Leah came here in the middle of January, on the 24th her car disappeared. It had most of my drum equipment in it. She claimed AAA had come and picked it up for a check up. I was working when it happened so I couldn’t retrieve my equipment from inside her car. We left for Iowa for a week because I was doing a guest spot. We got back home and I asked what was up with her car. She said it had been stolen and filed a police report, then called her mom and filed an insurance claim. We were trying to work on getting me new drum equipment but she needed to get a state ID or license. Which she said she had done.
She eventually got two checks from her bank, one for her car and one for my equipment. We tried to use it and it wasn’t working so she called her mother and said she was doing a wire transfer. I gave her a deadline until this Thursday to get it done because I was sick of running around and waiting. This is her story that she had been telling; me, my family, my friends, my co-workers, everyone. My family and I had been suspicious of her for some time because her stories weren’t adding up, so with a little digging around.. here’s the truth.
She left Ohio in a rental car that was rented from someone else under the understanding that her grandfather had died and she was heading to California. (the same grandfather that “died” again last week.) From a boyfriend’s house that I didn’t know about until much later. When she arrived my band was playing a show that weekend so we used her car to transport some of our equipment. When we were done we loaded my equipment into her car and drove back to the band house and unloaded some stuff, it was early in the morning and we were tired so we left what was in her car to unload later.
The next Tuesday I went to work and she returned the rental car to enterprise, the company it was rented from. Then claiming it was stolen she filed a fake police report. She then falsified bank statements to show me that the insurance money was pending and was going to be there. The checks she got and attempted to use were fake personal checks. She never obtained a state I.D. though she claimed she had. She claimed she had been in constant with her mother the entire time making sure the bank stuff was going through. My mom had found out about the car being from enterprise and called them, their was nothing in the car when she dropped it off. So she got rid of my drum equipment somehow whether through pawning, selling, or stopping at a dumpster and tossing it. We also contacted her mother, she hasn’t heard from Leah in months. She had no idea who I was, had no idea of her whereabouts, no idea about the car, nothing.
So after months of waiting around for alleged money that was supposed to be happening, and after learning everything, I confronted her. I told her I knew that the car was a rental, she said it was but then told me she herself had rented it and that my drums were in it when she dropped it off. Since she continued to lie I contacted the police and told them everything, including the false police report. Within the time of her being here a bunch of people have come forward about her scamming them, not following through with orders, etc. etc. She does in fact have two theft charges in California. $500 dollars went missing from my home on top of everything else that’s happened.
She had been attempting to manipulate myself and my friends against each other. She has lied about everything to everyone around her. She is severely mentally unstable. At the time of her being arrested I had not yet spoken with her mom, the plan was to drop the charges if she replaced my drum equipment but their was never any money. Her bank account has been negative since she’s been here. She’s used myself, my friends, and my family. She even attempted to turn the false police report around on me to get me arrested, which of course didn’t work. I did not want her to end up in jail, I wanted to end it and get back what was taken from me. Everyone around her is scared of her and they’re scared to step forward and say these things, and rightfully so. I’m not though because i want everyone to know they should very seriously watch out so this doesn’t happen again. Her mother is not helping her, she’s not allowed to go back and stay in California. She’s not allowed back in my home and she’s burned every bridge here so she’ll be traveling somewhere again after she’s out of jail. I want you all to please, please share this and make it spread. I’m sorry to anyone who’s been lied to, stolen from, hurt in anyway because of her, and please watch out. It’s really late so I’ll probably edit this in the morning but that is everything that’s happened.
It was a friend of mine who had the bad luck of dealing with Leah. She documented her experience here. To my knowledge, Leah never refunded anyone she scammed on here nor apologized. One of the people she swindled was a 16 year old girl, at the time. She’s a piece of shit with no honor. She dishonors the gods she claims/claimed to worship, they have no love for thieves.