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Friday’s Letter from America: Who Is Your Sales Agent?

Welcome to the latest edition of Inside Timeshare’s Letter from America, today’s article will certainly make you wonder why the timeshare industry has such a bad reputation. The information within the article has been collated for a couple of years and is based on the correspondence received by Inside Timeshare from our cousins in the US. The information contained are genuine stories and all information has come from public records so is totally accessible by the public. Inside Timeshare along with our US friends have verified the information through long drawn-out research before being able to publish. As the title suggests, when you attend a presentation you should have no doubt as to the integrity of your sales agent so “WHO IS YOUR SALES AGENT?”

Crimeshare – Know Who You Do Business With

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Published by Inside Timeshare

Friday, July 2, 2021

Inside Timeshare Contributor Tiffany Renee was interviewed last week on Timeshare Talks. Tiffany talked about how she took it upon herself to research her parents’ sales agent, a self-described quality assurance agent, after hearing from her parents what transpired during their 11 hours sales presentation. Both of her parents’ sales agents are listed on the criminal background report below. The transaction resulted in Tiffany’s parents forfeiting two deeded timeshares, and losing $34,000, scared into believing Tiffany and her siblings would be liable for the deeds, should something happen to her parents, if they did not convert to points. 

Timeshare Talks is an interactive forum dedicated to promoting a viable secondary market and improving communications between developers and members. Hosts include John Raymond, founder of Resort Reseller, Wayne C. Robinson, author of Everything About Timeshares, Before, During and After the Sale (especially before), and Wayne’s book editor, Irene Parker.     

Tiffany’s brother Gary passed away May 7, 2021. Partly due to her parents’ recent financial loss, a GoFundMe was launched to cover burial expenses. Many of our Facebook Friends contributed. Tiffany wishes to thank all who helped out. They say the eyes are a pathway to the soul. Gary’s eyes represent the eyes of a good and kind soul. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-expenses-for-gary-montgomery

Tiffany, working with a team advocating for change, knows there are some changes that need to be made in timeshare. Irene goes over some of the proposed changes with Tiffany during their interview. The first change is to let the consumer know they will be attending a sales presentation. 

https://tarda.org/f/how-giving-up-deeded-timeshares-turned-into-tragedy

Upcoming and past Timeshare Talks Guests:

https://insidetimeshare.com/fridays-letter-from-america-timeshare-tipping-point/

20 Sales Agents/Managers

Public Criminal Records Report as of June 7, 2021 

The following reports were obtained through public records searches. It was a collaborative effort. While some of the offenses occurred in the distant past, it is of concern if there are multiple complaints of deceptive sales tactics reported against the agent. Complaints were directed against one of the agents as recently as 2020. This complaint resolved in 2017: 

Marketing materials were professionally produced. At a dinner we were presented again with the “New Currency program” which included a professional looking corporate “Currency” app tool set up for members with 50,000 points that would be eligible for a 2x bonus. We could use those points to pay all 2018 vacation expenses at $0.30 per point. The “Currency” app tool was reset to show cash payment for 100,000 points, up to a total of $10,000 at 100% @ $0.10 per point. We verified that we would be eligible to receive up to $24,600 to pay for 100% of travel expenses @ $.30 per point or up to $8,200 at 100% @ $.10 per point. The agent could not give us copies of the printouts as the program would not be announced until January 2018. The program was fabricated. 

Those convicted of a crime deserve a second chance, but working with the elderly in lending is not a good mix. An attorney we checked with said that as long as the adjudications are listed, these are public records and can be published. We did not name the resort these agents worked at, because several have moved on to work at other timeshare resorts. Eleven of the 20 sales agents/managers with criminal records are working or have worked in Virginia, a state with a heavy military presence. An active duty service member can lose their security clearance over a timeshare foreclosure. We helped one active duty Air Force member with his security clearance review by providing actions initiated against his resort by an Attorney General.

There have been reports of sales agents and managers referring prospective customers to exit companies and attorneys, falsely promising they can be released from another timeshare to be able to afford their timeshare, despite endless warnings to avoid exit providers. One member had proof of this with the phone number and name of an exit attorney written on the back of the agent’s business card. 

Jeffrey Heath Shaver, a former Branson, Missouri timeshare agent,  operated an exit company accused of scamming timeshare members: 

https://www.ky3.com/content/news/BBB-warns-against-using-Branson-business-after-customers-report-losing-thousands-to-owner-560514831.html

Should the following agents/managers have been hired to work in lending? A former bank CEO said they would not have been hired to work in banking:

#1 Melinda Elannan: Florida and Virginia 

#2 Robert Carneal: Florida and Virginia 

#3 Tim Lima, Former: Former Florida self-described QA Agent

#4 Dawson Allen: Former Florida sales agent 

#5 Dan Chudy: Former Branson Sales Manager

#6 Ryan McMillian: Disbarred Attorney, Branson, MO

#7 Robert Palmer – Las Vegas

#8 Brent Rohde – Missouri and Virginia

#9 Talonda Davis – Virginia

#10 Daniel Joseph Vendl – Former California sales agent

#11 Daniel Ortiz – Virginia

#12 Royal Johnson – Virginia

#13 Anthony Lagrand-Perez (deceased) – North Carolina, Cabo and Branson

#14 Frank Shields – Virginia

#15 Clifton J Gill – Virginia

#16 Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, aka “Alex Soueid” or “Anas Alswaid,”Virginia

#17 Reginald Buck, Nevada

#18 Dayne Arokium, Virginia 

#19 Devin Azevedo, Tahoe

#20 Ron Kalif El, Virginia 

#1 Melinda Elannan Court Records – Florida and Virginia  

3 cases. State of Florida vs Elannan, Melinda

2003 

Arrested by Winter Park Police Department

07/11/2003 – CR -Petit Theft – Second Degree. (pleaded Guilty)  if property is valued at less than $100.  Fine $543.00. 1day in jail, Placed on supervised Probation 179 days and removal if serves 20 hours of community service ordered to pay restitution of $150.00 to victim. Adjudication withheld.

