Just recently, we have been told, that the Tombstone marshals office has continued their paranormal fraud case. Inside the Tombstone paper, they described in detail, as to why it has taken so long to fully investigate this case. The tombstone paper wrote that their was so many people involved in the paranormal case,that quite frankly perhaps multiple people were involved. So according to the paper, their investigations had been assigned a new investigator and has resumed their fraud case.
This was and article, posted and published. I(Evan Jensen)went forward as well as many, to help expose this woman for wrong doing. This however is my story and why I truly got into the exposing part with Malone.
Paranormal Event Proves to be Major Scam
Fri, May 08, 2015
The event was to give people the opportunity to visit and investigate haunted Tombstone attractions such as the Birdcage Theatre, Big Nose Kates and other haunted locations throughout town. The ticket holders would have had paid lodging, breakfast and dinner and all of the entry fees to attractions paid for beforehand.
On Friday, the starting day of the event, over 100 people stood anxiously waiting for the event to start, but, nobody showed to host and people stood confused not knowing what to do.
Fortunately, a few folks that paid to attend the event, did know what was happening. What was happening was “Carol Malone” aka “London Knight” aka “Sarah White”. Malone, or whatever her real name may be, was the organizer of the event and according to Evan Jensen, is a long time scam artist who claims to own a business under the name of “Darkside Entertainment.”
Evan Jensen resides in Oregon and has been investigating Malone for over 2 years. Jensen has made a priority to become a “fraud exposer” and has exposed several “scammers” including Ryan D. Buell, the lead investigator on “Paranormal State”, a popular but now cancelled A&E TV Show. According to Jensen, Malone wrote a book titled “Amityville House of Lies, but copied and stole over forty percent of the information from his website.
Jensen is retired from the paranormal scene but currently runs a radio station, writes, blogs and works day and night to expose those who commit fraud.
“A few years back, I had a woman message me about her son who was terminally ill and wanted to go see Ryan D. Buell at his popular paranormal event. The mother had used basically every penny she had to get her son to the event, but when he arrived, not one venue was booked and Buell never showed up. Thousands of people were ripped off by Buell. The worse part, the boy who wanted to see him before he passed on, died 2 weeks later. Because of that boy, I vowed to expose scammers for what they truly are. I want people to know and understand that defrauding and scamming people is more harmful than one may realize.”
“From my research I have discovered that Carol Malone has at least 13 different aliases. This is not the first time she has done something like this. At least 80 people purchased the “VIP” ticket to the event and have been ripped off. She did refund 1 or 2 people their money, but one of them was an attorney.”
Malone had promised ticket holders that their ticket included the hotel room at a very nice hotel in Tombstone close to Allen Street, breakfast and dinner for both days and entry to all of the attractions. However, Malone did not pay for anything and people were left wondering what to do and where to go when they arrived in Tombstone. There was no itinerary, sign in stations or meeting places.
People traveled from all over the United States for the event and paid several hundred dollars for their “VIP” tickets. A woman who is terminally ill, was charged $900 for her “VIP” ticket, several hundred dollars more than what others paid. In an online video on the examiner.com, reporter John Albrecht Jr. and Connie Williams documented the woman saying that she used flight credits to get to Tombstone and was unable to enjoy any kind of an experience while in Tombstone. She stated that she would like to see something done about this incident and Malone shouldn’t get away with this. Several other ticket purchasers were interviewed and their testimonies can be heard on the same video at http://www.examiner.com.
According to several business owners in Tombstone, over the past year, Malone would call and try to book hotels and attractions for tours and pay a small portion or a deposit, but never paid for them in full or only paid for a small amount of tickets when there was nearly 200 people who were supposed to have all of their fees covered.
When ticket holders arrived in Tombstone and would go to an attraction to take their tour, they were stopped and told that they couldn’t go because the event organizer never paid for their entry. But, in kindness, many of the local businesses let these folks go through their tour for free because they had felt bad for them being ripped off by Malone.
Jensen also told The Tombstone News that Malone deleted the Facebook page for the Tombstone event, but before deleting, she did try to blame the Tombstone businesses for the event being a failure. “She tried to blame numerous businesses including Trail Riders Inn and the Occidental. She tried to say that THEY scammed her and over charged her,” said Jensen. “It saddens me that Malone tried to question the integrity of the town of Tombstone.”
According to the Trail Riders Inn, Malone did pay the deposits but never paid for the guest’s rooms. Several people have stated that the only reason they were able to have a warm bed to sleep in was because of the courtesy of the Trail Riders Inn giving them a free nights stay.
Reports have also been made about the Sisters Paranormal Undertaker Tour. Ticket holders stated that these very kind folks let them enter their tour for free out of kindness.
Gordon Anderson, owner of the Larian Motel told The Tombstone News that they only had one person show up for the event at the Larian. “The woman in question (Carol Malone) had been in touch with us for about one year. She booked the entire Larian Property but after giving her multiple times over that year to pay for her rooms, we had to cancel on her about 7 weeks before the event as she violated our trust so many times in regards to lying about when we would be paid. We did the right thing and did what we had to do. We are so sorry that so many people have been scammed by her.”
