By Caribbean News Now contributor
SACRAMENTO, USA -- On February 3, 2016, we published a cautionary account
of a 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, who is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.
Ralph lnnachia Sanders
He also claims to own a mansion in The Bahamas, boasting to his many victims of regular travel to the Caribbean and that he is well connected to the who’s who in the region.
In fact, in another absurd posting on Thursday, Sanders claims to be in communication with Alden McLaughlin, premier of the Cayman Islands, but does not however indicate what possible interest McLaughlin might have in Sanders or his reportedly criminal activities.
In a bizarre twist to an already bizarre story, a subsequent posting on a website that is generally regarded as run by and for extortionists claimed that Caribbean News Now had apologised for errors in the story and that our managing editor had been “reprimanded”.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. There were no factual inaccuracies in the article, we have not apologised to anyone and our managing editor has certainly not reprimanded himself.
Furthermore, if we had any intention whatsoever of apologising, we would not employ a functional illiterate, who cannot even spell Sanders’ name correctly, to write and publish it.
In addition, another individual referred to in the article, Judith Richey, of Gilbert, Arizona, a previously extremely vocal complainant against Sanders who has now changed her position seemingly to become a co-conspirator with him in his fraudulent activities, claimed in an email that “Caribbean News Now has issued me an apology for what was written”.
Again, no such apology has been issued or contemplated, which illustrates the depth of deception and delusion that afflicts both Sanders and Richey.
In fact, according to feedback from readers of our original article, it turns out that Richey is just as culpable as Sanders when it comes to defrauding people.
Operating under the business name of Eye for an Eye, Richey has been accused of scamming couples with poor quality or undelivered wedding photographs.
In 2009, Tammy Ackerson sued Richey for ripping off at least seven clients in similar fashion. Richey filed for bankruptcy in Seattle to avoid the 2009 claims and shortly thereafter moved to Arizona, where she immediately opened another studio and began scamming unsuspecting couples again.
On or about August 25, 2013, Richey filed a frivolous wage claim in Maricopa County courts against a couple for whom she was babysitting. The judge in the case was able to see Richey’s scam and ruled against her. To this day, Richey holds a grudge against the family and continues to harass them.
In or about the same month in 2013, Richey was renting a house that she was asked to vacate in an entirely friendly and professional manner according to an email that has been forwarded to us. Richey reportedly became enraged and tried to hire someone to physically hurt the owner’s wife, who she blamed for the notice to vacate.
As previously noted, it is hoped that regional authorities will take notice of Sanders’ activities, and those of his associate Richey, should there be any truth in his questionable assertion that he is a frequent visitor to, and a property owner in the Caribbean.
According to Richey, if Sanders does own such a property, “he'd let me visit for free”.
However, Sanders’ claim of owning a mansion in The Bahamas is probably as delusional as a similar claim made to one of his potential victims of owning a mansion in El Dorado Hills, California, when in fact he was living with his wife in a substandard rental house from which they were evicted last year.