Wednesday, June 18, 2008

13 Year Old Scam Artest Who Goes By the Name of Victoria Tanner Fraudulently Soliciting Donations For Multiple Sclerosis Society?


Ohio Police are looking for a 12 or 13 year-old girl who calls herself Victoria Tanner. The girl is suspected of scamming "hundreds of people" by soliciting donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. NewsNet 5 video indicate that Scam victims believe the girl is being coached to enter a restaurant and asks permission to solicit funds. She then promises season passes to Cedar Park Amusement Park in exchange for their donation. The girl's parents may be coaching her. She allegedly told victims that "... her dad manages Cedar Point and will give you a free season pass for $40."

Heather Lobello of All Paws Pet Grooming in Parma has allegedly been waiting for over a week to receiver her free pass.. When the number given by the girl is called, a person on the other end said 'you've probably been scammed. The alleged scam has covered a 360 square mile area over the past week. In the mean time, Parma police have apparently identified an adult male involved in the recent Cedar Point ticket scam that has bilked hundreds of dollars from people in several Cleveland-area communities. In the mean time, police issued a misdemeanor warrant for James L. Tanner, 59, of the 2100 block of West 44th Street, Cleveland. Tanner and a 13-year-old girl are believed to be the two involved in the alleged scam. James Tanner could face additional charges of theft and fraud.

Apparently, parent and child entered several local bars and stores seeking donations for a MS charity bike event. In exchange for a donation, donors were offered discount tickets to Cedar Point. Police suspect the two pocketed the cash and fabricated both the charity event and the discount tickets. Anyone with knowledge of Tanner's whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Parma police at 440-885-1234.

Say it is not as alleged! Victoria Tanner, come forth and show the world that it is not a scam and that your father really does manage Cedar Point. Show the world that all funds are being donated to help in the fight against M.S. Otherwise, Cinderella, come forth and tell the world that there is no ferry God Mother, only evil adults that have corrupted you into doing something bad under the vise of philanthropy. Cedar Point, are you listening? Here is an opportunity to step up and make this girls promises true with a corporate matching funds donation that would be more cost efficient than any advertising on the planet! This world still needs to believe.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darn you are quick. So maybe her name really is Victoria Tanner. And maybe she is going to give the money to charity.

But can the Dad get a job at Cedar Point real quick?

blond bombshell said...

Nothing gets by you L.P.

Shell

P.S. I too want to believe! Come on Cedar Point and step up and save this girl!

Viper said...

We all want to believe that fairy tails can come true. How stupid of these people to be duped. But if she donates all the money to M.S. and Cedar Point makes good on the discount passes, then all could be right with the world if only for a brief instant.

Anonymous said...

Dad could be the Oger!

Kate said...

I wonder how many drunks are waking up right about now and asking themselves what happened to the extra $100 they had in their pockets the night before last. If the two really are guilty, they should have stuck with the bar scene. Less people would have remembered them or at least had a blurry idea of what they looked like.

FerfeLaBat said...

Fairy

Fairy Godmother.

And Victoria is probably a mouse in real life ;-)

Ms Calabaza said...

LP,

love your idea about Cedar Point matching funds . . .

dad looks kinda cute, what do ya think Shell? I got first pick . . .

blond bombshell said...

A handsome devil he is, Ms. C. Now, had I been in that Ohio bar, I probably would have given that man my entire bank account. What a clever, handsome sweety he must be to scam drunks out of a lot of money.

Yes, I hope the Tanners and Cedar Point make this right and the teenager gets a second chance to change her life for the good!

Shell

Ron said...

Hey, that reminds me. I never got that magazine subscription that kid sold me last year, so he could go on his field trip. I wonder if that was a scam too.

Secrets said...

If someone goes thru that much trouble to get money, then clearly they really need it for something.

As far as the dad goes, I'd have to have Jack Daniels and a Long Island Ice Tea on an IV drip to find him attractive.

Anonymous said...

We all want to hear the accused's story!