Fugitive felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren aka Vivian Smith

Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren aka Vivian Smith had an accomplice in her California check fraud and burglary felonies. Both she and her friend are fugitive felons, have the same case prefix and they committed the same crimes on the same day:

FWV022060-1 | VIVIAN SMITH

FWV022060-2 | KERRIE GISBORNE

FWV022060-1 | The People of the State of California vs. VIVIAN SMITH

Case Number FWV022060-1

Court Rancho Cucamonga Criminal

File Date 02/08/2001

Case Type Felony

Case Status Warrant

Party

Plaintiff  The People of the State of California

Defendant  SMITH, VIVIAN

DOB XX/XX/XXXX

Charge

Charges

SMITH, VIVIAN

Description Statute Level Date

PC459-F: Burglary 459 Felony 02/06/2001

PC475(A)-F: Possess Bad Check/Money Order 475(A) Felony 02/06/2001

FWV022060-2 | The People of the State of California vs. KERRIE GISBORNE

Case Number  FWV022060-2

Court  Rancho Cucamonga Criminal

File Date  02/08/2001

Case Type  Felony

Case Status  Warrant

Party

Plaintiff  The People of the State of California

Defendant  GISBORNE, KERRIE

DOB XX/XX/XXXX

Charge

Charges

GISBORNE, KERRIE

Description Statute Level Date

PC459-F: Burglary 459 Felony 02/06/2001

PC475(A)-F: Possess Bad Check/Money Order 475(A) Felony 02/06/2001

https://portal.sb-court.org/portal

“She has a criminal history in the USA. Under the name Andrea Delauren, she was convicted for issuing worthless cheques. And using the name Vivian Smith she was found guilty of cheque fraud and charged with burglary. There is a warrant out for her arrest in California.”
— BBC Watchdog Program

“She was convicted in California on 2 counts of Felony Possession of Check With Intent To Defraud.”
Maureen Hickey
La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office
La Crosse, WI, US

 

And they were roommates in the UK around the same time as their California arrests, but this time “Alex” was using her “Andrea Delauren” alias:

 

ANDREA DELAUREN within postcode BS231AH, UK
ANDREA DELAUREN within postcode BS231AH, UK

http://www.freesearchelectoralroll.com/index/uk/bs2/bs231ah/andrea_delauren.shtm

 

KERRIE GISBOURNE within postcode BS231AH, UK
KERRIE GISBOURNE within postcode BS231AH, UK

http://www.freesearchelectoralroll.com/index/uk/bs2/bs231ah/kerrie_gisbourne.shtm

 

Andrea Delauren in Weston-Super-Mare circa 2002
Andrea Delauren in Weston-Super-Mare circa 2002

http://www.192.com/atoz/people/delauren/andrea/bs23/2086277712/

 

Kerrie Gisbourne in Weston-Super-Mare circa 2002
Kerrie Gisbourne in Weston-Super-Mare circa 2002

http://www.192.com/atoz/people/gisbourne/kerrie/bs23/75863351/

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell: scams, companies, directorships & aliases

The following is not a complete list of aliases and company names that convicted con-artist “Alexandrea Merrell” has used. I am sure I’ve missed some.

Her first name aliases include:

  • Alexandrea
  • Alex
  • Andrea
  • Vivian
  • Alexandra
  • Carroll
  • Maggie
  • Peggie
  • Katie
  • Kim
  • Amy
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Scarlett
  • V.A.

Last name aliases include:

  • Merrell
  • Delauren
  • Delauren-Smith
  • Macian
  • Macian-Stewart
  • Macian-Jones
  • Stewart
  • Jones
  • Jones-Delauren
  • Smith
  • Gibb
  • Muir
  • Hance
  • Vance
  • Green
  • Babbat
  • Ashton
  • Peterson
  • Lynch
  • Crawford
  • Marlow

She has also called herself:

  • Allie
  • Allie Mac
  • AllieMac
  • Carol Anne

Some of her company names include:

  • Macian Moves Me
  • Smooth Move
  • Practically Rented
  • Practically Sold
  • Practically No Fee
  • Uptown Downtown Realty
  • UD Realty
  • Albannach Entertainment
  • Voudica Entertainment
  • Smart Cookie Publishing
  • L’Abeille Publishing
  • Salvus Publishing
  • Magpie Omnimedia
  • Orndee Omnimedia
  • Associated Owners
  • 4Rent Magazine
  • 4Sale Magazine
  • Property Professionals UK
  • Property Professionals Estate Agents & Management
  • RentRoll Manager
  • PropProData
  • For Sale By Owner UK
  • Realty Web UK
  • Macian Jones LTD
  • American Hotel & Leisure
  • Caledonia Commercial and Leisure Development
  • I Heart Deli Ltd.

In this list I haven’t included all her sock-puppet forum names on Craigslist and elsewhere; there are so many of them.

