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#22 Feb 16, 2011
website is the wyandot county clerk of courts-I think. They are a bit slow sometimes so the updates might not be there yet. I am talking with some folks who were a part of the investigation. Not sure everything is exactly accurate but has to be better than any information coming from a thief who ripped off a benefit concert.
The camper belonged to someone near big bear lake campground and he said he would buy it. Looks like he never made payments so maybe the bank will get it back. Or maybe he sold it-I can't remember the whole story. The rhino was from some poor guy who thought some bulshit contract kody presented him was legal. kody didn't make payments and the bank came after the original owner. Just normal behavior for him from what I found on the internet.
information giver

Toledo, OH

#23 Feb 17, 2011
http://court.co.wyandot.oh.us is the website but I don't think it will show what he was sentenced to.
http://www.drc.ohio.gov/ - check this one in a few days and you will get to see his pretty little picture. He got 34 months.
Family Member

Ashland, KY

#24 Feb 17, 2011
Know some facts:
What do you mean he ripped off a benefit concert, I thought he was in trouble for some real estate scam?
I got word today that he was transfered out of Wyandot county to Columbus.
Information giver

Toledo, OH

#25 Feb 17, 2011
A prisoner must go to Orient Reception Center first. Then eventually they are transferred another prison.
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United States

#26 Feb 17, 2011
Family Member wrote:
Know some facts:
What do you mean he ripped off a benefit concert, I thought he was in trouble for some real estate scam?
I got word today that he was transfered out of Wyandot county to Columbus.
Apparently he was a busy guy up here. Not only did he claim to run a multi million dollar investment firm to screw those folks out of a home loan down payment he supposedly did some other things too. He claimed he was a sponsor for Jonalee White, a country singer and promised those people he would have her perform in their back yard to celebrate the closing of the loan. Said it was his gift to them.
The local community was trying to raise money to improve the high school track so those folks asked if he minded if it became a benefit for the track project. So people paid to see her sing thinking the money was going to the track effort. But the worthless scammer took all the money claiming it had to go thru his business for tax reasons. The track never got a dime of the money. Heard later he was like a groupie to Jonalee and she had no idea he was such a piece of crap.
Family memeber

Ashland, KY

#27 Feb 18, 2011
Wow thanks for the info.I was told that he was going to have a benefit concert and there was suppose to a bunch of tickets sold. There had to be at least 150 sold in order for Jonalee to show up and there was only 40 sold so the concert was canceled. Just some more of his lies he told the family. So how much did he get out of the concert that he never had and how much money did he take from these home owners. I know for a fact that he ripped off another school some where in KY, he was selling Avon for a fund raiser took the money and the school never got there Avon. I have no idea whatever became of the issue. It was somewhere in the amount of 1500.00.
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United States

#28 Feb 18, 2011
The concert did go off as scheduled. My buddy is a deputy sheriff who worked security at the concert. I think it was closer to 200 tickets were sold and apparently she put on a great show. There was a charity auction and they also passed around a box for anonymous donations. May have been $2,500 to $3000 but since no one saw what was in the contribution box it is a bit unclear.
Rumor is that he had the Rhino there that day. My buddy actually took him into the courtroom at one of his hearings.
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United States

#29 Feb 18, 2011
Family memeber wrote:
Wow thanks for the info.I was told that he was going to have a benefit concert and there was suppose to a bunch of tickets sold. There had to be at least 150 sold in order for Jonalee to show up and there was only 40 sold so the concert was canceled. Just some more of his lies he told the family. So how much did he get out of the concert that he never had and how much money did he take from these home owners. I know for a fact that he ripped off another school some where in KY, he was selling Avon for a fund raiser took the money and the school never got there Avon. I have no idea whatever became of the issue. It was somewhere in the amount of 1500.00.
The concert went off as planned. I heard they sold 200 tickets. My buddy is a deputy sheriff who worked security for the event. They had a charity auction and passed around a box for anonymous donations. I heard it raised between 2500 and 3000 bucks. tickets were 10 each so that was 2 grand right there. Any way he took the gate receipts, the charity auction proceeds and the box. School didnt get a dime.
Supposedly he had the Rhino at the concert. My buddy actually walked him into the court room at one of his hearings.
Family memeber

