Back in May of 2013... Marianne Smyth was a new neighbor and quickly became my best friend.

But she told me her name was "Mair Smyth" (One of the 23 aliases she used to scam people, including "Marianne Andle" and "Marianne Welch" I would later discover.) 

In this video she goes by the name "Mair Aine" as she tries to convince people she's psychic. 

When we met, I had no idea she was actually a professional con artist, on the run from authorities; and I was one of her many "marks". She would end up scamming almost $100,000 from me through an elaborate series of Confidence Tricks. And she scammed HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS more from many others. 

I've harnessed EVERY imaginable resource at my disposal for the past 2 years to ferret out the elaborate cons of Marianne Smyth and bring her to justice. I've hired 6 private investigators in multiple States and countries. I've spent countless hours on the phone and online with law enforcement officials across the country and the world. I've gone to courthouse after courthouse pulling records and I've uncovered 42 other victims so far. But I suspect there are more. Many more. At this point I've learned most of Smyth's victims never go to police because they're ashamed and embarrassed they fell for her scams and they don't want their friends and family to find out. 

I'm ashamed and embarrassed too. But my desire for justice and my desire to warn people about her is stronger than my shame. Evil only triumphs when good people do nothing. And I have done everything in my power to see that this Con Artist is held accountable for her actions. Will you?

Have you had an experience with Marianne Smyth? Let me help you get justice. 

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*Both "Johnathan Walton" and "Jonathan Walton" are accepted spellings of my name.

Her fantastic past

Like most professional Con Artists...

EVERYTHING Marianne Smyth told people about her life was a lie used to further her cons. She targeted friends, clients and blackmailed married men she had affairs with.

My 2 year investigation into Smyth's cons ultimately led me to Northern Ireland where I discovered she's a fugitive wanted by Police for scamming $500,000 from 26 unsuspecting victims there. 

She used plastic surgery to alter her appearance when she got to Los Angeles. 

Back in 2017 Smyth was CONVICTED of scamming more than $200,000 from her employer in Los Angeles, Pacific Islands Travel. They busted her using her personal PayPal account she cleverly renamed "Pacific Islands Travel" to scam customers paying for vacations by taking their money into her own account and using Pacific Island's money to pay for their vacations.

Marianne Smyth also has a trail of felonies for Fraud and Grand Theft in Florida, Michigan and Tennessee. 

No low was too low for this seasoned grifter. Smyth even stole the identity of her estranged daughter who lives in Tennessee, to lease an apartment in Los Angeles, and then left her daughter on the hook for $12,000 when Smyth was finally evicted for not paying rent for months. (After her cancer scam backfired)  

Smyth also used the fatal illness of her other estranged daughter, who courts took from Smyth as a baby, declaring her an unfit mother, to fraudulently raise $16,460 on GoFundMe in that poor deceased girl's name. I was able to work with GoFundMe to shut that scam down. But here's a screen grab from the fraudulent campaign page before it was yanked.

Smyth's own family disowned her 30 years ago after she scammed dozens of friends and family members in her neighborhood out of thousands by pretending to have cancer and asking for money for "treatments." 

But when she arrived in Los Angeles in 2011, Marianne Smyth had an all new con figured out to fleece people out of hundreds of thousands: She told everyone she'd meet that she was born in Ireland and was heir to an Irish family fortune. In reality, she was born poor in Bangor, Maine as Marianne Andle and graduated from Bangor High in 1987. I searched and searched and uncovered her yearbook. 

But she successfully presented herself as a wealthy Irish heiress in Los Angeles for years. Near the end of her Ice Bucket Challenge Video from 2014 she actually thanks her massage therapist! (While trying to execute an Irish-American accent.) That video was shot where she lived at the time HERE where her rent was $5800 per month. This was the lavish lifestyle successfully conning dozens of victims afforded her.

Dating apps, day jobs and her psychic business were the tools of her malevolence. 

Faking illnesses to get out of paying rent and scamming Social Security and Unum Insurance to fraudulently collect disability are other tried and true tricks in her arsenal of cons. 

Even running out of nail salons without paying is apparently just par for the course for Convicted Felon Marianne Smyth. 

Finally the press is picking up on the story of how she scammed me and dozens of others. 