2005 

Source:  Orange County Court Records Search (Public), myeclerk.myorangeclerk.com

She was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff Office, both dates:

Charge #1  07/12/2005  – Theft Statute:  Third Degree – Felony

             #2  07/15/2005  –  Principal to Grand Theft Third Degree – Felony

In Florida:

1.  Definition of Grand Theft is the unlawful taking or using of property valued at $300 or more with the intent to deprive the owner of their rights to the property.

2.  Grand Theft Third Degree is property taken and is valued from $300 to $20,000.  She was indicated as the principal for this charge. She pleaded not guilty, jury trial on 10/04/2006, verdict returned not guilty and she was acquitted. So ordered on 07/21/2008, put on Administrative Probation, and ordered to have no contact with the victim during Administrative probation. The Victim: Correspondence was filed by P.Divers with Allstate. 

She was acquitted of these charges on 08/18/2005

2008 10/29/2008 – Petit theft of $100 or more.  Fine $180 adjudication withheld.  She “pleaded NOLO” as charged; it is the same as pleading guilty.

#2 Robert Carneal (Melinda Elannan and Robert Carneal worked together)

Orange County FL Court System

10/18/1991 Robbery second degree  Pled Guilty  Adjudication withheld

09/22/1998 Petit Theft of $100 or more    He had to pay restitution of $240 to Gayfers

09/23/2003 Domestic Violence  no disposition stated

09/23/2003 Domestic Violence w/children   no disposition stated

07/25/2005 Domestic Violence  no disposition stated

07/28/2005 Domestic Violence  no disposition stated

02/16/2007 Domestic Violence  no disposition stated

10/28/2009 Petit Theft no disposition stated

04/16/2011 Battery (Domestic) first Degree, arrested by Orlando Police Dept.  No contact order was issued.  No disposition stated

#3 Tim Lima, Florida  

1997 Seven burglaries, 4 year jail term served

1997 Six cases of theft

2001 aggravated assault and battery

2002 driving with suspended/revoked driver’s license (Criminally charged for multiple offenses)

2008 Grand Theft Third degree felony

2012 driving with a suspended license/no valid ID (criminally charged for multiple offenses)

Speeding violations: 74 mph in a 45 zone, 43/25, 75/55, 81/45, 84/55, 60/40, 100/65

These are just a few examples of speeding violations, including 7+ suspensions. His record shows neglect to pay for tickets or show up in court. There are multiple counts of theft and burglary, some of which took place while violating probation. Records were pulled from two counties: Orange County and Osceola County. 

An August 22, 2020 an auto accident report noted Category 4 “Incapacitating” which for the state of Florida indicates that injuries are disabling, such as broken bones, severed limbs, etc. and usually require hospitalization and transport to a medical facility. Details are not listed as that information is protected by HIPAA. The posted speed limit was 45mph, by default they assume he was going 45 mph when he lost control of his vehicle. He hit a curb and two trees while he was ejecting. 

Case Type:Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-011156-A-O

Date Filed:8/28/1997

Location:Div 17

UCN:481997CF011156000AOX

Judge:Keith F White

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDispositionSentence
8/27/1997BURGLARY OF DWELLING Statute: 810.02(3) Second Degree – Felony 312 Pinewild Ct,Orlando, FL 328282/25/1998 Guilty (Admit)8/27/1997 OBTS:010005509 Sequence:001 Control Number:97345308 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/25/1998 1 – Adjudicated Guilty42 months Jail

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Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-011157-A-O

Date Filed:8/28/1997

Location: Div 17

UCN: 481997CF011157000AOX

Judge: Keith F White

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDispositionSentence
8/27/1997BURGLARY OF DWELLING Statute: 810.02(3) Second Degree – Felony13114 Arcadian Shore Ct, Orlando, Florida 328282/25/1998 Guilty (Admit)8/27/1997 OBTS:010005509 Sequence:001 Control Number:97345366 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/25/1998 1 – Adjudicated Guilty42 months Jail with 183 days credit as time served

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Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-011158-A-O

Date Filed:8/28/1997

Location: Circuit Criminal Divisions – Felony

UCN: 481997CF011158000AOX

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDisposition
8/27/1997(06/17/1997)THEFT Statute: 812.014 Third Degree – Felony McDonalds900 State Route 434, Longwood, Florida 327508/27/1997 OBTS:010005509 Sequence:001 Control Number:97345672 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office

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Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-012231-A-O

Date Filed:9/23/1997

Location: Div 17

UCN: 481997CF012231000AOX

Judge: Keith F White

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDisposition
7/20/1997BURGLARY OF DWELLING Statute: 810.02(3) Second Degree – Felony149 Fairway Pointe Circle, Orlando, Florida 32828(Admit) Confessed Guilty during interview – refused to give written or recorded statement. Asked for trial – entered plea for not guilty9/22/1997 OBTS:010693063 Sequence:001 Control Number:97295579 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/6/1998 2 – Acquitted Jury Trial
7/20/19972. THEFT Statute: 812.014(2)(C)(1) Third Degree – Felony149 Fairway Pointe Circle, Orlando, Florida 32828(Admit) Confessed Guilty during interview – refused to give written or recorded statement. Asked for trial – entered plea for not guilty9/22/1997 OBTS:010693063 Sequence:002 Control Number:97295579 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/6/1998 2 – Acquitted Jury Trial

Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-012610-A-O

Date Filed:10/21/1997

Location: Div 17

UCN: 481997CF012610000AOX

Judge: Keith F White

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDispositionSentence
7/17/1997BURGLARY OF CONVEYANCE Statute: 810.02(4)(B) Third Degree – FelonyAuto Burglary2/25/1998 Guilty (Admit)9/30/1997 OBTS:4803028962 Sequence:001 Control Number:97285920 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/25/1998 1 – Adjudicated Guilty153 days in jail,5 years probation,250 hours community service, $517.50 Fines
7/17/19972. CR-PETIT THEFT Statute: 812.014(3)(A) Second Degree – MisdTheft of property of Automobile2/25/1998 Guilty (Admit)9/30/1997 OBTS:4803028962 Sequence:002 Control Number:97285920 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/25/1998 1 – Adjudicated Guilty

