1. I've backed Drew Stephens (http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/drewdaddy19/) since July of this year. He plays as givemeur401k on Revolution and JuantheLeprechaun on Merge and was drewdaddy19 on Stars. He had been a reliable/trustworthy horse up until October.

    Starting in November, he began to play cash games with stake funds (which was strictly prohibited) and also began stealing money from the stake. Based on balance updates he provided and actual losses from MTTs, it appears that he stole between 2000 and 2500 over the past week or two. He claims that a little over 1000 of the losses stem from his 12 year old cousin using his account to play casino games one night when he was away from his computer. Whether that's true or not doesn't really matter, the losses are his responsibility along with the money that was stolen.

    Overall, including losses from theft, the alleged losses from his nephew and the makeup that is now not recoverable, he owes me $3800 (losses of 2-2.5k and makeup being the rest). Drew has admitted to taking the money and has claimed he'll pay me back. I have several text messages saved to that effect, but I'll refrain from posting the full details unless I'm certain I won't get repaid. I'll update this post to clear his name if/when the 3800 is repaid.
    Edited By: tyson219 Nov 22nd, 2012 at 09:23 PM
     
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  2. Very sad to hear this. Amazing how people take for granted opportunity. Hopefully you get your $ back Tyson. GL
     
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  3. What a immature punk, I cant stand people like this that cant afford to play on their own dime and when people are generous enough to back them, they take advantage of it and steal from them. Good luck Tyson with everything in the future and Happy Thanksgiving
     
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  4. These things are such a bummer. It's shitty for you because of the funds you may very well lose and shitty for honest horses who will have a more difficult time getting staking deals when these things happen. Hope that this situation is only temporary and that the public shaming has some effect.
     
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  5. Do see him playing bunch of cash games lately!
     
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    Originally Posted by tyson219 View Post

    I've backed Drew Stephens (http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/drewdaddy19/) since July of this year. He plays as givemeur401k on Revolution and JuantheLeprechaun on Merge and was drewdaddy19 on Stars. He had been a reliable/trustworthy horse up until October.

    Starting in November, he began to play cash games with stake funds (which was strictly prohibited) and also began stealing money from the stake. Based on balance updates he provided and actual losses from MTTs, it appears that he stole between 2000 and 2500 over the past week or two. He claims that a little over 1000 of the losses stem from his 12 year old cousin using his account to play casino games one night when he was away from his computer. Whether that's true or not doesn't really matter, the losses are his responsibility along with the money that was stolen.

    Overall, including losses from theft, the alleged losses from his nephew and the makeup that is now not recoverable, he owes me $3800 (losses of 2-2.5k and makeup being the rest). Drew has admitted to taking the money and has claimed he'll pay me back. I have several text messages saved to that effect, but I'll refrain from posting the full details unless I'm certain I won't get repaid. I'll update this post to clear his name if/when the 3800 is repaid.

    damn surprised he seemed like a cool kid, gl tyson
     
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    Originally Posted by mattdb9er View Post

    damn surprised he seemed like a cool kid, gl tyson

    Yea, pretty much this. Hope you guys get everything resolved.
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  8. "He claims that a little over 1000 of the losses stem from his 12 year old cousin using his account to play casino games one night when he was away from his computer."

    LOL! 12 old cousin a.k.a him. Scenario= Guy has long day of grinding, a lot of close calls but can't ship anything. Now feeling frustrated and probably more tired then he knows, he takes his 30$ of profit from his 12 hour shift and starts up the casino app.. thought process= "ill just try to run this up to 100-200 and make this day somewhat worth while" "If I lose the 30 Ill just stop...No big deal"..... Loses with his 20 to dealers bj twice in a row and the 30 is gone...gets tilted, he'll just play one more.... 1 hour later hes -1500$ thinking fuck me I better think of a genius lie to cover up my degen behavior...

    To anyone reading this I suggest just disabling all casino apps on your poker sites... def -ev, especially if you lack discipline..... First tourney I ever shipped was for like 2200 when I was 18, next day all gone to BJ... The guy probly feels sick right now.
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  9. Sorry to hear Tyson, gl recovering the funds.
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  10. Sorry to hear Tyson, I hope you get the funds back.
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  11. Always sad to see this happen to such a good guy. Hope it gets resolved.
     
