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Bronson Orlando McNeal - "Thief of Hearts"

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:38 pm
by LadyM
Updated: March 13, 2009. Since this thread has become very long. To save your time to get the gist of this story, this FOX 9 news story is added.


The following is the original post that started this thread:

Okay, most folks figure out pretty quickly that I am female.
Even I, as a woman, cannot really feel sorry for the ladies this man has swindled.

If you go on a first date to Grand Casino and your date borrows $7000, doesn't that tip you off that he might be in love with your bank account more than you???

Gods...what a farce. Yes, the man deserves to be arrested, but the women he swindled need mandatory common sense classes.

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:27 pm
by bwoodsdesign
I sort of live under a virtual rock. So this is news to me. Any source to cite? I'd love to read more about it.

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:09 am
by LadyM
MyFox9 News - Thief of Hearts or the Star Tribune. This was a recent story both ran.

Bronson McNeal - It's about time he got caught.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:48 am
by dolphins8913
OK, I've known Bronson for a few years, but known what he's all about since the 90's. He's a typical ladies man, player, and a total joke. His Land Rover, sarcastic attitude, hot body, and charm/charisma could fool many, but it's really easy to see right through the whole image. I have to give him credit for one thing, he's got a response and excuse for everything. I feel bad for the women he's used and taken for their money. I'm just suprised it took this long for someone to call him on the carpet for his behavior. He's been using women for at least fifteen years. His game is to go after white women because they are the most gullable. (that's his lingo!)

Bronson McNeal - shame on you for embarassing your family. You're family are good people and do not deserve to be attached to a con artist like you. Maybe you'll have to get a real job, oops but you'll have your wages garnished once the civil courts order you to pay back the women you swindled. A word to the wise, he's a great friend to have as long as you don't get caught up in his lifestyle or give him any money. He's a lot of fun to be around. He has no conscience, so anything he does to you or with you won't even phase him.

Re: Bronson McNeal - It's about time he got caught.

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:25 am
by WhatsUp
dolphins8913 wrote:A word to the wise, he's a great friend to have as long as you don't get caught up in his lifestyle or give him any money.
I beg to differ. I don't like befriending with a con artist. You just never know when he will pull something on you and turn you into his next victim.

Too bad for these women. Love is blind. They definitely look for the wrong thing in a man. Quite an expensive lesson. Chances are pretty slim for them to get the money back. If they did, all the money will end up in their attorneys' bank accounts.

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:11 pm
by bwoodsdesign
I don't even borrow money to my family and friends!!! I agree this guy's a total loser.

But how stupid are these women?? They give us a bad name.


Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:33 am
by AMdesign

Bronson Mcneal

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:56 pm
by joyh
To the person who wrote the previous message, way to stick up for Bronson, however your beliefs and opinions are not important. I am quite sure you are someone who is still involved with Bronson and he had you write this, I am also sure you have given him some money. Don't get me wrong I completly agree with you,, Why would any woman give a man she barely knows anything. I have no compassion or sympathy for any one of these woman who are now broken hearted and broke... It does not take a masters degree to figure out Bronson Mcneal is nothing but a coniving, back stabbing, JOKE.... like someone else said he will say or do whatever he thinks you want to hear to get exactly what he needs. Oh believe me I am one of the many broken hearted, broke woman he fucked over the difference is I don't blame him I blame myself. I made the choice to give him thousands of dollars, let him use my credit card to purchase items for his friends and family, the one who gave him money to play Black Jack with. I chose to keep giving and get nothing in returns except more lies, deceit, and false promises.
So to any woman who may read this you probably don't care what I have to say but quit blaming him, take a good look in the mirror next time and say to yourself, "I am the damn, dumb woman who keeps letting this man take advantage of me, I have no one to blame but myself,, not Bronson, because if I did not allow him to Use me he couldn't. So yes its our fautls, Can't hate the him for trying if you were able to do the same thing maybe you would too. The only way to break this from happening is you yes you quit supporting him let him find his own way. and dammit quit complaining.

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:30 pm
by WhatsUp
Help me understand this ladies: if your date doesn't pay for yoru dinner, you are going to bitch about it for as long as you can remember that guy. How come all of sudden we got all the women in the cities who have the money to let their dates spend? Hello, where do I find these women? Just to be clear, we are not talking about pocket change here. The amount mentioned in the Fox 9 story was as high as a six-figure number in one case. Most Americans live from paycheck to paycheck. It is refreshing to know there are those who are so well-off and willing to give. :roll:

No one...

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:00 am
by AMdesign
reads the words anyway

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:37 pm
by joyh
I can't believe how many people here are missing the point , lets not hate the player I mean my god,. You have a bunch of vulnerable, stupid from what I am hearing mostyly dumb white woman giving this man thousands and thousands of dollars, buying him vehicles, giving him credit cards, furinshing his home, I am assuming paying his bills, helllo....what does he need to get a job for, this is much easier, tell them what they want to hear and he gets PAID!!!! Now that is a job..

Nice body
like they say easy on the eyes
and then on top of it he knows the exact thing to say at exactly the right moment to get you guessed it exactly what he wants, and if it has been working for him for 15 years why not do it for 15 more. :)

So blame yourself not him, What I can't believe is the amount of money these woman have, Just wondering if your best friend, your sister or your kid need 10,000.00 are you going to give it to them. Or are you just making exceptions for this man that you want so bad to be your man?

So to all you woman Grow up,,,,,,

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:06 pm
by LadyM
*laughing* Quite the response here...but my original point still stands.

Yes, these women were incredibly stupid! You don't give money to anyone you're just "dating". That's just plain foolish.

For the folks who've written in in defense of Mr. McNeal, though, why does him being a "player" make it alright? It's okay to take advantage of folks if you're good looking and smooth talking? I think we're all a bit more grown up than than that!


Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:07 am
by AMdesign
Read between the lines

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:11 pm
by joyh
I think you are missing the point I am not asking for sympathy or even any empathy, I know I was wrong, but what I was wrong for was believing in someone, I was raised to believe in people, take their word as good, and believe that they would make every effort possible to come through on their promises. So for that I am to blame. For your information it was not his looks that got me it was his lavish lifestyle, the houses in Az, the plans he had to make huge investments with my money, the car that needed to be fixed, the airline tickets that needed to be purchased,. the hotels that needed to be paid for, the last money I promise I will ever borrow, and I promise to pay you back.. The sweet loving, the tender kisses, and the best sex I have ever had... the phone calls, you name it I was blinded by the love and affection he showed me and it took a very long time to realize they were nothing but lies and his actions were as superficial as his looks. So that Am design is why. Now I have a better understand of an addict. In Bronsons case a gambling addict but it is no different then a crack addict, or an alcholic. The bottom line is this,,, He or they will do whatever they want, say whatever they need to, break the law, sleep with you, tell you he loves you, tell you that you are the special one, when you think you can take no more he is right there telling you again exactly what you want to hear and then you are right back in the motion of being his "bitch" letting him run his game on you. Bronson Mcneal is incapable of caring about anyone he has no remorse for his actions and this website and the news and the paper should make everyone aware that he is a destructive man who does not care if you end up broke for the rest of your life just as long as he gets your money to go to the casino with.
As far as your inuendo to help you and your husband you are just as bad as Bronson if you are looking for someone to play with believe me he is a winner, paly with him. :shock: :shock:

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:19 pm
by suejitsme
Ok I did not want to write in to this but my god, for all you suckers out there sticking up for Mr. Mcneal STOP!! He knows what he is doing, and he does not care, so yes the woman are stupid but what kind of person who calls himself a man would do this to woman... Take money, spread herpes, spread his love all over the place, lie, cheat, maniputate and use, and not care who he hurts, who would want to be involved with a person like that. So he is wrong, and what I question is who raised this MONSTER> Shame on you BRONSON MCNEAL for putting yourself out there like that. FIND A JOB, like every other person in this world does, support yorself.

