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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2004, 11:07 am 
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This is Angela Hoy at WritersWeekly.com. We just received a phone call from Detective Brian Elkins of the San Angelo Police Department asking us to let you know that Janet Kay Titsworth and her husband George Titsworth are now in jail. Yeah!!

Apparently, after the police confiscated enough manuscripts "to fill a jail cell" from their former company, Janet Kay and Associates, they then opened up another company, Harrison and Company Literary Agency (sonnyharrison.com) and started their shenanigans all over again!

If you are a victim of the following names / businesses and have not yet contacted Detective Elkins with your complaint, please do so here: Det. Brian Elkins, San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo, Texas. Email: brian.elkins@sanangelopolice.org

Janet Kay and George Titsworth's alleged businesses and names:

Harrison and Company Literary Agency
sonnyharrison.com
Janet Kay and Associates
newwriterswanted.com
authorswanted.com
Helping Hand Literary Service
JanGeo Ink Publishing Company

AND, KUDOS TO Detective Elkins and his team for protecting authors nationwide from these jerks!!

You can read complaints about this firm and info. about their legal troubles on the following pages:

http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1593

http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_and_warnings/helping.html

http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_and_warnings/janetkay.html

http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1301

http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2652

http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1486


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PostPosted: September 8th, 2004, 11:31 am 
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How wonderful! I wonder if I could visit them in jail and give them a piece of my mind?? Oh, our day in court is coming up folks. I didn't lose as much $ as some folks did, and probably couldn't recover it anyway, but it might be worth filing a small claims ct suit against them to recover my hard earned $.

Thanks Angela for the update.
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 Post subject: Thanks Angela!
PostPosted: September 9th, 2004, 12:23 pm 
Though I didn't pay for anything from these two, I did sent in a few things. I got them all back right before the police began searching for evidence. There was no letter explaining why the materials had been returned, as you might have guessed.

I've been waiting for something to happen, thanks for letting us know!

Michelle
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PostPosted: September 10th, 2004, 6:37 am 
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A special THANK YOU to Det. Brian Elkins. You just can't imagine the tension relief I feel in my heart.
BEST WISHES to you too Angela Hoy and thank you for updating me on this matter.
It really has been a horrific experience for me and has affected my health.
I'm sure the other victims know how what I mean.
I'd hate, if it continued on to others, especially world wide.
They really FOOLED me !
It was just by chance, that I found your website.
I hope there's no one out there still hoping !


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PostPosted: September 10th, 2004, 9:46 pm 
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Thank goodness! It couldn't have happend to a nicer pair of rats. When my manuscript was returned just prior to them leaving, I did receive an explanation, it said something to the effect of," due to over crowding, and that there had been some water damage, it was better if I kept my manuscript with me....what a crock of hoooey! I wonder if they can receive mail in there new home, I along with many others would just love to give them a little "house-warming" note...

Again, thanks to everyone involved in their capture, and to this site!


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PostPosted: September 11th, 2004, 6:42 pm 
Knowing there were so many writers willing to share thier experiences in order to prevent others from falling prey to thier scam has shown me the writing community pulls together to take care of its own. For all those taken in, our hearts are with you as well.

By chance, do any of you know if main stream media has picked up this story?
It's worth a shot, anyone intersted?

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Michelle
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PostPosted: September 11th, 2004, 10:19 pm 
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Bravo, Brian Elkins, all glory and honor to his name! Dedicate your books to him, mention him in your acknowledgements, name sympathetic characters after him! Let him see your appreciation, and encourage other law enforcement officials to do as he did.


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PostPosted: September 13th, 2004, 10:25 am 
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I haven't read anything in the mainstream media on this.
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