Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'W'
We at ANZMI have a particular dislike for those reptiles that can generally be called ‘love rats’ and Samuel Raynor Wright certainly fits the profile.
‘Love rats’ are probably best defined as odious creatures, unfortunately usually males, who have affairs or sexual relationships with more than one partner at the same time and usually swearing undying love to each.
But as if being a ‘love rat’ wasn’t bad enough, Sammy Wright also cheated his various female victims out of their money. To aid in his multiple deceptions, Wright claimed to be dying from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. And it gets worse.
To add an extra colourful layer to his lies, he also boasted that he had served as a US Marine sniper in Iraq and had been wounded in action. That little throw-away information was enough to set ANZMI on his tail. We not only despise Aussie and Kiwi imposters and wannabes, but we are more than happy to take up the cudgel if another country’s military reputation is tarnished. The truth about ‘Marine sniper’ Samuel Wright is that he is a one-time postie from the Hobart suburb of Berridale with no military service anywhere so far as we can determine.
Needless to say, Wright’s ‘porkies’ eventually saw him come undone, putting him before a court where he was jailed for 10 fraud charges involving a sum $12,000.
This sordid story began in 2013 and continued on into 2014 when Wright put himself ‘out there’ by way of on-line dating sites. During this time he had so many women on the go that he began calling each of them ‘Bloss’ (short for ‘Blossom’) so that he wouldn’t be caught out using the wrong name. And as is generally the case with blokes like him, Wright used the women’s vulnerability to extract cash from them while also claiming to be under chemo treatment for his ‘cancer’.
He extracted $2000 from one unfortunate woman by claiming his military pension was late and he needed the money for rent. On another occasion, he used his ‘terminal cancer’, saying he had ruined his morphine pump when it fell into the toilet. Probably wiping tears from her eyes, this ‘girlfriend’ also coughed up $2000 to replace the non-existent unit. He used a similar ruse to extort $5217 for so-called ‘pain medication.
Each of the women Wright ‘borrowed’ from was told that he would repay them from a will. A sort of ‘the cheques in the mail’ promise!
Fortunately, Sammy Wright’s nefarious stories began to come unstuck; no doubt by having too many irons in the fire at the same time and the Tasmania Police paid him a visit in June 2014. But it seems that Wright thought his ‘cancer’ story might be believed, so he once again spun his story to investigating detectives. But unlike his unfortunate female victims, the police had ways and means of blowing Sam’s stories out of the water.
They checked with Wright’s GP, only to be told that he hadn’t seen the ‘terminally ill’ Wright for years. Oh dear!
On 10 January 2015, a number of Wright’s victims sat in the public gallery of the Hobart Magistrate’s Court as he did the only decent thing he could and pleaded guilty to all 10 counts of obtaining goods by false pretences. Unfortunately, one victim was not in the gallery to witness Wright’s ignominious defeat; she had committed suicide before the police had a chance to lay charges. The death of that woman serves to add a terrible element to what was already a very grubby tale.
But we would like to think that those unfortunate women felt a certain amount of satisfaction when Wright appeared for sentence on 16 January 2015.
The defence lawyer appearing for Wright painted a picture of an unfortunate drug addicted man with an as yet undiagnosed mental illness. He told the court that his client was prepared to pay the $12,000 back to the women using his superannuation. Seems that the magistrate wasn’t buying the story, probably something to do with a previous conviction Wright had for defrauding his former employer, Australia Post, of $16,000.
In any event, he sentenced ‘love rat’ Samuel Raynor Wright to 9 months imprisonment, the last 3 months to be suspended on condition he be of good behaviour for 3 years. Take him down!
The Salvation Army are not very forgiving about being exposed as medals cheats. ANZMI only exposes those who thwart the traditions and protocols developed in the memory of Australian and New Zealand Veterans for more than a hundred years. The Salvation Army in their bid to appear like Returned Veterans, and contrary to traditions, are happy to wear whatever they want, whenever they want. Below is a photograph from a Christmas Card that appeared Christmas 2015. The person in the photograph is Salvation Army Major (Retired) Peter Cary Wright
The medals that Wright wears are:
Salvation Army Long Service Medal
Order of Australia Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Northern Territory(NT) Tri Service Medal
The two offending medals are:
Salvation Army Long Service Medal. This is for Twenty Five years service with a gold star for each subsequent five years
NT Tri service medal.
Peter Carey and perhaps the Salvation Army believes that his Salvation Army Long Service Award is more prestigious than the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) and the National Medal, as he wears the Salvation Army Medal in the primary position.
The two medals should be worn on the right breast and not mixed with Federal Medals
We work without fear of favour to report people who take it upon themselves to disrespect medals protocols.
In recent times we have exposed other Salvation Army personnel who gave no regard to medals protocol, they are:
Ken and Jo Delamore
We know that the Salvos do good work in the Defence Force and in the community but we do not have credit and debit columns. Those who wear more medals on their left breast than they have earned will be exposed and will remain on our web site.
The head "Honcho" of the Salvos is spending donated monies to shut us up and remove their offending members from our web site. Here is the top third of a letter from their Solicitors.
They also coerced a Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defence to support their legal action. We are sure that the bureaucrat occupying the chair of Deputy Director has never had to earn a medal the hard way, had that person done so, perhaps the attitude may be different.
If the Salvation Army want to wear medals on their left breasts, they must comply with traditions and protocols. Salvation Army people do not, and will not get special dispensation from ANZMI. Thousand of Australians have had to do unpleasant duty to qualify to wear medals. The vast majority comply with medals protocols, those who don't will earn the wrath of the Veteran Community by way of ANZMI.
Hence we welcome Peter Carey Wright to our web site who also represents the recalcitrance of the Salvation Army.