CraigsList AMC 401 Scam
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Beginning Victims Michael Knight's Aliases

08/23/13
Michael Knight / Michael Barlow (aka "Randy") was just discovered to have been renting a room from a couple in Phoenix, AZ. After being discovered (see how here), he packed up a trailer that night & hit the road! A recent traffic stop there resulted in Michael being taken in for fingerprinting, since he refused to produce an ID & gave multiple names. The prints came back as "Michael Barlow". It has been confirmed that the man known to Louisville, KY authorities as "Michael Knight" & seen on their most wanted site is the same man who was renting the room in Phoenix, AZ for the last 7 months & known to AZ authorities as "Michael Barlow". When Michael was busted in the late 90s for pulling the same 401 scam, both names "Knight" & "Barlow" were used. (Click to see)
If "
Barlow" is his actual last name, this is his son, another prison-bound criminal from Louisville, KY:
Charles Michael Barlow, Jr - (Check out this winner!)
He has told at least 2 witnesses that he has a son who had a wreck and killed 4 people. You decide if that nut fell from that tree.

His fake Vietnam Vets charity website "
usmeninc.com" has disappeared, but you can view a saved copy here.
In 2005, as seen
here, he had registered this fake charity, along with Linda Sue Knight and Anthony P. Hans.
Click
here to see what happened to Anthony P. Hans a few months after they started their "charity".
After the first failed attempt in 2005, he
registered the domain name in 2013 and posted it online,.... briefly.


07/01/13
Michael Knight / Michael Barlow (aka "Randy")
is on the run and STILL scamming people across America!
DO NOT GIVE THIS MAN YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!
He is listed on
Louisville, KY's most wanted for:
"
TERRORIST THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE. 3 COUNTS OF THEFT BY DECEPTION- INCLUDE COLD CHECKS-OVER $300. 2 COUNTS OF THEFT BY FAILURE TO MAKE REQUIRED DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY OVER $300. PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE)"

RACE/SEX:    W/M          HEIGHT:     6-0          HAIR:  BLONDE
AGE:            56   WEIGHT:    195   EYES:  BLUE

ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON THIS INDIVIDUAL PLEASE CONTACT:
THE LOUISVILLE ANONYMOUS TIP LINE AT (502) 574-LMPD/5673


On 07/01/2013, I was contacted by a new victim of this thief. He began researching him and discovered my webpage, his mug shot on the most wanted list and his "charitable" website. He also found other current victims, even one who recently met this crook in a parking lot in Phoenix, AZ and lost his money as
Michael Knight drove away with his money and left him w/o his parts.

Michael Knight is currently using a new phone # that shows to be listed in numerous classified ads on sites like:

racingjunk.com("
Mar 29, 2013 – I also have the carb, chrome dual air cleaner and origional 409 gray Valve Covers. Seller Phone Number: 623 399 ****. This item is USED"),

claz.org("
... All original, unmolested, 390 auto with factory tri-power. Tri-power completely rebuilt, but, not yet on car. NO rust, runs good, but needs ...),

phoenix.bidbut.com("
... got them when I was younger and don't use them anymore, it includes some very good cardsmust come and pick up, 623 399 ****, first come first servewilling ..."), and

cars-on-line.com("
It will be sold complete with air cleaner, generator, etc. All in show condition for $5000.oo I also have many parts for 1958 Impala. Call Mike (623) 399 ****"), ("1963 Chevrolet SS. Completely rebuilt to all factory specs. All accessories included. ie, starter, flywheel, carb, dist., etc. $5000.oo. Call Mike (623) 399 ****") and ("New 327..with 2x4, new powerglide trans, new int, new top, new coker tires. Not assembled. Parting Out. Call only (623) 399-****. Phoenix, AZ ...").

He also appears to be linked to a new
Vietnam veterans charity website, which may be fraudulent and a federal offense.
The website, which doesn't check out to be a legitimate and properly registered charity makes heavy references to transport and delivery. One of Michael Knight's key selling points is being able to "save" you money by delivering your parts/car for "free" because he delivers across the country all week long, so he'll be in your neck of the woods "in a few days". Lucky you!

After hearing the discoveries by his newest victim, who ID'd him as "
Michael Knight of Louisville, KY's most wanted", having already heard 5 years ago from another victim/witness "Michael Knight might have been his real name, I know Barlow was an alias, thats the name he gave me, Knight might have been a name that the Lagrange guy came up with. Must have been between late 97 and the end of 2000, which is a big range I know. I think the arrest was some time later in the range. I would see if Jefferson county KY police can find a Michael or Mike Knight or Barlow alias in a case in 99 or 2000 where some guy from Lagrange (Phil something???) and possibly me, Steven Clark, were witnesses. This lagrange guy had a HUGE amount of info on this guy, it was a little weird actually. Maybe it was his hobby.  Its got to be the same scammer, talking about a 401 out of fbi cars and having me western union the money", finding that the bank account used to receive Chuck's funds transfer was in the Louisville, KY area under the name "Michael Knight" and seeing that Michael Knight is wanted for multiple counts of "THEFT BY DECEPTION", I am quite confident that Michael Knight is the criminal we are looking for!


