#9 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Stop'nthink - (Canada)

Perhaps. However the fire damage was at the opposite end to where the renters were. Also the water pipes in that building were in the shop area that had little fire damage.  So, I'm inclined to dismiss the water defrosting theory.
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#10 General Comment

Fire at the old Leisure R.V. repair and detail shop

AUTHOR: Chase123 - (Canada)

I doubt that it was a vendetta against Donszelmann.  There were renters living in the building at the time. The temperature would have been in the -30 to -40 range that night.  (that's about the same in the US and Can. temperature scale)  More likely it was someone trying to defrost a frozen water line. That's only my opinion.

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#11 Consumer Comment

Where there's smoke there's fire may be of interest to Danielle

AUTHOR: Stop'nthink - (Canada)

Liesure RV in Millet, Ab. burned to the ground the night of Dec. 17/09 Not much is left but ashes and the steel frame. No details are available at this time. Appharently there were folks living in RVs inside the shop. Again there are no details as yet but several very blackened RVs were parked at the site this morning. Hopefully no one was hurt.  It is also  my hope that this was not the result of a vandetta against Arnold and Rebeckah Donszalmen. Level heads need to prevail. Since Rebeckah and Steeve have been arrested the law obviously is taking an interest in the scams so let's let them do their jobs folks.
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#12 General Comment

Court day

AUTHOR: Chase123 - (Canada)

Steve Weeres and Rebekah Donszelmann were scheduled for court in Wetaskiwin Alberta on Dec. 8th. 2009.  I am not sure of the outcome. The ticket or docket numbers were.... Rebekah 090951013P1-01-001 and -002 and Steve 090951013P1-01-001 and -002.

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#13 General Comment

Court day

AUTHOR: Chase123 - (Canada)

Steve Weeres and Rebekah Donszelmann were scheduled for court in Wetaskiwin Alberta on Dec. 8th. 2009.  I am not sure of the outcome. The ticket or docket numbers were.... Rebekah 090951013P1-01-001 and -002 and Steve 090951013P1-01-001 and -002.

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#14 Author of original report

Steve and Rebekah ARRESTED!!!

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

On November 24 Steve and Rebekah were arrested on charges of fraud. Hopefully they will spend lots of time in jail and pay back money from so many people that they have stolen from and scammed. Steve is also facing sexual harrassment charges and assault charges. Nice guy....

(705) 746 - 4225
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FROM/DE:     West Parry Sound OPP                                         DATE: 25 Nov 09
                        7 Bay Street , Parry Sound Ontario
( PARRY SOUND , ON .) On the November 24, 2009 members of the West Parry Sound OPP were on Highway 400 Seguin Township and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of this stop police arrested Rebekah DONSZELMANN, 28 and Steve WEERES, 50, both of Alberta . Both parties were arrested as there was a Canada Wide Warrant from Wetaskiwin RCMP for Fraud over $5000.
The parties are being held in custody and Wetaskiwin RCMP will be attending Parry Sound to pick them up.
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Contact: Constable Kristine Dawson
Phone: 705 746 4225
FROM/DE:     West Parry Sound OPP                                         DATE: 24 November 2009
                        7 Bay Street , Parry Sound Ontario
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#15 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Danielle and Richie Need Their Own Rip Off Post

AUTHOR: Observer - (Canada)

There is no fine line between being ripped off and being stupid.  It is plain as the nose on anyone's face.  At no time did I indicate to this idiot Danielle that she could put some money in, not show up for work and make money.  If she came to Canada three times for training, why didn't she show up for the first day of the season when we were open for business?  The people who showed up made money.  She didn't and made no money.  She wants to blame someone else?  Especially me who provided the opportunity for her.  Duh!

You can't take the ball to the 10 yard line and quit.  No points.  You can't buy a guitar and throw it in the closet and wonder why it doesn't play music.  By her logic, she would try to take it back to the store and get her money back because there is no music.

There was no "diversion" to her and her husband's illegal activities in attempting to smuggle him across the border in the trunk of a car.  It was plain illegal.  It shows the character of the a**hole posting.  He did jail time for that.

Perhaps it is time for a post outlining Danielle's actions and see how hard it might be for her to get anywhere in life.  Stir Rickie into the mix and looks very bad.

I have dealt with thousands of people over the past few years.  Half a dozen or so post.  Good track record.  And the ones who do post are the unreasonable ones.  The idiots.

And yada yada yada to warrants.  I play shinny with RCMP friends, make up your stories that have no proof.  You must have been hated in school for your fabrications.
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#16 Author of original report

Steve lies so much, I think he actually believes his own lies!

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

As usual, a bunch of BS from the mouth of Steve. Anyone can see by looking at all the complaints about you, and your ridiculous responses, that you are a liar and thief. As far as me making my own investments, lies. I didn't have money to invest, that's why I was "working" for you. As far as me never showing up, more lies. I travelled to Canada 3 times after Steve & Becky made a rapid departure from Mexico. On my 3 visits to Canada, I realized that Steve & Becky were liars and thieves. They had many people "looking" for them. They took a huge amount of money from many people  that wanted to buy RV's and have Steve and Becky rent it out for them. Problem is some people never received their RV's and Steve and Becky took off with their money. I realized that I didn't want to be associated with people like them because I am not a liar or a thief. As far as Steve speaking about my husband, he is just trying to divert the attention away from himself.

On another note, I just received some exciting news from Shankar, another one of Steve and Becky's victims. There is a nation wide arrest warrant out for Steve & Becky. Soon you'll be in jail and forced to deal with your years of scamming people. Don't drop the soap.

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Danielle isn't telling the story

AUTHOR: SW - (Canada)

There are a few things Danielle has forgot to mention in her report.  First of all, any investment she made was for her own Company that we started up here in Canada.  In it's first year it grossed over $400,000 in sales.  She was to run the office and came up here for weeks to learn the business.  The only problem was, she never showed up when the business first opened.  We had to fly people in from B.C. to manage the business and the costs soared.

We since found out by her own admission she had tried to smuggle her husband (from Costa Rica) across the U.S. border and they got caught.  He spent time in jail in California, so her real problem was she couldn't get the necessary papers to be in Canada due to that incident.

I don't believe she had to file for bankruptcy as she owned a condo in California and another in Costa Rica.  If she wants her story to be believable, she should post evidence of that bankruptcy.  There is no record of it in the public records.

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