Ashland, KY

#30 Feb 19, 2011
So he just kept all the money and never return any of it to the school? Wow! That must be how he remodeled his house. I am shocked that Jonalee actually showed up, I didnt even know he knew her.
I know his dad and step mom and they are good people I feel sorry for them. It is sad that Kody couldn't be a productive member of society and be there for his parents since they all ready lost one son.
I wonder how many more people got ripped off from him in this investment scam. I know he was out West for awhile making deals.
information giver

Upper Sandusky, OH

#31 Feb 21, 2011
Anyone who scams people out of money... especially elderly, deserves a long life in prison because they probably will never change. Luckily the judge in our county believes the same.
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United States

#32 Feb 24, 2011
For certain the school didn't get any money from him. He was claiming he was a promoter and sponsor for Jonalee but in the end he hired her for the concert-probably paid her from the money he stole from the house loan.
He told an inmate he was going to insure his house for 200 thousand and hire someone to burn it down but that is hard to tell if it is his usual BS or just jailhouse rumors.
I have a hard time agreeing about his Dad though. Looking on the internet this lying piece of crap had done it time after time before this one. Had Dad disowned him or had him sit in jail the first 8 or so times he probably wouldn't have done it this time. Sometimes you have to be hard on kids and it looks like that never happened.
Family memeber

Nicholasville, KY

#33 Feb 26, 2011
You have it wrong.
His dad never got him out of jail, never paid for attorney, never gave him any money and damn sure didnt condone what Kody did.
His grandparents Wilma and Ovie paid for the attorney the other times, paid for the attorney this time, put money on his books,and turn a blind eye to Kodys lying, cheating and stealing.
Hell they even had to file bankruptcy after Kodys first tour of the Ky jail system so they could keep their house.
His father tried to talk to him and steer him the correct way, but Kody would only lie to him.
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United States

#34 Feb 27, 2011
For sure I don't know the family and I can only see what is posted on the internet. But it sure looks like he pulled a lot of stuff when he was a teenager. The last I knew parents were responsible for their kids until they turned 18.
I don't know the entire story about why grandma and grandpa are so important when he still had a Dad. I read on one of these sites that he lost his mother and that is tough on anyone but Dad was still around. So it would seem that Dad had some influence when all the trouble was going on when he was a teenager. If Dad knew what he was doing was wrong he should not have let grandma and grandpa step in and make it easier for Kody when the law caught up with him. Just because he didn't support what Kody was doing doesn't absolve Dad of his responsibility to do the right thing for his kid. That was the only thing I was trying to say.
But then again, I am only reading on the internet and to be fair to everyone I must admit I am only getting a pretty narrow view of things.
Family memeber

Ashland, KY

#35 Feb 28, 2011
Just wanna to let u know a few things
Dad got custody from mom when Kody was 18mths old, but moms parents (the problem grandparents)kept interfering and taking dad to court, calling children services for stupid reasons, they got grand parents right by lying to the courts, it was a non stop interference from the maternal grandparents.
So when Kody turned 16, he got mad at the father and ran away to the grandparents, the cops where called they wouldn't do anything about it nor would the courts so the grand parents got custody. The father had absolutely no control over Kody, Whenever he tried to set his foot down the grandparents would interfere. His hands were tied.
By the way the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...Look up Kodys bio mother under scioto county courts. Melinda Bowling. Several bad checks.Just saying!
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United States

#36 Mar 2, 2011
So if I get this right, he was basically with his Dad from the time he was a year and a half old until he was 16. I assume he was with Mom and Dad for at least a portion of that year and a half.
He just turned 21 so he lived with his Dad for 3 quarters of his life. Grandma and Grandpa only had him for roughly the last 5 years yet everything is their fault? I kind of believe that whole thing about "I learned everything I need to know in kindergarten" so from where I sit Dad was the main influence during the important developmental years of this guy. By the time he turned 16 I don't know that Mother Theresa could have put him on the straight and narrow. Not saying grandma and grandpa were any better but I know teenagers are tough to raise even when they are with you their entire lives.
Again, I don't know much except what my buddy has told me-probably shouldn't even be this interested but we don't have much excitement up this way and the more I hear the more I wonder how a young guy like that turned into such a screw up.