06/30/08
Chuck receives a call from Keith Ratliff:

Keith(below) tells Chuck more about his dealings with Michael Joey Wright and provides the ebay account and email address(junkmanjoes@aol.com) that was used for his scam. During the call, Keith also finds his account on MySpace and confirms that this is the guy he tracked down at the pet grooming shop. Keith stated "The item I bought was a 1989 Honda Elite 150 Scooter, Red in color, good tires and title, 1700 or 1400 miles. I paid $1950.00 for it and paid with Western Union money orders. He had me send them in $50 increments.".


05/28/08
Chuck receives an email in response to one of his CraigsList scam postings:

guy who is doing this is Michael "Joey" Wright of Frankfort/Lexington KY..... he has used the names of every person he has ever been in contact with to steal. He is a fulltime thief.

Keith Ratliff
nntllc@gmail.com

ANOTHER reference to "Michael" AND "Kentucky". There IS a Michael Joey Wright in Frankfort/Lexington, KY. Notice how one of the previous victims of 10 years ago, Steven Clark, said he thought his name was "Michael Knight", which is only off by 2 letters and that he got arrested in Jefferson County/ Louisville, KY, just a few miles from Frankfort/Lexington. Coincidence?

Chuck's reply: "Thanks for the info. How do you know about him?"

Keith's reply: "Lost money to him when he was running another internet scam some years ago."

Keith's next reply: "I bought a scooter from him that never came, then he sold a engine or something using my name but his address and my number.... When I got a call about the engine I got po'ed so I went to the address which was a trailer park on the westside of Frankfort KY(455 Jones Ln., Frankfort, KY 40601). It was his mom's or dad's house they said he moved to Lexington off the Richmond Rd. I tried to hunt him down many times. I happened into a grooming shop in Lexington a few years back and there was the guy who I knew as Joey Wright running the shop. Needless to say he made all kinds of promises bu went back a couple month later and he had closed up shop. Ask neighbors but no luck on where he went."


05/15/08
Chuck receives a message from the friend of Gary's:

Hi folks, I strated a thread about this scammer asshole on the amc forum site. A local fellow here got ripped off and called me. Go read:
http://amccars.net/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1210178111


05/12/08
Gary receives another message from Steven Clark:

his name might have been Ken Summers, or Sommers, or that might have been another alias.


05/09/08
Chuck receives another email from Tom:

CHUCK: "RANDY" HAS CALLED ME TWO MORE TIMES THIS WEEK, BUT DIDN'T LEAVE A MESSAGE BUT THE NUMBER ON THE CALLER ID WAS THE "6619" ENDING FROM ARIZONA. IF I SPEAK TO HIM, I'LL TELL HIM I NEED AN ADDRESS SO I CAN MAIL HIM MONEY FOR THE 401'S. ANY LUCK WITH ANYTHING ELSE...TOM IN MINN.


05/08/08
Gary receives another message from Steven Clark:

Hi Gary, I went through everywhere I might have saved any papers and can't come up with anything. no emails either becuase I abandoned that address. I don't think I can help beyond the aliases, Michael Knight might have been his real name, I know Barlow was an alias, thats the name he gave me, Knight might have been a name that the Lagrange guy came up with. Must have been between late 97 and the end of 2000, which is a big range I know. I think the arrest was some time later in the range. I would see if Jefferson county KY police can find a Michael or Mike Knight or Barlow alias in a case in 99 or 2000 where some guy from Lagrange (Phil something???) and possibly me, Steven Clark, were witnesses. This lagrange guy had a HUGE amount of info on this guy, it was a little weird actually. Maybe it was his hobby.  Its got to be the same scammer, talking about a 401 out of fbi cars and having me western union the money. Some talk of putting one in a gremlin. maybe a louisville craigslist add will net some more info? If anything jogs my memory I'll let you know. Good luck.
Steven Clark
javelin1973401@yahoo.com


05/08/08
Gary receives a message from a guy that saw a posting about this scam on an AMC website:

From: Steven Clark javelin1973401@yahoo.com
Hello, it's got to be the same guy that got me probably 10 years ago now for 3 or 4 hundered, via our local bargain mart, in louisville kySame song and dance about 401 fbi cars and a shipping company.  I think his alias back then was "michael knight" or maybe Ray.  He ended up getting arrested in Louisvile and spending some time behind bars, but I never got a dime of my money back.  some guy in lagrange had a bunch of info on the guy but I can't find his email now.
Steven Clark
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I'll try to dig up any info that I can. I dont' have any more info in email but maybe something on paper, I'll have to go through some old stuff to see. I can almost remember the guy's name in lagrange, I'll keep trying to remember. I'll let you know. If you got scammed out of enough money, and it was across state lines you might be able to contact the fbi.
Steven

