Together we can stop this serial fraudster!

by Lisa Richardson

Together we can stop this serial fraudster!

by Lisa Richardson
Lisa Richardson
Case Owner
My name is Lisa. I'm fighting to bring a serial fraudster to justice but I need your help!
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Lisa Richardson
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My name is Lisa. I'm fighting to bring a serial fraudster to justice but I need your help!
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Who am I?

My name is Lisa. I'm fighting to bring a serial fraudster to justice but I need your help!

My Story

In 2016 a male colleague asked me to invest in a new business he was starting.  The industry we worked in was opening up to competition  and over a number of months he told me he had a plan to start a new company to compete with the plc we were working for. The new business would  be ethical and create jobs for local people. He said he wanted my skills to be an important part of the new business.  I was flattered by the apparent confidence he showed in me and inspired by the purported ethical approach to the business.

I believed that this was an opportunity to take my life in a new and positive direction so agreed to invest my money in return for the shareholding, and resigned from my secure job to help to start the new company.

After weeks of late pay and because no shares were issued, I asked for the return of my investment and was told it would be returned. Months later when I asked for the money yet again, he fired me and ejected me from the office. To say that this was deeply distressing is an understatement, the anxiety this has caused has robbed me of my confidence in myself and other people.

It was clear that he never had any intention of issuing a share certificate and would never repay the money I thought I had invested in the company, so I approached a solicitor to see what could be done. He suggested an investigation into his activities and, on the basis of the evidence gathered, to launch a private prosecution for fraud.

Why is this important?

The investigation has been very detailed and has thrown up evidence that he has done the same thing to at least 4 other people (mainly women) some of whom he became “romantically" involved with and living with them at their expense.

He was charged with 5 counts of fraud totalling £60,000. I think it unlikely that I will ever get my £10,000 back but I wanted to stop him from doing any more damage, particularly to the few employees at his “business”.

Now that the investigation has unearthed so much evidence of his manipulative and fraudulent activities, I feel it is vital that he should be prevented from ever having the opportunity to do so much financial and also, emotional damage to anyone again.

Why am I raising funds?

The investigation and prosecution costs to date have mounted up, leaving me even more worried about my financial future, but I am determined to follow this through. The callous behaviour of this person has to be stopped.

Your support in helping me to do this and to prevent others falling prey to his fraud will be very much appreciated. Please donate what you can and share this page with family and friends via Email, WhatsApp or social media.


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