A different Family member

Jamaica, NY

#37 Mar 3, 2011
Not thats it's important but:
Dad couldn't discipline Kody because of the grandparents interferences. They would call the social services, take dad to court. Mother wasn't around and they got her weekend visitation, and 4 weeks of visitation in the summer. They were a big influences on how Kody was raised. He knew that what ever he did they would back him up. They gave him whatever he wanted no matter what the cost. They let him quit school at he age of 16(kody wanted to do home school)never did graduate.
The dad has two step sons that he raised and they are hard working, never been into trouble young men. They have jobs and homes of their own and they were raised with the same dad that Kody was only difference is that they didn't have Grandparents interfering.
I know parents are responsible for their children actions and well being up to a certain point, but
this is soely the responsibility of his maternal grandparents. They turn a blind eye to Kodys action and let him do whatever he wanted. When he got into trouble they bailed his a-- out everytime. The paid for his attorneys everytime, they put money on his books, hell they are even paying his house payment. They did the same stuff with kodys mother and she was into alot of trouble also. Thats how dad got custody of Kody to begin with. i think Kody has some mental issues that needs to be address,but thats not going to happen considering where he is at now.
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United States

#38 Mar 8, 2011
It is obvious you guys know the family far better than I do. Can't get a good picture reading stuff on the internet. Tried to find out some info on the couple Kody ripped off up here but they seem to be pretty quiet folks. Far as I know their names never appeared in the paper or anything.
I just don't see how Dad is given a free pass on this. The fact that his stepsons are decent people seems more like a compliment to their Mom taking care of them during their formative early years. She should be commended for that. But the fact that they are stepsons tells me they also had a natural father who was probably at least somewhat supportive during the divorce and worked together with the Mom to do what was best for the kids. It sounds like the two of them did the best in a bad circumstance and the result of their efforts are good people who along with me are paying taxes to keep someone like scammer boy in jail.
But Kodys Dad, in a similar situation, turns out one kid that died far too young with drugs-at least according to the internet-and another who is parked in prison. Yet you guys want to give Dad a free pass on this? He has NO responsibility for how Kody turned out? Not even a little? It is hard for me to imagine he did everything perfectly and everything was the fault of someone else. Heck, that sounds like Kody talking.
But that is just one opinion from a guy who admits he only knows what he hears in rumors and reads on the internet. Maybe the guy is that perfect.

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United States

#39 Mar 29, 2011
I've watched the banter between the two of you and now offer a third opinion.
It appears Kody was a spoiled rotten brat. Nobody wanted to take responsibility for him and discipline him. Dad passes the blame to the grandparents and the grandparents standby and wring their hands and say "we were just trying to do the right thing. Poor lad had his momma die and he just never recovered.....BULLSHIT." Every last one of us has had issues come up in our lives and we deal with it. We don't use it as an excuse to lie, cheat, steal, and whatever else we want to do to justify our actions. His family, every last one of them, is responsible for this piece of shit that now sits in Ohio jails on all of our tax dollars.
Shit like him should be placed on a deserted island 100 miles from the rest of humanity.
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United States

#40 Apr 5, 2011
Bystander,
Hard to argue with you. Not sure what happened with him but there is no denying we are all paying for him to get three hots and a cot. And the worst thing is he will someday get out and find someone else to rip off.
The deserted island thing sounds like a good idea. But then we would get stuck buying an island for him and those like him.

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