Keep on...

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:17 am
by AMdesign
blaming everyone else

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:42 am
by LadyM
AMDesign...I agree with you. I didn't think you defended him and the people 50% at fault in this news story are the women who GAVE him their money and are now crying foul.

Sometimes the wake-up call from life is not as gentle as we'd like.

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:58 am
by MzKim
Gotta agree that women need to start getting smart. The man's going to keep working it and for that kind of payoff, he'll find the ways. I saw his ad last summer and checked it out to see how he's doing, then wondered why ol Bronson's face was on a profile for a some guy named Orlando. All makes sense after this news. Ladies, protect yourself because no one else has your best interest at stake like you do.

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:02 pm
by littlered
Just to let ya'll know...first off, I'm one of these girls. I wasn't giving him money at the casino, I wasn't doing nothing of the sort. I cashed one damn check for the man. THE CHECK WAS STOLEN! Thank God, I wouldn't get all the money to him unless it cleared. And I knew the man for a while.

So yeah, stupid is as stupid does, but when your trying to recover the money, and the man doesn't have a physical address, you can't find him to do nothing about it. I've been trying to get my money back for years! And it's the same bull! "Can't do anything about it."

Also, I'm not like them other girls. I have confidence in myself, and I love myself more than anything in the world. I just trusted too much!

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:55 am
by hussled
I've been reading all the posts on this, and I had to add my opinion. I am the woman who originally went to Fox 9, I am "Katherine" from the story, I talked with Tom Lyden, and I did it to threaten Bronson. He had contacted me earlier that day, and I said I would go to the news... and as always, he said "Do what you gotta do" and so I did. He thought I was bluffing. 1 hour after I filled out the on-line form at Fox 9, I got a call from Tom Lyden, and he interviewed me that evening. To all the women out there who are calling me stupid... STOP, STOP blaming these women. STOP being judgemental, and realize that the ONLY reason I went to the news was to stop future women from being scammed. Do you know how many times I googled Bronson, and nothing came up? Do you know what happens when you google him now? THAT'S WHY I DID THIS STORY!!! Not to have a bunch of people bitch at me, and tell me how stupid I am. And from the story, his name is all over the internet now, with a big ass picture and all these women stating how he "borrowed" their money.

In response to all of you who ask, how can you lend someone $7000 on a date... Bronson calls you and conference calls you in with Hinckley, you hear him speaking with a platnium card specialist, calling him by name, comping a room and food over the phone, then picks you up in a Range Rover, walks into Hinckely, everyone in the high stakes area knows him, and he says he will pay you $10000 in less than a week, what smart woman would not want to make a $3000 profit in a week? That is how you can lend someone $7000, it's for profit...nothing more.

And to the person who sees him all the time, or lives by him... could I get that address please? I would love to pay him a visit with a couple of cops... Thanks!

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:39 am
by LadyM
hussled: If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Stupid may not be the right term, but you were had, and you let him do it. No one forced you to give Bronson McNeal money. You did get a very brutal lesson, though.

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:08 pm
by littlered
Go on Hussled...whether or not we were had...I was only 20 when I met that man... it doesn't matter, other women need to know what he's doing! Because if no one speaks out about it others will lose out.

I'm glad someone made the move. It needed to be done!


Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:10 pm
by KatieD
I am confused. You justify giving Bronson $7K on your FIRST date by saying you were trying to make some money. But why then, after not getting paid back any of it, do you give him another $30K??

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:31 pm
by littlered
That's true! I made sure I didn't talk to him anymore after my dealings with him. As a matter of fact he actually turns and runs when he sees me. Probably because I'm the only one that can actually get criminal charges against him for passing stolen checks.

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:58 am
by Terry
hussled wrote: And to the person who sees him all the time, or lives by him... could I get that address please? I would love to pay him a visit with a couple of cops... Thanks!
If you have a criminal case against him, you can simply call the police. If the cops have a reason to believe a crime has been committed against you, they will pay him a visit and you don't have to be there.

It sounds like you gave him money willingly with the intention of making a profit. Now, you have lost money and want to go after him. A lot of people buy stocks everyday with the hope of making some quick bucks, but some of them lose money. Did he put a gun to your head and force you to pay him? If not, what is the difference between you giving this guy money and someone giving a stock broker to buy 1000 shares of some worthless stocks?

C'MON LADIES!! Are you serious???

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:10 am
by AMDesign2
Seriously??.........You gave him SEVEN THOUSAND with a promise of a $3000.00 return in 7 days? AND??......How did the other THIRTY-ONE GRAND fall outa your pocket?


And........some chick claimin he gave her Herpes?
Million Dollar Question?" Did they sleep with him after he didn't pay him back?
Was she feeling victimized while she was gettin naked on crawlin on top of him?? Ha ha ha!
DO WE NOT KNOW HOW VD IS SPREAD- or avoided? I've heard so many rumors about so many friends of mine w/ VD by a buncha haterz, it's funny 2 me.

I don't think I was so special to him- I mean- we were never in love. We liked each other a lot, shared a mutual physical attraction, had lots of fun, but we had attitudes in common whuch resulted in the "off & on" status. BUT---In all thoses years, not ONCE did he ask me for any money. He did ask me to pick him up something when I was going to the mall once. I did. And when I gave it to him, he pulled out the money and PAID ME. That was "in character" for the Bronson I've always known.

READ MY PREVIOUS POSTS, cuz I so badly want to repeat it ALL, all over again!

You want to be a victim?? You were victimized by your bad choices.

I still wanna know how Katharine gave him the rest of the "$38 K" she said she gave him, after the seven grand plus interest wasn't repaid?


And, why hide your face on the TV? Just wondering.

Re: Bronson McNeal

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:49 pm
by WhatsUp
AMdesign wrote:Well, I've known Bronson for exactly TWENTY years..we are still in touch..about 5 years after knowing him- we began dating for about five? years (I'm not real sure, cuz I've known him as long as I can remember) We were never exclusive, more serious at times than others, we dated off & on... here and there. In all that time, he never asked me for a red cent or to buy him a damn thing!
AMdesign: You seems to be a strong defender of Bronson McNeal. If you dated him 15 years ago, how do you know he didn't pick up some bad habits in recent years, like gambling addiction or swindling money from women? Or perhaps he realized you were too smart for his con tricks.