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The Louisville PD said they could pull the case:

Louisville Metro Police Department
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-7660
http://www.lmpd.org/


05/08/08
Chuck receives a message from Larry about a call from "Randy":

Chuck:  I talked to Randy today.  He said that my parts were 500 miles from me and that he was going to put it into storage when it got here. I could then get it when the courts released it because he was having problems with you and Gary. He said I could see it but not get to it and that we would see each other face to face. I said if it was going into storage I was going to start the process for him to get locked up.  That’s when he started yelling at me.  He said it would cost me at least 5000 to defend against his lawyer.  He said he had nothing to loose and I had it all to loose.  He said I would be the one looking bad.  Larry


05/07/08
Chuck receives a message from a friend of Gary's:

I took liberties with your ad as I just talked to a fellow locally who got taken with scam scam for $700. So I posted this on www.amccars.net also amc-list, bad ass gremlins, and several online places. Also forwarded the info you left here to several national AMC clubs and several national mixed make car magazines I subscribe and contribute to.
Eddie Stakes'
Planet Houston AMX
713.464.8825
eddiestakes@planethoustonamx.com
www.planethoustonamx.com


05/07/08
Gary receives a call from "Randy":

"Randy" called Gary around 9:30am. He began ranting about Gary and Chuck for 20 minutes, saying that he had to spend their money to hire an attorney to defend himself against the charges that were being filed. He stated that because of that, Gary and Chuck would not be receiving a refund or merchandise. And that because the amount was under $1,000 for each of them, no felony charges could be placed on him. He stated that because Larry's amount was $3,000 and he wasn't being a "jerk", he would be getting a refund. However, Larry had heard nothing from "Randy" since last week and his failed delivery date was yesterday. He taunted Gary by saying "how in the hell are you going to do anything without a last name?". He blamed the failed deliveries on Gary and Chuck, stating that if we had answered his calls when he was in their areas, they would have their stuff. NO CALLS were placed by "Randy" to Gary or Chuck on the 19th and there will be NO phone records to support his claim.


05/06/08
Chuck receives an email from Tom about calls from "Randy":

CHUCK: ANY RESULTS ON "CATCHING" RANDY. HE CALLED ME AND LEFT A MESSAGE ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE THIS MORNING (TUES)...."TOM, IT'S RANDY W/ THE 401'S, GIVE ME A CALL", NO NUMBER AND IT SHOWED "OUT OF AREA" ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE. THEN HE CALLED ME AGAIN TONIGHT AND LEFT ANOTHER MESSAGE AND IT SHOWED THE NUMBER FROM AZ WITH THE LAST FOUR DIGITS...."6619". LET ME KNOW IF I CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE. TOM IN MINN


05/05/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy"s supposed "counsel":

Mr. Hughes, First of all save your rambling threats for the person intended. I will handle this matter in the most professional manner possible. However, I will not tolerate your foul/ignorant mouth.  Have your counsel email me with his contact information, and I will respond accordingly.

Furthermore, I will caution you against filing bogus charges against my client.  Slander, libel and defamation suits are very costly no matter the outcome.  My client has advised me that he was not in Odessa today, but, Dallas as his message clearly relates...at the parking lot of Medevil Times off Stemmens Freeway. He waited nearly two (2) hours..no-one showed. As to the "alleged others" they will see a refund "if" their actions thus far do not damage my clients reputation further.

You need to remember that charges can come from both ends, as well as civil actions for damages. I have advised my client to file charges for threatening by use of computer, harrassment and fraud.  You need to really research what you are talking about before you go off half-cocked! What I mean is simple...

If someone was to plan a game like you accuse, they would most likely buy a second-hand computer, so an IP code would lead you knowwhere. Then they would probably get throw-away cell phones that don't have any personal info attached to them.  They also would likely open a walmart acct. in a bogus name.  So, you could chase you tail and never get anywhere.

Why I mention this, is simple. If you slander the name of the wrong person, you could end up in financial ruin very fast.  wal-mart is in enough trouble right now for stupid actions. I doubt that they will help you at all.  So, please don't email me anymore with your mouth.  Just have your counsel contact me. It will be much better that way..

Sincerely

B>D> GARRETT
bobbydalegarrett@yahoo.com

NOTE:

Notice that his "legal counsel" misspells "harassment", one the most common words in the legal community.
ALSO, notice that he states that "Randy" was in Dallas when he called Chuck and told him to meet him in "1 hour" or he wouldn't get his merchandise. Dallas is 353 miles from Odessa!