Marianne Smyth is as creative as she is convincing and uses every loophole in the legal system to avoid and delay prosecution. Case in point:  After I outed her as a con artist in 2017 while she was being prosecuted for scamming $200,000 from her employer Pacific Islands Travel, her past victims from other scams started showing up to court to confront her. She didn't want to face them so she pulled a "51-50". She took an Uber to a mental  hospital (Kedren) and threatened to kill herself. The hospital bought it. And the judge bought it. And she got out of a bunch of court appearances. Still to this day she pulls this suicide scam whenever she wants to avoid court. 

The Los Angeles Police Department spent 11 months meticulously investigating Marianne Smyth for scamming me. They interviewed me a dozen times and I handed over tons of evidence. In February 2018 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Marianne Smyth. And 2 months later the LAPD's fugitives division arrested Marianne Smyth and charged her with Grand Theft. Once my case began turning in the giant wheels of the justice system it would take almost two dozen court appearances over the span of 10 months and a total of 6 different Deputy District Attorneys before my Con Artist was made to stand trial. 

On Jan 9th 2019 Marianne Smyth was found GUILTY in Los Angeles Criminal Court of scamming me out of $91,784. The jury deliberated a total of 3 hours and convicted her of Grand Theft by Inducement. Four victims testified against her. And a mountain of irrefutable evidence was presented by the prosecution. Smyth did not testify in her own defense and had no witnesses testify on her behalf. She sat in court with no emotion on her face. No remorse. No regret. As witness after witness told the court how she scammed them. 

After the guilty verdict, the jury left the courtroom and cuffs were slapped on Smyth's wrists and she was led away to jail. The judge sentenced her to 5 years. She'll have to serve at least 2 .5  years; unless she's a problem inmate then they'll make her serve the full five.

If you've been a victim of Marianne Smyth email me. I can help you.    Or Call/Text 213-394-2488

*Both "Johnathan Walton" and "Jonathan Walton" are accepted spellings of my name.


Con Artist Uses Crutches as Crutch

5/25/2018 - When Con Artist Marianne Smyth showed up today in court with crutches, an obvious attempt to curry sympathy from the judge, it left bystanders laughing at her latest scam. KABC Eyewitness News Reporter Rob Hayes was at the courthouse and confronted the accused con artist. 

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Here's how she conned me...

Johnathan Walton

Back in May 2013 I met Marianne Elizabeth Smyth where I live in my apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. But she introduced herself as "Mair Smyth" to distance herself from her former scams attached to her legal name I would later learn.  She was a new neighbor and she quickly became my best friend. I had no idea she was lying about who she was. Or that she was a professional con artist on the run from authorities in Northern Ireland.

We live in a nice building. Full of professionals; doctors, lawyers, TV Producers, so we assumed Smyth was a professional too and in fact it appeared that she was. She worked for a luxury travel agency - Pacific Islands Travel. She would later be convicted of stealing more than $200,000 from Pacific Islands Travel. Click here for Court Records. 

Smyth was super nice and giving to my husband and I right off the bat. She lavished us with gifts, wined and dined us at fancy restaurants. She came off like a woman with considerable wealth. And that's how she set the stage for the con coming up... 

When I confided in her that a member of my immediate family had disowned me because I was gay, she pounced. "My family disowned me too." she sighed with tears in her eyes. "Because they're trying to disinherit me from the family trust."  Smyth used her family disowning her as a ploy to get even closer to me. She knew I'd feel a camaraderie because of my own family  situation. And that was her plan. Smyth claimed she stood to inherit millions of dollars because her family’s trust in Ireland was being dissolved. She said her Uncle died and the family was dividing up a $25 million euro estate. She said she would get $5 million euros which at the time would have been close to 7 million USD. She said her family in Ireland owned a lot of land.  "They're Irish Royalty" she claimed. And one of her great uncles actually signed the Irish constitution. She actually had a printed and framed copy of the Irish Constitution hanging in her living room and she would reference it frequently. "That's my Uncle's signature." she'd proudly point out. I had no idea it was just a brilliant prop she had made. She said her family in Ireland was a very powerful political family with IRA connections. But she said her family hated her, especially her cousin Fintan and there’s a clause in the trust that if any heir is convicted of a felony they will forfeit the inheritance. The tale she wove was elaborate and very, very detailed. She established this story 14 months before she ever asked me for anything. I believed her because she quickly became my best friend in the ensuing years and I had no reason to doubt her. But this story turned out to be a huge lie to bait me for the real scam she was cooking up. 