The women who were swindled out of tens of thousands should take this as an expensive lesson. Regardless how stupid the women are, it DOES NOT jusfity his cheatings and scammings. You made him sounded like a decent gentleman, but gentlemen don't take advantage of women like he did.

reply to hussled!!!! Bronson Mcneal

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:58 pm
by Bluebird
Dear hussled. I think it is obvious why you went on the news ATTENTION and the normal POOR ME. I find this funny as hell. I was a student of yours. I think the big point here is YOU CAN NOT BUY LOVE. I seen you for weeks. I can see why you couldn't buy love for $38,000. I find it sick that you told us about this crap in class. You sounded like a heartbroken teenager. You even flirted with guys in my class. I seen you at Grand Casino with him one night. I was at a table one away from the one you and him were at. He told you to go up to the room and he would be up soon. What a joke. I cracked up so hard when I went back down to the BJ area the next morning and he hadn't moved. A few minutes later you came "steaming" over to the table looking like straight up trash. It was clear to see you hadn't taken a shower, brushed your teeth or hair, or put any effort into anything before you came running down. You ran up behind Bronson and said "I thought you were coming up". It was so funny. I do know one thing. $38,000 could have certainly bought some fashionable clothes, a brush, toothbrush, makeup, soap, and shoes, I mean real shoes, not strappy sandals with white gym socks. The moral of this story is a person can not buy love. It can buy therapy, self help books, some image boosters, and plenty of body cleansing items. I think I should get a refund for paying for your class. You are suppose to set a positive example for young men and women. Maybe you should work on yourself for awhile. I mean really, you can't love someone else or expect someone to love and respect you until you love and respect yourself first. I think this whole thing is a waste of time and energy. GET A LIFE. Also, stop wearing short POLO shirts. NOBODY wants to see your damn gut hanging out at school or anywhere else.


Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:51 pm
by AMDesign2
Bad investment? I thought if you lost it all, I'd still get it.


I don't get it?

Taking Advantage!!! NO Way!!!

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:16 pm
by Bluebird
I am sorry. I have never been one to find the poor me card very appealing. Why they gave him money is beyond me in the first place. But one would thing that the first time he "took" advantage of you and you gave him the money and he didn't "pay" it back as he said he would you should have learned. The second time.... HELL NO. Haven't you heard the saying burn me once damn you, burn me twice damn me. Ladies, smarten up. I have read all these comments. I don't understand why any of these ladies don't take responsibility for their own actions besides joy. I haven't heard that anyone was threatened, had a gun held to their head, or was otherwise "forced" to turn over thousands of dollars. I am not saying what he did is ok. But, neither is what these women did to BUY LOVE unsuccessfully. If any of them would have been in a great realtionship with him where they felt loved we wouldn't have heard about this at all. But, since they now feel like fools they want to point out the "wrong" in someone else's actions and not take responsiblity for their own. We have all been there. You do something that turns around and bites you in the ass and then try to over react to make ourselves feel better. I also have to comment on the what hussled said. "I did this for profit... any smart lady would want to make that kind of investment." Also, if the "investment" didn't get me any return at all I sure in the hell wouldn't have invested another $31,000 in the same "investment", that is a joke. Who in the world thinks gambling is a sound investment. If you think gambling is a "good" investment you should really take some investment classes in between teaching classes, you have alot to learn.

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:57 pm
by redwine
I have been reading this site for weeks, and felt very compelled to write in tonight,, I am appauld at the woman who have come to Bronsons defense I think it is a crime I am 100% certain that everyone who has posted on this site is either a victim of Bronsons scandals or else is someone who has been and is still in love with him, Bronson Mcneal knows exactly what he is doing he knows when to do it and how to do it, but most importantly he knows who to do it to. I to was a victim of his check cashing scam lets open an account and deposit a check and w/d the money before it clears Oh yes it was stupid of me but I did it becuase I believed he would pay me back as I said.. I to have never been to a casino with him, met him on the internet talked on the phone met him for a bite to eat and I agree with Katherine he comes in with a pocket full of $ tells me he works, played basketball, owns homes all over says he "flips" houses hell why would I not believe him.. attractive a little, smells good oh yeah, but most importantly Confident, full of compliments, my first clue text messages favorite line of communication; why is he with someone, what is he hiding, does he not want to talk to me.. my 2nd clue NEVER working, 3rd clue at the casino every chance he gets, 4th clue the woman I have never met a man in my whole life that has more then him, there is a reason for that like I said he knows what he is doing.. Herpes don't know had sex one time used a condom, Mistake huge... Lets talk about what he is getting from these woman, now I look back and see, cars, money, clothes, shoes, phones, they pay his bills, gas, food, anything he wants so why would he get a job? Has everything he needs, the big picture here is not the money, its the fact that he is hurting people he intentionally leads them on, buys gifts if he has money, tells me there is a chance lets work on this, the lies, I will be over lets do something, never calls back, best advice stay away from BRONSON MCNEAL. He will hurt you, use you, love you and hate you, he is a bad seed.


Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:36 am
by AMdesign
a victim sucks.

I can blame everyone esle..

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:57 am
by AMDesign2
for what happens to me.

Whom to Blame - Bronson McNeal or His Victims

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:17 pm
by WhatsUp
AMDesign: Have you heard of the expression - It takes two to tango?

I agree with you that these women are beyond stupid and pathetic. Perhaps having 1000$ of dollar$ swindled by Bronson McNeal was the best thing that could have ever happened to them.

Here is the ever-lasting debate question: if a woman wearing a sexy dress agrees to go to a bar with a punk, gets drunk and raped, do you blame the woman or the rapist?

If the story by Fox 9 is true and if these women's claims are true, what do you think of your friend Bronson McNeal then?

We have a lot of stupid and vulnerable people breathing the same air, driving on the same highway and living on the same block. But just because they are stupid, it DOES NOT give con artists the right to cheat them out of truck loads of cash. Con artists do get thrown into jail for pulling scams, but not all of them!

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:17 pm
by GetALife
Ok, I also have been following this story. Here's a few thoughts that I have to express.

Katherine: Since you are a teacher, you should know that hustled is not spelled "hussled". Also, putting your business in front of your class is just wrong, and you should be ashamed. You were had. Period. Get over it.

AMDesign: Your points are valid and I think everyone gets it. But, it seems if you weren't obsessed with Bronson 9 years ago, you sure are now. Get a life and get over yourself. These women were taken and have to deal with it, they don't need to be told how stupid they were in 20 different ways. I think they get it now and deal with it every day. You seem to want to believe Bronson so bad, but the stories are countless. Clearly, something wrong happened. Get a life, move on and spend some time with that wonderful husband of yours.

