Wesley Snyder: Another Ponzi Scam

May 30, 2008

Since I spend a load of time commuting, I listen to an awful lot of KYW 1060.  I “give them 22 minutes” as they say, and they “give me the world.”  22 whole minutes of it.  Basically what they give is what they conisder to be the top news events of the day.  National news, local news, and anything in between.  The last few weeks on more then one occasion, I have heard reports of another PONZI SCAM.  This one was in PA, (Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Bucks Counties) and used mortgages as its scam.  It is alleged that Wesley Snyder has been an operator in a scam that was in the $40 million range before it collapsed.  Apparently Wesley Snyder, like our Glyn Richards, is not new to allegations of decieving investors.  The  88-page complaint in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas, by Attorney General Tom Corbett is at least the fourth lawsuit seeking restitution for victims of Wesley A. Snyder and his Berks County companies.  (Read full Philadelphia Inquirer story here.)

I will watch this closely as I know what these people are going through.  For those of you that love to speculate about the inner circle of a scammer and how they are held responsible, according to this story his wife and several employees are also facing a civil lawsuit.  I will also watch closely as I will be curious to see how the wheels of justice move in another state in regards to a ponzi scam.  Good Luck to those of you that were duped.

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Nearing the Year…

April 10, 2008

Gett out of Jail Free Button
So maybe our pal Glyn Richards has a magic get out of jail free button? (Get out of Jail Free Cards are very 20th century!) Because as we close in on one year since his arrest he is yet to see any jail time.  Some people are losing faith in the criminal justice system, some even call out the FBI and CCPO in the comments section of this blog.  I have no control over the opinions that appear here, but I welcome each to their own opinion.  I am still of the notion that the wheels of justice move slow and that Glyn Richard’s time behind bars, BACK behind bars is coming.  Again, that is my opinion based upon nothing other then that, my opinion.

As far as the blog, I have very little time to monitor the comments, but I WILL REMOVE any that give addresses and phones of people.  Legally I’d like to keep that stuff out of here.   People have been very cooperative on that front, and for that I thank you.

I have also been called out as of late that the blog is “not factual.” The blog is opinions, testimony and venting that was designed to give the victims a forum and to warn potential victims that these criminals exist.  Glyn Richards, specifically, and people like Glyn Richard in general…they exist, you think they are your friend, and they will use that to rob you blind if you let them.   I never meant to insinuate , nor could I ever control, whether what people choose to post under their own names, or anonymously is factual.

I have heard on good authority that this blog has helped someone that had no idea of Glyn’s past criminal history become informed before someone they knew as “GLENN RICHARDS” hit them up for money they’d never see again.   Glen Richards, Glynn Richards, Glyn Richards, Glenn Richards, or GLENNIFER Richards when he is someone’s girlfriend in jail….BEWARE.  The guys got a spotty past with taking other people’s money!  On the surface you’d never think so, but consult the NJDOC, read the articles of his arrest, or read the victim’s stories, he’s done some bad things!

I look forward to more comments, more awareness being spread, more healing, and would love to get more victim’s stories…  All I ask is….

  • No Names for people that are NOT under arrest. Euphemisms are fine, no PROPER NOUNS.
  • No Addresses for people’s where abouts.  Feel free to trade them amongst yourselves, but not the blog.
  • No threats of his family.  We chose to let Glyn in our lives, they didn’t. Some of them are victims too.

Other then that?  Blog on everybody…  have a great summer!  Maybe we will get a nice LOSS of INDEPENDENCE DAY present this year and they will put Glyn away?


Courier Post Reactions & Discussions.

October 16, 2007

I will not invest with Glyn Richards

So Glyn Richards once again made it into the paper. It was a nice article and Jim Walsh did a really nice job. I was happy the blog got some press. That was my main goal of starting this blog. To make Glyn Richards findable on the web. I, like may others, searched for him before I invested and found nothing. Any information would have saved me and others like me that searched, $1000’s and $1000’s.

The article comments at the end gave voice to a lot of people that wanted to take anonymous pot shots about how dumb the investors are, how we got what deserved, we were greedy, etc. etc. I do not easily fathom how JOHN Q. PUBLIC reads a story about two teachers that get ripped off by an EX CONVICT with a rap sheet a mile long, and automatically choose to slam the victims of the crime and give the ex-con a pass. Fascinating.

But in the end, no comment is a bad one, and all comments serve what was my original purpose. MORE EXPOSURE for GLYN RICHARDS and his alleged crimes. The comments that call us dumb are just as effective, if not more, at keeping Glyn Richards highly visible and exposed. So, it sucks for people to call you stupid that you invested…No one likes that, but every keystroke positive or negative is worth it to keep the story where potential victims can find it. The biggest mistake people victimized by white-collar crime make is SILENCE. They get embarrassed and never speak of it again.

