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

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Charlottesville, Virginia
How do you know / know of Thomas Coghill, Jr.?
I loaned money to Coghill to build houses from 1991 through 1999, when I found that he had defrauded myself and another lender. I brought this information to Jim Lamb at the FBI (434-293-9663) and pursued the case for 5 years until Coghill was finally indicted on six counts of fraud.
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I have been rebuilding my life since loosing half a million dollars in Coghill's fraud scheme. I and my three daughters were badly hurt by him, and I am determined to stay on his ass for the next 30 years, making sure that he is either incarcerated or that people with whom he deals are aware of his history. If you would like to speak with me, please call my office at 434-817-2729 or e-mail, and I will share any information I have, and act as a collection point for information that should be forwarded to the FBI. I have begun a regular correspondence with Jim Lamb, and will write up anything that is pertinent and forward it to him.

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     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 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 on June 17, 2011 at 4:47pm

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 on March 22, 2011 at 11:30am

A New Home for Tommy

Finally.... Our boy has landed! A nice sunny cubicle at FCI Coleman Low, located in Coleman, Florida. Isn't it nice that he is close enough for Mommy and Daddy to come visit their poor little misunderstood thief?

In the middle of the state, Coleman is south of Gainesville and north of Tampa, St. Pete... right in the middle of nowhere.. just like Junior. Close enough for some of his buddies from the St. Augustine, Villano Beach area to stop in for a visit. CTC wonders if Junior will be… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Documents From Sentencing and News article Posted

The Sentencing and Judgment Documents are now available in the photo section. By now our boy is securely ensconced in the Federal Prison nearest Virginia Beach... (so that mommy and daddy can visit their little thief) and I suppose he is going through some some serious mental and physical hell... detox is not fun (well, for me it is... I enjoy thinking that he is suffering). Interesting that the Judge ordered alcohol treatment, drug treatment, and mental health treatment. We know he needs… Continue

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 4:30pm

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At 6:16pm on August 7, 2019, sdhhadfdfhghj said…

Don, please call me. I have information on Tommi for you. 

At 9:54am on April 1, 2019, Benjamin Sheldrack said…

I have something very vital to disclose to you,please get back to me via my private email:( ) for more details Thank your over there friend Benjamin Sheldrack

At 12:02pm on January 27, 2016, lindaamazon said…

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.

At 12:10pm on March 19, 2012, John Nowland said…

Has Tom been released yet

At 3:28pm on June 22, 2008, Don Melcher said…

I have written back to you privately. I did know of the Grand Jury, and have been in touch with many of the Florida victims. I am very optimistic that this will lead to a new round of indictments and another prison stay for our boy. Please give me a call or write privately to discuss details.
At 2:11pm on June 21, 2008, mh said…
Just wanted to let you know who I am, I am one of the persons helping to put his ____ss back in jail where he belongs for a very long time.
At 9:34am on February 27, 2008, Don Melcher said…
I heard from Kevin Flores yesterday, and spoke with Phil Scanlon last week about getting information to the FBI. I called Jim Lamb yesterday and asked him how to handle the stories of victims coming forward. He suggested that I gather names, telephone numbers and a summary of each victim's loss, and provide and review the information with him. If you, or anyone you know, has been caught in a Coghill scam, now is the time to step up and provide the pertinant information. If we have enough of a case, we can push to be prosecuted for these crimes and send him back where he belongs.
At 11:42am on October 26, 2007, George Vaill said…
Keep on truckin'!



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