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  12. Good luck with this Tyson, amazing that people are willing to do this thinking nobody will find out..
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  13. very sad to hear, seemed like a good guy, hope everything gets resolved asap.

    GL Tyson
    Edited By: WeLOVEtilt Nov 24th, 2012 at 05:05 PM
     
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  14. Well damn! I really hate to hear this, he seemed like such a nice guy. I got to be friends with him awhile back, as we're both from GA (don't know him irl) and I wondered why I hadn't heard anything from him in awhile.

    I'd like to think he's just having money issues and let things get the best of him, which is often the case in these situations but that doesn't make it any better for you.

    So sorry to hear you got scammed with everything else going with Merge and all, maybe he'll be good for it.
     
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  15. Before everyone jumps to conclusions i would like to hear the alleged scammers side of the story.
     
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  16. Just ban this clown already. ^^
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  17. @supra1988t there are always 2 sides to a story thats all im saying no need for that attitude B12 ATM
     
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  18. LocationUnited States
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    Last Login1 Day Ago at 09:45 PM

    He logged in yesterday and didnt address the issue in this thread. Doubt his side of the story would contradict the OP. If it would he probably would of posted already.
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  19. @wantagolf Lets give this guy the benefit of the doubt until and if he posts in a reasnable time frame.
     
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  20. You posted 4 minutes after someone posted a remark towards you.

    Dont you think someone who was being called out wrongly would respond to clear his name, as fast as he could (esp since he has already logged in yesterday), so this thread would be deleted, before more people read the thread? i know i sure the hell would.
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  21. @wantagolf Not everyone responds quickly some people need to process the allegations and take time to respond.Lets give this alleged scammer some more time before deffaming his name.INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!B12 ATM
     
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  22. Never said he was guilty. I said if he isnt trying to clear his name, after he has logged in, its hard to think his story would contradict the OP. i've followed 30 or so of these scammer threads in OT and on the poker side and if the accused isnt vehemently trying to clear his name and get this thread deleted, it doesnt look good.
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    Originally Posted by allani12 View Post

    Before everyone jumps to conclusions i would like to hear the alleged scammers side of the story.


    he admitted to stealing the money you fucking loser
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  24. @SIRDONKY I never said he didnt owe money u mamaluke i stated we have yet to hear the whole story as the alleged scammer has not responded u broke hick canuck poutsoylifti.B12ATM
     
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  25. I hate to say this because I really did like this guy but I can't help but notice that not only has he not responded here he has cleared all the information from his profile. He used to have a picture and his name, hometown and all his usernames and now it's wiped completely clean. I would consider this a pretty clear admission of guilt.

    I used to hear from him on Skype at least once or twice a week and I haven't heard anything from him since Nov. 8. I sent him a message on the 18th and he never replied.

    I also don't believe Tyson is ever going to come on here and out someone if he's not pretty sure it's a clear scam/theft situation.
    Edited By: DiamondDixie Nov 25th, 2012 at 03:32 AM
     
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    Originally Posted by DiamondDixi View Post

    I hate to say this because I really did like this guy but I can't help but notice that not only has he not responded here he has cleared all the information from his profile. He used to have a picture and his name, hometown and all his usernames and now it's wiped completely clean. I would consider this a pretty clear admission of guilt.

    I used to hear from him on Skype at least once or twice a week and I haven't heard anything from him since Nov. 8. I sent him a message on the 18th and he never replied.

    I also don't believe Tyson is ever going to come on here and out someone if he's not pretty sure it's a clear scam/theft situation.

    You are referring to Andrew Stevens the scammer and thief correct?
     
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  27. No disrespect to tyson i dont know this alleged scammer although i always like to give people a chance to post there side of the facts and allegations in question
     
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  28. You are disrespecting Tyson by continuing to post in this thread. Please stop.
     
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    Originally Posted by donkiman View Post

    You are referring to Andrew Stevens the scammer and thief correct?

    Yes, do you have a point?
    Edited By: DiamondDixie Nov 25th, 2012 at 06:36 AM
     
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  30. @nonamefame I dont believe im dissing anyone just want all the facts on the table tyson only gave his side of the story
     
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