Andrea Carroll Merrell aka Alexandrea Delauren aka Vivian Alexandrea Smith
Andrea Carroll Merrell aka Alexandrea Delauren aka Vivian Alexandrea Smith

*** Update: It looks like Alex/Andrea had her mylife.com information taken down but the archive.org cache of it is still up ***
https://www.mylife.com/andrea-merrell/

Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian A. Smith, Holmen, WI
Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian A. Smith, Holmen, WI

https://www.mylife.com/people-search/wi/find/vivian-smith

Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith aka Andrea C. Delauren, Holmen, WI
Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith aka Andrea C. Delauren, Holmen, WI

https://www.advancedbackgroundchecks.com/andrea+delauren/642995173

Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/909541035/MS-VIVIAN-ALEXANDREA-MACIAN/companies

Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/913753606/MS-VIVIAN-ALEXANDREA-MACIAN/companies

Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Ms Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/912789028/MS-VIVIAN-ALEXANDRA-MACIAN/companies

Ms Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Ms Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/907746845/MS-ALEXANDREA-MACIAN/companies

Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/alexandrea-macian

Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/alexandrea-macian-2

Vivian Alexandra Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Vivian Alexandra Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/vivian-alexandra-macian

Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/vivian-alexandrea-macian-2

Vivian Alexandrea Stewart aka Alexandrea Merrell
Vivian Alexandrea Stewart aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://directors.findthecompany.co.uk/l/3799734/Vivian-Alexandrea-Stewart

Vivian Alexandra Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Vivian Alexandra Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://directors.findthecompany.co.uk/l/5625925/Vivian-Alexandra-Macian

Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell
Alexandrea Macian aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://directors.findthecompany.co.uk/l/2865471/Alexandrea-Macian

Alexandrea Macian aka Merrell starts up 4 companies at once and she's both director and secretary.
Alexandrea Macian aka Merrell starts up 4 companies at once and she’s both director and secretary.

https://www.duedil.com/director/907746845/alexandrea-macian/directorships

Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Merrell starts up multiple companies at the same time.
Vivian Alexandrea Macian aka Merrell starts up multiple companies at the same time.

https://www.duedil.com/director/913753606/vivian-alexandrea-macian/directorships

Vivian A Delauren aka Alexandrea Merrell
Vivian A Delauren aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.freesearchelectoralroll.com/index/UK/BS23/BS231HE/VIVIAN_DELAUREN.shtm

Andrea Delauren aka Alexandrea Merrell
Andrea Delauren aka Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.freesearchelectoralroll.com/index/uk/bs2/bs231ah/andrea_delauren.shtm

Creepy ugly website for “film” company, “Voudica Entertainment” which looked exactly like her other defunct film company, “Albannach Entertainment“:

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's "film" company, Voudica Entertainment
Another one of Alexandrea Merrell’s defunct “film” company websites, voudica.com

https://web.archive.org/web/20110202181025/http://voudica.com/

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s New York Arrest Record under the alias Andrea Delauren

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren arrested in New York as a fugitive and extradited to Wisconsin.
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren arrested in New York as a fugitive and extradited to Wisconsin.
NEW YORK STATE
Unified Court System
OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION
25 Beaver Street
New York, New York 10004
(212) 428-2810
Division of Administrative Services
Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) Program
Criminal Disposition Information
Name
(A.K.A.)
County D.O.B. Arrest Date
DELAUREN,ANDREA QUEENS 04/07/1968 11/14/2001
Adjourn/Disposition Date, Charge, Disposition, and Sentence Information
Criminal Court
Docket/Case/Serial Number: 2001QN049237
Last Disposition Date: 12/10/2001
Charge: CPL 570..0 00 0 FUG WIS EF – – NO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE
Disposition/Status: EXTRADITED
OCA Remarks State of extradition not provided.

New York State Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) is available to the public here:
https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/chrs/SignIn

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's mugshot from her arrest in Wisconsin
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s mugshot from her arrest in Wisconsin

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell AKA Andrea Delauren’s mugshot from her arrest in Wisconsin.

Alexandrea Merrell was arrested in New York at the airport while trying to flee the country to escape her WI felony charges.

2 years later she did manage to flee the country and evade the NYPD’s 13th precinct who was investigating her for 9 counts of grand larceny which took place in New York City.


Under the alias “Vivian Smith”, Alexandrea Merrell is still a fugitive felon in California. There is a standing warrant out for her arrest on charges of burglary and check fraud:

San Bernardino Criminal Court

Case FWV022060-1 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN 

Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino – Criminal Case Information available for free to the public:

Search using “FWV022060-1” or SMITH, VIVIAN (it’s the first listing)

http://www.sb-court.org/Divisions/Criminal/CaseInformationOnline.aspx

Fugitive felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith wanted for burglary and check fraud
Fugitive felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith wanted for burglary and check fraud
Fugitive felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith wanted for burglary and check fraud
Fugitive felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith wanted for burglary and check fraud

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea C. Delauren listed in the Federal Bureau of Prisons database:

ANDREA C DELAUREN

Register Number: 05030-090

search by name or BOP number:

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

About the Federal Bureau of Prisons database:
“Our records contain information about FEDERAL inmates only”

“Only persons convicted of violating Federal laws (that is, laws of the United States) are sent to Federal prisons. Some individuals awaiting trial for violating Federal laws are also held in Federal prisons.”

“The Bureau does not have any information on non-Federal inmates.”
https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/about_records.jsp

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell scamming in Nyack, NY

Looks like fugitive criminal Alexandrea Merrell has a new victim:

This woman has been convicted of several scams and will scam you if she can. She JUST scammed a local business in NYACK, NY this last March.

Beware of this woman’s true intentions……….. Google her name for yourself!!

 

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell scamming in Nyack, New York
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell scamming in Nyack, New York

 

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell aka “Art of the Brave” Charity Fraud

Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell uses her fake charity, artofthebrave.com, to claim she’s a philanthropist and solicit donations but it isn’t registered as a non-profit or a charity in New York state or anywhere in the country, according to the IRS.

