• Report: #354478
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Samantha Maria Arrington, Juanita Maria Barnes

  • Submitted: Tue, July 22, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, September 26, 2013

  • Reported By:Atlanta Georgia
Samantha Maria Arrington, Juanita Maria Barnes
1807 Oak Avenue Brunswick, Georgia U.S.A.
  • Phone: 912-604-8936
  • Web:
  • Category: Tenants

Samantha Maria Arrington, Juanita Maria Barnes Samantha wrote bad cks, clogged my plumbing pipes with dog hair, lied to me about her past and did NOT pay the utilities she promised to pay when I let her "rent" my house. Brunswick Georgia

*General Comment: citizens overdraft settlement

*Author of original report: In response to "Number Four" Lithonia GA

*Consumer Comment: She's gotten worse

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I had not seen Samantha in 30 yrs, since H.S. graduation, when she contacted me via email [found me on classmates.com] about needing a place to stay after a break-up in Pittsburgh, PA. She told me of her very interesting and "impressive" [or so I thought] past working for the "CIA" for 15 yrs, having a Harvard MBA, being a former Buffalo Bills Cheerleader and doing some very 'good things' for our country in the CIA. It did occur to me that people in the CIA do NOT talk about their experiences [unless they write books] in such graphic detail nor do they have problems, generally, obtaining or keeping jobs. But oh, the tales were tall! I was happy that a former classmate had done so well and wanted to know all about her exciting past but suspicion clouded my enthusiasm.
She said she had nowhere to go and needed a place to stay. I offered her my Victorian house in Brunswick GA b/c I felt compassion and deep sympathy. I pondered that if I were in that position I would hope someone would help me. The deal was, she lived there rent-free for 2 mos, only paying her cable, water/sewer/trash and electricity bills, then at the end of 2 mos, she would pay half [yes, only half] the mortgage as rent. I was really giving her a break until she got on her feet. She said she had just lost her job in Foreign Exchange at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and had no money, no job, no place to go. Now, I was incredulous that someone who "supposedly" had done all she had done, had a Harvard MBA & worked for the govt would be in that position. When I became inquisitive and overly curious [sleuth that I am] there was always some excuse, reason or justification. I could NOT for the life of me figure it out but I suspected something was very wrong.
Boy did I find out! I finally got her out of my house at the end of Dec 07 after discovering my house left NASTY: thick, black dog hair clogging the 100 yr old claw foot bathrub, the sewerage pipes, etc, filthy furniture from who knows where, lamps I had left in the house with destroyed and burned shades [how does one do that?], deep scratches on my solid oak front door from animal claws, poop from a "pet tortoise" on my sleeping porch scattered and smeared all over it, on and on. I was sick to my stomach when I discovered the squalor she created in my beautiful Victorian house!! I cried.
I made her help me clean it. She showed up at 10 am with a HUGE McDonald's cup with Jack Daniels in it! AHA! I knew now what the problem was. Aside from my layman diagnosis of "multiple personality disorder". The girl told so many lies I couldn't imagine how they were conjured up so cleverly.
She owes me $300... I let her - out of the goodness of my heart [though quite idiotic on my part] - live there for over 2 mos FREE and SHE STILL STIFFED ME ON THE POWER BILL AND THE CHARGE FOR HAULING OFF THE NASTY SOFA by the City Public Works Dept. She wrote me cks, which were bad, of course, on a CLOSED or Never Even Opened PNC Bank acct. I called to ck on the acct and learned it didn't exist. I called Harvard and learned she didn't graduate from there with an MBA the yr she specified. Imagine that. *Could be another yr but I highly doubt it*.
Ohhh, I was mad. You don't spit in the face of someone giving you a FREE house and a break from your suffering! {Of her own doing}
Found out she practiced her scofflaw stuff again when she rented another house in the neighborhood --wrote the owner bad cks, trashed his house, stiffed him on several months of rent, yada yada yada... I had previously tracked him down and told him of my horrors with her. Eventually, sure enough, she did the same thing to him--but to the tune of over $1000 in bad cks. She also told me and this new landlord that she had landed a govt job teaching "finance" at FLETC, the Fedl Law Enforcement Training Ctr, which I surmised was a bold faced lie, too. Yep.
Bottom line: If you come across this shady lady, RUN to the police. Or if not that, RUN the other way and refuse to believe her ruse. She's Bad News!!
I wonder if she has other offenses nationwide [about a zillion addresses for her around the US] -- what does that mean?? Hhmm.
What is sad is that I tried to help her, tried to befriend her, tried to believe her fantastical stories out of respect. What I learned was that she is a con artist who is a pathological liar and has SERIOUS mental problems.
BEWARE. Don't try to be nice to this stone-cold, manipulative taker.
This was MY experience and I stand by my words.

