Serial fraudster Carrie Jade Williams sold vulnerable families across Ireland sensory equipment that never arrived
Serial conwoman posed as disability rights activist as part of scam
January 04 2023 02:30 AM
A serial fraudster, who exploited vulnerable families across Ireland for years, targeted parents of autistic children by claiming to sell cut-price sensory equipment online.
The strange tale of Carrie Jade Williams. The internationally acclaimed writer with a terminal illness who never existed
British conwoman Samantha Cookes took in everyone from the ‘Financial Times’ and the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK to parents of children with special needs in Ireland
January 01 2023 02:30 AM
She was a Kerry-based writer amassing international acclaim for her work despite a terminal illness that caused memory loss so severe she could not remember the previous day. Now prominent charities, publishers, scientific organisations and news sites are scrambling to eradicate their online endorsements of an English lady who has been revealed to be a serial con woman.
‘Carrie Jade Williams’ amassed a litany of Irish literary support awards and an army of TikTok and Instagram supporters for her writing and campaigning on disability issues, where she talked about her terminal diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.
Parents who fell for the scam were led to believe that the additional needs resources for their children would arrive just in time for Christmas.