Art of the Brave’s Facebook page has a total of 6 posts consisting of an announcement of its existence (asking for funding) and the rest are just updates to its profile and cover photos and a “merry christmas” photo. The website, artofthebrave.com, is a non-functioning placeholder. There is no evidence that this fraudulent charity has helped anyone other than con-artist Alexandrea Merrell.

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell claims her fraud charity, Art of the Brave, is a non-profit. It's not.
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell claims her fraud charity, Art of the Brave, is a non-profit. It’s not.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/art-of-the-brave

 

Fake charity, Art of the Brave, wants your money.
Fake charity, Art of the Brave, wants your money.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtoftheBrave/posts/503410123004293

 

Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's fraudulent charity, "Art of the Brave", is not registered in New York state.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s fraudulent charity, “Art of the Brave”, is not registered in New York state.

http://www.charitiesnys.com/RegistrySearch/search_charities.jsp

 

Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's fraudulent charity, "Art of the Brave", is not registered with the IRS.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s fraudulent charity, “Art of the Brave”, is not registered with the IRS.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's fraudulent charity, "Art of the Brave", is not registered with the IRS.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s fraudulent charity, “Art of the Brave”, is not registered with the IRS.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's fraudulent charity, "Art of the Brave", is not registered with the IRS.
Fugitive felon con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s fraudulent charity, “Art of the Brave”, is not registered with the IRS.

https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/

Scam “Orndee Omnimedia” aka “L’Abeille Publishing” – Alexandrea Merrell Changes Names but It’s the Same Congame

Orndee Omnimedia is the new name for L’Abeille Publishing, one of Alexandrea Merrell’s many scam companies:
http://www.bookwire.com/books/all?query=Orndee%20Omnimedia&pn=1&ps=20&sf=pub_date_sort

Orndee Omnimedia = L'Abeille Publishing scam
Orndee Omnimedia = L’Abeille Publishing scam

 

Alexandrea Merrell = L'Abeille Publishing scam
Alexandrea Merrell = L’Abeille Publishing scam

http://www.books-by-isbn.com/0-9822229/

Alexandrea Merrell = Alexandrea Delauren = V.A. Macian = L'Abeille Publishing scam
Alexandrea Merrell = Alexandrea Delauren = V.A. Macian = L’Abeille Publishing scam

http://www.books-by-isbn.com/0-9774260/

And there’s this — both book (totally plagiarized, by the way) AND Author have 2 names (everything Alex/andrea is involved in has multiple names for obvious reasons):

Stalkers, Harassers, & Saboteurs Paperback – May, 2006

by Alexandrea Delauren

V.A. Macian = Alexandrea Delauren = Alexandrea Merrell
V.A. Macian = Alexandrea Delauren = Alexandrea Merrell

http://www.amazon.com/Stalkers-Harassers-Saboteurs-Alexandrea-Delauren/dp/0977426041

here it is again with “V.A. Macian”:
http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Stalking-Me-V-MacIan/dp/0977426025

 

L’Abeille Publishing exposed as a scam:

Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren: The Wild and Wooly Story of L’Abeille Publishing

By Jenna Glatzer (originally posted at www.absolutewrite.com)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…
The Wild and Wooly Story of L’Abeille Publishing
First, let’s review what’s happened here on the surface, then I’ll tell you the behind-the-scenes.

A member here asked if anyone had info on L’Abeille Publishing. Nope, says we. CaoPaux says there are no obvious red flags on the website. New member katari shows up to show us articles about one Alexandrea Stewart/Andrea Delauren, who is associated with real estate scams. “Huh?” says we. “What does Alex/Andrea have to do with L’Abeille?”

Katari offers info by PM or e-mail, but doesn’t wish to share her info on the board because she knows Alex/Andrea will be reading and that if Katari exposes the method she’s using to track Alex/Andrea, she can’t use it again. Katari says she’s one of the victims of a real estate scam of Alex/Andrea’s.

We’re suspicious, which is fair. Alex/Andrea takes advantage of this by showing up under two anonymous screen names: FedUp and GeorgieGirl. As FedUp, she sends PMs. As GeorgieGirl, she responds to James’ comment that L’Abeille can’t get books onto bookstore shelves.

GeorgieGirl lies to us, pretending that she just happens to be a member of four writers’ sites where katari has posted warnings, and so she went to her local Barnes & Noble and found two L’Abeille books on shelves. She purposely misspells L’Abeille, to look casual about it. I love that touch.

Someone says that no one here would be silly enough to submit work to L’Abeille, but in fact, at least two people on this site already have, which is why I think it’s important to get the facts for them.

And now for the fun part.

Here’s what was going on: Alex/Andrea was writing to half the mods, desperately attempting to get us to erase this thread. She’s been successful at scaring other website owners into removing threads about her before, so she thinks it’ll work here. It won’t.

Victoria, Charlie, and I tried to figure out what the story was– who was telling the truth, and whether or not this thread belonged here. Alex offered to fax Victoria all kinds of proof that katari is a stalker, that Alex has never done anything wrong in her life, that she’s a victim, victim, victim!

Alex tells us several things:

-That she believes katari is her ex-husband’s new girlfriend, trying to force Alex out of the UK so he doesn’t have to pay child support.

-That her “stalker” has relentlessly pursued her for years, posting personal information online

-That the Daily Record article is one big lie

-That she has a clean criminal record

-That she’s written a book about being the victim of a stalker

-That she has indefinite leave to stay in the UK because her ex-husband is British and her kids were born there

-This stalker made her go bankrupt, ruined her second marriage, etc.

-She feels like she’s being raped “over and over again” in this thread. She tells me this in two different letters, to make sure I understand just how very raped she is getting.