Karuna Del Mar
Atlanta, Georgia

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/22/2008 09:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/samantha-maria-arrington-juanita-maria-barnes/brunswick-georgia-30318/samantha-maria-arrington-juanita-maria-barnes-samantha-wrote-bad-cks-clogged-my-plumbing-354478. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

citizens overdraft settlement

AUTHOR: michelle - ()

 I received a check in my mailbox today for Samantha but I do not know her so I googled her and here I am. I live in Brunswick GA in Windsor Park neighborhood and think the title of my comment says it all. Instead of becoming a potential victim I will return to sender asap and give up my search. Thought I should share a little validation to the bad check issues. Thanks all

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In response to "Number Four" Lithonia GA

AUTHOR: Karuna Del Mar - (U.S.A.)

Hello #4:

Hey, look me up on Zaba by sending a msg on how to reach you so we can communicate more... if you want. I'd love to pick your brain on what she told me and get your take on it. And just get the truth. Sorry you were taken, too. I'd give you my email addr now but I have to trust you are who you say you are! I'm sure you can understand that, I mean this IS the insane Internet. Thanks for posting so I can at least make some sense out of what she did and said. I guess no one really knows anyone's motivations but them, but I can speculate.
There is a lot we can share and I'd like to know "why" she has taken the path she has taken... we were in 6th grade thru 12th grade together [and cheerleaders] and you think you know someone, but aft 30 yrs of never hearing anything about her life, how was I to know? I TRIED to help her but it seems she just bites the hand that tries... "bites the hand that feeds her". It's like she feels she doesn't deserve anything good in her life. That is self-loathing & is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I think she really really really needs help, therapy, counseling but she's the only one who can take that step to finally 'love' herself. I'm all about being empathetic towards people's plights but not when they continue to con and scam and use people. I'm sorry, that deserves NO sympathy. Let's communicate if you see this. I think she is going to jail pretty soon for the bad cks. And other people want to find her, too, b/c she told me last yr she was scared that ex-employees would find her due to the money she owes them [she said she had owned a painting company that was dissolved or something - if that's even true-]... you know when people tell you nothing but lies and then suddenly tell the truth, you're not gonna believe it.....that "cry wolf" thing. Eventually no one gives you any credence at all. Why live that way? I just don't understand. THERAPY! that's the answer.
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#3 Consumer Comment

She's gotten worse

AUTHOR: Number Four - (U.S.A.)

I know this person all too well. Divorced her in 1998 after years of separation, cut off all contact a year later, said I'd punch a singing telegram delivery person in the face if it was from her. Worked at MIT as a secretary/assistant, basically (Lab for Financial Engineering), and maybe took a course or two. Never CIA, of course. Degree in Finance from somewhere in Oklahoma, married AT LEAST four times, defaulted on loans and credit cards, pathological liar, adulterer. Took me years to clear my credit, but I took on many of her debts that had my name attached, since I knew she'd never pay. She did go to tryouts for Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders on a lark, but never made it past the first look and did't have any kind of chance getting a spot. Interesting about the Jack Daniels, that is new, she never was much of a drinker when I knew her. But a pretty darn good liar, as long as you didn't scratch the surface and look into the stories, then they fell apart. The zillion addresses can be tied to following guys around the country and taking advantage of them (OK, CA, VA, NY, and ME, anyway). Serious Daddy Issues, Abandonment Issues.

Sorry you got burned, too.
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