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Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-012974-A-O

Date Filed:10/09/1997

Location: Div 17

UCN: 481997CF012974000AOX

Judge: Keith F White

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDisposition
8/19/19971. BURGLARY Statute: 810.02(4) Third Degree – Felony10/8/1997 OBTS:010694926 Sequence:001 Control Number:97334003 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office
8/19/19972. THEFT Statute: 812.014 Second Degree – Misd10/8/1997 OBTS:010694926 Sequence:002 Control Number:97334003 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office

Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 1997-CF-012973-A-O

Date Filed:10/30/1997

Location: Div 17

UCN: 481997CF012973000AOX

Judge: Keith F White

Offense DateChargePlea           Arrest                                           Disposition                 Sentence 
8/19/1997 BURGLARY OF DWELLING Statute: 810.02(3) Second Degree – Felony10644 Crystal Springs Ct, Orlando, FL 328252/25/1998 Guilty (Admit)10/8/1997 OBTS:4802023831 Sequence:001 Control Number:97334053 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office2/25/1998 1 – Adjudicated Guilty141 Days in Jail, 5 years Probation, Pay restitution
8/19/1997BURGLARY OF CONVEYANCE Statute: 810.02(4)(B) Third Degree – Felony (Auto)10298 Water Hyacinth Dr. Orlando, FL 3282510/8/1997 OBTS:4802023831 Sequence:002 Control Number:97334053 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office 
8/19/1997CR-PETIT THEFT Statute: 812.014(3)(A) Second Degree – Misd10298 Water Hyacinth Dr. Orlando, FL 3282510/8/1997 OBTS:4802023831 Sequence:003 Control Number:97334053 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office  

Case Type: Misdemeanor

Case#: 1997-MM-017849-A-O

Date Filed: 8/06/1997

Location: Orlando – CR

UCN: 481997MM017849000AOX

Judge: Jeanette D Bigney

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDisposition
2/28/19971. TRESPASS SCHOOL GROUNDS REFUSE TO LEAVE Statute: 228.091(1) Second Degree – Misd1/14/1998 Nolo Contendere8/6/1997 OBTS:8888888888 Sequence:001 Control Number:97087403 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office1/14/1998 1 – Adjudication Withheld

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Case Type: Criminal Felony

Case#: 2001-CF-013629-A-O

Date Filed:10/06/2001

Location: Circuit Criminal Divisions – Felony

UCN: 482001CF013629000AOX

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDisposition
10/5/20011. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT Statute: 784.021 Third Degree – Felony10/5/2001 OBTS:4802001300 Sequence:001 Control Number:0184365 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office
10/5/20012. BATTERY Statute: 784.03(1)(A)(1) First Degree – Misd10/5/2001 OBTS:4802001300 Sequence:002 Control Number:0184365 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office

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Case Type: Criminal

Traffic

Date Filed: 8/5/2002

Location: Orlando – TR 

UCN: 482002CT107873000AOX

Judge: Elizabeth Gibson

Status: Pending

Citation Number: 2328 BRI

Compliance Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Offense Date          ChargePleaArrestDisposition
8/3/20021.      CT-DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSP/REVOKED WITH K Statute: 322.34(2) First Degree – Misd2.      7  – suspensions10/24/2002 Nolo Contendere10/24/2002 Adjudication Withheld 322.34 only

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Case Type:  Criminal Felony

Date Filed: 11/26/2012

Location: Div 10

UCN: 482012CF015508000AOX

Judge: Gail A Adams

Status: Transferred

Offense Date    ChargePleaArrestDisposition
11/26/20121. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED (3RD OR SUBSQ OFFENSE) Statute: 322.34(2)(C) Third Degree – Felony11/26/2012 OBTS:8888888888 Sequence:001 Control Number:12-103736 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office

Case Type: Criminal Traffic

Date Filed: 12/20/2012

Location: Orlando – TR

UCN: 482012CT012076000AOX

Judge: Elizabeth Gibson

Status: Closed

Citation Number: 6827-RWR

Compliance Date: Friday, February 8, 2013

Offense DateChargePleaArrestDispositionSentence
11/26/20121. CT- OPERATING MOTOR VEH WITHOUT VALID DL Statute: 322.03(1) Second Degree – Misd1/25/2013 Nolo Contendere11/26/2012 OBTS:8888888888 Sequence:001 Control Number:12-103736 Arresting Agency:Orange County Sheriff Office1/25/2013 1 – Adjudicated Guilty10 days jail

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Judge: POLODNA, SCOTT

Case Number: 2008 CF 003639 CR

Clerk File Date: 8/11/2008

Agency Report Number: 08I077388

Court Type: FELONY

Uniform Case Number:

492008CF003639XXCRXX

Status Date: 3/16/2009

Booking Number: 170998

 Agency: OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

COUNTDESCRIPTIONLEVELPLEADISPOSITIONDISPOSITION DATE
GRAND THEFT THIRD DEGREE (812.014 2C1)       Felony
 ADJ GUILTY 
03/16/2009  
8Driving While License Suspended / Revoked






74 mph in a 45 zone.      43 in a 25.        75 in a 55.81 in a 45.        84 in a 55.        60 in a 40 100 in a 65
2Driving Without a Valid Driving Statute
2Careless Driving
8Driving Without Seatbelt
1Failure to obey traffic control device
13Exceeded Speed Limit / Unlawful Speed
2Ran Stop sign
1Failure to Yield
1Driving with unsafe equipment
8Failure to pay toll
1Driving without insurance
1Failure to produce valid registration
3Operating Vehicle with expired tag 

#4 Sales Agent Dawson Thomas Allen (Orange County only)