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:13 pm
by a1000questions
I am leary to respond to this however, I have a few burning questions to ask the "followers" of Bronson Mcneal, just a bit about myself I have never met the man, I have never seen the man, I heard of this story at work and was told to google him. I have now seen the news stories and my first question is to Katherine. Katherine (husseled) you said on the news that Bronson treated you like a "queen" I would like to know what that consisted of did he spend time with you? Take you to dinner? To the movies? Did he tell you he loved you? Did he buy you gifts? Did he hold your hand? Take you to meet his friends and family? Did you go on dates besides the casino? Did he bring you flowers? Did he write you love notes? Did he send you cards? Did he hold you when you were sad? Make you happy when you felt down? I just want to know what your definiton of being treated like a queen is? 2nd question? when the first proposed investment did not pan out did you think the next one would were you hoping it would or were you just desperate to keep him around treating you like a queen. Katherine I feel for you if you are truly out that amount of money I am sorry for that, but on the other hand I have to ask you to reevaluate the choices you made and ask yourself how was he going to pay you back if he kept losing, did he pay you back any of the money you "loaned"him WHY WHY WHY is all I can say I just want to know what your reasoning was to willingly continue giving him money? That is what I can't understand Why would you put yourself into debt for a man You also stated on the news he treats "all" his woman like queens, were you aware there were others, Did he tell you that you were his "girlfriend" did you two agree on a commited relationship or was it what you were hoping for? Katherine yes you have suceeded in putting Bronsons name on "google" but as it looks you have also put yourself out there? Katherine you were wrong for trusting someone you barely knew, Katherine you are a professor, did you not learn to identify a man who is communicating to get what he wants???
To all the other followers of Mr Mcneal let it rest let it be done its obvious many woman have been screwed out of money, or what ever else they are claming....The bottom line is we are all adults, who are responsible for are own actions or own choices and we have to live with them,, we hope we learn from are mistakes and know not to continue them or make the same ones some do and some don't. If Bronson is truly capable of getting large amounts of woman to go to the casino with shit tell me one reason why he should stop.

Bronson McNeal

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:49 pm
by Frasier
Hello Ladies, I haven't seen so many women turning against one of their own since millions of soccer moms turned against Monica Lewinsky for giving Bill Clinton the BJ service.

PLEASE give this "Katherine" a freaking break! PLEASE give other women who had been victimized a break! Show some freaking sympathy! Who the hell would garantee you smart asses won't make the same mistakes? People get swindled all the time, regardless how educated or smart they are. Sometimes it is impulse, sometimes it is greed and sometimes it is just plain dumb.

This "Katherine" made some insane judgement errors, who doesn't at some points? Would you feel good if someone ridicule you at your misfortune?

Show some freaking sympathy! If no sympathy, show some freaking grace! If no grace, show so freaking class! If no class, show some freaking manners!

PS: "BlueBird" - when did women start buying love from men? Call me old school, it has always been the other way around.

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:23 am
by LadyM
Frasier, if one of your male friends had loaned a woman $7000 on a first date, then gave her more money even though the $7000 had not been paid back, and came crying to you about how he'd been used would you sympathize, tell him he'd been had, or tell him he'd been a fool?

I'm betting on a combination of all 3.

My point is that these women are indeed out lots of money,but they gave it to him. They are playing the victim after showing very poor judgement and no common sense.

I feel sorry for them to a point, but I"m also annoyed at the "poor lady" attitude that has come from more than one, and also at the ridiculous views of some of Mr. McNeal's supporters who keep saying that well, he's good looking, he's a player, so it's all okay.

Enough of this Bronson-McNeal-Treated-Me-Well

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:31 pm
by Frasier
GetALife wrote: AMDesign: Your points are valid and I think everyone gets it. But, it seems if you weren't obsessed with Bronson 9 years ago, you sure are now. Get a life and get over yourself. These women were taken and have to deal with it, they don't need to be told how stupid they were in 20 different ways.
I agree!!! "AMDesign": Enough of this Bronson-McNeal-Treated-Me-Well and "shared a mutual physical attraction" bullsh**. What's the point of bragging about your attraction to such a smooth-talking good-looking sh**bag, loser, borderline criminal?

A mistake is a mistake. What is difference between making a "stupid" mistake and "smart" mistake? A mistake comes with consequences, which "Katherine" is dealing with it now. I can't believe so many women would come out and salt someone's wound like this. Did you ladies have the moment when you just wanted to vent your sh** and find a shoulder to cry on? Better be careful next time. What you see here is what you will walk into next time.

Bronson Mcneal

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:14 pm
by lovemyself
Just writing in response to all of this crap on this site, yes I to am a follower but what I can't understand is why is it Ok for Katherine to plaster Bronson Mcneals name all over the news, the internet, and the papers but she thinks it not Ok for her name to be on the internet. Katherine it is time you take responsibilty for your actions and except the fact that you made a mistake.... You gave a man you barely knew 38,000.00 over a period of time with out him ever making one payment back to you and now you want to make a bad name for him, answer WHY???? I also have not heard any responses to the previous questions asked to you, you opened this forum, you started this discussion now put in end to it and tell us why. What was so special about Bronson that you would give him copius amounts of money, and like the other writer I want to know how did he treat you like a queen to get 38,000.00 :D

Bronson McNeal as well

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:04 pm
by LadyM
Let's not forget that Mr. McNeal is NOT blameless in this either. Yes, the money was given to him by these women, but he knew he had no intention of ever paying them back.

Re: Bronson McNeal - how stupid can women be???

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:30 pm
by CraigInTwinCities
LadyM wrote:Okay, most folks figure out pretty quickly that I am female.
Even I, as a woman, cannot really feel sorry for the ladies this man has swindled.

If you go on a first date to Grand Casino and your date borrows $7000, doesn't that tip you off that he might be in love with your bank account more than you???

Gods...what a farce. Yes, the man deserves to be arrested, but the women he swindled need mandatory common sense classes.
LadyM, you are expecting folks to take personal responsibility for their own choices in a society that would rather find someone to sue. (Tobacco, Fast food, etc.)

Does a swindler deserve a jail sentence? Sure. But expecting anyone to take responsibility for being gullible? Not likely.

enough is enough

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:54 pm
by friend
OK seriously everyone...I have just read through all of these posts and I am so disgusted with most of them. First of all, "Katherine" did go on the news to tell other women about this man so that no one else would get conned by him, not for any other reason. She was trying to protect other women out there and here are another bunch of bitter women in here bashing her for it. She knows what she did was stupid, she never said otherwise. She just wanted to get his name out there so that other women don't get conned by him. Is that really such a bad thing? Trying to protect the women who are now turning around and attacking her?
Also, to those who keep typing her name and where she works, for the love of god people, do you realize that you could possibly be ruining her career by doing that? She didn't show her face for a reason you dumbsh*ts. You can bitch all you want but please stop typing in her name. She has an important position but was still willing to go on air to let everyone know about this con-man so that no one else would get hurt.
As her best friend I would like to say a few things. I am proud of her for letting everyone know about Bronson. He is an evil man and after hearing about all these other women he has done this to, the only thing that I can hope for is that her story will help at least one other woman who might have gotten swindled by him. And I know that I'm going to get replies to this post with questions like "if you were her best friend how could you let her give him money?" or "where were you when she was doing this?" and all the other versions of that question that you might decide to write. I will answer you now. I was right next to her the entire time. When she told me about him borrowing money I didn't feel good about it and I told her so. But I supported her decision. When she was trying to get her money back I tried to help it as many ways as I could think of. I even called him to let him know that my son was sick and she needed the money back so that I could get him the surgery he needed and he just replied with "That's not my f*cking problem, I don't know you or your kid and I could give a sh*t less" Great man. I can really see why AM is sticking up for him. I would be REALLY proud to be his friend too.
I could sit here and tell you everything that went on between them but I'm not going to because it's none of your damn business. He is one of the best con artists I have ever had the displeasure of knowing and unfortunately my best friend got caught in it. That's it. She didn't ask for people to help her with money, she didn't cry and whine about it. She just let everyone know exactly what a bastard this guy is.
and to BLUEBIRD - you are one of the most sorry excuses for a human being I have been lucky enough not to meet in person. First off, if you were having a problem in her class or didn't like the way she taught, no one is holding you to staying in the class. You could have left any time you felt like it. And to disrespect someone the way you did in your 3rd post talking about her not being able to buy love and about the way she looked at Hinckley (do most people go to a casino dressed in their best? I'm pretty sure you probably looked like sh*t too, otherwise she would have recongized you) and the last 2 lines about the polo shirt. Seriously. What did she do to you that would make you want to say such a mean thing? Did she not give you a good grade because one of your papers sucked? Maybe you should spend less time at the casinos and more time studying so you can graduate and get a real life...well, I guess you can hope, right?


Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:58 pm
by friend
if you feel so strongly about put in Katherine's name into your posts, why don't you let post your name as well? Let us know who you really are!

Thank You "friend"!!

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:42 pm
by Frasier
"friend" - Just want to say Thank You for sticking up for your friend Katherine. You truly show everyone on this forum, including those no-class-low-life women who turned against one of their own, the meaning of "A friend in need is a friend indeed."

To those who relentlessly trash and bash the victim in this case, did it ever occur to you that you owe Katherine a big "Thank You!" She did a courageous thing by taking her story to FOX 9, risking her own embarrassment. Did it ever occur to you dirt bags that she may have saved you, your sisters, your friends and your co-workers from being scammed? All the appreciation you show is the non-stop bashing her.

We are all human! Making mistakes is a part of being a human being. Those of you who sound like smart asses are a bunch of animals. To those who cheer on others' misfortune and salt others' wounds, just wait for your freaking turn to get scammed and you will get treated in the way that you deserved!

Why be responsible....

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:23 am
by AMdesign
for what I do?


Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:23 pm
by thrice
"He seems to take from only those who give, another point I made. "

Convincing people to deposit stolen and bogus checks in exchange for their cash? That's felony theft by swindle, where I come from. A victimless crime? Don't think so!

Re: If I seem like I've cheered him on, than I am sorry.....

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:41 pm
by Frasier
AMdesign wrote:My questions were always: Why and How. If he's like that, he wasn't when I spent time dating him-lucky for me, true. But since I have known him, I can say that he doesn't seem that slick to pull all this off so well. Just my personal observation.....He seems to take from only those who give, another point I made.
Perhaps Bronson McNeal has learned a few tricks here and there since his days with you.

As to your questions on Why and How, here is a clue - people are different and different people have different soft spots. A con man knows where those soft spots are and knows how to push them. You were lucky because he didn't con you. If you go to Vegas, you will find plenty of hustlers hopping from one casino to another. Some can even con those big casinos and get away with it. Have to tell you that some ain't that lucky - they walk away without their hands.

A decent human being or gentleman doesn't take advantage of women. It is relevant whether he is capable or not.

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:15 pm
by dumbagain
I can't believe anyone would give Bronson Mcneal the time of day to be his "friend" or lover. He is a master manipulator, the ULTIMATE loser, and the biggest con artist to hit the twin cities. THank you to Katherine for putting this story on channel 9 news, thank you to Katherine that now when I google his name or if anyone else does for that matter they will see what he is truly about.

Woman don't be fooled if a nice looking blace man approacres you in a Black Range Rover or finds you on the internet, and tells you all you want to hear he only wants one thing and that is SEX or your MONEY!!!! and he will take both and all. So Beware. And to anyone who calls him a "friend" or more you need just as much help as he does, because if he has not got you for everything and left you in a bad place yet, I guarantee you he will. HE does not love you nor does he even like you. YOU are no different then anyone else he deals with. SO GROW UP and put this man to a STOP, and if you do get burnt keep the complaing to a minimum. CONSIDER yourself warned.

Bronson Mcneal: enough is enough

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:53 pm
by Frasier
friend wrote:When she was trying to get her money back I tried to help it as many ways as I could think of. I even called him to let him know that my son was sick and she needed the money back so that I could get him the surgery he needed and he just replied with "That's not my f*cking problem, I don't know you or your kid and I could give a sh*t less" Great man.
I bet he wasn't such a prick when he was going after women for their money.

Here is something I found at this web site. Apparently he was chatting with a woman online. This is a part of their online chat:
tlc911911: you should google yourself. It's quite interesting
bronson mcneal: that is some bullshit

bronson mcneal: that shit is not true
bronson mcneal: the girl was mad at me
bronson mcneal: but that ok
tlc911911: it's on my fox 9 twin city news
tlc911911: good your next victim
bronson mcneal: ok
bronson mcneal: thank you
bronson mcneal: i will find one
tlc911911: no doubt
tlc911911: why don't you try being a self respecting man and do something for yourself
bronson mcneal: iam
bronson mcneal: bye
Looks like this scam artist is still out there hunting for his next victim. One of the posts mentioned he was hanging out at an interracial dating site.

enough already

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:56 pm
by neutral
I really am appealing to everyone on this one. For Katherine. I guess I understand your view in that you want to get this out there to warn others. I understand you were had and it hurt you. You did what you could and now I would really tell you to move on. Closure is a necessary step. I get that. As for Bronson. People. He will answer for what he did, someday, someway. We all know that. What goes around eventually comes around. He will never pay these women back. He got what he could for as long as he could. He should have been told no over and over again. Now for everyone saying something. Just stop already. For everyone's sake. My lord. Enough already. From what I have seen this has been going on for weeks. Everyone, stop giving this attention. Everyone gets it. What good does all this do. No One will ever know everything that happened. We all know he is wrong and that Katherine used poor judgement. Enough the end. Everyone needs to move on. Giving this any more attention seens to be exactly what someone like Bronson would want. He must love the spotlight. Stop giving it to him. Let Katherine move on and lick her wounds. No one will ever get their money back. They can only take what they have hopefully learned and move on. Could everyone just take the high road and let everyone move on? Come on people. This is out of control. Move on, think about doing good for X-mas and remember putting negative out there in anyway will bring negative back to you. Don't fall into this trap. Stop reading this crap, stop responding to this crap. It doesn't deserve attention. Let everyone move on!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Indeedy!

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:15 pm
by thrice
Considering it's the Christmas season, charity should begin at home. Maybe some of the generous ladies in the Twin Cities would consider sending a check to Bronson McNeal. Pitch in, girls!

Re: enough already

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:02 pm
by Terry
neutral wrote:I really am appealing to everyone on this one. For Katherine. I guess I understand your view in that you want to get this out there to warn others. I understand you were had and it hurt you. You did what you could and now I would really tell you to move on. Closure is a necessary step. I get that.
Excuse me "neutral", what business do you have in this? Who are you to appeal to Katherine and other women victimized by Bronson McNeal to shut up?
neutral wrote:As for Bronson. People. He will answer for what he did, someday, someway. We all know that. What goes around eventually comes around.
Please enlighten me on this. What consequences has Bronson McNeal faced? The only thing he has answered after the Fox 9 story is more online dating ads, as pointed out by Frasier.
neutral wrote:Everyone, stop giving this attention. Everyone gets it. What good does all this do. No One will ever know everything that happened. We all know he is wrong and that Katherine used poor judgement.
If someone was murdered or raped, would you just tell everyone to stop paying attention? We don't have to know exactly what happened, but what we have known so far ain't pretty.
neutral wrote:Don't fall into this trap. Stop reading this crap, stop responding to this crap. It doesn't deserve attention. Let everyone move on!!!!!!!!!!!!
What trap? What crap?

