In or about February, 2014, a woman known on twitter as @DoryMob (@Hornz_Haloz @DorytoldU @D0rySays @PixyDustDory @DoryDoRight @DoryMode @countrycrzy @countryczybyy @aDoryblez @DevilishlyD0ry @WishaBltchwouId @SequanGoldsin @C0untry_Angel, Tonya Pitts Boyle etc: changes name daily so as to avoid detection hereinafter known as “Dummy Dory”) began to promote a Go Fund Campaign to raise money for “her high school friend, Michelle Medlock.”
Dummy Dory stated that Michelle Medlock lost her job because of her high risk pregnancy; had a gaggle of children; was months behind in rent; landlord was about to kick family into the street; utilities were about to be turned off; auto license and registration had expired; AND the residence was infested with bed bugs. The Go Fund Me Campaign was called HelpingFamily2014.
Dummy Dory tweeted relentlessly about the campaign and Michelle Medlock’s desperate circumstances. Dummy Dory offered to match any donation made to Michelle Medlock.
Dummy Dory’s ever present side kick @Gator_Girl_2489 (hereinafter known as Gatorage) September Starr Lott Stanley encouraged all her followers to give to “Dory’s Friend.” Gatorage repeatedly tweeted that even if half of her followers gave $25 to “meet this family’s goals” it could save Michelle Medlock and her children.
In early February 2014, a twitter account popped up known as @Helping_Family_ alleging it was the recipient of the GoFund account: Michelle Medlock. The account gushed with gratitude for Dummy Dory and Gatorage for their RTs and assistance. It was quite a love fest.
A Facebook page was created for Michelle Medlock on February 10, 2014 – See FACEBOOK no family photographs, no personal information at all, but a sole photograph of a bed bug that allegedly infested the Medlock home.
The begging continued:
On February 15, 2014, I was sucked into the pity party and agreed to donate $200.00 to “Dory’s high school friend.” It was supposed to be an anonymous donation made “on behalf of Dory.” I received the following confirmation email (but never gave it a second glance until recently):
Enlarged payment receipt portion of email:
[Original Email with Source codes is secure] Why is Gatorage’s name (Starr Stanley) at the bottom of the email thanking sender for support?
Shortly after I questioned Dummy Dory about the GoFund Campaign, the GoFund page was deleted; Michelle Medlock’s @Helping_Family_ twitter was deactivated; and Michelle Medlock’s Facebook stopped posting. In the blink of an eye Michelle Medlock vanished.
Was this a scam perpetuated by Gatorage and Dummy Dory? Why does Gatorage’s name appear on the Campaign when her tweets clearly give the impression she is “hoping [Dummy Dory’s] friend gets the help she needs?”
UPDATED AS OF JULY 21, 2014: On July 18, 2014, GoFundMe Customer Service replied to my inquiry as to why Starr Stanley’s name appeared on the payment receipt. As suspected, Go Fund indicated that Starr Stanley set up the Scam Go Fund Account.
On July 21, 2014, the investigation revealed how Gatorage came up with the Medlock name – it’s her mother’s maiden name! The following is Gatorage’s wedding announcement clearly showing her mother’s name as “Medlock.”
Gatorage has yet to respond to countless inquiries as to why her name appears on the payment receipt; why set up a fraudulent account to raise money for herself. It appears that she has invoked her Fifth Amendment right to Remain Silent so as not to incriminate herself – which may be prudent considering the impending future.