Worked with Tim Lima

The majority of Dawson’s records were traffic violations in nature 

Speeding 102 in a 60, 111/65, 75/40, 75/40, 58/40, 87/60, 62/50 (work zone)

Willingly running or proceeding through red lights on camera

Driving while suspended

Driving with expired registration longer than 6 months

Using cell phone while driving

Improper lane change, causing another driver to leave their lane

Refusing to show registration for vehicle

Refusing to show Drivers License

Failure to properly display or obscuring registration Tabs

Parking in a handicap / wheelchair zone

#5 Dan Chudy, Missouri 

11/04/2013 Theft/stealing – Guilty Plea

03/28/2016 Robbery – 2nd degree  – Guilty Plea and 1st degree – Guilty Plea

03/23/2018 Unlawful use of weapon with possession of a controlled substance, 35 grams or less marijuana

Dan Chudy was named in a lawsuit Diamond and Wyndham filed against timeshare exit companies, The Transfer Group/Principal Transfer Group. Wyndham sued The Transfer Group in 2018. Other businesses and individuals named in the suit are:


   •    Allied Solution Group LLC, Springfield;
   •    Bart Bowe, a Missouri resident;
   •    Dan Chudy, Branson and Sparta;
   •    CLS Inc., dba Atlas Vacation Remedies and Principal Transfer Group

#6 Ryan McMillin, Missouri

Ryan McMillin was disbarred unanimously by the Missouri Supreme Court for mismanaging trust accounts due to a gambling and cocaine addiction, along with mental health issues. He has been recorded by a member. 

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/06/29/attorney-disbarred-ryan-mcmillin-trust-accounts.html

#7 Robert Palmer, Nevada 

My sales agent Robert John Palmer violated a civil order to pay alimony and was jailed to compel compliance.  The power to jail him was an alternative in the civil code to compel his compliance.  The fact that he willfully did not pay, and had to be jailed to comply is a fact and enough to show he has no moral compass or scruples. He divulged some sort of criminal activity and the luxury of living in Costa Rica. Palmer was jailed for voluntary non-payment of over $100,000 of court-ordered alimony.  Despite this he was granted a Nevada Real Estate Timeshare License.  The promises and description of the program were made by an unscrupulous predator.  DRI failed to conduct due diligence in hiring this person.

#8 Brent Rohde, Missouri and Virginai

Theft by Check

Injury to Elderly

Injury to Family Member

#9 Talonda Davis, Virginia (worked with Brent Rohde) 

VA Beach Public Records: Forgery Class 4 Felony Arrest date 01/06/2011 Pled Guilty GC11000381 Amended charge Identity Theft: ID to defraud misdemeanor Class1

VA Beach Public Records: Forgery Class 4 Felony Arrest date 01/05/2011 Pled Guilty GC11000380 Amended charge Identity Theft: ID to Defraud misdemeanor class 1

#10 Daniel Joseph Vendl, California 

License # 01077403 Restricted 

Convicted or the crime of battery against a spouse, March 20, 2002

Indian Wells, CA 92210

#11 Daniel Ortiz, Virginia

DOB 02/09/1979   

1.  08/22/2011 DWI 2nd offense within 5Y-10Y     Not Guilty. 

2.  08/22/2011. Refuse Blood / breath 2nd offense.       Guilty

3.  12/21/2011. DWI:  Refusal of Blood or breath test.   Guilty

1 and 2 are related.

#12 Royal Johnson Virginia

3 Substance Abuse Charges Cocaine Pled guilty to one charge in 2005

PWID (Person with and injectable device) 

#13 Anthony Lagrand-Perez, Missouri, deceased

DOD February 22, 2021 Car accident, age 27

MO DWI 01/17/2019

03/25/19. Placed on SATOP Substance Awareness Traffic offender program. 

Completed 04/06/19 2 yrs probation

December 29, 2018 – Age 23 The arrest report indicates that Highway Patrol requested charges/citations be issued against him before he was released for treatment. Highway Patrol reportedly requested a misdemeanor DWI charge and a citation for failure to drive on the right half of the road. The 214 BMW 353 was totaled in the crash.

https://www.ccscrnews.com/kimberling-man-hurt-in-wreck.html

#14 Frank Shields Virginia, 54   DOB:  05/29/1966


02/09/87     Robbery Felony Class 2 Nolle Prosequi (was not processed or dismissed)

10/09/90     Felony Larceny – 3rd offense

                   Guilty 1yr Jail

The Grand Jury gave a true bill, meaning there is enough evidence the suspect is guilty. They set a trial date of 10/25/90. At trial he pled guilty and was sentenced to serve one year in jail

Arrested 02/21/1991

04/08/91 A Grand Jury on a second offense gave a true bill. On 5/13/91 it was set for trial.       

                   Felony Larceny 3rd offense

                   Trial by judge 1 year jail

5/30/91 arrested capias – defendant arrested

7/10/91 continued set for trial August 12, 1991, continued again on September 30, 1991.. 

10/7/91 trial – judge with witness sentenced to 1 year jail term

#15 Clifton J Gill, Virginia

4 MEN ARRESTED IN HOME INVASION IN KILN CREEK

Police spokesman Lou Thurston said the resident answered a knock at his Featherstone apartment in the 700 block of Bellows Way shortly before 6 a.m. His wife and month-old daughter were in a bedroom asleep. As the door opened, two men charged into the apartment.

The intruders demanded the keys to the man’s white Montero Sport SUV. When he told them he couldn’t find the keys, the pair then directed the resident to another room. At one point, police said, the occupant wrested the pistol from one of the intruders. During the scuffle, the weapon fired, sending a bullet through the wall into a bedroom where the man’s wife and infant were asleep, police said.

Detectives later arrested Terry Dawand Grant, 22, of the 100 block of Lands End Lane; Clifton Joseph Gill, 22, of the 13000 block of Warwick Boulevard; and Jason George Nazario, 28, of the 300 block of Hickory Point.

https://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-xpm-20021213-2002-12-13-0212130120-story.html

1/28/14 Failure to Appear (FTA) File date 1/30/2014 out on bail.   

