I wasn't going to post all of this but I really don't have a way to be involved from Idaho so here it is.
Jesse Bruce Jones (has been apparently going by the name Derek)
206-902-7350 old number
206-902-7479 new firstname.lastname@example.org
4221 47th Ave S. Seattle WA 98118
Parents' address where he supposedly stays sometimes.
2512 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
Friend Rick's phone # 206-660-0633 I've talked to Rick and he seemed cool but he apparently keeps helping Jesse out.
Here's info I received in a PM. I don't know the validity of it but sounds feasible. I won't say who wrote this but the guy seemed to really want to get his money back from Jesse and said he would help anyway he can. He is in Seattle too. I would pass his info along via pm.
I've pretty much given up on recouping any money from Jesse and I'm not too worried about posting personal info on the web at this point. If he wants to contact me to take it down, great.
(1st pm) Hey, so I know Jesse Jones, and I thought he was my friend but he stole 250$ from me that I needed for college. Funny how a few quick internet searches show his trail of shit? I know his numbers and where his brother is and all, and I'm thinking about pursuing a civil suit against him or a petty larceny case. I know some of his former boyfriends up in Canada too, and I guess he is a thief with them too. Up there they are going to go after him for physical and sexual abuse, larceny, theft, grand theft auto, fraud, and sex with a minor. Down here I am hoping to pursue petty larceny and fraud, I was wondering if you and any other people in the US might be interested in a joint case as well? I actually kinda want to know his address that he posted, cos he said he was in Bremerton with his parents and that his roommates and him live in Mt. Baker neighbourhood.
(2nd pm)Well, I just got a new address from a company in Seattle, I'd like to tell you more, but I have to head to my classes-- believe me this guy is going to get bent the fuck over in jail, and yeah, he's actually a pedophile too, he went after me cos he thought i was 16-17, he actually fucked a 14yr old in Vancouver BC and we're pursuing a stat. rape case and sexual assault of a minor.
Could you contact the other people who were scammed by him, we have 2 stores who are interested and I'm having them check all local ski stores for the stolen Gotama's that run 700$. The only way to catch this fuck is to get everyone on his tail. I'll be back online later tonight.
(3rd pm)I was taking him to Alpine Hut, he was taking in skiis to get bindings put on and he was saying that they wanted to know if he bought the skis there and he said that they wouldn't do the bindings if they knew that he bought them through another company-- he took a pocket knife and shaved off the serial numbers on the skiis so yeah, i thought that was sketchy. He also always appeared to get free stuff from the ski or outdoor stores too (REI, Evos, Alpine hut, everywhere), I'm actually going into those places tomorrow to tell them about his scamming nature and banning him from their shops or helping pin the fucker down.
(4th pm)Ok, so here's the deal, I hit up all the small ski shops around Seattle and told them about the Jesse. When I dropped him off at the Alpine Hut, he was shaving the serial numbers off the sides of the Volkl Gotama skis, and he said he got 'free skis' from the REI down in Seattle a few days back, so I think he ripped them off too. The guys at Alpine Hut gave me all his info and said they'll notify me if he shows up again. I'm gonna send the guys a link to the thread about the scam and his picture so they can hold his shit when he drops it off and contact me. He was going by the name 'Derek Jones' there. I went to Evo after that and I guess the managers were both ripped off by him and have his name with a warning saying DO NOT SELL to him, and they want to pursue him as well, but he hasn't shown his face since fucking 2006 there. I know where he is living now and it's out of Bremerton, so I kinda want to go find him and get my fucking money. But yeah, I think a criminal or civil suit would be better off, especially as a joint claim with Evo, perhaps REI if he stole the skis from REI, and then if I can find people who got ripped off from his fake bindings or downhill mountain bike ads. Do you know other people who he ripped off? I think he is either stealing or using bad credit cards or cheques.
(5th pm) Well, I just got more amazing information, I talked to his brother and I also went to a place where his friend worked and heard that this guy owes a lot of people money and that a lot of people ask about him. The funny thing is that I went to REI and they have stolen skis that match the ones he brought to Alpine Hut with removed serial numbers. 2 of them went missing on the 10th, and we might have a match on one of their lengths. We also are sending his picture to all the snow shops and snow gear resellers.
His brother is contacting his parents, and REI is going to try getting him arrested. The lady I spoke with said that once they get the charges filed against him, we could piggy back our charges onto it aswell. Hopefully the ski lengths will match, otherwise we're back to square one.
I've pretty much been driving all over Seattle between classes, and they are trying to get a hold on his passport possibly.
I'm trying to get a hold of his friend Rick, who keeps shelling out cash for Jesse, but there hasn't been much luck. We also know that his real name is Jesse, not the alias Derek that he was using to bypass holds on his real name.
I'll keep you posted, I'm waking up tomorrow and making my rounds to all the shops again tomorrow and bringing his pictures too.