How the Readers of the L.A. Loft Blog Defeated the Most Dangerous Con-Man in Los Angeles

He tried to use Downtown real estate to take advantage of people. BIG MISTAKE!  The prey turned out to be stronger than the predator.

Drew Christian Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson
Drew Christian Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson

Victims of the fraudster all speak of his tremendous talent for evil.  He was the embodiment and aficionado of the confidence trick, the game that gives money and excitement to the schemer at the expense of his mark.  The victim loses not only money, but also loses confidence, and is robbed of the feeling of well-being.  The loser suffers humiliation, feels debased and often further ashamed, possibly even blamed when the local police try to dissuade the damaged innocent from even filing a police report.  The cops and detectives then go off on every tangent,  sometimes accusing the victim rather than taking on the challenging task of going after the crafty, crooked fox himself.  #DrewChristianDonovan #ChristianAndrews #JimmyWayneJackson

After bilking innocents by falsely promising free real estate, he’s now in jail. This story was just received from another of his hundreds of victims — Trina is one of several who would fight back:


I met Christian Donovan December 2016, through a friend, she had told me for a weeks this man was from a wealthy family and that he was dying of cancer. She said he was hiding from his wealthy family because they wanted to serve him conservator papers.

She said he had a trust, called Donovan dynasty trust. He was trying to get rid of the money so his family could not take it and he was trying to do it so he can run away to Germany, for cancer treatments and to be with a longtime friend. His family are owners of Donovan group llc, and his father was a wealthy lawyer in Beverly Hills.

Another of Drew Donovan's many millions in fake checks
Another of Drew Donovan’s many millions in fake checks

He said his name was Christian Andrew Donovan, born and raised in Beverly Hills. DOB 11/21/1968. He was going to wire 2.1 million to her and buy her sister a home, under the company name family greens. He even went as far as looking as houses and placing a bid and allowing the home to go through escrow, when the funds didn’t show up to allow the escrow to complete, he came up with a story that it was the realtors fault and he would just cut a check. The realtor kept calling and finally gave up and told my fiend they couldn’t get the house. He even asked if my wife could supply an invoice for a pool, from her company, he was going to use it to justify why he needed extra money from his trust. He took my friend to a few banks and everyone seem to know drew and he played it well, so she was some what convinced he was real. But certain things he did and said didn’t add up. So she called me to help her. To see if what she was seeing and hearing from him was real. she spent about a month to two months with him. even letting him sleep in her home. her brother in law even baby sat him, in return two cars. which i attached the fake transfer of those vehicles. which we never saw. according to him they were in storage. he even had a car impounded with is belongings in it, we believe it was rental and not even his. 

I met with him and he told me his same story. I googled him and couldn’t find any information on him.¬†

That weekend my friend asked if I would get a room for them under my name, it would be a deposit and his assistant would make the payment, and that he would wire me money from his trust. This was December 30th till Jan 1 2017 in orange county, CA.  He even offered to gift me by paying my monthly bills. Which he did and they all came back as unpaid. As we sat with him that entire weekend. We snooped through his belongings because we were skeptical about him. My friend I became so suspicious we didn’t want to leave him alone or alone with each other, we wanted to watch him and see if we could find anything out about him. as we sat with him we kept him talking and telling us stories of his life, we googled all of it i even found a person on craigslist who was trying to warn people about him, i emailed this person and was getting information about drew. Which increased our suspicions. When the payments he pretended to make to my landlord for rent came back denied, he stated he would cut me a check. 