Arrest date 3/28/16 driving under revoked/suspended license misdemeanor 

Charge 1: Drugs: Possession Schedule 1 or 2

Arrested Class 5 Felony 4/29/19

Not processed (dismissed in Circuit Court) 

File date 12/13/19

Trial/hearing date 10/20/20

Went to Grand Jury  

Charge 2: Arrested 7/28/20 Class 6 Felony possessed gun W/SCHI-IIdrug

(Dismissed)

Filing date 3/17/20

Went to Grand Jury

Charge 3: Arrested 4/29/19 Felony Class 5 Circuit Court (w/o gun)

Drugs possession schedule I or II

Filing date 4/30/19

Charge 4: Arrested 4/29/19 Felony Class 6 possessed gun W/SCHI-IIdrug

(4 different charges) (Dismissed)

File date 4/20/19 

2 Unlawful Detainers (rent not paid/same as eviction), owed $3,060 

Hearing date 8/8/17

Hearing date 5/21/19 owed $2,000

#16 Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, aka “Alex Soueid” or “Anas Alswaid,” is a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, is a former Virginia sales agent (2018 – 2020). He went by Alex Soueid during his tenure in timeshare. He was convicted of unlawfully acting as an agent of a foreign government on March 26, 2012: 

Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, 48, a resident of Leesburg, Va., was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for collecting video and audio recordings and other information about individuals in the United States and Syria who were protesting the government of Syria and to providing these materials to Syrian intelligence agencies in order to silence, intimidate and potentially harm the protestors.

“Mr. Soueid betrayed this country to work on behalf of a state sponsor of terror,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “While the autocratic Syrian regime killed, kidnapped, intimidated and silenced thousands of its own citizens, Mr. Soueid spearheaded efforts to identify and intimidate those protesting against the Syrian government in the United States.”

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/virginia-man-sentenced-18-months-prison-acting-unregistered-agent-syrian-government


#17 Reginald Buck, Nevada

REGISTER OF ACTIONS

CASE NO. 08M04737X

State of Nevada vs Buck, Reginald §

§

Case Type: Misdemeanor

Date Filed: 03/13/2008

Location: JC Department 8

PARTY INFORMATION

Lead Attorneys

Defendant Buck, Reginald Robert G. Lucherini

Retained

7023888868(W)

State of Nevada CHARGE INFORMATION

Charges: Buck, Reginald Statute Level Date

1. BATTERY (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) 200.481 Misdemeanor 02/16/2008

EVENTS & ORDERS OF THE COURT

DISPOSITIONS

05/01/2008 Disposition (Judicial Officer: Martin, D. Eugene)

1. BATTERY (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE

OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS

02/17/2008 JCON Accounting Detail

Rcpt #: 09775840 Deft Name: BUCK, REGINALD Payer Name: AAABA BAIL BONDS LLC Deft ID: 02676542 Fund: 660 Payment Type: CSH

Location: ITK Case #: 08M04737X

03/05/2008 COMPLETED BY CTB

MinuteCode1: COMPLETED BY CTB MinuteCode3: COMPLETED BY CTB

03/13/2008 TRANSFERRED TO JC

03/13/2008 COMPLETED BY MLF

MinuteCode1: COMPLETED BY MLF MinuteCode3: COMPLETED BY MLF

03/13/2008 CTRACK Track Assignment JC08

03/17/2008 RECEIVED FROM DA

RECEIVED FROM DA

03/17/2008 COMPLAINT FILED

COMPLAINT FILED

03/18/2008 ARRAIGNMENT COMPLETED (Judicial Officer: Gubler, James L. )

MISD ARRGN

03/18/2008 Arraignment (8:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Gubler, James L.)

Result: COMPLETED

05/01/2008 APPEAL BND-CIVL (Judicial Officer: Martin, D. Eugene )

NONJURY TRIAL

05/01/2008 COURTESY NOTICE OF DISPOSITION GENERATED

MinuteCode1: COURTESY NOTICE OF DISPOSITION GENERATED MinuteCode3: COURTESY NOTICE OF DISPOSITION GENERATED

05/01/2008 Bench Trial (8:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Martin, D. Eugene)

Result: CASE FINDING

#18 Dayne Arokium, Virginia 

Dayne’s previous career is as a flight attendant for JetBlue. He was arrested for sexually harassing a passenger. 

Arokium was arrested seven months after the incident and charged with obscene and indecent exposure. Rousset decided to publicly come forward with her story after his arrest.

https://newjersey.news12.com/wharton-woman-sues-jetblue-for-nightmare-flight-34886758

#19 Devin Azevedo, Tahoe 

A salesman in Tahoe boasted about having been a professional snowboarder. Turns out he also stole a bunch of stuff at a fundraiser for Heavenly Ski Foundation.

MINDEN – A Mammoth Lakes man received a suspended 3-year prison sentence in connection with the theft of items donated for sale by the Heavenly Ski Foundation.

Devin M. Azevedo, 36, of Mammoth Lakes was arrested Dec. 3, 2005, for taking an autographed basketball, a bottle of wine and four Sacramento Kings tickets. Azevedo’s attorney Todd Young told Judge Michael Gibbons that Azevedo was intoxicated at the time of the offenses.

Azevedo was still under the influence when he admitted taking a $20,000 fur coat, according to prosecutor Dina Salvucci, a crime someone else later admitted.

