GIBBONS joined the SES in 1984/1985 under the pretext of being a “Fireman Paramedic”, when confronted by a real Paramedic (Bruce Purdy, now deceased) he then said he was a Fireman with a advanced first aid working at the Fire Service Museum (wearing the uniform etc) then I found out from the Manager of the Museum that he was on a Community Service Order . He did not last long in that organisation and was asked to leave. At the same time, he stated he was a JP, no record exists of this.
At the Museum he continually worn a Fire Brigade Uniform with the various ribbons (never saw the medals) under the pretence of being a former MP who had served in Vietnam. Obviously the dates of service etc did not match and guess what, further inquiries revealed that he was not in the Army at all, He was removed from the Museum and changed with theft of a convance ie a fire truck, which he used to take for drives around the Rocks area to pick up chicks (and sometimes it worked). He then worked for Avis, were he told everyone he was the Manager of the major outlet at Kings Cross, but guess what was sacked after borrowing a nice car to pick up chicks. Also, he was not the Manager, he washed vehicles.
In 1987 I had a friend that was the Doorman at the Rex Hotel in the Cross, appears GIBBONS used to tell people that he was a detective and when he told the wrong person, he was badly assaulted and had to leave the Cross forever.
He was seen at a Anzac Day ceremony in 1988, in Sydney wearing a kilt and crap and wearing medals. At the time I reported him to some NSW Police Special Branch guys that were watching the ceremony and they pulled him aside and I saw him removing his medals.
I had little to do with him for a number of years except for helping a friend move out of his flat in the Cross, but generally kept away from him until a old friend and I started to talk about “wankers” and the name GIBBONS came up. That is when I found out he stole some money from a function associated with the Welcome Home Parade. But Mick bought out a tape of his misconduct in regards to training guard dogs on A Current Affair/Today Tonight. He was living up the north coast of NSW at the time.
I am aware that he has been married in excess of four to five times. He did serve in the NZ Army, only for a short time but was kicked out for drunkness.
GIBBONS that I know is a compulsive liar that uses peoples emotions, I have seen him befriend many a young person, especially young girls, to groom them and then uses emotions and self-harm to keep them in the relationship. He tried this on me, it did not work. The fact that he has been seen doing this in Victoria under a similar name is not surprising. I suggest that all people keep away from him, he will use you and take from you,
4th Feb 2010
This report from the Herald Sun details the latest in the continuing Gibbons saga. More updates as they come to hand.