In one of her long letters, she tells me:

“I have never been accused of being a con artist.
I have never been charged with being a con artist.
I have never been tried for being a con artist.
i have never been convicted of being a con artist.”

I think this is straightforward enough. So I decide to check on her story.

I find this.
And this.

(Click me! Click me, do!)

For someone who’s never been accused, charged, tried, or convicted of being a con artist, it sure does seem strange that she’s been accused, charged, tried, and convicted of being a con artist.

So I write to Maureen Hickey, the DA on the case. I show her one of Alex’s letters to me, and Maureen responds:

Dear Ms. Glatzer,
I appreciate you taking time to speak to me about Andrea Delauren. Andrea was arrested in La Crosse in 2000 for 3 counts of Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Issuance of Worthless Checks. Based on our lack of information at the time of any history of crime, she was offered a Diversion Agreement, which is the program that I run. She had to admit her guilt of 2 felony charges, while also pleading guilty to 3 misdemeanors. She was convicted of the 3 misdemeanors and placed on 3 years probation. The 2 felonies were diverted meaning that if she complied with the terms of our agreement, which included paying over $17,000.00 in restitution, she would have the felonies dismissed. She was required to pay $2000.00 upfront, before being to return to New York.She had us believing that once she returned to New York, she would make arrangements to obtain the required restitution and send it as soon as possible. She sent absolutely nothing and then, out of the blue, she contacted me by mail with a list of several reasons why she had not made a payment. Mostly, they were hard luck stories, saying how rough it had been financially and she was living in poor conditions.At the time, she agreed to pay at least something every month. That did not happen until I sent her a notice of a hearing to revoke her Diversion Agreement. She was suddenly able to come up with $500.00. If the motion is granted, she will also have the 2 felony convictions on her record and would face up to 10 years in prison. The person she refers to as her exhusband’s girlfriend is just one of many victims of her scams in New York. The more we search, the more we learn of Ms. Delauren’s criminal behavior in numerous con games. She has set up multiple new businesses where she is able to get people to pay for a service which they never receive. Ms. Delauren then takes off, leaving people wondering what happened to them. She also skipped out on employees who were never paid.She was convicted in California on 2 counts of Felony Possession of Check With Intent To Defraud. She served time in jail and was placed on probation. She was ordered to be deported to England. Our investigator spoke to Inspector Duncan Hamilton of the Glasgow, Scotland Police. He has been investigating this woman due to a complaint of having paid Delauren for a rental property, which was never paid to the proper owner. Apparently, there have been other reported complaints which resulted in the paper printing an article and BBC broadcast a program warning others about her. I am sure you didn’t want to hear all this. I am upset that she has cheated so many people and is able to slip through the cracks to continue her cons. Please question any dealings with this woman.Maureen Hickey
La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office
La Crosse, WI, US

I asked Maureen if I might share that letter here, and she granted permission.

I noted that one of the “proofs” Alex offered about why the Daily Record article was bogus is that they quoted a police officer from “Connie County.” “There is no Connie County in the United States!” Alex told us. Right. It was a misprint. It was an officer from La Crosse County. The Daily Record may have screwed up their spellings, but they didn’t make up this officer. His name is Captain Jeffrey Wolff, and he provided her mug shot for the article, too.

I also wrote to the DA’s office in San Bernardino, CA about another likely alias of Alex’s– Vivian Smith. Same date of birth and social security number. They told me, “Vivian Smith pled guilty to check fraud on April 6, 2001. She failed to appear for sentencing and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. Further information can be found at the San Bernardino County Superior Court Web site.”

Which is here: http://170.164.50.60/openaccess/cri…fnbr=995543&dsn

It says she’s a fugitive.

Meanwhile, we hear from another victim of Alex’s real estate con, and an ex-employee, who back up katari completely and tell us more. We also find a long string of urls that Alex has registered, mostly real-estate related, but also a purported film company with lots and lots of movies in production (the site is now down).

I also hear from Alex, who is furious that I’ve outed her as GeorgieGirl and can’t figure out what was wrong with that. “I went online as Georgie Girl in response to james saying that there are no books in stores and giving the impression that there must be something wrong with the company. So I posted what? That I have been watching with interest? That is an understatement. That the books are available in Barnes and Noble? They are. But again, if this is an issue why wouldn’t you email me personally and say ‘whats up?’ You decided instead to post in a really imflamitory way.”

Um, yeah. I didn’t e-mail you, Alex, to say “what’s up,” because we are not friends. You came to my message board and lied to people. Why do you suppose I should defend you?

Well, by now we were all certain that Alex/Andrea was full of it, but what I couldn’t prove was whether or not Alex/Andrea ran L’Abeille. I knew she did, based on numerous things– but I wanted it to be airtight– otherwise, why have the warning here at all?

So I asked Alex, “What is your relationship to L’Abeille Publishing?” She didn’t respond. I asked again. She said she didn’t get my first e-mail because her computer was always getting hacked. Then she told me that she wrote the Stalkers book for LAbeille (no apostrophe– trying to look casual again?). I asked, “Is that your complete relationship with L’Abeille– that you wrote one book for them?” “No, that is not my complete relationship,” she told me, then changed the subject and complained that I had pushed her off on Victoria earlier and that all those faxes would prove her innocence, and… and…

I told her I’d be happy to discuss other things after she gave me an answer to my direct question, which was: What is your relationship with L’Abeille Publishing? She didn’t answer again.

I posted it here on the thread, too, which she has been reloading and reloading and reloading, but not answering.

So I did some investigating.

