Last week we wrote about Ryan Baldera, the heroic manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington who died while saving others after a toxic spill of cleaning agents at the restaurant. Unfortunately it appears as if someone attempted to profit off of this senseless tragedy. Notice the comment left on WCVB’s Facebook page.
“James Fats” real name is James Kimmey.
Payless Shoebacca has moved around a lot, but seems to currently be residing in the Fall River area, and has no relation to Ryan Baldera. Yet he’s taken it upon himself to start start a GoFundMe for a man he had no connection to whatsoever. He only raised $150 by spamming it on the WCVB page.
When someone asked him how they could trust that he would actually give the money to the family of the deceased this was his response.
“From what I understand he is in contact with his mother.”
He’s pretending like he’s not the person who started the fundraiser. That’s why he’s using the name Jimmy Fats instead of Jimmy Kimmey – so it looks like he’s sharing someone else’s GoFundMe. Of course if it was legit he’d just share it on his own page instead of on WCVB’s where he’s looking for people who he hasn’t run afoul of to give him money for Newport Lights and gravy. His own friends and family would know the truth (take a wild guess how you ended up on this blog Jimmy), but strangers would not.
The worst part is he didn’t even personalize the GoFundMe. He just copy and pasted the news report.
Pretty low stuff right there.
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