Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Portrait of a Con Man- Curtis Coats III - aka Nigel St Clair

WARNING! It is with regret, but purpose, that I am posting this blog today.  A man named Curtis Coats III (or Nigel St Clair), from "CA & Associates"and "Nigel at Night" contacted my flower shop during a busy Mother's Day season.  Unfortunately, I was distracted enough to not catch on to his huge scam, until three weeks later.  We had a court date and he did not show up.  I have a Judgement against him for $2963.17, but doubt I will ever see any money.  But the money does not mean as much to me as the long and vast path of Fraud, in Georgia and in Texas, that I have uncovered during my investigation.  This blog will act as a central point for anyone looking in to this man.  DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS MAN.


An email curtis.coats.fraud@gmail.com has been created for anyone wanting to report your fraudulent experience with Curtis Coats, or his whereabouts. Your contributions could help authorities with a larger investigation.

Current alias he is using: Curtis Coats, Curtis Coats III, Nigel Coats, Nigel St. Clair

"Nigel at Night"  He is using this file https://drive.google.com/file/d/12JfvJn_jwdQky5naBhDgXo116TjhwQnL/view  to say he is starting a radio show called "Nigel at Night".  In May he told me it was launching in July.  It is now September, and let me assure you, there is no "Nigel at Night" show.  Also, I've been in contact with the person who created his logo in May, and she too has not been paid, even though her bill is only $250.  He claimed a high-profile television figure was behind him and supported his show, and an integral part of him launching the show.  Well, months later I reached out to this local celebrity who was generous enough to share emails with me, and confirmed she does not know him, and had just days before met him for the first time, as "Nigel St Clair".  I believe she has blocked him from her social media, and she had offered to help in any criminal investigation.

Curtis Coats presents himself as a successful businessman, with a large staff, working in a company called "CA & Associates."  Here is the only online presence he has for his "business." https://curtiscoatsiii.weebly.com/    Also, his "staff" is fake.  He has used the following emails. The ones that appear to be staff, are actually him.  He got sloppy in his communications, and I have proof.

Emails used:

Please email curtis.coats.fraud@gmail.com if you have any information to contribute.  Your information may help authorities with a larger investigation in to this man.

Curtis Coats III was in his first month at a shared office space (common in Atlanta) when he opened an account with me.  Once I caught on, I called this office and suggested they look in to him.  The next week, when I sent a driver to deliver hard copies of his invoices, he was no longer located there.  That says eviction to me.  And he has a very long history of that as well.

Curtis Coats uses his young 8 year old son, as manipulation and to cause empathy.  He will claim his ex-wife is in a nasty custody battle with him, or that she is somehow the reason he can't pay bills- i.e. she froze my account, etc.  Well, I spoke to this very lovely woman, and she has FULL custody and he owes her thousands of dollars in child support....and counting.  Please DO NOT reach out to her.  She is not hard to find.  But, when I reached out to her she said she lost count on how many people have contacted her about Curtis Coats.  Let's relieve her of having to answer for this pathetic sociopath, and the negative energy he continues to bring upon her.  There has been an email established for those who want to reach out and that is curtis.coats.fraud@gmail.com

Curtis Coats' main M.O. are the following:
Lies about professional staff and business situations
Provides fake documents for office and home rentals, employment, etc.
Lures vulnerable women into romantic involvement, and then rips them off
Uses references to his young son, to manipulate empathy
Plays whack-a-mole with eviction notices
Plays whack-a-mole with bankruptcies
Threatens those who confront him with fake legal documents and resources
Failures to appear in Court

Additional links for more information:

Scamguard long message board with numerous posters

Scribd.com is a great resource for court documents- here are just a FEW links to Curtis Coats







Here's a copy of my Judgement https://publicrecordsaccess.fultoncountyga.gov/Portal/DocumentViewer/Index/VSqHRT6t_znXB1QyrBGQ5myRTh7HivHKoaPXt3TJUyy5E6-4IE1utb7WB2nAbanOKw6c4GgjaUWs2tAXsUvfRhJJVHeWUEXgxuq83wTP3wM1?caseNum=19MS120479&docType=SCANNED%20IMAGE-%20CIVIL&docName=DEFAULT%20JUDGMENT&docTypeId=71&p=0

And last but not least, if you are a woman considering a relationship with this man, I am doing this for you.  I had a business relationship only with this man, though he did try the romantic route as well and was immediately shut down.  Several of the women who got caught in his web, are so distraught about getting nowhere in restitution, that they just want to put it behind them.  It seems like his romantic targets are the most vulnerable, as they are not signing business contracts and/or receiving fraudulent payments.  It's not like you can call the cops and say "my boyfriend ripped me off."  Curtis has a very nice voice, and he is well spoken. DO NOT LET THIS FOOL YOU!!!!!  If this man has contacted you, please report him via email at curtis.coats.fraud@gmail.com. Click here to see a video an Austin news station did about Curtis Coats online dating scams.

Thank you, and God Bless.

#curtiscoats #curtiscoatsiii #nigelatnight  #nigelstclair #nigelcoats #ca&associates

UPDATED Below- 9/16/19 *********************************************************************************

I appreciate the responses and reports so far, and have listed new information below.

Defrauding His Family- a direct member of his family reached out to me last week, and attached the court document, dated November 2018, stating Curtis Coats guilty of Identity Fraud, and Theft by Deception- against his own oldest son! After over a year of giving his son the runaround, he somehow walked away with 5 years probation.  I will not post the court document, to protect his son's identity, though it is public information and he is aware that I am including him in my update, and he has given me permission to do so.  I was also told that Curtis is well known for using a story about the next big entertainment deal ----"fill in the blank"---- that was just around the corner, but never materializes.

Current Bankruptcy filing-  One week ago, Mr. Coats filed for bankruptcy, AGAIN.  His hearing is September 24th, and the Chapter 13 Trustee noted his five (5) previous bankruptcy filings since 2013 on the court document.  The Trustee recommended dismissal "with prejudice", which is supposed to be pretty rare, so that is progress.  I also believe it means from reading the paperwork, that he won't be able to file bankruptcy for another 6 months.

Match.com Prowling-  Posing as Nigel St Clair, Curtis is at it again.  I had a very interesting conversation with a woman, who was in contact with "Nigel St Clair" (Curtis) through Match.com. Luckily she was sensing something was up. She started searching his name and "Nigel at Night", and found this blog. She cut off all communication before their first date that was to be scheduled last week.  I'm telling you, these stories are unbelievable. Curtis takes the fast track to his online dating approach, so be aware.  Click here to see a video KTVU in Austin did about Curtis Coats scamming women via online dating (july 2017).