Real court document about Donovan's history of fraud
Real court document about Drew Donovan’s history of fraud

It was New Year’s Eve 2016, he asked that we leave the room for a few hours because his assistant Melissa Ramsey was coming over to bring him a check for us. He asked us to leave the room and come back an hour later, so we sat in the parking lot and continue to texted him, asking if he wanted food and how long till she arrived. In reality we were in the parking lot watching the hotel entrance. When he texted us to say she was almost there, i hid in the stair well to the floor of the room, i had full view of the room door. My friend stayed in the car texting me and him. he had texted my friend that his assistant had arrived and she was on her way up the elevator, i watched that door for 3 hours and not once did anyone show up or leave. He even texted that his assistant had just left and he was walking her out. Again no one entered or left. When we got back to the room we smelled perfume and a check was on the desk. When he got in the shower we found the stack of blank checks and the bottle of perfume. He would have full conversations on the phone and we would hear a voice on the other end, so it made us wonder if he had an accomplice. 

Come to find out he is a con artist, whose name is Jimmy Jackson from Michigan.

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He has done federal time in 2009. He changed his name to Christian Donovan. He has been scamming people for years. He is a master manipulator, he’s convincing. He goes to urgent cares to obtain pills that he says he must take because of the pain from the cancer. We found an ex-boyfriend online. His father died of cancers and had leukemia. A story we think Christian Donovan adopted

I left my friend with him because my wife was really upset so I went home, when drew feel asleep my friend took his computer and cell phones (which she bought) and left. He then called me to tell me he didn’t understand why she took them this was 1 am. By this time i had already checked my bank statement. And saw that the hotel charged my card. He told me it was only a deposit and i would be returned that his assistance Melissa was paying for the room and he would take care of it. i already knew by then he was lying. i called the front office and explained he was a con man and I wanted him evicted. i then called the cops and made a report over the phone. When I called the hotel back they stated the manger when to his room to get a new card to put on file and he told him he would bring it down. When they went back to his room and made him go to the lobby they deactivated his room key till he updated his payment method. i told them the cops were in route, they had also called the cops to come and by the time they arrived he was long gone. All his belongings locked in the room. 

We¬†hadn’t¬†heard from him in a few weeks then he re-appeared¬†with my friend‚Äôs sister. She hid him in LA then brought him back to Moreno valley. we followed her to a hotel but we could not¬†locate¬†him. The last we hear he was back in LA.¬† i have reached out to¬†different¬†victims that i found in his contacts and they all share the same story. they have all lost¬†

He creates fake companies and convinces people to invest. He takes lines of credits out then takes all the money. i reached out to the FBI LA sheriff, Orange county Sherriff, and no one was able to help or willing to hear me out. After a few months I finally gave up. He was gone and no longer in my life, my friend’s life and i was able to salvage what he burned me on. i lost out on $1000.00 dollars due to late fees and hotel charges, it doesn’t ad up to the emotional stress it put on myself and my family.  Luckily i got out before he could take me for all i got, i was one the lucky ones, i heard from people who are still trying to recover. My friend is still trying to recover as well as her sister. i pray they can build a strong enough case to keep him behind bars. Because if we is released he will go back to doing what he does best, being a con man. 

— ¬†Trina


It takes great power to defeat the relentless, cutthroat liar.  The power that finally stopped the monster came from the readers of the L.A. Loft Blog.  Stepping foot into Sky Lofts was his biggest mistake, as loft lovers are not easily pushed over!

Are the members of this website among the most powerful people on earth?   Yes, it has proven to be true.  A magnet to movers and shakers, Downtown Los Angeles and the Loft Blog have attracted many great artists, captains of industry, numerous Grammy and Academy Award winners and the like.  When the readers of this blog recently put the super-skilled rip-off artist behind bars by providing massive evidence and then calling the San Diego Police, it noted the clincher of how responsible, compassionate and strategic loft-lovers, Downtown dwellers and real estate enthusiasts truly have proven to be.  Thank You to my fantastically powerful friends!!!!!