Azevedo said he had been clean and sober for 141 days.

https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/man-sentenced-in-heavenly-foundation-theft/

# 20 Ron Kalif El, Virginia 

Case #1 Of 11 Reports for Ron Kalif El (not including 5 minor infractions)

AKA: RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court

Case #: CR16025547-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: BROOKS, GEORGE U; III

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 05/18/2016 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: 18.2-250 

Charge: DRUGS: POSSESS SCH I OR II 

Case Type: FELONY

Class: CLASS 5

Commenced By: DIRECT INDICTMENT

Offense Date: 03/01/2016

Arrest Date: 01/10/2017

05/18/201609:00 AM TRUE BILL – DEF. ARRESTED ON CAPIAS GRAND JURY 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Disposition Date: 11/20/2017

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY

Sentence Time: 5 Year(s) 

Sentence Suspended: 5 Year(s) 

Probation Type: SUPERVISED

Probation Time: 5 Year(s) 

Operator License Suspension Time: 6 Month(s) 

Court/DMV Surrender: LICENSE WAS NOT SURRENDERED

Costs: $608.00 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 05/31/2019

CASE #2

Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court

Case #: CR16025547-01

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: 

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: BROOKS, GEORGE U; III

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 01/18/2018 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: 19.2-306 

Charge: VIOL PROBATION ON FEL OFF 

Case Type: FELONY

Class: UNCLASSIFIED

Commenced By: REINSTATEMENT

Offense Date: 03/01/2016

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
10/12/2018 09:00 AM DISMISSED REVIEW 
09/19/2018 09:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE REVIEW 
02/07/2018 09:00 AM CONTINUED SHOW CAUSE 
01/18/2018 10:00 AM DENIED BOND 

Disposition Information

Disposition: DISMISSED 

Disposition Date: 10/12/2018

Concluded By: DISMISSAL

CASE #3

Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court

Case #: CR16025548-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: BROOKS, GEORGE U; III

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 05/18/2016 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: 18.2-308.4 

Charge: POSSESS GUN W/ SCH I-II DRUG 

Case Type: FELONY

Class: CLASS 6

Commenced By: DIRECT INDICTMENT

Offense Date: 03/01/2016

Arrest Date: 01/10/2017

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
07/11/2017 01:00 PM NOLLE PROSEQUI TRIAL 
05/30/2017 01:00 PM JOINT MOTION TRIAL 
03/23/2017 09:00 AM SET FOR TRIAL TO BE SET 
02/13/2017 09:00 AM JOINT MOTION ADVISE ABOUT ATTORNEY ARRANGEMENTS 
01/18/2017 09:00 AM DEF. NEEDS/CHANGES ATTORNEY ADVISE ABOUT ATTORNEY ARRANGEMENTS 
05/18/2016 09:00 AM TRUE BILL – DEF. ARRESTED ON CAPIAS GRAND JURY 

Disposition Information

Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI (a formal notice of abandonment by a plaintiff or prosecutor of all or part of a suit or action.) 

Disposition Date: 07/11/2017

Concluded By: NOLLE PROSEQUI

Case #4

York General District Court

Case #: GC11011547-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: NORMENT, THOMAS

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 11/28/2011 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: 18.2-248.1 

Charge: SALE, DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA 

Case Type: FELONY

Class: CLASS 5

Offense Date: 11/25/2011

Arrest Date: 11/25/2011

Complainant: BROWN, J; VSP

Amended Code Section: 18.2-250.1

Amended Charge: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 

Amended Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Amended Class: UNCLASSIFIED

Disposition Information

Disposition: DISMISSED 

Operator License Suspension Time: 6 Month(s) 

Costs: $156.00 *

Fine/Costs Due: 06/05/2013 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 09/24/2013

Case #5

York General District Court

Case #: GT11011548-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: THOMAS NORMENT

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 11/28/2011 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: B.46.2-301 

Charge: DRIV UNDER REVO/SUSPENSION 

Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Class: CLASS 1

Offense Date: 11/25/2011

Arrest Date: 11/25/2011

Complainant: BROWN, J; VSP

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Continuance 
06/05/2012 10:00 AM FINAL 
05/15/2012 02:00 PM CONTINUED ATTORNEY 
02/14/2012 02:00 PM CONTINUED ATTORNEY 
12/07/2011 08:30 AM CONTINUED 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Sentence Time: 6 Month(s) 

Sentence Suspended: 5 Month(s) 20 Day(s) 

Probation Type: UNSUPERVISED PROBATION

Probation Time: 2 Year(s) 

Probation Starts: PROBATION TO START AT SENTENCING

Operator License Suspension Time: 90 Day(s) 

Fine: $500.00 *

Costs: $45.00 *

Fine/Costs Due: 06/05/2012 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 07/08/2013

Case #6

York General District Court

Case #: GT11011552-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: THOMAS NORMENT

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: RELEASED ON SUMMONS

Filed Date: 11/28/2011 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: B.46.2-104 

Charge: FAIL TO CARRY/EXHIBIT REG CARD 

Case Type: INFRACTION

Offense Date: 11/25/2011

Arrest Date: 

Complainant: BROWN, J; VSP

Disposition Information

Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI 

Case #7

Newport News Circuit Court

Case #: CR10T01865-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: SHAWN OVERBEY

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 10/12/2010 

Locality: NEWPORT NEWS 

Code Section: A.46.2-301 

Charge: DR.U.SUSP.3RD OFF. 

Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Class: CLASS 1

Commenced By: GENERAL DISTRICT COURT APPEAL

Offense Date: 07/09/2010

Arrest Date: 07/09/2010

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
03/24/2011 10:00 AM SENTENCED TRIAL GUILTY 
03/14/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED TRIAL 
02/25/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
12/09/2010 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
10/12/2010 01:30 PM SET FOR TRIAL TERM 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Disposition Date: 03/24/2011

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: JAIL

Sentence Time: 6 Month(s) 

Sentence Suspended: 5 Month(s) 20 Day(s) 

Operator License Suspension Time: 90 Day(s) 

Court/DMV Surrender: LICENSE WAS NOT SURRENDERED

Restitution Amount: $0.00 

Fine: $500.00 *

Costs: $286.00 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 02/02/2012

Case #8

Newport News Circuit Court

Case #: CR10T01866-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: SHAWN OVERBEY

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 10/12/2010 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: 18.2-460 

Charge: OBST.JUSTICE 

Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Commenced By: GENERAL DISTRICT COURT APPEAL