The phone number on L’Abeille’s site doesn’t work. The New York City address is a mail forwarding service– and the man who runs that service says that the woman from the UK who ordered this service for L’Abeille gave him a hard-luck story about how she was getting a divorce and then would be moving back to NYC. But one problem: The woman never paid and never signed the contract, and he’s been trying to get her to remove the address from her website.

The domain registration address, under “Amy Lynch,” is a Mailboxes Etc. They searched for all the names I could give them: L’Abeille Publishing, Alex/Andrea/Vivian DeLauren/Stewart, and came up with nothing.

There is no record of L’Abeille Publishing in the NYS Dept. of State Division of Corporations database, even though it’s listed as L’Abeille Publishing, Inc. on their website.

It was a no-brainer to figure out that Alex had written the only two books L’Abeille has actually published– the “renting an apartment in NYC” guides– because that’s what her con games were all about. It made plenty of sense that they were published anonymously, too. And she had already told me she was working on a book about stalkers, which was the subject of the only other book on the website with a full description and ISBN.

The press releases on the L’Abeille site were a dead giveaway, too, because of one word:

“IMMIDIATELY”

I show you Exhibit A, from their website:

Contact: Amy Lynch
Press and Publicity Manager
212-502-7941
FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE

In two different e-mails to me, Alex used the word “immidiately.” I love consistent misspellings when I’m on a trail. 🙂

But I shouldn’t have bothered with all the detective work. Victoria was out of town for a few days, and when she got back, she showed me Alex’s “proof” and latest sob letter, which included this: ” L’Abeille Publishing is my own personal publishing company for my books and the books written by some of my friends. This site isn’t indexed on google because it is just for us and for bookstores or retailers that carry the books. There is nothing for sale on the site, there is no offer of vanity services or any services at all. About two months ago we started getting hundreds of emails about submissions. I contacted ‘firstwrite’ and told them that we don’t want submissions. The fellow suggested that someone had signed up the company but at our request the submissions stopped.”

Well, it sure is interesting that they don’t want submissions, considering that they offered a contract to a person right here at Absolute Write, and that their submissions page invites query letters and agented manuscripts.

http://www.labeillepublishing.com/id21.html

Oh, and in this letter, she says the stalker has ruined her third marriage, not her second.

So, a few conclusions:

-As backed up by the Wisconsin DA, katari is exactly who she said she was from the start: a victim of Alex’s real estate cons in New York City from a few years back. She is here because she has continued tracking Alex in the hopes of warning others not to do business with this criminal. It may have sounded odd that she was willing to give info by PM, but I have verified that there was a good reason for this, so just trust me on that much. Have I ever steered you wrong? 😉

-The person who runs L’Abeille Publishing is a convicted criminal who has written bad checks, was charged with burglary, run off without paying clients and employees, used aliases, was arrested at the airport trying to leave the country in 2001, has an outstanding arrest warrant in California, owes a great deal of restitution to a great many people and has not paid it, and is being investigated in Scotland. She has been in jail before and may be brought back to the US do prison time for her previous felonies.

-If that doesn’t matter to you, the publishing company uses Lightning Source for print-on-demand (no print run). Thus far, it has published two anonymous nonfiction books with awful covers and lousy editing (see excerpt page: http://www.labeillepublishing.com/id32.html). These two books have sold a combined total of less than 150 copies.

I want to put that last part in flashing neon letters, but don’t know how, so I’ll just say it once more: 2 books. Less than 150 sales in total.Is that what you want for your book? Will selling 75 copies make you happy?

-The person who runs L’Abeille Publishing (Alexandrea Stewart/Andrea DeLauren) verified those numbers to me by e-mail. I’m not making them up. Consider that when you reread this sentence: “In the meantime, the popular Nouveau Native’s No Fee New York rental guide series is proving one of the most popular regional property series ever.”

So my final analysis, ladies and gents, is that a writer would really have to be self-hating to get involved with this criminal and her self-publishing venture.

Hugs to Victoria for all your help, as always.

Thank you. The prosecution needs coffee now.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=585601&postcount=66

The above link to the San Bernardino Criminal Court Database has since changed. I’ve posted the new link here: http://alexandreamerrell.is/2016/04/25/con-artist-alexandrea-merrells-new-york-arrest-record-under-the-alias-andrea-delauren/#fugitive

Case Information

FWV022060-1 | The People of the State of California vs. VIVIAN SMITH

Case Number   FWV022060-1
Court   Rancho Cucamonga Criminal
File Date   02/08/2001
Case Type   Felony
Case Status   Warrant

 

Also Alexandrea Merrell still can’t spell “IMMEDIATE“:

Alexandrea Merrell still can't spell
Alexandrea Merrell still can’t spell

http://www.scribd.com/doc/247281634/m-e-engineers-announces-30th-anniversary#scribd

Con-Artist “Alexandrea Merrell” AKA Andrea Delauren Lies About REBNY Affiliation and Has No Real Estate License

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Alexandrea-Stewart-Alexandrea-Macian-Stewart-Alex-Stewart-Andrea-Stewart-Kim-Babbat/Glasgow-Other-G1-4QR/Alexandrea-Stewart-Aka-Alexandrea-Macian-Stewart-Aka-Alex-Stewart-Aka-Kim-Babbat-Practic-107434#comment_1

Alexandrea Merrell is not affiliated with REBNY and has no real estate license
Alexandrea Merrell is not affiliated with REBNY and has no real estate license

 