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Victims turn the table on Mr. Donovan AKA Andrews AKA Jackson
Victims turn the table on professional shyster Donovan AKA Andrews AKA Jackson

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We Got Him! Fraudster Drew Christian Donovan in Jail

Prolific Con-Man Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Jimmy Wayne Jackson Has Been Caught  #dtla #realestate #fraud

donovan-in-jail-j-c-300REAL ESTATE NEWS ¬†(September 11, 2017)¬†Los Angeles, CA ¬†‚ÄĒ ¬†Thanks to the smart readers of the L.A. Loft Blog, and due to the quick work of the San Diego Police Department, swindler Drew Donovan has been captured before he can destroy the finances of any more innocent victims. ¬†After wreaking havoc on the financial welfare of anyone whom he could get ahold of, including local families with children, disabled persons, even inflicting malevolent damage to sophisticated real estate industry professionals and homeowners in Los Angeles, the bad guy is finally off the street.

The L.A. Loft Blog first covered¬†in May of 2017 the story about the fake philanthropist then going by the name Christian Andrews, taking several Los Angeles area locals by offering to pay off all of their bills, give them new cars, even million-dollar homes such as Downtown lofts and Solaire luxury high-rise condos in Koreatown. His foray into real estate fraud is what brought him down, as he tangled with the wrong group of savvy people. With powerful communication and hard work, the LA Loft Blog and its readers have toppled LA’s dangerous money menace.

The LA Loft Blog first became aware of the charlatan when he contacted our office requesting assistance with a Downtown loft purchase.  After receiving fake proof of funds, fake earnest money deposit initiation receipts and other phony financial instruments, the L.A. Loft Blog learned that the trickster has defrauded more than 100 individuals, families, mothers, children, elderly, disabled out of more than $1,000,000 in the Greater L.A. Area (see the original story).

Arrested ¬†— ¬†Going by the fake name Christian Andrews, and carrying a California driver license that says Drew Christian Donovan, the supremely skilled deceiver has this week been outwitted by the caring community of L.A. Loft Blog readers and writers. When the scammer tried to lure them into one of his “free real estate” traps, real estate agent Norma Fernandez and her quick-witted client Joshua Alvarez checked the L.A. Loft Blog, which confirmed their suspicions. They wasted no time calling police. ¬†San Diego Police Department responded quickly, checked diligently, and then took cheater Donovan into custody on existing felony warrants for violating his probation and writing big, bad checks.

To help keep this menace locked away for a long time, those with any information may share it with police and with the L.A. Loft Blog at report@laloftblog.com or call (213) 880-9910.

See the San Diego Sheriff Who’s In Jail website is http://apps.sdsheriff.net/wij/wij.aspx¬†(Search Drew Donovan).¬†Learn more at the original LA Loft Blog article, and the Catch Drew Donovan blog website created by some of his victims at https://catchdrewdonovan.wordpress.com

 

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Donovan/Andrews/Jackson taken off the street thanks to the L.A. Loft Blog readers and San Diego Police.
Donovan/Andrews/Jackson put away thanks to L.A. Loft Blog readers and San Diego Police.

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Meet Jimmy Wayne Jackson, Con Man Taking Millions from Michigan to California

Professional Con-Artist Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Christian Andrews Deceives from Small Town to Downtown

Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Christian Andrews
Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Christian Andrews deceives DTLA and USA

REAL ESTATE NEWS ¬†(September 4, 2017)¬†Los Angeles, CA ¬†‚ÄĒ ¬†The L.A. Loft Blog reported in May of 2017 about pretend rich guy Christian Andrews conning many Los Angeles area locals by offering to pay their bills, give them cars, even million-dollar real estate such as Downtown lofts and Solaire luxury high-rise condominiums in Koreatown. The skilled liar with many names promises to help those who are deserving with millions out of his trust fund if they help him avoid his interfering parents. The truth is that the con-man’s parents are dead, and he is really only avoiding his earlier angry victims while spryly hurdling the slow wheels of justice as he cheats his way from small town to Greater Los Angeles.

