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Advocate for laws to protect against fraud and theft by deception

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Criminals prey on vulnerable people. Social Media has only increased the scope and opportunity.  It happened to me.....

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Paul Berry III was a Republican Candidate and Conservative TV host.  Little to my knowledge, he has continually preyed upon vulnerable people for several years. Yet, he has not faced any criminal charges for his thievery.

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When I lost my son to suicide on Feb 16th, I wanted to help other working parents realize the importance of creating a healthy work/life balance.  I posted a humble plea on my professional social media feed.  While I flew to make arrangements, my post was shared over 25,000 times.  Support poured in from all over the world. Berry was a huge supporter and ally. He boosted about his abilities to create successful political campaigns and the positive impact my son's legacy would leave for generation to come.  He had a name for this grandiose plan-The Brendan Bill.  The Brendan Bill would require colleges to provide Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training.  The only thing he needed was a "small" investment to build the campaign. Berry received $20,000 for the creation of a full scale mental health campaign and Road Shoots.  He name dropped highly publicized figures Bruce Rauner, Betsy DeVos and Tony Dungy, to name a few.  No such actions were conducted.  

Victims of Theft by deception have very few options. Legal services are very expensive (contributions appreciated) and the local police departments cannot offer much assistance.

My son would have been 20 years old on September 8th. I wanted to build a long lasting legacy in his honor. However, my money is gone and Paul Berry III roams freely to gather more victims. 

What can you do?  You can start with this simple petition.  Let your representatives know that these situations definitely qualify as theft.  Voice your support for laws to help law enforcement prosecute for these sorts of crimes- theft by deception.

Most Sincerely,

Shawn Dingle

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