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell unlicensed and not affiliated with REBNY
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell unlicensed and not affiliated with REBNY

https://appext20.dos.ny.gov/nydos/searchByName.do

From fugitive criminal Alexandrea Merrell’s paid-for press release in MARE Journal:

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell unlicensed and not affiliated with REBNY
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell unlicensed and not affiliated with REBNY


http://www.scribd.com/doc/244826871/Alexandrea-Merrell-Honored-by-MAREJ

Fugitive Felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea C Delauren aka Vivian Smith Arrest Records

*** Update: She managed to get her South Carolina criminal record under the name “Andrea Carroll Delauren” for multiple counts of check fraud expunged. Congratulations, Andrea/Alex/Alexandrea/Vivian! But you’re still a wanted fugitive felon in California and a convicted criminal in Wisconsin. ***

Federal Bureau of Prisons

ANDREA C DELAUREN
Register Number: 05030-090
Age: 
47
Race: 
White
Sex: 
Female
NOT IN BOP CUSTODY
Release Date: UNKNOWN

https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/

San Bernardino Criminal Court

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN 
Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino – Criminal Case Information 
Case FWV022060 – Defendants 

 

Seq Defendant Next Court Date Status Agency/
DR Number
Arrest Date Count 1 Charge Violation Date
1 SMITH, VIVIAN RA 110101453 02/06/2001 PC 182(A)(1) 02/06/2001

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN 

FBI Number: Business Address:
CII Number: Business City:
Business State:
Business Zip:
Hair Color: BLK
Eye Color: BRO  YOB: 1968
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 200 Date To Pay:
Home Address: Extended To:
Home City: Monthly Min. Payment:
Home State:

 

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – Status 
Custody N/A
Filing Type Certified to Superior Filing Date 02/08/2001
Ordered Bail $0.00 Posted Bail $0.00
D.A. W ABBOTT Defense JIM SPROUSE NOT
Next Action: Deputy Report #: RA-RC 110101453
Warrant Type Status Issued Affidavit
BEN ISSUED 04/06/2001 N/A
Probation Type Granted Expiration
N/A N/A N/A
Sentence Convicted Date County Jail CTS
02/21/2001 N/A N/A
State Prison Max Sentence
N/A N/A
Fine and Penalty Restitution Fine Restitution to Victim
$0.00 N/A

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – Charges 

Arrest Charges
Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea
1 PC 182(A)(1) F CONSPIRACY:COMMIT CRIME 02/06/2001
Filed Charges
Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea
1 PC 459 F BURGLARY 02/06/2001
2 PC 475(A) F POSSESS COMPLETED CHECK W/INTENT TO DEFRAUD 02/06/2001 GUILTY
Certified Charges
Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea
1 PC 459 F BURGLARY 02/06/2001
2 PC 475(A) F POSSESS COMPLETED CHECK W/INTENT TO DEFRAUD 02/06/2001 GUILTY

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – Probation

Probation Has Not Been Granted On This Case For This Defendant.

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – Related Cases On Calendar 
Related Cases On Calendar
This Defendant Does Not Have Any Other Cases With Future Hearings Scheduled.
Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – All Defendant’s Cases 

 

Case Number
Filed Date
Charges
Next Hearing
Jurisdiction
This Defendant Does Not Have Any Other Reportable Cases.
Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN – Actions and Minutes 

 

Action Date Action Text Disposition Hearing Type
04/09/2001 2:52 PM CASE SENT TO: FILES.
04/06/2001 10:00 AMDEPT. R8 859A PC SENTENCING DISPOSED REPORT AND SENTENCING

Minutes
J MICHAEL GUNN
CLERK S KING
REPORTER H MOORE
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY W ABBOTT PRESENT.
ATTORNEY JIM SPROUSE NOT PRESENT.
DEFENDANT NOT PRESENT.

PROCEEDINGS
ACTION CAME ON FOR SENTENCING.

COURT HAS READ AND CONSIDERED MEMO DATED
03/28/01 FROM PROBATION.

DEFENDANT FAILS TO APPEAR AS PREVIOUSLY ORDERED.
OR REVOKED.
BENCH WARRANT ISSUED. BAIL SET AT $20000.00. MAY NOT FORFEIT. REASON:
2-FTA ON COURT ORDER

CUSTODY STATUS
CASE CUSTODY – FUGITIVE
PROBATION OFFICE NOTIFIED.
============= MINUTE ORDER END ================

04/06/2001 12:00 AM **** MINUTES DELETED FROM: 859A.
03/29/2001 4:22 PM MEMO FROM PROABTION FILED
03/29/2001 4:18 PM MEMO FROM PROBATION FILED
02/21/2001 10:00 AMDEPT. R8 PRELIMINARY HEARING DISPOSED

Minutes
RAYMOND P VANSTOCKUM
CLERK S KING
REPORTER D HAMADA
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY J BROOKS PRESENT.
ATTORNEY JIM SPROUSE PRESENT.
DEFENDANT PRESENT IN CUSTODY.

PROCEEDINGS
SEE REPORTER’S TRANSCRIPT FOR PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT.
THE COURT, AFTER READVISEMENT OF EACH OF THESE RIGHTS, FINDS THAT
THE DEFENDANT UNDERSTANDS THE CHARGE(S), THE POSSIBLE
PENALTIES, RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION, TO CONFRONT AND CROSS
EXAMINE WITNESSES, TO A PUBLIC AND SPEEDY TRIAL, TO JURY
TRIAL, TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY PRESENT AT ALL STAGES OF THE PROCEEDINGS
AND TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IF INDIGENT AND TO THE
COMPULSORY PROCESS OF THE COURT TO SUBPOENA WITNESSES.