By gaining sympathy over his made-up terminal cancer, and his bogus story that he wants to help those who are deserving, Jimmy Wayne skillfully leads caring individuals into the void, all but rendering victims into human ATM machines, mindless sex zombies or drug-fetching robots to give him their money, meds, identities and even more sinister. The preying monster seems to have something insidious in store for just about anyone whom he can catch in his finely crafted web.  #jimmywaynejackson #drewdonovan #christianandrews #fraud

The LA Loft Blog first became aware of the swindler when he contacted our office asking for help with a Downtown loft purchase.  After observing fake proof of funds, fake earnest money deposit initiation receipts and other fake instruments, the L.A. Loft Blog has learned that the perpetrator has defrauded more than 100 individuals, families, mothers, children, elderly, disabled out of more than $1,000,000 in the Greater Los Angeles Area (see the original story).

The Latest ¬†— ¬†Going by the fake name Christian Andrews, and carrying a California driver license that says Drew Christian Donovan, the supremely skilled deceiver has this week been outed as Holland, Michigan native Jimmy Wayne Jackson, long-time fraudster on a ¬†mega-extended super-spree of illegal deception using fake checks, sham real estate transactions, phony bank wire transfers, other people’s credit cards and stolen identities.

Victims identities and lives stolen by Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan
Victims identities and finances taken by Jackson AKA Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan

We have just been contacted by an old-family friend who informed us of the flimflam man’s true origin. He’s been at it a long, long time. Hometown victim Carol reports that she knew him a long time ago when he was 10-year-old Jimmy Wayne Jackson of Holland, MI, from a dysfunctional family living at a mobile home park. Years later, Carol would lose touch as Jimmy turned into an 18 year old college DJ in Grand Rapids and then a DJ in Florida. About 9 years ago in back in Holland, MI, the young fraudster‚Äôs mom had passed away, and Jimmy never new his birth father. Carol and Jimmy grew close, so she thought. But the friendship was mere trickery. Carol reports that Jimmy came back to his home town, claimed he came into lots of money, and wanted to give it to deserving people. He defrauded Carol and several of the local townspeople, causing tens of thousands in damages to Carol alone. Years later, Jimmy did it again, ripped his old friends off a third time, making yet another astonishing round to take advantage of the folks who cared for him the most by claiming that he had come back to make amends. For those who were religious, Jimmy would not hesitate to use God’s name to lie, and take advantage of their faith to bilk and milk them for every penny. Carol said that two more home-town victims called her within the last year to report Jimmy’s latest thievery by false pretenses. His total estimated take is now more than $2 million.

Recovered evidence shows a pattern of fraud motivated by addictions
Evidence shows pattern of fraud motivated by addictions

While his mugshot captures a glimpse of his true character, the perpetrator has not paid for his career of crime. He has told some that he served time, but this super-slippery and talented weasel has even been able to con “friends” into bailing him out, as his supreme charlatan skills have allowed him to evade the law virtually 100%. ¬†He uses advanced real estate knowledge and banking know-how to trick old friends — even to outwit sophisticated business persons. The man with many names is at large and actively taking from innocent individuals and families. His motives are too torrid and depraved to detail on a real estate blog, but evidence suggests that the bad guy’s impetus may involve something weird like¬†Ambien sex addiction, the sad combination that took down golf-great Tiger Woods. All victims are encouraged to immediately contact law enforcement and also to contact the L.A. Loft Blog with further information. The sooner we can get this crafty parasite back into an orange jumpsuit and iron bars, the safer America will be.

Counterfeit trust fund kid Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan AKA Billy Wayne Jackson of Michigan mobile home park
Counterfeit trust fund kid Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan is really Jimmy W. Jackson of Michigan mobile home park

Additional victims have created another page with more information that might help to apprehend and stop the fraudster, also to try to protect families from the ongoing campaign of financial devastation by Drew Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson.

To learn more about how and why Jackson/Donovan/Andrews used Downtown lofts to swindle innocent victims, visit the original LA Loft Blog article and the new Catch Drew Donovan blog website created by some of his victims at https://catchdrewdonovan.wordpress.com

 

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Jimmy Wayne Jackson AKA Christian Andrews AKA Drew Christian Donovan Fraud
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