According to one of the numerous webpages Malone used to sell tickets to the event, the cost for some tickets were being sold for over $300. A “Gold” Ticket was listed for $275, a “Silver” Ticket was listed for $225 and a “VIP” Ticket was listed for $325, with a requirement to be paid in full prior to January 2015. A day pass was also listed for $75 and vendors were able to purchase a space for their vendor table for $125. It is unknown if any vendors showed up or got ripped off, as our own investigation into the entire catastrophe is still underway.
After several ticket holders discovered they had been scammed, many of them tried to find Malone to question her but she was nowhere to be found. When she was eventually found, she was seen hiding out in a bar surrounded by three bodyguards she rented for the weekend who would not let anyone speak to her.
On Saturday, the Tombstone Marshals Office cited and released Malone, charged her with “theft of services” and gave her a court date. She is required to come back to Tombstone in two weeks and appear before the judge.
After Malone was arrested, she left town, abandoning her already failed event.
If you wish to read information about Malone and her scams, all you need to do is simply “Google” her name with the word “scam” (be sure to not mistake her for the renowned author from Europe). You may also visit http://www.ripoffreport.com where you can read numerous complaints about her and her “business” Darkside Entertainment”.
At this time, it is still unknown if Malone acted alone or if she had a partner or partners.
If you or anyone you know was ripped off by Malone, please contact the Tombstone Marshals Office at (520) 457-2244 and make a report.
The Tombstone News will update you on this incident when the information becomes available to us.
It sure does look like the self proclaimed gypsy gem, is possibly looking at serious charges. I mean how can someone think, they can scam or allegedly scam the town that is to tough to die?
On around may 30th this year, there was a paranormal event held by London knight aka Carol Malone.It was and event that went wrong, from booking issues to no booking, to events cancelled and to quite simply leaving town early to avoid scammed folks from asking for their money back.
This is a recent article published in the Tombstone news, all right reserved and are in intended to the Tombstone news paper.
Marshal’s Office Continues to Work Paranormal Event Fraud Case.
Marshal’s Office Continues to Work Paranormal Event Fraud Case
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Marshal’s Office Continues to Work Paranormal Event Fraud Case
Samantha Nicholas•Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Several inquiries have been made to The Tombstone News regarding the fraud case that took place in May of 2015. The case is still open and in fact, the new Tombstone Marshal John Houston recently placed a new investigator on the case.
“The “Haunting in Tombstone” fraud case has not been dropped and is still open, we are pursuing all available leads,” said Marshal Houston.
Houston went on to say that the reason there has not been a lot of updates on the case recently is due to the fact that there are so many victims involved and it is a time consuming case. Houston assured The Tombstone News that the case has not been dropped or forgotten.
In May 2015, a couple hundred people flocked into Tombstone for the “Haunting in Tombstone” event that they purchased tickets for months ahead of time. Unfortunately, it did not take long for ticket-holders to realize that they had been ripped off.
For over a year, a Virginia woman by the name of Carol Malone had planned the event and advertised online as well as other areas. Malone had advertised that if you bought a ticket to the event, you would have your room and board covered as well as your meals and entry to all of the haunted locations around Tombstone. Different ticket packages were available at different prices but all of the tickets seemed to cover the entry fee to the haunted locations.
When anxious ticket-holders arrived in Tombstone, not only did they discover that Malone never paid for or booked the hotels but had never booked or paid for the different haunted tours. When the ticket-holders attempted to confront Malone, she would not speak to them and had two body guards keeping folks away from her.
Luckily, several complaints were made and the Tombstone Marshals Office arrested Malone and charged her with Theft of Services. She was cited and released and left town shortly after.
The Tombstone News did some research and discovered that Malone also goes by the aliases of London Knight and Sarah White. She allegedly owns a business called Darkside Entertainment. This is not the first time she has done something like the Tombstone event. Apparantly it has happened before and was going to happen again at another location. Luckily, ticket-holders to the Tombstone event notified the involved parties and the event was cancelled.
If you wish to read information about Malone and her scams, “Google” her name with the word “scam” (be sure to not mistake her for the renowned author from Europe). You may also visit www.ripoffreport.com where you can read numerous complaints about her and her “business” Darkside Entertainment”.
At this time, it is still unknown if Malone acted alone or if she had a partner or partners. If you or anyone you know was ripped off by Malone, please contact the Tombstone Marshals Office at (520) 457-2244 and make a report. The Tombstone News will update you on this incident when the information becomes available to us.
Another link is here.
We want to extend our thanks to so many, who came forward. Connie Williams for making that event work, Leslie Shelton for helping expose Carol Malone, john Albrecht for doing a fine journalist job, and Darlene Watts for all the work she did in assisting as well.
The Paranormal Herald makes no mentions of guilt and all allegations are alleged to have happened, all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. all rights reserved to the tombstone newspaper and hereby parties mentioned.