If exposing a scam artist doesn't deserve any attention, what does?


Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:49 pm
by neutral
You obviously didn't read what I wrote. I never told anyone to "shut up". It is sad when people love to point out the tragedy in someone else's life. It is like some circus sideshow. I am not making light of the situation. I find it sad you would compare losing money to rape or murder. I think that tells everyone alot aout you and your "view" on things. I am sure any murder victim's family would trade places with Katherine's family anyday. I also know someone very close to me whom was raped. I am offended for her that you would compare losing money to what she lived through and lives with everyday since the day she was attacked. It is people whom read this and think they could possibly judge anyone who was actually involved. I don't know either person involved. I was doing research on a paper when I seen this forum. It said Katherine was a teacher. How is spilling this out there in the community helping her. It must be very embarassing. I am sure there must be some family for Mr. McNeal. How is this helping them? My point was only this. It was put out there for many to see. Everyone knows now. Everyone should move on from spreading negative. I don't think anything positive is now coming from this. That was and is my point. I am not attacking or defending anyone. Right is right and wrong is wrong. I do not believe this topic at all compares to rape or murder. I am embarassed for you for saying something so ignorant. I posted my take on this as well as everyone else. I didn't attack anyone like you did for their opinion. I just find it sad that people treat other people's trying times like a bad accident that people stop to watch. Everyone should remember if they were going through something like this would they want everyone to comment and watch? I don't think so that is all I was trying to say.

Public should know about con artists like Bronson McNeal

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:21 pm
by Terry
"neutral" - I am offended you label yourself as "neutral", just to let you know.

This whole situation is very unfortunate for Katherine, but it seems like a comedy for Bronson McNeal. This is what I want to tell you and everyone who is reading this: if this con artist is not stopped, he is going to harm more women!!! That is my point.

To make my point even clearer: every year you hear warning about the danger of walking on thin ice. But every year, there are many cases of people falling through thin ice. Can you figure out where I am going with this? The public needs to be warned, warned and warned again. Would you call warning the public about the thin ice negative? Perhaps it is, but if it saves lives, so be it! Would you call Fox 9 news spread negative vibes in the community by exposing what Bronson McNeal did to those women? If you would, I'd say Fox 9 did the public a great service by spreading the negative vibes. If the Fox 9 story could save one woman from being victimized by Bronson McNeal or the likes, bravo Fox 9 for doing the community a great service. I don't believe either you or Bronson McNeal agrees to that.

As to Katherine, she was conned left and right. I don't know if crimes have been committed against her, which is up for law enforcement, but what she is going through isn't better than being a murder or rape victim.

I have been watching this post for a while. I never thought I would make comments on this as I am doing right now. What Bronson McNeal did was dispicable. What those who defended him said here was equally dispicable. Justice may never serve in this case, but at least I think people should know what is fair and what is not.

are you serious

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:19 pm
by neutral
OK "Katherine". You must be really close to Katherine. I am so disgusted by your "she is going through the same thing as a rape or murder victim" you need help. One can not compare her to a rape or murder victim. She chose her actions. A rape or murder victim does not go back after being raped or murdered (da, they are dead) and say do it again. Please make me a victim again cause you treat me like a queen. Get serious. That does not compare. Maybe you should call Jacob Wetterling's mother and tell her you need to sign Katherine up for some support groups she attends because you have a "friend" who gave a man $38,000 and she is a victim just like her son who was stolen and she hasn't seen for over a decade. GET REAL. That is one of the most rediculous things I have ever heard. I agree with you. Bronson McNeal did wrong. He got money from women and they are not going to get it back. He hurt them and left them heartbroken and broke. Who is arguing? My point is you can only tell people the warning so many times. If they choose to go past a "do not continue there is thin ice and open water" sign then that is there choice. Do you get where I am going with this "Katherine"??????? I am not sticking up for anyone. I simply said I believe everyone is feeding Bronson's ego. Obviously he like attention and he now gets it everyday. I don't think Katherine did wrong by coming forward, if you read everything I said I said I think she did what she felt she needed to do to help her and other women. Good for her, I hope she finds the closure she needs and can move on in a great way. As for Bronson, I will say it again, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. That's all!!!!!! PS. Terry, Watch Out For Thin Ice.

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:29 am
by GetALife
This whole thing just irritates me. How is some dumb woman (women) giving a man money newsworthy information? He was wrong; they were dumb, naive, looking for love in all the wrong places, WHATEVER. Is every man who habitually cheats on his wife/woman newsworthy information too? Women give men money all the time to try to buy their love and vice versa. It doesn't sound like these women were "forced" in any way to give Bronson money. They were just duped. Clearly, somewhere along the way to $38,000 or $103,000, they knew it! In the end, it's called a hard earned life lesson, but FOX 9 newsworthy? I don't think so. Go on some man bashers site and type all day. Take your licks and move on!

Birds of a Feather

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:28 am
by thrice
Oh, Puhleeze! It's hilarious to see all these "moles" coming out of the woodwork to defend McNeal and blow off the things he did to his victims as "the school of hard knocks".

"Just to let ya'll know...first off, I'm one of these girls. I wasn't giving him money at the casino, I wasn't doing nothing of the sort. I cashed one damn check for the man. THE CHECK WAS STOLEN!"

Like this was some kind of voluntary gift? No, people, this is forgery and felony theft.

There's a thin line in the law between a civil matter and a crime. For instance, if you rent a car from the airport, and you don't return it, for a while it's considered a breach of your contract. But if you NEVER return the car, it shows a clear intent to permanently deprive the owner, and then it becomes a criminal felony theft.

What can you do to stop a hustle like this, or to stop others from being hustled?

1. If you've been ripped off by a hustler, and you know who he is, SUE HIM. News stories come and go, but a civil judgement sits and waits for you to come into some money, and then takes it.

2. If you are aware of someone who has obtained large amounts of money in a scam like this, report it to the IRS. If he's claiming it's a gift, it's probably taxable. Think he reported it as income?

3. If you are aware of a con artist working a casino, hotel or bar, report it to the management in writing. They don't need the trouble, and have every right to bar entry to their business to people playing con games.

4. If you are threatened or physically assaulted when you ask for your money back, call the police and make a report. The best protection a hustler has is silence, and every report that documents their actions helps create a pattern for investigators to follow up on.