14 months after she solidly established her wealthy family inheritance story, she said her wealthy family, who did business with the luxury travel agency she worked for (Pacific Islands Travel), paid off its owner, Jean Patrick Mouflard, to set Smyth up to make it look like she stole more than $200,000 so they could disqualify her from the inheritance and keep her $5 million euros for themselves. She was fired, arrested and charged. I paid her bail. She was my best friend at the time and I believed her and I wanted to help her get her inheritance. I’m a happily married gay man and my husband and I were only helping Marianne Smyth because she was my best friend. Two days later she paid me back the $4200 in bail money. So we trusted her as woman of her word even more. And that was her plan all along. Turns out she scammed that $4200 from the married guy she was dating at the time to pay me back. She also scammed another $5,000 from another neighbor in our building saying she needed it to pay me back. But I was already paid back. That was just extra scam money for her to keep. And she brilliantly made sure I'd never happen to talk to this neighbor by telling me frightening lies about her. That this neighbor was a felon on the run from the law in Canada. That she had close ties to organized crime. That she's had people killed. So I avoided this neighbor like the plague so she never got to tell me that she loaned Smyth 5K to pay me back which would have unraveled the beginning of all Smyth's fantastic stories. 

In 2014 she moved into a new ritzy apartment building. 717 Olympic. But within months she had what appeared to be a psychological, hysterical meltdown. She told me, with rivers of tears streaming down her face, that prosecutors in the Pacific Islands Travel case, working in concert with her wealthy Irish family, froze her bank accounts so she can’t pay rent. She said she had more than $50,000 in a Bank of America account that was frozen. And she had her wealthy family’s $5 million euro inheritance coming to her very soon. She was my best friend at the time. She asked me to borrow money to pay rent. So I paid her rent at 717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 for one month $5800 and I paid $3500 to help her move into a cheaper place. I also loaned her a few thousand dollars more for other living expenses. She said as soon as she got her 5 million euro inheritance she would pay me back. She had already paid me back the $4200 bail money so I trusted her. Yup, I was a sheep getting led to slaughter.

In 2016 she said her lawyer worked out a deal for the Pacific Islands case to go away. All she’d need to pay is $50,000 and she would do no jail time and would not be convicted of a felony. She also kept mentioning that her inheritance was coming soon and she’d have a lot of money to pay me back the 10K she already owed with interest. She showed me emails from her lawyers to back up what she was saying. So I allowed her to charge my credit cards $50,000 using her business PayPal so she could pay her plea agreement and get her inheritance to pay me back. I had no idea she actually created those email accounts and was impersonating her "lawyers" and dozens of other people to scam me. Then all of a sudden she told me the judge in her case got angry at her because I allowed her to charge my credit cards. She said he considered it money laundering and was going to punish her with a 30 day jail sentence. She assured me it was not a felony. Just a "slap on the wrist" and she’d be receiving her $5 million euro inheritance in a few weeks so she could pay me back. 

So while she was serving 30 days in jail, since she was my best friend, I wanted to visit her in jail. Over the phone she begged me not to. But I insisted. That’s when I logged onto the jail’s website to schedule a visit and started to discover the truth. She was convicted of a felony. It said it on the jail's website clear as day. That prompted me to go to the LAX Courthouse and pull ALL her court records. I then discovered she was lying to me about EVERYTHING. The plea agreement was for $40,000… but she told me $50,000 to scam me out of an additional $10,000. And the plea agreement always involved her doing jail time and pleading guilty to a felony for stealing more than 200K from Pacific Islands Travel. She told me there would be no jail time and no felony conviction so she could still inherit her family’s money and pay me back.

I hired a private detective at that point and her house of cards blew down fast. I learned the prosecution did not freeze her bank accounts. That was a lie. And there is no wealthy Irish family or inheritance. That was a lie. She's not even Irish! She was born in Maine and grew up in Tennessee, where as a young woman she told everyone in town she had breast cancer to scam her family and friends out of thousands of dollars for her fake "cancer treatments".

