$2,000 fraudulent check ruins Christmas for Wyoming family

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WYOMING, Mich. -- A Wyoming man said he helped out his neighbor by cashing a check for him, but something went terribly wrong.

After the man cashed the neighbor’s check for $2,000, it came back fraudulent, and now he’s on the hook for the money. He reached out to the FOX 17 Problem Solvers.

“It being a cashier’s check, that’s where I thought I was safe, because you have to pay cash to get a cashier’s check,” said Rex Loveless. “I didn’t even think you could fake these.”

The 25-year-old Loveless is a father to his 2-year-old son, Logan, and his son is excited for Santa to arrive at their home. However, Loveless doesn’t want his son to know that presents under the tree might not be a reality this year.

“We didn’t even have money for food that day. If it wasn’t for my father I wouldn’t have been able to put diapers on my kid,” Loveless said of the $2,000 he lost.

Loveless told the FOX 17 Problem Solvers that it all started when a friend and neighbor, Nick Geudry, asked him to cash a $2,000 check for him.

“He doesn’t have a bank account, and his girlfriend wasn’t around,” said Loveless.

Loveless agreed. FOX 17 News asked him why he didn’t see a red flag at that moment. Loveless told us that he thought his neighbor was good for the money, because he knew where he lived – right next door. Loveless thought if anything went wrong he could get the money from Geudry.

However, Loveless’ instincts would prove to be wrong.  A couple days after cashing the check, Loveless received a bank alert. It said $2,000 was taken from Loveless’ account. He knew instantaneously what had happened.  The bank had deemed the check fictitious and altered, so the money came out of Loveless’ account instead.

Loveless confronted Geudry about the situation and Geudry promised to pay him back. That was at the end of October.  Loveless tried several more times to get the money from Geudry, but with no luck. Loveless then called the Kent County Sheriff’s Department to file a complaint. The sheriff’s office told us there wasn’t enough evidence for a criminal case.

Geudry claims he got the bad check from a Craigslist transaction. The interesting part is that detectives can’t confirm who made the fraudulent check or where it came from, so there’s nothing to verify Geudry’s claim.

“It was a nightmare,” said Loveless. “You get all these people calling you. The rent lady is calling you. Everyone is calling you for money and you don’t know what to do. You are looking at your phone, looking at the bills like what am I going to do?”

Loveless cashed the check at the Huntington Bank branch in Gaines Township, which doesn’t have any responsibility in the matter.

“So what the manager told me, and she was very nice about it, and she said anytime a check is over $1,000 we hold it, but they didn’t for some reason,” said Loveless.

The check is not only for an unusually large amount of money, but came from out of state as well. FOX 17 News is still waiting for an official statement from the bank.

Meanwhile, Geudry refused to talk to us in person, but did agree to a phone conversation.

He said the money is not an issue.

“I start my tour next week, and I make a thousand dollars a show,” said Geudry. “You know how easy I could pay that back?”

Yet Loveless hasn’t seen a dime. He just wishes his kindness to help out a friend hadn’t come at the expense of his son’s Christmas.

To donate to a GoFundMe account for the Loveless family, click here.

Loveless does have the option to take Geudry to small claims court, but he said that will cost him court fees, which is still more money that he just doesn’t have at the moment.

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19 comments

  • NO PC FOR Me

    See Geudry knew you’d call the police first. once you did that, whooping his ass is not an option.
    Clever and shows a thought out crime.

  • Katie

    I can say he is a fraud, i have “known” nick for several years promoting his record label, advertising for him for free theough facebookm after knowing Mr. Geudry for 5 years, purchasing a gift for my husband from him not once but twice i have gotten screwed over. When i did confront him about the bogus things purchased all i received was sorry, you should of looked. I have learned a hard lesson and lost over $200 trying to help this so called friend.

  • Britt

    Fox17 should look nicholas up on otis i did he has a charge for similar thing he did to loveless how messed up. He even tried sueing the prison system for getting ringworm when they let him work at a farm. Hes just out for money hes a fucked up bs and the women who stands beside him should be assamed of herself

  • Me

    Geudry is a career con man. I’m sorry to say it, but if the law won’t do anything, this family will never see that money again. The only way he could ever make $1000 a night is if he manages to open for a bigger band and then take off with their cut as well as his own – which he has done in the past.

  • Lihn Mahr

    The check is not only for an unusually large amount of money, but came from out of state as well……..unusually large amount of money???? At Christmas time? Maybe 5-10 thousand but 2thousand doesn’t seem unusually large for a cashiers check….getting ripped off 2 Gs. Hell yeah, that guy who commented about the police is right. Beat his ass in the dark way before you involve cops. Police don’t help people they extort them! Believe me if they thought they could make a dime they would have done something. And that too is bull. If they asked that guy if he passed that phony check he’s guilty and responsible. Of course if he lies that’s different. Back to option A!