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:11 pm
by hooray
To anyone who may happen to read this website by chance, or by accident. To all the Mr. Mcneal supportors come on, I bet each and everyone of you thought he loved you at one time, I bet each and everyone of you thought you were different. I bet each and everyone thought I am not like everyone else, the games he plays not on me. How could he? You were right there giving him money maybe not at the casino, but were you buying him things, were you ordering things on the internet for him. were you letting him stay with you when he had no where else to go, did you open a checking account for him to deposit checks in or bettter yet did you except bad checks and help him cash them? I can say not one woman who knows Mr Mcneal can honestly say I did not give or do anything for him, but then again how many of you are honest? Even you AM design if you were not giving him something you were helping him get something. Bronson is a taker not a giver he has ONE ultimate goal and that is to see what and how much he can get how far someone will let him go, how deep can they dig themselves into for him that determines his power, his ability he has to own woman, he thrives on hurting, people making them suffer, but the real excitement is to see just how far he can go. What will this woman do for me or what can I get this woman to do for me,... sell my house, take out a loan, buy me a car, lease me a car,. rent me a place to live, furnish my living quarters, give me money at the casino, write out bad checks, give me money to buy a house so she to makes a profit, I know get him a credit card with his name on it. That is power, that is what he lives for, So I just want everyone to know don't listen to these so called supporters of Bronson they just have not grown up yet, they have not figured him out yet, well maybe they know what he is about, but they to still have Hope, hope that they are different, hope that they will get there money back, hope he loves them, hope that he is still giving them but the truth of the matter is they are just as stupid as he is. Let them support him, let them befriend him, let them get shit on. let them dig theire holes deeper. I mean we can only help those who want to be helped. Its clear having a little bit of Bronson a little piece of him. maybe a phone call,. a text message, a visit, anything to them I guess is better then taking accountabilty for their actions, suffering from their loss, picking up the pieces and moving on, saying I am an adult Female who does not need to invest any more time, energy, money and most importantly heartache in a man who makes a living on conning, and sleeping with woman, spreading his herpes, lies, and deception to anyone who lacks, SELF IMAGE, SELF ESTEEM, SELF DIGNITY, SELF RESPECT, becuase belive me any woman Bronson deals with is all the above, LOOKING FOR A LITTLE ATTENTION from anyone who will give it to them.. Even go as far as to buy his unreal, unfelt attention. Just to let you know I was one of these woman to, I did not think I was worthy of real love, real affection, a sincere relationship boy was I wrong... I know I can do bad all by myself I don't need Bronson to bring me down, take away what I have to offer to someone who deserves it and is willing to give it back with out any conditions. I have found real love after 2 years. Wow what a difference.. BRONSON I forgive you for hurting me, using me, taking my spirit, now I only pray for you. I pray you find yourself, do for yourself. You left me in a very bad place, 2 years later I can live again and breathe without regret. Shame on you for the path you continue to travel, its time to live up to it.

Re: Birds of a Feather

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:36 pm
by Terry
thrice wrote: 2. If you are aware of someone who has obtained large amounts of money in a scam like this, report it to the IRS. If he's claiming it's a gift, it's probably taxable. Think he reported it as income?
Good advice! It reminds me how the Fed put away Al Capone on tax evasion, instead of murder charges. Isn't it true that if you report someone is cheating on his tax return, the IRS will reward you 10% of the recovered tax dollars?

Bronson's long lost twin...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:42 am
by LadyM
and if you find this topic interesting, you might like the other "Strib" story in today's paper about the out of work cab driver who swindled $600,000 from various women, one of whom claims he owes her almost $400,000 but refuses to press charges.

He (Hanad Sanatar) told these women he as and undercover FBI agent, a high end accountant, and (among other things) a diamond merchant and needed funds for various ridiculous reasons.

It's getting to the point that I'm almost embarrassed to admit I'm from the Twin Cities. Come on Ladies! You cannot be this stupid and still remember to breathe on a regular basis!

Re: are you serious

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:57 pm
by Terry
neutral wrote:One can not compare her to a rape or murder victim. She chose her actions.
You are right Katherine did choose to give Bronson McNeal money. But that does not make her less of a victim than other crime victims. In every scam - Hurricane Katrina scam, online phishing scam, or the tsunami scam - all victims gave their money to criminal con artists volunteerly. We call a scam a scam simply because people are cheated to give away their money. If people are forced to give up their money, we call that a robbery, not a scam. I have watched enough "Law & Order" to know the difference.

If you'd like to trivialize what Bronson McNeal did, that is your call. You made it sounded like Katherine just lost some money, like she made a bad real estate investment. That is also your judgement.

But to those who got conned in this case, you can see what is happening in a similar case reported on today's Star Tribune. Another con man named Hanad Samantar used similar schemes to fool women into giving him tons of money. Guess what, the police is going after him and the prosecutor is building a case against him. The police is asking more victims to come out so that they can build a stronger case to put him away.

Victim's silence always serves as the best protection to criminals. At least one victim has come out, risking her reputation, embarrassment and humiliation. But her bravery may have saved many other women from being victimized.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:38 pm
by AnissaBrks
I was one too. I have moved on. It was nobody's fault but my own. Until this story, I really tried not to think about it. I emptied my accounts for him and ran up debt. My stupid decision. I live with the bills each month.

He does have fabulous game though. I could have cared less about his gambling. So, he used his son as his pawn. He wouldn't be able to see him anymore if he didn't pay his tuition, he was stuck out of town with him, etc. He would bring the boy to my house, my job, all over the place just so I would have a connection.

This is the kind of person being spoke of. Nothing is sacred. He is truly an evil soul.

And oh, for the person saying this was the best sex they ever had. Please. Nappy chest hair, skinny ****, cyst on his ribs, crooked teeth. Not all it should have been for the expense. Then there is the herpes matter. That is not cool whether you think we are stupid or not.

OK, maybe I am a little bitter. But again, at myself mostly.

My advice, move on. The money is gone. You are too young to stop living because of this big mistake.

And to Katherine...

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:44 pm
by AnissaBrks
In case you didn't see it, you did help one person from becoming a victim (see below). At least she won't be put in the position of throwing good money after bad.

This guy is creepy. He just contacted me on interracial singles. Within the first minute, he wants to come see me and call me! He isn't even smooth.

Posted by: Tracey | November 20, 2006 10:47 AM

tlc911911: you should google yourself. It's quite interesting
bronson mcneal: that is some bullshit
bronson mcneal: i saw that
tlc911911: if you are going to try and get to women like that, you should come on much more smoothly. We don't trust people who want to see us right away.
bronson mcneal: who said i want your money
tlc911911: I'll say a prayer for you. Con men are the hardest!
bronson mcneal: that shit is not true
bronson mcneal: the girl was mad at me
bronson mcneal: but that ok
tlc911911: it's on my fox 9 twin city news
bronson mcneal: true
bronson mcneal: all that stuff is not true
bronson mcneal: lies
tlc911911: well, you certainly are handsome so I see how women fall for it
bronson mcneal: but cool with me
tlc911911: good your next victim
bronson mcneal: ok
bronson mcneal: thank you
bronson mcneal: i will find one
tlc911911: no doubt
tlc911911: why don't you try being a self respecting man and do something for yourself
bronson mcneal: iam
bronson mcneal: bye

Posted by: Tracey | November 20, 2006 10:59 AM

Classic Cons

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:56 pm
by thrice
Bronson McNeal and Hanad Samatar didn't invent the Sweetheart Con. For an entertaining and educational look at con artists, check out the movies "Catch Me If You Can" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". Sound like good mottos and descriptions for Bronson and Hanad, too.

