Talent scout now charged with scamming six clients

Full story: WTOC-TV Savannah

A talent and modeling scout remains in the Chatham County Jail. Jacqueline Hammond is now charged with fraud, accused of scamming all six of her clients.
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Diana Doornbosch

Kitscoty, Canada

#1 Aug 15, 2008
I am so thankful that this woman was caught. About 5 1/2 years ago we signed into a contract with the TC Talent agency in Edmonton, AB that Jacquie ran. Persuaded by Jacquie Hammond to sign into a 4 year contract, for my daughter, with the cost of $400 that we paid and of course we were never contacted by them again! Every time I called to follow up and see if there were any commercials or shows for my daughter they always said that nothing has come up yet. That was the story for the 4 years we were in the contract.
Janet Baker

Canada

#2 Aug 18, 2008
My son signed up to take the broadcasting course in Edmonton, but changed his mind within a week. We had paid 1/2 of the tuition, a total of $3000 and all efforts to get a refund have been met with stall tactics. I was actually on the phone with Jacquie las week when she was, as it turns out, being chased by the authorities in Georgia. I hope all the people who have been taken advantage of by this woman are compensated in some way.
anonymous

Edmonton, Canada

#3 Aug 18, 2008
I have waited over a decade to see some justice served on Jacquie Hammond. She was a pathological liar and con artist even then. Way to go, Georgia investigators!!!
Dude

Calgary, Canada

#4 Aug 18, 2008
Whats goes around.....comes back & hits you square in the back of the head...sooner or later. Im surprised, its taken this long to happen to Jacquie. Who was running the broadcasting school?, while the president was out of country, finessing & massaging her other business interests? What about her previous cohorts at t.c. talent?......why did Jay end up leaving the broadcasting school late last year?....was the school on auto-pilot...& aimed at the rocks?. So many questions remain unanswered.
College Pal

Wetaskiwin, Canada

#5 Aug 22, 2008
Hi, I actually went to college with Jacquie and she was a good friend. Many years later I was answering an ad for TC Talent and was told I needed to take an acting course before I could get an audition. So I forked out the money, took the course which was alot of fun, but nothing happened after that, I got the same run around that everyone else did. To think, I was jealous that she had become this Big Wig Business woman. Now she's gonna be somebody's B%$#c
Former Friend

Edmonton, Canada

#6 Aug 25, 2008
I have been laughing my @$$ off since I heard this news about Jacquie. She deserves every bit of misery she experiences. She has no conscience and would cheat her own mother if it got her what she wanted.

Hopefully from this point forward she has gotten enough bad press that no one will be taken in by her again, professionally or personally.
Amina

Calgary, Canada

#8 Aug 26, 2008
i was shocked to hear that jaquie hammond was in jail and of all the places the states. she owes me $3000.00. i dont' know who to contact anymore, i don't if anyone is planning to give our money back some way some how. If anyone knows where to go or who to contact, please email me. ladybug005@hotmail.com. i would apperciate it, thank you
BeLLyBelle

Canada

#9 Aug 27, 2008
I pray every day that the prosecutors have an air-tight case against her. A short-term jail sentence is just not justice enough for the things that this vicious, vindictive, coldhearted, pathetic woman has done to family, friends and strangers alike.

She'd better not be able to talk her way out of this one.
AJK

Canada

#11 Aug 27, 2008
Sociopath is defined, generally, as one who has no fear, one who has no conscience. Or, Jacquie Hammond.

Yeah, she's toast for a few years, probably. Then she'll get outta jail and do the same things over and over again. Wait and see. Bag.

And, hard to believe others involved in the broadcasting school didn't have any idea what was going on? Sure. Hope the RCMP do a thorough and exhaustive investigation into all of this.
edmonton mom

Saint Albert, Canada

#12 Aug 28, 2008
She scammed us by filling my ten year old daughter's head with the idea that she was an extremely 'gifted' actor who would be huge in the industry.(Jacquie's words) She took our money and then set up a fake audition in a hotel which was hosted by her husband or boyfriend?? When we finally figured out everything she said and did to us was a scam, she told us she was 'terminating our contract' and she would no longer represent our daughter. She refused our calls. She was sure happy to charge us a large sum of money and she really tried to get us to have our daughter take 'acting' lessons through her affiliation.

I couldn't have been more pleased to see Jacquie's bloated little face, body in prison garb, on the 6:00 news!!
xstudent

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Aug 31, 2008
shady jacquie....and just so everyone knows, jay knew exactly what was going on. He worshipped the ground she walked on, and would have given her the world. It's about time someone brought that bitch down... I'm thinking that they won't let her have her vodka/diet pepsi in jail...too bad for her... I hope she becomes someone's b&$@h..
formerstudent

Edmonton, Canada

#14 Aug 31, 2008
Jacquie,Jay, and I believe Bob Layton all knew about this. It was Bob who never came to class consistently and when he was there he only told stories that had little value whats interesting is that he's a famous radio host exposing crime when in all actuality tis he who is the criminal.
Roxy

Ailey, GA

#15 Sep 1, 2008
Jacquie Hammond is nothing but a pathological liar and a piece of shit. There are so many people out there that knows about how this, people need to come forward, with your help justice can be served. This con-artist needs to but put away, for good.
Roxy

Ailey, GA

#16 Sep 1, 2008
acquie Hammond is nothing but a pathological liar and a piece of shit. There are so many people out there that knows about how this, people need to come forward, with your help justice can be served. This con-artist needs to but put away, for good.

btw- she already someone's bitch.
Roxy

Ailey, GA

#17 Sep 1, 2008
acquie Hammond is nothing but a pathological liar and a piece of shit. There are so many people out there that knows about how this, people need to come forward, with your help justice can be served. This con-artist needs to but put away, for good.

btw- she most likely already someone's bitch.
Roxy

Ailey, GA

#18 Sep 1, 2008
Jacquie Hammond is nothing but a pathological liar and a piece of shit. There are so many people out there that knows about how this, people need to come forward, with your help justice can be served. This con-artist needs to but put away, for good.

BTW- HER BOYFRIEND RICHARD IN DECATUR, HE KNEW ALL ABOUT JACQUIW HAMMOND LOW-DOWN SCAM. SHE WAS RUNNING RIGHT OUT OF THERE HOUSE.
Roxy

Ailey, GA

#19 Sep 1, 2008
Btw- her boyfriend Richard in Decatur, he knew all about Jacquie Hamond's low- down scam. They were both running out of his house.
formerstudent

Edmonton, Canada

#20 Sep 2, 2008
Roxy are sure that Richard is her boyfriend what about Jason her 20 something year old boyfriend here in Edmonton???
She must be a transvestite I've heard stories of her with other students and now multiple boyfriends totally untypical female behavior. she always did say that she wasn't like the average girl.
formerstudent

Edmonton, Canada

#21 Sep 2, 2008
Jacquie is a compulsive poker player who rarely showed up to class possibly due to her being drunk or gambling or both. It does not surprise that she was looking for other man.even if it meant taking someone else's man.
She tried

Canada

#22 Sep 2, 2008
Former Friend wrote:
I have been laughing my @$$ off since I heard this news about Jacquie. She deserves every bit of misery she experiences. She has no conscience and would cheat her own mother if it got her what she wanted.
Hopefully from this point forward she has gotten enough bad press that no one will be taken in by her again, professionally or personally.
Hahaha the beauty is she did scam her mother and father...they are now out over $100 000. and just for the record she has been charged with 17 counts of fraud...I LOVE IT!!!

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