  • metaldocbrown

    Nick “King Krimson” Geudry has a very lengthy reputation for being a complete and utter scam artist over a wide area in Michigan. It’s zero surprise he pulled this, again, and has been stringing his neighbor along the whole time. Nick makes $1000 a show? Easily another lie. Somebody needs to prosecute this guy to the moon and back and hopefully throw the key away, he will never stop until then

  • wow

    Calm down. Lesson learned http://
    fox17online.com/2015/12/24/wyoming-family-taken-for-2000-gets-their-christmas-back-thanks-to-complete-strangers/

    • Read the story.

      Read the story. They did get donations, but from the public. They still need to get the money back from the scumbag lowlife that conned them in the first place.

  • Kreyz

    It doesn’t surprise me that Nick did this again, and, of course, he’ll spew out some bullshit excuse to make it seem like he’s the victim. Hell, right now, he’s cooking up some story about how Fox 17 misconstrued the story, made him look like the bad guy, threatening to sue the station because they they mentioned Knockturnal, Fox news used a kid to make him the villain, blah blah blah.

    Nick has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar one too many times. He’s screwed over fans, bands, artists, hosts, bars, venues, and booking promotions again and again, and thinks he can get away with it cuz he snitched on some people and is protected by “them boys” and knows some people working for Ace Bail Bonds.

    I swear that one of these days, he’s gonna piss off the wrong person and either wind up crippled in a hospital or dead. Someone isn’t going to care if the police was called over some bullshit like this and just straight up light up his scamming ass.

    Yes, Nick, you DID steal money from a child. You almost destroyed a Christmas for a family. All of West Michigan knows it. You wanted to be the most hated rapper in West Michigan? Well, now you got your wish. It’s going to be interesting seeing how you get yourself out of THIS rabbit hole, you piece of shit.

  • Anonymous

    WTF?! I “Google searched” Nicholas Geudry’s name and just found this link. He scammed me over $60 for an audio interface that he was selling on Craigslist back in 2013. He had it for sale for $100 but was willing to sell it to me for $60 instead. Anyway, he didn’t want to take PayPal and he only wanted to do either a bank wire or a money order. So I sent him a money order. He kept ignoring my e-mails after I sent him the money order. I even called him on the telephone but he hung up on me. So I called MoneyGram with my confirmation number to verify if the money order was cashed and they said that it was cashed. They sent me information about the bank of where he cashed it in. Then when I sent him a complaint letter and forwarded it to the Grand Rapids police department and to the Michigan attorney general (Bill Schuette), he finally responded to me. He said that I’m the one who’s scamming him. He threatened to sue me since he said that his father is a lawyer. WHAT A LIAR! I “Google searched” his last name and there’s no lawyer whose last name is Geudry. Anyway, he claimed that he took pictures of the item that he sent to me. When I told him to show me proof, he then ignored me. I gave up since there was nothing I could do. One of the Grand Rapids police officers told me that the best I could do is to take him to court. It’s not worth it because of lawyer fees and traveling, which would be way more than the $60 just to buy this audio interface. Plus, he goes by his stage name “King Krimzon” where he does violent rap music talking about raping women and killing people. He frequently hangs out at the Flamingo Lounge (930 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504) to perform his “cRAP” music.

    Here are some links to his social media profiles:

    https://www.facebook.com/kingkrimzon666
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zt7PIhzf8flsyyEbhMQzw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-1b3a8OmrKuDkqoCt-GMvQ

    Nicholas Geudry is a total scumbag. I still haven’t gotten over him scamming me $60. I hope that he rots in hell and goes to jail for a very long time. I informed the Grand Rapids police department about him and all the things he does scamming people. Here’s are links to his criminal records:

    http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/otis2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=443348
    http://jailhub.com/arrests/michigan/kent-county/november-2013/nicholas-joseph-guedry.html
    http://jailhub.com/arrests/michigan/kent-county/2014/october/nicholas-joseph-guedry.html

  • Shawn Effin Powell

    This guy is a B-U-M!!! Just read a comment about Nick trying to sue for ringworm he probably already had when he went into jail…A mutual friend on mine and his was over at his trailer a couple weeks ago, and he said Nick’s (A.K.A. King Krimzon) trailer was so dirty he had to wipe his feet off to go outside!!! Hahahaha’ Nick’s butt gets jealous of the amount of crap that comes out of his mouth!!! His birth certificate is actually an apology from the Condom Factory!!! Haha’ Two wrongs don’t make a Right…take his parents for example!!! He’s so ugly, when his mom dropped him off at school she got a fine for littering!!! He must have been born on a highway because that’s where most accidents happen!!! If I wanted to kill myself I’d climb his ego and jump down to his IQ!!! The truth is, the world wasn’t born with enough middle fingers to let you know how it really feels about you. Get a LIFE N.G.

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