I then found her family in Tennessee and called them up and they told me Smyth has been a lying, cheating, con artist ever since she was born. Her family HATES her because of it and they want NOTHING to do with her. Smyth’s brother said "If I see her I'm going to shoot her in the head." The family said Smyth was obsessed with wanting to be Irish. So much so that back in 2000 she sought out Irish guys online and started a long distance relationship with one. Stephen Smyth. She went to Northern Ireland on vacation to see this guy. And ended up staying there and marrying him. 

I started a blog about what happened to me and victims from all over Los Angeles and the freaking WORLD began contacting me. 

A Police Detective from Northern Ireland called me. Authorities in Belfast have been looking for Mair "Marianne Smyth" for YEARS.  He said Smyth worked in mortgages back in 2008 in Northern Ireland. She took payment of $120,000 pounds for a house and then disappeared with the money. She also scammed thousands more from 6 other people who took out mortgages from the company she worked. The detective also said she scammed a few thousand pounds (dollars) from other neighbors and people she befriended in her town using crazy made up stories. Then she disappeared with all the money. 

The Los Angeles Police investigated my case for a year and filed criminal charges against her and on January 9th 2019, Marianne Smyth was found GUILTY at trial in Los Angeles Criminal Court. The jury deliberated a total of 3 hours and convicted her of Grand Theft by Inducement for scamming me out of $91,784. Four victims testified against her. And a mountain of irrefutable evidence was presented by the prosecution. Smyth did not testify in her own defense and had no witnesses testify on her behalf. She sat in court with no emotion on her face. No remorse. No regret. As witness after witness told the court how she scammed them. 

After the guilty verdict, the jury left the courtroom and cuffs were slapped on Smyth's wrists as she was led away to jail. The judge sentenced her to 5 years. She'll have to serve at least 2 .5  years; unless she's a problem inmate then they'll make her serve the full five.

BEEN SCAMMED? E-MAIL ME:  Or Call/Text 213-394-2488

*Both "Johnathan Walton" and "Jonathan Walton" are accepted spellings of my name.

Other Victims' Stories...

Johnathan Walton


“Thank you so much. Your blog saved me from her.” were the first words out of Bob’s mouth back in April 2017 when he called me. 

Bob was Mair’s last known boyfriend and was on the fast track to becoming one of her biggest victims. Mair was actually in the process of drawing up paperwork for Bob to add her name to the title of his two homes. Thankfully, someone printed out my blog about Mair being a con artist and showed it to him. When he brought it home to confront her, she didn't say a word in response. She just ran out of his house and never came back. 

Mair met Bob on Tinder in late 2016. On their 1st date, after the recently divorced Bob confided in her that he wished he had a better custody arrangement with his kids. Mair told him, as luck would have it, she worked as a “730 expert” which is a court appointed child custody investigator. And she offered to “help” Bob get a better custody arrangement with his kids. That’s how con artists gain entry into your life. They offer to help you. 

For the record, Mair was not a "730 expert”. She was just a resourceful sociopath on the hunt for her next victim. 

Soon Bob started receiving text messages from “Heba” an attorney that was supposedly working with Mair to help Bob with his custody situation. Turns out… Mair was using a google phone number to impersonate Heba, who is actually a real attorney in Los Angeles and the sister of a former client of Mair’s psychic business. 

Yup. Mair worked as a Psychic for several years in Los Angeles. It provided her with a revolving door of fresh victims. Sadly, most of them will never go to police. 

As for Bob’s situation…wouldn’t you know, Heba claims via text to Bob (and Mair corroborates in person) that they have found a ton of dirt on Bob’s ex-wife. So Mair, posing as Heba via text claims to have tapped his ex-wife’s cell phone and is doing deep surveillance on her. Mair and Heba via text tell Bob his ex-wife is running a BDSM sex club out of her house while Bob’s kids are in the next room. Bob is alarmed. But he’s also happy at the thought of getting full custody of his kids and rescuing them from this supposed “sex club” house.

Of course this was all a fantastic story Mair created to get closer to Bob. And it worked. And there were other stories too. 

