Polvay, Michael Arthur aka Michael Plumb aka Billy Plumb rip-off by marriage, suspected bigamist Norwalk? Connecticut
IF YOU HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH MICHAEL ARTHUR POLVAY, AKA MICHAEL PLUMB and BILLY PLUMB PLEASE SEND ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION TO BERNICE BARNETT, LINCOLN COUNTY (OREGON) DISTRICT ATTORNEY... THANKS IN ADVANCE.
From: Bernice Barnett
Cc: Ron Benson
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 8:33 PM
Dear Ms. Haines,
I am asking the investigator in the District Attorney's office to look at your situation. His name is Ron Benson. He will contact you. I did not read the news paper article but can tell from the title that the person in that case was proven a bigamist. In your case you mention that you suspect this might be true. We will see if we can confirm your suspicions. If we can there is a possibility that we can prosecute, at least for that. (It will depend on when you were divorced.) I am truly sorry for horrible events that have happened to you. It is my hope that we will be able to help. Sincerely,
Brenda :o) 10/16/2004 2:49:28 PM >>>
Dear Ms. Barnett,
You probably don't remember me, but I contacted you about 5 years ago, regarding a situation similar to the one in a story on the kgw news website. A few weeks ago, I read the story of this sweetheart-scamming bigamist's arrest with great interest (and more than a little anger!),
because Michael Arthur Polvay did the same thing to me about 5 years ago. I'm a longtime resident of Lincoln County - the last seven years in Seal Rock.
> Deputy Shanks of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department was willing ONLY to take a report and to tell me repeatedly that what Michael Arthur Polvay had done to (my kids and) me was not criminal, but civil in
> nature. As I recall, Deputy Davey told me the same thing.
> I'd like to know: why is it a crime for George Washington Upton to do this to women, but (according to Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies), it was only a civil matter when Michael Arthur Polvay did it to me?
When I met this charming creep in mid 1998 (at the Church of the Nazarene in Newport), my credit was top notch and I owed only about $4,500 in credit card debt, but within 4 months of marrying him (on 1/1/99 in Clark County Nevada), my debt was $130,000.00 and my available credit was completely exhausted (my credit report will confirm these facts). Then he was gone, actually telling me I've gotten all I want from you, now leave me alone! At that time, he was supposed to be working for Billy Lounello of Moreno Valley Pontiac - Gmc-Buick at 12630 Motor Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92555.
I know of several other victims of his, one of whom is Donna who, at that time lived at in Riverside CA with Mr. Polvay. By calling her number, I spoke with each of them several times. According to my final AMEX statement (for one), he used my credit cards for gas and five star hotel rooms, to court Ms. Gerry, to buy thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment with which to start a business with Ms. Gerry (the same pitch he used with me) - and even to procure the services of prostitutes! My understanding is that Ms. Gerry lost 2 houses and
more than $500,000.00 to him.
Perhaps the most distressing aspect of being involved with Michael Arthur Polvay is his tendency to discredit his victims by (for instance) setting them up by planting drugs in their house or inviting them out for drinks, insisting they drive and then reporting them for DUI. The reason he was in Lincoln County in the first place was that he was an informant for the DEA and was working on the case against David (and Monique) See in Newport (he told me this himself).
Since 1999, he's lived in northern California, Nevada, Illinois, Connecticut, Florida and who knows where else? I don't have any idea of his whereabouts right now, but I his SS# is 040-82-5531 (he was in such a hurry when he left - with my credit cards, in the car that I'd leased
for his benefit - that he left his SS card here).
Also, the mother of his two children would know where he is. Her name is Maria Polvay of Eugene Oregon - who I believe still works at the Silver Dollar Club, also in Eugene. She can be reached through her father, Jaime R
in Florence, OR. By the way, her father has also had some very interesting legal experiences with Mr. Polvay. I strongly suggest you contact him.
Michael Arthur Polvay is of Philippine decent, about 5'8 and 150 lbs. His DOB is 10/30/63. At one time, while living in the San Francisco Bay area, he used his own brother's name, Billy Plumb, as an alias. His mother is Terry of Norwalk (or Fairfield), Connecticut. One of his good friends is Jonathan in Portland Oregon (in hindsight, I believe the two of them are part of a national ID theft ring - I don't have the resources to investigate or to prove it - I'm writing in fervent hope that you can help). Another longtime friend of his is Kris. The only contact info I have for him is his toll-free phone number.
In addition to repeatedly scamming women out of money, automobiles and credit, I believe Mr. Polvay is most likely a bigamist too, because I was finally granted the use of an alternative method of service through Judge Littlehales by which to divorce Mr. Polvay (by default) in
October 2003, so he and I were legally married for almost 5 years. During the period of 1999 through 2001 (when I lost track of him), he'd been involved with at least half a dozen women (that I knew of). Rumor
had it that he married at least two of them during that time, but again, thanks to Mr. Polvay himself, I lack the financial resources to prove this and again, nobody would even investigate my story.
During that time, I participated in ongoing correspondence with people such as Gordon Smith, Darlene, Terry and others, each of whom referred me back to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, whose
Deputies would do nothing except to tell me that this situation was not criminal in nature, but a civil matter.
This has all been frustrating, to say the least. Life as a single mother is struggle enough without having one's life destroyed by a con artist, and then being told by the authorities, in essence, that there was nothing they could (or more accurately, WOULD) do about it. Obviously, it's too late for me, but PLEASE do single mothers everywhere a favor and at least investigate this matter. I've tried to make this concise while providing you with as many details as possible. You are welcome to contact me with any questions.
Because KGW ran the story of George Washington Upton's arrest, I'm sending a copy of this message to their news tips division, too. Thanks in advance for your prompt and thorough attention to this matter.
Seal Rock, OregonU.S.A.
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