Coghill The Con

Thomas Coghill, Jr. - Con Man, Convict, Conspirator

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Don Melcher posted a photo


Here is a recent picture of Junior taking a little much needed rest from his latest scam. One would hope that that he would stay this way.
Jul 31
Mike Morrissey posted a discussion


  Dear American GreedMy name is Mike Morrissey.I live in Wauwatosa-a burb in Milwaukee.I was looking for a lighter wheelset for mynew fat bike. Found Tommi Coghills’ Extreme Fat Tire Bike parts w/these carbon 29er rims.My Trek Farley is astandard 26 in. wheel set. I called and was assured he could build a 29er carbon wheel set that would fit.Alsoordered a carbon fork-Fat bikes are very, very heavy. He said it was easier to use my hubs, which I sent.1230 some dollars and 2 weeks later the wrong…See More
Nov 3, 2016
Don Melcher left a comment for Mike Morrissey
"Mike, I will send you a private e-mail with suggestions on who to contact. Don"
Oct 29, 2016
Mike Morrissey is now a member of Coghill The Con
Oct 29, 2016
lindaamazon left a comment for Don Melcher
"Thanks Don,  I have done a little research and it appears that the companies in several of the fraud cases tie back to Tom the III. also.  Just wanted to hear your thoughts. Thanks."
Jan 27, 2016
Don Melcher left a comment for lindaamazon
"Hi Linda, The III is Jr.s son.  You can read all about Jr right here, and feel free to post any comments about your purchase.  Jr is a liar and a thief, has been for prison twice...  so watch out. "
Jan 27, 2016
lindaamazon is now a member of Coghill The Con
Jan 27, 2016
mike is now a member of Coghill The Con
Aug 30, 2015

Coghill the Con


If you have information about fraudulent activites by Coghill, you may leave it here to be forwarded to the FBI, or you may write to:

Special Agent Jim Lamb
675 Peter Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

Thomas E. Coghill, Jr. is a liar, a thief, and a con man. In August of 2005, he pled guilty to two counts of fraud, and in March of 2006 was sentenced to 30 months in Federal Prison.

While operating no fewer than 8 companies in Virginia, he defrauded a Maryland lender and a Virginia lender out of 3 million dollars by forging documents, writing phony deeds of trust, securing debt with property owned by others, securing debt with property that had no equity, and shifting money from investor to investor in order to remain undetected.

For more info, go to the forum!



Started by Mike Morrissey Nov 2, 2016.

Tommy Pleads Guilty -- Now What?

Started by AL Aug 11, 2009.

Where is justice 2 Replies

Started by Mary Alice Wentworth. Last reply by AL Aug 11, 2009.


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Never buy a bike from a con-artist

I found this site as a result of trying to learn something about Fat Sand Bikes in Florida. I wanted to find out what I could about FSB because I was jacked around after initiating a transaction to purchase a $899 bicycle from them. I have cancelled that transaction and have lodged a Transaction Dispute with VISA. I have documented emails and phone calls pertaining to the incident and in short, this is the story:

While on the Oregon coast a couple weeks ago we saw a gentleman riding…


Posted by Joe Linder on April 8, 2013 at 3:33pm


     In a rambling, disconnected 10 page letter to your author, Coghill declares his service to God, ("I have decided to serve God and his wants and needs and not mine") and revealing that he has now read the Bible "going on three times".  In the letter he lays out his plans for the future, including:

     - Vowing to set up a web site to document his future good deeds, including a 2000 mile bike ride to raise money…


Posted by Don Melcher on June 20, 2011 at 9:29am

Coghill Letter posted, with two page reply from Melcher

Review Coghill's 10 pages of nonsense in the photo section... and my reply.

Posted by Don Melcher on June 17, 2011 at 4:47pm

A Book for Hungry Children?

How about hungry investors who were duped by this conman? What is the title - How I Screwed My Best Friends and their Families ! This is totally sickening - I hope you, Don, can get him another sentence that keeps in jail. He should be forced to pay restitution for the rest of his life to all the people who lost so much needed money. I almost feel sorry for his family members, if there were any, who lost out also.

Posted by Mary Alice Wentworth on May 10, 2011 at 11:54am

Tommy the Charitable Author!

Well, our boy is now planning on publishing a book!  I have been contacted by a publisher he solicited, who did a little research on Junior, and thought I might be interested in knowing that he is attempting to publish a book.   He has apparently written a book for would-be inventors, giving them the benefit of his real life experience.  In his opening letter to publishers, he states:

If you review my Biography you will see that… Continue

Posted by Don Melcher on March 22, 2011 at 11:30am




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