Mair knew Bob and his son were huge hockey fans so she told him her good friend was Garth Snow, the GM of the New York Islanders. Mair would show Bob text messages from Garth to prove it. And eventually Bob started getting text messages from Garth too. Bob was pretty disappointed when Garth, who was supposed to meet him at his church one day… never showed up. “Something came up.” Garth texted Bob to cancel. Something always came up. Something always does when you’re dealing with a figment of Mair’s imagination. Bob later realized It was Mair who was impersonating Garth Snow via texts and emails the whole time. 

Mair also told Bob about her wealthy Irish family and about a $25 million inheritance she was going to receive soon. And Bob, like the other people she scammed, believed her. Why wouldn't he? She had laid the groundwork flawlessly. 

One day, Mair drives Bob to  this $12 million house  in Newport Beach. She says she’s going to buy it soon with her inheritance money. And she wants to put Bob’s name on the title and co-own it with him. She contracted a realtor and actually looked at the home a dozen times with Bob. She even ordered a home inspection and put an offer in writing on the home… because she told Bob her 25 million dollar inheritance was coming any day.  

“That’s crazy” Bob told her about the idea of adding his name to her new home. “If our relationship goes south I’ll own $6 million worth of your home! That’s not right.” Bob said. “I can’t live with that.” To which Mair artfully replied “OK. If you put my name on the title of both the homes you own we’ll be even.” So Mair drew up papers to get Bob to add her name to the title of his two homes. Then fate intervened. 

Bob’s ex-wife was becoming extremely curious about the woman suddenly in her ex-husband’s life. Mair was spending more and more time with Bob’s kids. So she googled “Mair Smyth” and found my blog online. She was gobsmacked. She quickly printed it out and shared it with Bob in person. When Bob got home, he handed Mair the the printed blog. She looked at it for a second in stunned silence. And then she suddenly ran out of his house, as if someone was going to chase her - and never came back.  

If Bob had put Mair's name on the title of the two homes he owns, she would have legally owned them too. And he'd have to pay to "buy" them back from her. Or spend years in court trying to prove he was scammed. Because it does take years. Ask me how I know.  


Sarah was Bob's nanny that "Mair" aka "Marianne Smyth" got fired by telling Bob she's a drunk and a bunch of other crazy made-up stories to paint her as irresponsible and untrustworthy. Smyth wanted Sarah out of the picture so Bob would lean on Smyth to help with his kids so she could better insert herself into his life and take his two homes in Newport Beach. 

Sarah took care of those children since they were babies and being fired devastated her. Smyth then "hired" Sarah as an apprentice to her life coaching scam. And let her listen to her clients' recorded sessions without their consent, unbeknownst to Sarah. Of course Smyth was not really a Psychologist or Therapist. She pretended to be so that she could "treat" patients, get all their personal information and secrets and use to scam them.  

Also... to get Sarah to move on and not beg for her job back... Mair included me, Johnathan Walton, in her scam. I'm a TV Producer. So Smyth told Sarah I was looking to hire a tutor to be on set for some kid and that it was part of a reality show so she'd be on camera. In reality I was producing a Travel Channel series called "Booze Traveler" at the time featuring zero kids and was certainly not looking for a tutor. 


Andrew is a wealthy Los Angeles politician and partner in a huge estate planning law firm who met Mair on one of those “cheat-on-your-wife” websites. Mair convinced him her wealthy Irish Uncle was dissolving a billion dollar family trust and wanted to leave the bulk of the estate to his wayward gay son who was living in California; who the uncle had cast out 20 years prior. Mair led Andrew to believe her Uncle would hire him to handle the trust. 

I don’t know how much money Andrew thought he would make from handling a billion dollar trust but it must have been considerable because whenever Mair needed, say, $25,000, to add a new roof to one her estates in Ireland because her money was tied up in CDs, Andrew was happy to oblige. Or when she needed $4200 to pay me back for bailing her out of jail - he was there with cash the next day. 

Early in their relationship Andrew made the fatal mistake of confiding in Mair that he once had a crazy mistress named Jen, years before he met Mair. So right when Andrew was running for reelection, Mair impersonated this crazy mistress using fake email accounts and texts from online phone numbers and threatened to go public with evidence of their past affair to destroy Andrew’s chances of winning his election. 