Offense Date: 07/09/2010

Arrest Date: 07/09/2010

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
03/24/2011 10:00 AM SENTENCED TRIAL GUILTY 
03/14/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED TRIAL 
02/25/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
12/09/2010 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
10/12/2010 01:30 PM SET FOR TRIAL TERM 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Disposition Date: 03/24/2011

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: JAIL

Sentence Time: 12 Month(s) 

Sentence Suspended: 12 Month(s) 

Restitution Amount: $0.00 

Fine: $0.00 *

Costs: $177.50 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 01/06/2012

Case #9

Newport News Circuit Court

Case #: CR10T01867-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICH


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

AKA:

RIGGSBEE, RONALD  

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Attorney: SHAWN OVERBEY

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 10/12/2010 

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA 

Code Section: G.46.2-874 

Charge: 44/25 SP 

Case Type: INFRACTION (Violation or infringement of a law or agreement)

Commenced By: GENERAL DISTRICT COURT APPEAL

Offense Date: 07/09/2010

Arrest Date: 07/09/2010

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
03/24/2011 10:00 AM SENTENCED TRIAL GUILTY 
03/14/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED TRIAL 
02/25/2011 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
12/09/2010 10:00 AM CONTINUED MOTION OF DEFENSE TRIAL 
10/12/2010 01:30 PM SET FOR TRIAL TERM 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Disposition Date: 03/24/2011

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Restitution Amount: $0.00 

Fine: $133.00 *

Costs: $90.00 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 01/06/2012

Case #10

Newport News Circuit Court

Case #: CR09T01805-00

Defendant: KALIF-EL, RON KOMONICK


Defendant Information

Address: NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23608

Gender: MALE

Race: BLACK

DOB: 02/09/****

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: SUMMONS

Filed Date: 11/09/2009 

Locality: NEWPORT NEWS 

Code Section: 46.2-300 

Charge: DR WO LICENSE 

Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Class: 

Commenced By: GENERAL DISTRICT COURT APPEAL

Offense Date: 09/18/2009

Hearing Information

Date Time Result Type Courtroom Plea Duration Jury 
01/21/2010 10:00 AM SENTENCED TRIAL NOT GUILTY 
11/09/2009 01:30 PM SET FOR TRIAL TERM 

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY 

Disposition Date: 01/21/2010

Concluded By: TRIAL – JUDGE WITH WITNESS

Traffic Fatality: NO

Restitution Amount: $0.00 

Fine: $100.00 *

Costs: $141.00 *

Fine/Costs Paid: YES

Fine/Costs Paid Date: 01/06/2012

Well, this certainly puts a new light on the timeshare industry. I nor my friends can name any other industry which employs people with some very dubious and serious records and have the ability to take thousands of dollars from some very vulnerable people. Yet the timeshare industry does not appear to have the checks and balances necessary to ensure those employed have integrity and honesty thereby protecting their potential clients. In this respect the industry itself is culpable, yet we do realise that in most circumstances the sales agents tend to be itinerant, moving from one resort and country to another making the usual checks to be difficult, plus their employment tends to be through connections and word of mouth. But make no mistake, this is the industry’s own doing and it is now time for change.

That is all for this week, have a great weekend.

Friday’s Letter from America: Timeshare Tipping Point

Welcome to another article in our Letter from America series, once again Inside Timeshare would like to thank our stalwart contributor Irene Parker for organizing this week’s article and those who have helped. This week we look at Timeshare Talks, which can be found on YouTube, but we will let Irene explain.

Timeshare Talks Guests – Past, Present and Future

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Hosts John Raymond, Resort Reseller

Wayne Robinson, Everything About Timeshares 

Irene Parker, TIMESHARE TALKS Coordinator 

June 25, 2021

TIMESHARE TALKS Library and Schedule

Goals: #1: To Educate and promote a viable secondary market 

#2: To be a bridge between developers and timeshare members and owners

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel as that helps our efforts and might help someone buy a timeshare that is just perfect for their family! 

Our most recent guest was Ron Roberts of Legacy Solutions International. Ron talked about the reluctance of some HOAs to allow a responsible timeshare exit and how onsite or offsite sales centers can reverse negative trends. 

https://tarda.org/f/what%E2%80%99s-a-legacy-resort-and-why-are-they-struggling

Next week Jake Bercu, a Tahoe Beach and Ski Club HOA Board Member, will talk about an HOA board that is doing things right. 

Our guest this week was Inside Timeshare Contributor Tiffany Renee who talked about proposed timeshare changes and how her family was affected by unfair and deceptive practices. The proposed changes are being presented to lawmakers, regulators and the Federal Trade Commission. Timeshare Sales are #7 on the FTC’s Top Ten Scams list this year and Timeshare Resales (Fake buyers) #10.

Tiffany’s parents were convinced to give up their two deeded timeshare weeks that they loved for years, and buy points believing they would transfer the timeshare liability to their children if they didn’t convert to points, and that maintenance fees could increase from $2,000 a year to over $6,000. They agreed after 11 hours. The result – fees increased to $6,000 and they were forced to default on their two deeded weeks and lost $34,000 buying points they didn’t need and could not afford.    

Proposed changes and in red how Tiffany’s parents experienced this: 

1.   Consumers are routinely told they will not be attending a sales session and/or that the meeting is mandatory when it is not. Tiffany’s parents were told they would be charged $400 if they did not attend. It was a timeshare exchange, so the meeting was not mandatory, 

2.    A disclosure warns the buyer that they are not allowed to show a proposal to anyone outside the company. This is unfair, especially for those who may be of diminished capacity. Tiffany’s parents do not read well. The contract was read to them. 

“Distribution of this information to unauthorized persons, including but not limited to persons not employed by agents of the company, or to persons not listed on this option, is strictly prohibited and subject to penalty.” 

3.    A recorded closing (signing) session is used against the buyer. Tiffany’s parents were told they sounded fine on the recorded QA (after 11 hours). Tiffany researched her parents’ QA agent and learned that he had spent four years in jail after burglarizing seven homes, some while occupied. 