05/05/08
Chuck initiates a case with the Odessa Police Dept.:

Officers arrived and wrote the report and issued case # 08-8415.


05/05/08 5:51pm
Chuck receives another call from "Randy" via phone #702-589-6619:

Chuck received a call from "Randy"s phone about 2 hours later. He immediately started yelling, saying that they had been waiting there for and hour and a half. As soon as he got that far, Chuck started saying "where, where, where". He wouldn't acknowledge him and kept ranting, saying "we've even had the police waiting here with us. So you can file all the crap you want", then he abruptly hung up. The whole time he was spouting his BS, Chuck was getting louder and louder, asking "where are you, you did not clearly tell me where you were, where are you?". He never paused in his rambling and immediately hung up after he got his line of BS out. It's was as if he was leaving a message and Chuck didn't even exist on the other end of the line. Chuck immediately tried to call him back, but he refused to answer. So, Chuck called the Odessa Police Dept. to find out where they had an officer on such a call so he could find him. He was told that they do not do that and had no officers on a call like that. However, they sent officers to his house to take a report so he could file charges.


05/05/08 3:56pm
Chuck receives a call from "Randy" or "his guys" via phone #469-288-3520:

Chuck received a call from 469-288-3520 at 3:56pm. When he answered, he was immediately told "we're in front of (purposely unintelligable words) and you've got 1 hour to come get your sh*t, that's one hour, and you better be packin' your attitude, you f*ckin' punk". After Chuck asked "where did you say you were", they hung up and IMMEDIATELY turned off the phone. Chuck left message after message, telling them that he needed to know exactly where they were and that he was ready to meet them. They refused to call him back. Chuck also called the 702-589-6619# and left message after message. That phone was also turned off. He drove down all of the major streets in Odessa and the interstate and "Randy" and the car were NOWHERE to be found!


05/03/08
Larry receives an email from "Randy"s supposed "counsel":

Dear Larry,

I am the asst. legal counsel for Worldwide Auto Salvage. I will be over-seeing this matter from now on. Both Randy and I (along with several others in official capacity) agree that it is your voice on the recording left for Randy!  No one needs to do business this way Sir.

By this action, your order will not be shipped on Monday hence. Whatever refund will be forwarded to  you once we receive your mailing information in a timely manner. I suggest you cease and desist in any further nasty recordings. I would advise you to seek counsel before this matter goes further!

Bobby Dale Garrett

Asst. Legal Counsel


05/02/08
Chuck receives another email from Tom:

HI CHUCK: HERE'S THE MAILING ADDRESS I WAS GIVEN BY "RANDY" W/ THE SUPPOSED 401'S. "3000 NORTH RANCHO, LAS VEGAS, NV 89131". ALSO HERE IS THE " GREEN, T." AS IT WAS ON MY CALLER ID EARLIER IN THE EVENING BEFORE "RANDY" CALLED ME: (702)-520-1106. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS WAS A COINCIDENCE OR IF IT'S ANOTHER TEL. NO. "RANDY" IS ATTEMPTING TO USE. ALSO, HERE'S A TELEPHONE NUMBER THE LAST TIME RANDY CALLED ME: (702)-589-6619. I CALLED THIS NUMBER TONIGHT (FRI) AT APPROX 6:30 P.M. MY TIME. HE DID NOT ANSWER BUT IT ACCEPTED A MESSAGE AND I STATED IN IT: "MY BANKER STATED I COULD GET THE MONEY FOR THE 401'S, PLEASE CALL ME OR LEAVE A MESSAGE AS TO WHERE I CAN MAIL THE MONEY"..... SO HOPEFULLY HE WILL CALL ME BACK IN SHORT TIME......I'M NOT A DETECTIVE BUT....I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO LET HIM CONTACT ME BEFORE/IF ANYONE ELSE ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT HIM. IF I CAN KEEP THIS PROCESS GOING, I BELIEVE THIS SHOULD BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. HERE'S MY HOME TEL NO. IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ME FOR ANY REASON: (320)-230-0444. HOPE THIS HELPS, TOM IN MINN.   P.S.: I HAVE AN ANSWERING MACHINE TO ACCEPT HIS MESSAGE....AND ALSO EQUIPMENT TO RECORD HIM IF I HAPPEN TO BE AT HOME WHEN HE CALLS.
bdorn5352@charter.net


05/02/08
Chuck receives an email from Richard after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

I didn't buy, but you can check this #


"Richard, the engines are 1971 401ci out of ex FBI cars. they have from 67000
to 90,000mi.
you may call me anytine at 615-397-2756."

Richard Cicchino
Shock Sports Inc.
Shock Racing/Winex Helmets
125 E.Ball Rd Suite 250
Anaheim CA, 92805

Tel. 714-520-9992
Fax  714-520-8362
www.shocksports.com
richard@shockracing.com

The text in quotations is a message from "Randy" to Richard.