One thing that smooth hustlers have in common- they act like they don't need the money. Part of the setup is to wear fancy clothes, drive a fancy car, book a lavish hotel room, and throw a little money around. They know that in a good confidence game, it takes money to make money.

If you walked by a bum on the street and he asked you for $1, you'd probably keep walking.

Take the same bum, give him a bath, shave and a suit, and if he offered you his "Rolex" for security on a $100 loan because he left his wallet in the limo, you'd probably be tempted to give it to him.

Recently in the Twin Cities, a couple of gentlemen came to town for a little recreation. They lived large, took a tour, and signed up for a membership at a swanky health club. After they left, the other members discovered that the "gents" had broken into their lockers, took their wallets, and were charging up plane tickets to Boston and computers at Best Buy on their credit cards. The crooks got caught, but they left a trail of poorer and smarter folks behind them...


Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:38 pm
by omigosh
i happened upon this on accident. wow. i guess im in the process of the game or something. ive seen it first hand at the casino..been approached by him. but possibly thankfully i been screwed over enough to know better than give anyone money. its true if something seems too good to be true it probably is. i seen how he gambles ...damn he even gets the dudes to give him money. i seen him pay it back though so here im thinkin...maybe hes good for it. luckily i don't have the money to give...or seein that loyalty to the boys maybe had made me make some dumb decisions too. damn...glad i find out now though. its crazy to read these stories because in just the last few weeks ive observed these things, his lines, his actions with other girls and his behaviors and i know they are true im just readin with my jaw dropped in awe. guess i'll stick with my long standing belief to TRUST NOBODY. too bad.

Great Decision

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:56 pm
by thrice
I'm so glad you read this message string. Congradulations for listening to your own good common sense. Smart people are able to avoid trouble by hearing about the lessons of others. Dumb ones just have to find out for themselves, or somehow think that lightning will strike and Bronson will treat them differently, or that ALL of those other women got together and made up a big pack of lies about him. Glad to hear you've got more smarts than to believe that.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:32 am
by KatieD
OMIGOSH: He will get you too. If he's got an in already, he will get something from you. Be careful.

Bronson McNeal

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:29 pm
by Terry
Sweetheart Swindle Scams

An insidious and heartless crime is perpetrated when a lothario-style con artist worms his way into the heart of a victim using romance as the hook rather than financial gain. These robbing Romeos scour church groups, social clubs and any other venue where financially well-off widows congregate.

Some are just gigolos after gifts, support and the obligatory nookie, while others have a well- rehearsed plan to deplete the victim's financial reserves.

They do this by a convincing ritual of courting the emotions of someone who, perhaps not aware of their need for love, has not had such flattering attention since their own heady youth. Everyone wants to be loved, and their egos are naturally inflated when a younger, attractive man shows a gentlemanly interest. Their friends become jealous and this only stokes the fire of romance.
See another case of sweetheart swindle here. In this case, the scam artists, Belinda & Richard Mitchell, were convicted and thrown in jail.

Scamming people for money is a crime regardless the poor choices that victims make. In the Hanad Samantar case, he is sought by the Eden Prairie police. What Hanad Samantar did was no different from what Bronson McNeal did. If any of the victims lives in Eden Prairie, you may want to call the police or talk to the prosecutor's office. If the prosecutor in one city doesn't think you have a case, it doesn't mean it is not a prosecutable crime. Not all prosecutors are the same - some of whom are not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. But if there are many victims out there, good prosecutors will be able to help you, other victims and prevent this crime from happening again.

According FOX 9 Tom Lyden's report, there are other victims.
He’s got an entire royal court, and in the courthouse basement, we found other victims. McNeal owes Veronica $103,000, Allison $68,000 and Christine $5,000. ... Through court records and direct contact, we’ve identified seven women, all in the metro area, who say Bronson McNeal owes them money. One victim, who says she loaned him $60,000, says she believes there are more victims who live out of state.
Doesn't swindling or pulling scams across the state border constitue a federal crime? Perhaps victims should contact FBI and have them look into this case. Minneapolis FBI Web Site

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:47 am
by joyh
I ve been reading this site for some time now and just can't belive the number or responses it has gotten. But what i cant believe even more is why would any woman want to give her hard earned money to a man who cares about nothing but where he is going to get some more money to go to the casino. I have seen him at the casino with a differnet woman each time, hugging up with her, whispering in threr ears, kissing, etc/ but like we all know whatever he has to do to get the cash. Like the man said above a Sweetheart Swindler preys on the emotions of woman who so desperatly want the love and affection from a good looking, smooth talking man. Is he that good that we woman are willing to go into financial distress, for him the funny thing is we all see it we know what he does with his money he takes it to the casino and loses it all then works on getting more. He will tell you you are different, you could be the one, he tells you he likes to be with you, hes looking for love,

Now tell yourself,,, do you really want a man who has a new woman every day of the week, a man who spends his time on the phone or textmessaging other woman, have you ever seen him with male friends, is it always woman he talks with, don't fool yourself if he is telling you he wants you and is sleeping with you belive me he is telling 2 dozen other woman the same thing, is this the kind of man you want to crawl in the bed with, is this the dick you want to lick on. is the man who you want in your life, is he the one you want to introduce to your family and friends after his face has been plastered all over the news. Get a Cllue he is a disgusting pig. Who has nothing better to do but prey on woman and see what he can get.. Doesn't matter your size, age, height, education, where you work, your IQ, your looks, just as long as you have $$$$$


Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:40 am
by AnissaBrks
If you stumbled on this site, that means you googled him. Stop yourself now.

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:12 am
by KatieD
OMIGOSH: He is telling you right now that what everybody else has said about him is all lies from a bunch of women who are mad because he is not with them or they are crazy. You can be a victim, too, but at least YOU WERE WARNED!

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:57 am
by bwoodsdesign
Guess what the enter key does?? MAGICALLY inserts a new blank line/paragraph.

My eyes hurt from reading some of these posts :(

CUFF - Citizens United to Find Fugitives & Fight Frauds

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:27 pm
by Terry
Here is an organization that may help those who have been victimized by sweetheart swindle scams, called CUFF (Citizens United to Find Fugitives & Fight Frauds).
CUFF helps victims of sweetheart scams obtain justice by providing information that can be used to prosecute or sue the thief. We have worked with thousands of victims, some of whom have successfully convinced the police to issue criminal charges against the person who stole from them.

Some of the victims we have worked with have learned how to sue the thief pro se (representing themselves in court), have obtained civil judgments and have collected their money by levying the thief's bank account, garnisheeing paychecks or having the sheriff seize personal property. Some of the victims have been able to gain the emotional strength to fight back through e-mail and phone support from CUFF victims who have volunteered to share their experiences and time with other victims.

See more info about how CUFF can help victims here
They have a step-by-step process on how to build a strong case against scam artists who specialize in sweetheart swindle and how to "get even legally".

The CUFF site is interesting

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:06 am
by AnissaBrks
I already have a civil judgement against him. The only problem is that he does not have a job, a bank account, assets, or anything else a normal adult has.

I went to the police a long time ago and was told that since I loaned him the money it was not a crime unless I could prove he had no intention of paying the money back.

It would be interesting to see if it would be ignored if a group of women went to the police...

Just a thought.