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Monday Aug 29, 2005
At this point I am ready to find ways to track down Patrick, so I decided to
go to his named reference, the British Writing Equipment Society and the named
secretary, Mr. Charles Whitehead.
Hello Mr. Whitehead,
I am unable to reach Mr. Dieth via email. It would
appear his Yahoo address has been purged because he was unable to check his
email after his car accident in March.
Do you know what is Mr. Dieth's current email
Thank you for your assistance.
I was amazed what this little inquiry brought! With Charles'
permission, here is his email reply only 20 minutes later:
Hi Li Tah
Mr. Dieth is either under criminal investigation, or I
hope, has been arrested for fraud. He is a known criminal in his area in
Germany and has conned people out of money in UK and in Germany, including his
own parents. As far as In know, both his e-mail and his mobile telephone have
been suspended. The email he sent to you was at the time he was running scams
in UK and Germany, perhaps you got taken in too. I hope not - he took me for
He is no longer a member of WES.
I sent this reply shortly afterwards:
Thank you for responding so quickly.
Yes, I'm afraid I fell victim as well. Not too badly
though, and a little less than you at US$177.
If there is any pen community action against him, I
would certainly like to join. In fact, I plan to add a page on my Parker 75
website about personal experiences with cheats. In intend to provide all
emails documenting the facts and let the visitors know. I will make a note
about others who have been victimized as I receive emails.
Tuesday Aug 30, 2005
Hours later, Charles replied:
My research into this was to employ a
firm of German lawyers; they were based in Berlin but advertised on the web,
who did some investigating for me. They discovered that he owed his father,
who was suing him, over 30,000 Euros. Her e mail to me is below. I think it
would be a waste of time and money, I am just telling all the dealers I know.
And there is a note in my column of the next WES journal, due out shortly.
There was no reaction or payment, so I
called the debtor. I only reached his father, as the provided number was his.
He basically told me that his son is a
crook and also stole money from him (over 30,000 EUR). Other criminal
investigations are also pending. The debtor has also already filed for
insolvency, and there is nothing to get from him at this time.
The only thing you could do now would be
filing a criminal charge. But if this will help - I doubt it.
I see no way to proceed successfully
here. I am sorry.
See the article Charles wrote for the WES
Journal, which I include with his permission. Thanks Charles!
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