05/02/08
Chuck receives an email from Mark after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

i actually talked to this guy 3 times...i may still have his number, he said he was in las vegas....

ill have to look, i am not even sure i still have it, his name was tom, said he owned a famous nation wide auto parts network, cant remember that either. Siad he paid teenage kids to sit on computers and place ads on craiglist, as soon as he said he was in Vegas, i said i was out, too much scamming and his story was suspicious, i will look, mark
MPARKSMCE@aol.com


05/01/08
Larry receives a call from "Randy":

"Randy" said the engines should be delivered to him next Tuesday. Larry tried to ask why "Randy"s email address was not working. He said he was getting a divorce and that his wife was messing with him by canceling the addresses. He said don’t worry everything will still ship out ok. He said he was calling from Ohio where he was delivering some parts. Larry tried to get more info out of him but could not.


05/01/08
Chuck receives an email from Larry after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

Hi, I  purchased the 3 engines from him also.  He said they would be shipped may 5.  I guess I got took too.  I was to call him today to make sure they would go out Monday. I have not called yet, but will just to see what he says.   Larry
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Chuck: Yes, he talked me into the GreenDot refill. I bought 3 engines and a javelin he said he had........
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.......He sold me the javelin without the 4-speed that he sold to you. I also bought the 3 401’s. I paid 3000 for everything. He told me that the javelin was up against a fence and that it was behind 3 other cars and it would take awhile to get it out. The javelin was to be rust free and an original 4-speed car.......

.......I am in St.Louis, Mo., Larry
stl@radac.com


04/29/08
Gary receives another email from "Randy":

some people play games..don't be a pawn! Donald Trump! Everyone knows I had three amcs. Duh! Not enough pieces to you game either! Like I told you, I am sending (your) refund. The other idiot gets a car! A word of advice. watch what you say about people. If you're wrong, it could cost you dearly.  Get the black and white before you act stupid!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com

Notice that he starts by insinuating that Chuck's claim that they both bought the same car is a "game", but he goes on to say that one buyer will get refunded and the other will get the car. That doesn't seem necessary if he "had three amcs. Duh!"!


04/29/08
Gary receives an email from "Randy":

Gary, I took this item off craigs list the day we spoke. I don't have any idea what's on craigs list, I wll not use them again. Too much shit. People flag the item just because they can't get their way, or they are not there to take their delivery. Now, as to your accusations, if that is what you think..GO TO HELL!!! I am sending you a refund. Good luck on finding another good deal. Funny how our other customer got his chevy motor not far from you!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/29/08
Chuck receives an email from Gary after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

Would you believe I bought it also and he was supposed to deliver it to me in Houston on 4/19/08. He has not provided it. Please call me at 713-859-7249.
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Bought the full car. His name was Randy. Never got a last name. Was supposed to deliver the car on Apr 19. That day came and went. He told me his delivery guys tried to call me three times then left. I never got a call from anyone.

Gary R. Parente
BLA-US/Global Production Operations
GSC-EMB-1015K
PH 713-656-6494
FAX 713-656-2726
E-mail:  gary.r.parente@exxonmobil.com


04/25/08
Chuck receives an email from Jeff after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

I have been in conversations with him for several weeks about buying one but I am having second thoughts after talking to him. He says he is in Las Vegas and will ship for free. Won’t accept a cashiers check and wants money wired. Keeps giving me different dates for shipping. I haven’t sent him any money. Jeff
Jeff.Youngkin@cobbcounty.org


04/25/08
Chuck receives an email from David after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

I emailed the original ad and got a call back from Randy at 702-589-6619, I think he said it was Worldwide Auto Salvage.
glock20@gmail.com


04/25/08
Chuck receives an email from Kirk after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

I talked to the guy about 1-month ago,said he owned this nationwide trans company and just moved to tennessee or somewhere.I asked him some questions and he said he new everything about everything and new everyone who could get it-wordwide.If you want any more info you can leave your tel #-I would be happpy to call you back-unfortunatly it pr
kirk.thompson@earthlink.net


04/24/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

Look dicksucker!  I told you when to expect delivery. Now, you want to go threaten someone again...well...FUCK YOU, Now, we will let the powers that be deal withit. Any further communication will be considered harrassment and that adds to your pile! Have your attorney do your talking from now on. You are an idiot!  I have not read any more of your rambling poems. Just saved them for future use.
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/23/08
Chuck receives another email from Tom:

HI CHUCK: HE GAVE ME A FIRST NAME OF "RANDY" BUT I FORGOT TO GET HIS LAST NAME, AND AT THIS POINT, I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO ASK FOR IT. YES, HE TOLD ME THE OTHER NIGHT, HE STILL HAD ALL (3) OF THE 401'S, AND HE ALSO TOLD ME FROM PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS, THAT ALL (3) HAD DUAL SNORKEL AIR CLEANERS. HE TOLD ME A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO THAT ONE OF THEM WAS STILL IN THE FORMER SQUAD CAR, AND WHEN I SPOKE TO HIM SUNDAY, HE STATED, HE HAD PULLED THAT 401 OUT OF THE CAR. I'LL TRY TO "STRING HIM OUT" AND ATTEMPT TO FIND MORE INFO FOR YOU.....NO, I DIDN'T SEND ANY MONEY...STAY IN TOUCH. TOM IN MINN.
bdorn5352@charter.net


04/22/08
Chuck receives another email from Tom:

HI CHARLES: HERE'S THE AZ TEL/MOBILE NUMBER GIVEN TO ME THAT WAS IN THE 401 AD, AND I'M ASSUMING IT'S THE NUMBER YOU HAVE: (719)-423-0564. HE ALSO GAVE ME A AZ ADDRESS: 3000 NORTH RANCHO DRIVE, LAS VEGAS, 89131. UNBELIEVABLY HE CALLED ME LAST NIGHT (MON) AND ASKED ME IF I STILL WANTED THE 401'S. I ASKED HIM TO BRING THEM TO COLORADO SPRINGS, CO WHERE I HAVE A FRIEND TO INSPECT THEM...HE STATED THEY WERE STORED IN CAMPO COLORADO WHICH IS BY THE OKLAHOMA STATE LINE. HE ALSO STATED HE HAD A FRIEND THERE THAT HAD SOME TYPE OF "PALLET" COMPANY. I MADE SMALL TALK FOR A WHILE AND HE'S SUPPOSED TO CALL ME WITHIN A WEEK, I TOLD HIM I WAS GOING TO TALK TO MY BANKER. I WILL TRY TO STAY IN CONTACT WITH HIM SO I CAN HELP YOU, BUT PLEASE GIVE ME ANY OTHER INFO YOU HAVE ALSO. I SPOKE TO A DETECTIVE HERE IN ST. CLOUD, MN AND HE INFORMED ME OF A SITE ON THE INTERNET: "FONE FINDER", TO POSSIBLY LOCATE WHO HAS THE PHONE NUMBER. I WILL TRY TO "STRING THIS ALONG" AS LONG AS POSSIBLE TO GATHER MORE INFO FOR YOU.......TOM.
bdorn5352@charter.net


04/21/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

They called three (3) ASSHOLE. Billy and Red will be there on the 5th of May. That will give you the opportunity to call them liars to their face!!!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/20/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

I do appreciate your rambling "BOOK" it does prove a good point for me. That point is, that you have already made accusations and slandered my name. Now, you want me to provide you with more info so you can continue. "ARE YOU CRAZY?" The reason I don't talk to idiots is clear enough herein. It is senseless!  I am "MAN" enough to do anything you have in mind!  I don't scare!  Now, as to the phone records.  When I get them and if they don't prove you were called, I will fire two assholes. On the other hand, if they are on there (and they will be) I am not going to send you nothing! WHY?  Because I want your faggot-ass to make your accusations and cause your shit, so I can provide them just in time to fuck your world! It is a funny thing that another customer is willng to go to court and testify that he got his shipment on time.  Oh-yeah... he lives 42 miles from you!  That will go over real good!  So, take your empty half-ass threats down the road.  You will get what you paid for and much, much more!! My guys will be back through there on 5-5-08. I implore you to call them liars. The next contact "as I said" should be from your atty.
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/20/08
Chuck files a case with the IC3, the FBI's internet fraud division:

Chuck's Complaint Id: I0804201712255752
Gary's Complaint Id: I0804291950445472
Larry's Complaint Id: I0805191403044132


04/20/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

I havn't returned your call because I generally don't talk to idiots. They piss me off and shit happens. The libel, slander ASSHOLE comes from what ever FALSE ACCUSATIONS you are going to make...only to look like a fool. AFTER you have done your damage. After checking with counsel, your threats are stupid. The Feds only get involved in situations where the amount is greater than $20.000. Duh!  After seeing your stupidity I would not tell you anything. WHAT?  help you be stupid? at my expense.  Have your attorney email me, and I will give him all the infor he can stand.  In the meantime I have all your info and that is something you need to consider. If the 5th of May passes and you don't have your shit.. then bitch BITCH! In the meantime I suggest you laydown-shut up and check on another phone co. I did. Go ahead, I would love to turn this into a $50.000 deal!!!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/20/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

I have forwarded a copy of your letter to my attorney, and I have been advised to let him handle it from here on. Before you go running your mouth, you need to contact an attorney and ask him to explane slander, libel, and defamation of character.  We will have the phone records on monday. Then we will see. I guess I'm supposed to give you all this INFORMATION to help you slander my name? Believe me, I am tempted.
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/19/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