4.    If the recorded closing can be used against the buyer, the buyer should be allowed the opportunity to record the sales session. Tiffany’s parents would not have known how to do this. The buyer must check to make sure recording without the other party aware being is legal. It is not legal in Florida. https://www.justia.com/50-state-surveys/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations/

5.    If disputing a contract, the buyer should be allowed to listen to the entire recorded closing without obtaining a subpoena. Tiffany was offered the opportunity to listen to “snippets” of the recording, which is like listening to Dr. Fauci say on a snippet that it’s not necessary for people to wear masks.  

6.    It should be disclosed if the QA agent is incentivized. (Not applicable to Tiffany’s parents)

7.    An additional purchase should be identified on the contract as an “Incremental Purchase” instead of “Additional Equity” as use of the word equity is misleading. (Not applicable to Tiffany’s parents) 

It was explained that we could reduce our monthly payments by getting a HELOC through US Bank using our “additional point equity” of $240,040 which the agent highlighted in green. He provided an ad and assured us a rep from U S Bank would call us after five days (the contract cancellation period). We would only have to pay $1,349 for January and thereafter $649. The purchase price was $288,300 less “additional equity” of $240,040 = $48,260 for 7,000 points.

8.    The state-mandated Public Offering Statement (POS) (Disclosure Statement) should be presented by the closing agent during the recorded closing, not by the sales agent. Tiffany’s parents could not have comprehended a POS and didn’t know about contract rescission periods.   

9.      The buyer should be allowed 24 hours to consider their purchase. Tiffany’s parents were demanded to buy the same day after 11 hours.  

10.    The buyer should be provided access to the booking site prior to the end of the contract rescission period. Buyers don’t even know what they bought because availability is not part of the contract. (Not applicable to Tiffany’s parents)

Upcoming Scheduled TIMESHARE TALKS Guests 

(Subject to change)

July 1: John Kushman, with Timeshare Specialists, gathered the names of more than 117 Timeshare Exit Scams. Retired Canadian Police Officer and timeshare Volunteer Earl Sharpe, Faith and Raven join the talk. Scam Hotline: 

https://timesharespecialists.com/

https://timesharespecialists.com/timeshare-scam-database/

July 8: Jessica Burke Crosby, a Virginia timeshare broker associated with Timesharing 2000 talks about the benefits of renting timeshares

http://timeshares247.com/TheIndustry/AllIndustryCompanies/IndustryCompanyDetails/tabid/125/ItemId/1508/Timesharing-2000.aspx

July 15: Irene Robert, TARDA board member, talks about the Public Offering Statement and why buyers need to review this state-mandated document before they buy a timeshare    

https://tarda.org/f/what-is-a-public-offering-statement-is-it-important

July 22: Mike Kennedy and James Burbridge, KOALA, an alternative to II and RCI, talks about their rental platform. 

https://www.go-koala.com/

YouTube #12, July 29 Karen Levins, of Ontario, Canada talks about how their group of determined volunteers, raised funds to retain an attorney, to challenge  Wyndham’s Carriage Hill and Carriage Ridge Resort that did not allow a responsible exit under any circumstances. Less than 13% voting to keep the resorts a timeshare prompting the sale of both resorts.

https://tarda.org/f/survey-recommends-wyndham%E2%80%99s-carriage-resorts-be-sold

YouTube #13 August 5 Bernadette in Oklahoma her Change.org petition hoping developers will acknowledge deceptive timeshare sales are part of the problem so they must be part of the solution. 

https://www.change.org/Michael-Flaskey-MO-WA-AG-take-down-YouTube

Frank and Betty Lusk were sold $150,000 in timeshare points at ages 88 and 89 

August 12: Guy Hart Protecting our Elders

The Rachel Ramos YouTube illustrates how easy it is to be scammed. Guy will talk about fake arbitration and other arbitration pitfalls 

https://protectingourelders.com/

August 19: Beth Roller, who worked as a front-line Covid nurse at the height of the pandemic talks about how believing a timeshare sales agent negatively impacted her life. 

https://insidetimeshare.com/fridays-letter-from-america-covid-nursing-and-timeshare/

Archived Guests and Articles 

May 27, 2021 – John and Irene Introduces TIMESHARE TALKS 

Why is the resale value for timeshares so low? 

May 28, 2021: Wayne Robinson, author and former timeshare executive 

https://insidetimeshare.com/fridays-letter-from-america-77/

Everything About Timeshare, Before, During and After the Sale  

Listing companies often inflate the price of the listing. There are no “comps” which is the first thing a traditional real estate agent shows you when you list a house. Check out the secondary market before committing to a same-day sale.  

June 2, 2021 – Earl, Faith and Raven, CRIMESHARE – “Your New Tennessee” Resale Scam caused by a Mexico timeshare scam 

https://tarda.org/f/crimeshare-%E2%80%93-a-sophisticated-timeshare-resale-scam

https://tarda.org/f/memorial-day-honors-all-who-died-serving-our-country

June 9, 2021 – Air Force Veteran Adam Siler June 9, 2021

Why Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Support Resellers

Adam’s ID: [email protected]

https://tarda.org/f/a-veteran-and-active-duty-military-timeshare-outreach

Adam talked about veteran outreach & active duty service member concerns, #2 of 3 FTC factors defining a “deceptive practice” of the Act is that the actions “cannot be reasonably avoided by the consumer.” Given Adam was given a written illustration of 7% financing, and an assurance from the sales agent that he had the means to assist in refinancing, it would have been difficult for Adam to have avoided the deception. 

Who’s Next?

If you have something you would like to talk about, or share an experience, good or bad about timeshares, contact John at Resort Resellers. The best defense against an albatross timeshare is consumer education and an informed buyer. Developers and members alike should support raising awareness about the oral representations clause and expectations about what to expect if the need comes up to sell or dispose of a timeshare. 

That is all for this week, at present no date can be set for the full return of Inside Timeshare, it is hoped that a partial return will begin in the next week or so. In the meantime, have a great weekend.