So the real Mair, pretending to be a supportive girlfriend, agreed to "help" her married politician boyfriend by hand delivering $50,000 in cash to this past mistress as hush money. Of course, Mair had help from her Irish cousins Fintan, Dairmuid and Tristan - who in reality were other fake online identities Mair created using fraudulent e-mail accounts and online phone numbers to communicate with the married politician. Andrew would later find out that it was Mair impersonating his former mistress Jen all along. 

In total Mair scammed more than $110,000 from Andrew. But do you think he went to police?   


Mair impersonated a psychologist and scammed Heather into taking fake life coaching and therapy sessions from her. Mair then used the intimate details she gleaned from Heather’s “sessions” to scam her. For instance, she tricked Heather into believing that the guy Heather was head-over-heels in love with was also taking life coaching classes from Mair. He of course was not. 

But that didn’t stop Mair from impersonating this guy using online phone numbers and fake email accounts - all in an effort to trick Heather into believing he was. Mair kept reiterating to Heather that if she just took more life coaching sessions and more therapy sessions Mair would be able to broker a romance between them. 

$10,000 later, Heather realized it was a scam. The guy Heather was in love with had never even heard of Mair Smyth. 

Heather was devastated and embarrassed. And Mair proved herself once again to be a master manipulator of human emotion. A woman as heartless as she is creative and “Impersonating a Doctor” got added to her long list of felony exploits. 

Heather was the only one of the dozen or so other "clients" Smyth scammed with her fraudulent "Life Coaching" racket who had the strength and the courage to report Mair to police.  All her other victims begged me not to mention their names. Which of course enables Smyth to keep scamming people. The LAPD is investigating.


Marcy is a wealthy West Palm Beach housewife who met Smyth on a psychic hotline. They quickly struck up a friendship. They'd meet in New York City on girls-only vacations. Marcy had no idea she was being targeted by Smyth. Marcy's husband filed for divorce from Marcy citing Smyth scamming her out of $150,000 as one of his grievances. Neither Marcy nor her husband reported Smyth to police. 


I was Mair’s neighbor for years but I had no idea that she got out of paying rent for many months by convincing the manager of our apartment building that she had cancer and that she was frequently in the hospital getting either surgery or chemotherapy. Our building manager felt sorry for her, as any human being would. And Mair skipped out on paying more than $12,000 in rent over the course of 5 months. Who would lie about having cancer? In actuality, this cancer bit was just a recycled scam Mair had used with much success in her youth, according to her estranged family. 

Mair did have low blood iron and from time to time would purposely not eat iron-rich foods so she could strategically go to the hospital for Iron transfusions. While she was sitting in a real hospital bed for a few hours, she’d ask a nurse to take her picture and use that picture to email and text people to trick them into believing she was getting treatment for cancer. I discovered she used this cancer trick on a lot of people. 


Smyth conned 2 neighbors in my building using the same Irish Inheritance scam she used on me. She took one neighbor for $5000. And another one for $2000. Both neighbors do not want to go to police. They wish to remain anonymous and want to put the whole ordeal behind them. 


Ned is a patient at a facility for the mentally ill. Smyth faked mental illness to get room and board at that facility when the law began catching up to her. It was the perfect hiding place. Ned was living off his Social Security and Veteran's Benefits. Smyth targeted Ned, who is in his 70's and in poor health and convinced him she was in love with him and wanted to marry him. Smyth also pretended to suffer from the same mental illness as Ned which bonded them even closer. One day Ned noticed the legal name on one of Smyth's prescription bottles did not match the name she had given him. While Ned is mentally ill, he's not stupid. So he googled her legal name, found my blog, discovered she was a con artist and dumped her. If Smyth had been able to execute her scam and marry Ned - after his death, she would have collected his social security and his veterans benefits as a living spouse FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.  


Mair "Marianne Smyth" told the guy she was dating for a couple months, Chris, that she was good friends with Jennifer Aniston. And she'd show him text messages from Aniston to prove it. Since Chris worked in TV Production Mair was telling him Jennifer freaking Aniston was interested in working with him. It was great bait to be sure. But Chris eventually figured out those Jennifer Aniston text messages were actually coming from a Google Voice account that Mair herself created to text HERSELF as Jennifer Aniston. Then he dumped her. He figured it was a major red flag. BOY DID HE DODGE A BULLET. Smyth's con in this case never got off the ground. 