One thing my guys are not..and that's a liar. Your attitude leads me to believe that either your phone isn't (like mine) working correctly, or you jacked it and are trying to weasle out! Well, here's HOW it will be done. "When" they get back, or as soon as their phone record is available on line, I will confirm whether or not they called you. You can take your "we're going to do it this way" and stick it up your ass!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/19/08
Chuck receives the first email from Tom after finding Chuck's ad about the scam:

READ YOUR EMAIL SCAM ON THE 401 MOTORS. I ACTUALLY TALKED TO THE FELLOW AND I DO HAVE AN ADDRESS HE GAVE ME, I DON'T KNOW HOW LEGIT IT IS BUT HE TOLD ME HE WAS MOVING TO COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO BECAUSE HE WAS GETTING DIVORCED. I DAMN NEAR SENT MONEY.....AND IT'S FUNNY, NOT REALLY BUT HE STATED TO ME: " IF IN DOUBT DON'T", IN REFERENCE TO SENDING HIM MONEY. HE ALSO WAS TELLING ME ABOUT OTHER BRAND MOTORS HE HAD SOLD AND ALSO SOME TYPE OF "RACE" MOTOR HE SOLD. IF YOU WANT THAT ADDRESS, I'LL GLADLY EMAIL IT TO YOU IF IT WILL HELP ANYONE. THANK YOU.
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CHARLES: SORRY TO HEAR THE FELLOW W/ THE 401'S WAS A SCAMMER. ALSO, AS I WAS TALKING TO HIM VIA TELEPHONE. HE INFORMED ME THAT EITHER HE OR BROTHER OR SOMEBODY WAS IN THE MILITARY AND HE WAS SCAMMED BY SOMEONE ON TELEPHONE (MOBILE) I BELIEVE, CONTRACTS AND THE PHONES DIDN'T WORK PROPERELY...SO HE CONTACTED THIS PERSON IN THE MILITARY AND HE GOT ADDRESSES, TEL. NO'S, AND ADDRESSES OF THE UPPER CEO'S IN THIS COMPANY (CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH ONE)....LONG STORY SHORT, HE RAISED "HELL" WITH THEM, AND GOT HIS MONEY BACK. I'M NOT AT HOME RIGHT NOW, BUT I'LL EMAIL YOU IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH WHATEVER INFO I WROTE ON PAPER. SORRY, AGAIN. TOM IN ST. CLOUD, MN.
bdorn5352@charter.net


04/19/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

My guys were within two hours of you. ..called, got no answer, and proceeded to East Coast delivery. We will attempt delivery on the way back 4-30-08. If this is not acceptable, we will issue a complete refund.  My phone is not working well either AT&T DUH!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com


04/19/08
Chuck decides to contact "Randy" from an alias email address:

Chuck's alias email through "Randy"s CraigsList ad at 11:55am: "Does it run? How complete is the car?   Thanks"
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"Randy"s reply at 1:44pm: "I only have one engine and trans left. No car"
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Chuck's alias reply at 2:33pm: "Can I take a look at it? Where is it located?"
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"Randy"s reply at 3:15pm: "Las Vegas NV, worldwideautosalvage@yahoo.com. (702) 589-6619"
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Chuck's alias reply at 3:38pm: "My brother-in-law is there on business. He said he could go by and take a look at it for me. Also, if it looks like it'll do the job, he can pay for it while he's there. I guess it'll have to be freight shipped afterwards, if that's what you recommend. What address is it at and what would be a good day and time for him to see it?"
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"Randy"s reply at 4:58pm: "This item was sold earlier. Check back later. We may have another."


04/19/08
Chuck gets suspicious after waiting most of the day, starts checking CraigsList and finds:

"Randy"s other ad in Atlanta:

AMC 401 engine/trans low miles 335hp 1971 model. In vehicle. will deliver free. magnumenterprisesinc@yahoo.com

And "Randy"s 3rd ad in Denver:

401 AMC engine and trans (have 3) out of 71 AMC Ambass. FBI car, 335 Factorty hp. aprox. 67000miles. Delivery available. Autotransportersofamerica@yahoo.com. (719) 423-0564.

It is discovered later that he had another ad on the Indianapolis CraigsList:

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/pts/630327202.html


04/19/08
Chuck and Gary wait for their delivery of the same car:

Chuck and Gary wait for the delivery that never comes. Both were by their phones all day and never received or missed a call from "Randy" or "his guys".


04/09/08
Chuck pays "Randy":

As instructed by "Randy", Chuck goes to WalMart and purchases a GreenDot MoneyPak refill in the amount of $950, which covers the purchase of the '71 Ambassador FBI car, with it's drivetrain, and a 4-speed transmisssion. Chuck provides the MoneyPak activation # to "Randy". "Randy" states that the car and transmission will be delivered to him on 04/19/08. He states that "his guys" will call Chuck when they are about 2 hours away, so Chuck has time to prepare.