I took another route. I decided to tell as many people as I know, because I don’t want it to happen to anyone else. I am not embarrassed, or ashamed, or greedy, and I don’t want sympathy. I just want to make people aware. And I have.

So, here you go…comment away. Good, Bad or Different…they all serve the blogs purpose of keeping him exposed. It’s hard to scam people when you are this exposed…


Too Many Sleepless Nights

October 6, 2007

 

 

 

Never would I have believed that I was being duped by a friend that stood in my house and explained to me his business. Glyn’s explanations of how he started the DOD business were remarkable (or just stupidity on my part). My first question was why are you not going to a bank to secure a loan for this type of money. His response well the contracts are “no bid” and the money needs to go oversees quickly (going the bank route is to cumbersome). Not only knowing him and his wife through the school our kids attended and the sports I coached his son in, it was inconceivable that they would be scamming friends for money. But we all know how that ended up.

But what really kills me is the how this totally blindsided all of us and has caused financial and emotional damage to many families.

The thousands of dollars that have been stolen from my family and those closes to me have robbed us of opportunity. Opportunity that we have earned through hard, honest work. The stolen opportunities are countless- our children’s college tuition, retirement savings, home improvements, etc. This loss of money has forced my wife to return to work full-time. She has been working part-time for 7 years caring for our 3 children. Now she must return full-time to help cover the losses. As a result of this traumatic experience the choice for her to be at home caring for our children no longer exists. As the events have Read the rest of this entry »


Googling Glyn Richards

August 14, 2007

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In this day and age the world is at our fingertips. At work, at home, even on our cellphones we are never far from the World Wide Web. When I was first asked to be a part of what I later found out was the All Freight Logistics scam, I got involved based on trust of my friends. MOSTLY on trust. That’s not to say I didn’t google my ass off as well. I googled Glyn Richards, Glen Richards, Glenn Richards, Glynn Richards, Glennifer Richards, in a addition to a host of “All Freight Logistics” combinations.  I was skeptical … ONE bad result on Google would have saved me thousands.

What I found was nothing.

Just like his King’s Highway Audubon office had no signage of any sort, Glyn Richards, (our Glyn Richards) had no “webprint” so to speak of either. (I did find Glyn Richards the author.) I later found out that HAD I googled Garden State Brokerage and Glyn Richards together, I’d have gotten a very helpful freight forwarder board called “ALLEGED CROOKED BROKERS.” (And Mr. Richards is mentioned on that board. Shocked?!?) But with just googling his name, that result was buried 100’s of pages in.

The goal of this blog is threefold. It is part therapy for those that have been victimized, part a place to share information, and lastly, and maybe most important, it’s a warning.   A warning that frauds exists in general, and a warning that ours, in particular exists. Glyn Richards will go to jail someday, but for now he is free and may seek new “investors”. If other “investors” are approached, I hope they take 2 seconds to Google “glyn richards.”

This blog will be there waiting for them on the first page of results. (Currently number 2 over all.) Give it a try!


The Scammer

August 10, 2007

My husband and I (I should say my children, too) are all victims of Glyn Richards. My husband was introduced to him by a mutual friend. When my husband explained the “investment” to me I was instantly skeptical. But he assured me that this guy was legit. At first the money came in but then it stopped and all we heard was one excuse after another…my friend died…my uncle died…I’m waiting on the DOD to send the check…the terror plot at Fort Dix delayed the check…blah, blah, blah. My husband would go to Glyn’s office in the morning and wait for him to show up for “work.” He fed my husband a bunch of bullshit every time. This man has destroyed us financially. I am a stay-at-home Mom who is now faced with having to go back to work and find someone to care for our four year old son and fourteen month old daughter. I have creditors Read the rest of this entry »


Completely Lambasted

August 10, 2007

I am writing this blog not to make you feel bad for me but for the purpose of sharing my story with all of you as I really need a shoulder to cry on right now.

I met Glyn back in 2000. I was a manager at my current employer and one of my tasks was managing all of our freight. One afternoon, I got a fax flyer from his company at the time, Garden State Brokerage, Inc. I needed a quote for a shipment and Glyn gave me the best price. He did the delivery for me and from there, he became my exclusive carrier. Going forward, we became good friends, close enough that I met all of his family, attended Christmas parties at his house in Barrington, birthday parties, he came to my wedding in ’02, heck, he even took me to the Super Bowl in ’03! My wife and his got along real well and we had good times together, real good.  He would even Read the rest of this entry »