Mair "Marianne Smyth", met Jonathan on Tinder. He's a well to do businessman in LA. At one point, Mair, using another Google phone number, impersonated a client of hers, a Studio Exec, who worked at a big movie studio here in LA to try and get Jonathan, the wealthy guy she was dating to pay $15,000 to the studio exec for some tickets to a major awards show. His young daughter really wanted to go this star-studded awards show. And he was going to surprise her with tickets. The Studio Exec had no idea Mair was impersonating her and doing this. She has since hired a lawyer and is pursuing a case against Mair. Jonathan never actually handed over the $15,000 for the tickets. He got a weird feeling about it at the last second and changed his mind. But then, Mair, pretending to be The Studio Exec via text sent a lot of lewd sexual advances to Jonathan to create drama. 


Robert was dating Mair "Marianne Smyth" for a few months after meeting her on Tinder. He was the head of a non-profit foundation. Suddenly Robert started getting texts and emails from Mair's cousin "Fintan" offering to donate $100,000 to his foundation. He had no idea it was Mair impersonating "Fintan" the whole time. And that Mair was trying to steal his financial information in the process of the "donation". He eventually was able to figure out she was trying to con him and dumped her but he wouldn't tell me how he made that discovery. One of his best friends is a high ranking member of law enforcement so I suspect that had something to do with it.


Mair "Marianne Smyth" dated Michael for a few months on the cusp of 2016-2017. He's of Irish descent. And Mair convinced him she was dying of cancer and needed his help to take over her multimillion dollar trust in Ireland so he could take care of her daughter financially after she dies. Her cousin Fintan was arranging a trip to Ireland to meet Michael. Of course it was actually Mair emailing and texting Michael pretending to be "Fintan". At some point Michael got suspicious and dumped her. Then one of Fintan's hired guns (another character Smyth impersonated via text) told Michael that Smyth had died. LOL. Before her death she was pressuring Michael to send her his legal name and SS# etc. so she could help him get a passport to travel to Ireland. With Smyth's history of applying for credit cards in people's names and charging up thousands... it's a good thing Michael didn't give her any info. 


Marianne Smyth sold luxury vacations at Pacific Islands Travel for a couple years. She cleverly created a personal PayPal account using the words "Pacific Islands" in the name and took customer's vacation payments into her personal bank account. She eventually got busted by the cops and was convicted in a Los Angels courtroom for stealing close to $200,000 over 2 years. COURT RECORDS HERE


*Both "Johnathan Walton" and "Jonathan Walton" are accepted spellings of my name. 



Maryville-raised con artist convicted in Los Angeles

1-11-19 - The Daily Times - Blount County, Tennessee

Marianne Smyth was an alleged con artist before Wednesday.

Now she is a convicted one.

A Los Angeles court has found the former Maryville woman guilty of grand theft after she stole more than $75,000 from a reality TV producer.

Johnathan Walton, a producer behind shows like “Shark Tank” and “American Ninja Warrior,” had been led to believe over the course of years that Smyth was a royal Irish woman being cheated by her estranged family out of an inheritance worth millions.

This was a story she leaked out slowly after meeting Walton in 2013. She treated him and his husband to lavish dinners and gifts, projecting an image of wealth she did not actually have.

And once she told him of her inheritance problems — explaining away complications related to real felony charges being pressed against her by a former employer — it was still 14 months before she asked Walton for any money.

Walton became suspicious after Smyth was put in jail. He found that not only was she convicted for embezzling close to $200,000, but through a private investigator, he found that almost everything she had told him was a lie.

Smyth was raised in Maryville, and through the years built a long rap sheet of fraud-related charges in Blount County and across the country — as well as Northern Ireland.

Walton was one of four victims to testify against Smyth in the grand theft trial.

In an email to The Daily Times, Walton said Smyth’s defense attorney argued that Walton was exaggerating his claims to make more compelling the documentary he is producing about the ordeal.

Walton says the jury took three hours to deliberate before declaring Smyth guilty.

“The past 22 months of pursuing this con artist has taken a toll on my life,” Walton wrote. “But now it feels like it’s all been worthwhile.”

Walton runs a website where he details his story and the accounts of others.

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