04/09/08
Chuck calls "Randy" at 702-589-6619:

"Randy" states that the motor mentioned in the ad is still in the car. He states that Chuck can either pay for freight or, if he can wait until the 19th, the motor can be delivered for free. He goes on to say that the car has a posi rear end and Chuck can have the whole car and rear end at the same price if he's willing to save "Randy" the trouble of pulling the motor and trans and having the useless car left over. Chuck agrees that he can take the whole car so he can get the rear end. "Randy" states that he was formerly a member of an AMC club, has allot of spare parts laying around and comes across AMC parts frequently if Chuck needs anything else. Chuck asks about a 4-speed manual transmission for an AMX. "Randy" says that he has one and Chuck can have it for an additional $250. Chuck agrees to purchase the complete car and the 4-speed transmission. "Randy" suggests that Chuck pay by WalMart's GreenDot MoneyPak refill service, so he can save on the money transfer charges.


04/09/08
Chuck receives a 4th email from "Randy":

Call me. (702) 589-6619
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com

In response to Chuck's email:

Sounds good. How would you like to handle the transaction?


04/09/08
Chuck receives a 3rd email from "Randy":

when they are paid for!   Have two already out!
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com

In response to Chuck's email:

I would like to buy them. When do you plan on pulling them out?


04/09/08
Chuck receives a 2nd email from "Randy":

100% complete, 68K 727 trans, have 3 of these, worldwideautosalvage@yahoo.com, or (702) 589-6619. Shipping over 500.00 is free. Randy
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com

In response to Chuck's email:

How complete is the motor? What trans?


04/09/08
Chuck receives an email from "Randy":

In a car running (68000mi) 727 TF.
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com

In response to Chuck's email:

How complete is the motor? What trans?


04/09/08
Chuck contacts "Randy" about his ad on the Dallas CraigsList that stated:

401 AMC motor and trans...68,000mi 1971 ambassador FBI car. 335 factory hp. e-mail, rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com
http://dallas.craigslist.org/pts/629554295.html


Chuck's Timeline Begins Here
Read above and continue upwards to most current.



His Victims


Chuck's Info:
$950 victim of "Randy" - Bought '71 Ambassador w/Drivetrain & 4-speed

Charles Hughes
Odessa, TX

IC3 case #
I0804201712255752

chughes@grandecom.net
432-552-7424
432-352-7424


Gary's Info:
$700 victim of "Randy" - Bought '71 Ambassador w/Drivetrain

Gary R. Parente
Houston, TX

IC3 case #
I0804291950445472

grparen@earthlink.net
713-656-6494


Larry's Info:
$3,000 victim of "Randy" - Bought All 3 401 motors and a Javelin

Larry
St. Louis, MO

IC3 case #
I0805191403044132

stl@radac.com

2013 Update: Chuck tried to contact Larry about the new info, but Larry's email is no longer valid. He never mentioned his last name in 2008 & no phone number was provided. However, even though "radac.com" is no longer an active website, search results show that it was an automotive business in St Louis, MO, with a "
Larry Miller" running the company.


Dale's Info:
2013
$1,250 victim of "Randy"

Dale Spence
Houston, TX

IC3 case #
Unsure

ddspence1966@gmail.com
281-799-4694


"Randy"s Info:

"
Randy" with "Worldwide Auto Salvage" - Names used on this scam

"Michael Knight" of Louisville, KY - CONFIRMED IDENTITY
He is confirmed by law enforcement as the prime suspect on Chuck's case. He is the individual listed on the
bank account used to receive the GreenDot money transfer funds. This same man is known to Arizona authorities as
"Michael Barlow".

Michael Knight's Mug Shot

"Michael Barlow" - possible alias
"
Michael Wright" - possible alias
"
Michael Storn" - possible alias
"
Ray" - possible alias
"
Ken Summers" or "Sommers" or "Sumners" - possible alias

3000 North Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89131
- Address used on this scam

702-589-6619 - shows to be in Las Vegas, NV
719-423-0564 - shows to be in Pueblo, CO (now disconnected)
615-397-2756 - shows to be in Nashville, TN (now disconnected)
469-288-3520 - shows to be in Dallas, TX (now disconnected)

Autotransportersofamerica@yahoo.com (cancelled)
rockymountainexpressco@yahoo.com (cancelled)
magnumenterprisesinc@yahoo.com (cancelled)

His "legal counsel" is "
Bobby Dale Garrett" at bobbydalegarrett@yahoo.com .

Suposedly, "
Randy"(aka "Michael Knight") got busted in Jefferson County, Kentucky for this same scam about 10 years ago.