PLEA INFORMATION
DEFENDANT WITHDRAWS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND ENTERS A PLEA OF GUILTY
AS TO COUNT(S) 2.
REMAINING COUNT(S) TO BE DISMISSED AT TIME OF SENTENCING.

CHANGE OF PLEA FORM FILED (DECL BY DEFENDANT) FILED.
COURT TAKES CRUZ WAIVER FROM DEFENDANT.

COURT ORDERS DEFENDANT BE CERTIFIED TO SUPERIOR COURT PURSUANT
TO PC859A.

HEARINGS
PC859A SENTENCING SET FOR 04/06/01 AT 10:00 IN DEPARTMENT R8.
DEFENDANT WAIVES TIME FOR SENTENCING.
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.

REFERRAL
REFERRED TO PROBATION OFFICE FOR PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION AND
REPORT.
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO REPORT TO THE PROBATION OFFICE BY 02/23/01.

CUSTODY STATUS
CASE CUSTODY – OR
CONDITION(S) OF OWN RECOGNIZANCE RELEASE: CRUZ WAIVER
DEFENDANT RELEASED ON CONDITIONAL O.R. UPON FILING OF SIGNED
AGREEMENT TO APPEAR THIS DATE. DEFENDANT ADVISED OF CONSEQUENCES
OF FAILING TO APPEAR.
RELEASE ISSUED.
PROBATION OFFICE NOTIFIED.
============= MINUTE ORDER END ================

02/14/2001 8:30 AMDEPT. R8 PRE-PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE DISPOSED TRC

Minutes
J MICHAEL GUNN
CLERK B SALAZAR
REPORTER H MOORE
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY W ABBOTT PRESENT.
ATTORNEY JIM SPROUSE PRESENT.
DEFENDANT PRESENT IN CUSTODY.

ATTORNEY INFORMATION
PUBLIC DEFENDER IS RELIEVED.
ATTORNEY JIM SPROUSE RETAINED.

PROCEEDINGS
PRELIMINARY HEARING CONFIRMED.
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.

CUSTODY STATUS
CASE CUSTODY – IN CUSTODY
PUBLIC DEFENDER NOTIFIED.
============= MINUTE ORDER END ================

02/14/2001 12:00 AM **** MINUTES DELETED FROM: PPRLM.
02/13/2001 11:19 AM **** ACTIONS DELETED ****
02/08/2001 1:30 PMDEPT. R8 IN CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENT DISPOSED ARRAIGNMENT

Minutes
J MICHAEL GUNN
CLERK S KING
DEFENDANT IN CUSTODY, PRESENT IN COUNTY JAIL (VIA VIDEO)

PROCEEDINGS
DEFENDANT IS ADVISED OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS.
(AS ATTACHED AND INCORPORATED).
DEFENDANT ARRAIGNED.
WAIVER OF PERSONAL PRESENCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ADVISAL OF
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS VIA 2-WAY ELECTRONIC AUDIO SYSTEM FILED.

PLEA INFORMATION
DEFENDANT PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ALL COUNTS.

ATTORNEY INFORMATION
COURT APPOINTS PUBLIC DEFENDER.
COPY OF COMPLAINT AND DISCOVERY GIVEN TO DEFENSE COUNSEL.

HEARINGS
PRE-PRELIMINARY HEARING SET FOR 02/14/01 AT 8:30 IN DEPARTMENT R8.
PRELIMINARY HEARING SET ON 02/21/01 AT 10:00 IN DEPARTMENT R8.

CUSTODY STATUS
CASE CUSTODY – IN CUSTODY
BAIL SET AT $15000.00.
COMMITMENT ISSUED (PENDING)
PUBLIC DEFENDER NOTIFIED.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY NOTIFIED.
DEFENDANT ORDERED TO APPEAR ON HEARING DATE.
============= MINUTE ORDER END ================

02/08/2001 10:53 AM 859(A) PC AND HELD TO ANSWER ORDERS PRINTED
02/08/2001 12:01 AM JURISDICTION SET TO RS BY OTS310.
02/08/2001 12:00 AM COMPLAINT FILED BY LFOST

Case FWV022060 Defendant 995543 SMITH, VIVIAN –
Fine Information

Date To Pay: N/A First Payment:
Prior NSF: N Payment Amount: $0.00 Last Payment:

 

Fine Number Fine Type Fine Description Original Amount Paid To Date Current Due
Total: $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino – Criminal Case Information available for free to the public:

Search using “FWV022060-1” or SMITH, VIVIAN (it’s the first listing)

http://www.sb-court.org/Divisions/Criminal/CaseInformationOnline.aspx

La Crosse County Case Number 2000CF000650

State of Wisconsin vs. Andrea C Delauren

5
11-15-2001
Warrant/Capias/Commitment canceled
Event Party
Delauren, Andrea C
Additional Text:
arrested by US Customs-JFK Airport

6
11-16-2001
Hearing
Gonzalez, Ramona A.
Tichenor, Tami
Additional Text:
$10,000 cash bond required.
Def in custody in New York.
Restitution is well overdue
$26,000. CC: 12-17-01 at
1:30pm w/DGM

http://wcca.wicourts.gov/courtRecordEvents.xsl;jsessionid=C5D4ABDA76BB87DE8AE81EF16F1C3BAB.render11?caseNo=2000CF000650&countyNo=32&cacheId=3BAF32C5025964EAC1BF4F653DEF22A3&recordCount=1&offset=0&linkOnlyToForm=false&sortDirection=ASC

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell's mugshot from her arrest in Wisconsin
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell’s mugshot from her arrest in Wisconsin
Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Carroll Delauren aka Alexandrea Stewart aka Vivian Smith aka Vivian Macian

Fugitive Felon Alexandrea Merrell at Rutenberg Real Estate

*** Update: Rutenberg made her remove her “Merrell NYC Team – Rutenberg Real Estate” facebook page. She does not work there.***

Has Charles Rutenberg Real Estate unknowingly hired convicted fugitive felon, Alexandrea Merrell aka Alexandrea Delauren aka Alexandrea Stewart aka Vivian Smith aka Andrea Carroll Jones?

Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell pretends to work at Rutenberg Realty
Con-artist Alexandrea Merrell pretends to work at Rutenberg Realty

Fugitive Felon Alexandrea Merrell aka Vivian Smith Wanted in California

From Alexandrea Merrell aka Andrea Delauren: The Wild and Wooly Story of L’Abeille Publishing: “In one of her long letters, she tells me:

“I have never been accused of being a con artist.
I have never been charged with being a con artist.
I have never been tried for being a con artist.
i have never been convicted of being a con artist.”

I think this is straightforward enough. So I decide to check on her story.

I find this.
And this.

(Click me! Click me, do!)

For someone who’s never been accused, charged, tried, or convicted of being a con artist, it sure does seem strange that she’s been accused, charged, tried, and convicted of being a con artist.

So I write to Maureen Hickey, the DA on the case. I show her one of Alex’s letters to me, and Maureen responds:

Dear Ms. Glatzer,
I appreciate you taking time to speak to me about Andrea Delauren. Andrea was arrested in La Crosse in 2000 for 3 counts of Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Issuance of Worthless Checks. Based on our lack of information at the time of any history of crime, she was offered a Diversion Agreement, which is the program that I run. She had to admit her guilt of 2 felony charges, while also pleading guilty to 3 misdemeanors. She was convicted of the 3 misdemeanors and placed on 3 years probation. The 2 felonies were diverted meaning that if she complied with the terms of our agreement, which included paying over $17,000.00 in restitution, she would have the felonies dismissed. She was required to pay $2000.00 upfront, before being to return to New York.

She had us believing that once she returned to New York, she would make arrangements to obtain the required restitution and send it as soon as possible. She sent absolutely nothing and then, out of the blue, she contacted me by mail with a list of several reasons why she had not made a payment. Mostly, they were hard luck stories, saying how rough it had been financially and she was living in poor conditions.

At the time, she agreed to pay at least something every month. That did not happen until I sent her a notice of a hearing to revoke her Diversion Agreement. She was suddenly able to come up with $500.00. If the motion is granted, she will also have the 2 felony convictions on her record and would face up to 10 years in prison.

The person she refers to as her exhusband’s girlfriend is just one of many victims of her scams in New York. The more we search, the more we learn of Ms. Delauren’s criminal behavior in numerous con games. She has set up multiple new businesses where she is able to get people to pay for a service which they never receive. Ms. Delauren then takes off, leaving people wondering what happened to them. She also skipped out on employees who were never paid.

She was convicted in California on 2 counts of Felony Possession of Check With Intent To Defraud. She served time in jail and was placed on probation. She was ordered to be deported to England. Our investigator spoke to Inspector Duncan Hamilton of the Glasgow, Scotland Police. He has been investigating this woman due to a complaint of having paid Delauren for a rental property, which was never paid to the proper owner. Apparently, there have been other reported complaints which resulted in the paper printing an article and BBC broadcast a program warning others about her. I am sure you didn’t want to hear all this. I am upset that she has cheated so many people and is able to slip through the cracks to continue her cons. Please question any dealings with this woman.

Maureen Hickey
La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office
La Crosse, WI, US

I asked Maureen if I might share that letter here, and she granted permission.

I noted that one of the “proofs” Alex offered about why the Daily Record article was bogus is that they quoted a police officer from “Connie County.” “There is no Connie County in the United States!” Alex told us. Right. It was a misprint. It was an officer from La Crosse County. The Daily Record may have screwed up their spellings, but they didn’t make up this officer. His name is Captain Jeffrey Wolff, and he provided her mug shot for the article, too.

I also wrote to the DA’s office in San Bernardino, CA about another likely alias of Alex’s– Vivian Smith. Same date of birth and social security number. They told me, “Vivian Smith pled guilty to check fraud on April 6, 2001. She failed to appear for sentencing and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. Further information can be found at the San Bernardino County Superior Court Web site.”

Which is here: http://170.164.50.60/openaccess/cri…fnbr=995543&dsn

It says she’s a fugitive.

Meanwhile, we hear from another victim of Alex’s real estate con, and an ex-employee, who back up katari completely and tell us more.” http://alexandreamerrell.is/2006/04/29/alexandrea-merrell-aka-andrea-delauren-the-wild-and-wooly-story-of-labeille-publishing/

DON'T BECOME HER NEXT VICTIM: ALEXANDREA MERRELL AKA ALEXANDREA SCARLETT MERRELL AKA V.A. MACIAN AKA ANDREA DELAUREN, THE CONVICTED FUGITIVE FELON BEHIND "ORNDEE OMNIMEDIA", "NOUVEAU NATIVE'S NO FEE NEW YORK", "L'ABEILLE PUBLISHING", PRACTICALLY RENTED, REAL ESTATE FRAUD AND GRAND LARCENY IS BACK IN NYC

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