Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Whitehorse Daily Star Report On The Arrest Of Ticket Scammer And All Round "Snake" Wade Thompson On St. Patrick's Day

The Justice Reporter of the Whitehorse Daily Star Justine Davidson has published a news story about Wade Thompson's arrest titled 'Media alert helped round up suspect'. I bet Wade's face was "wearing the green" when the Whitehorse Mounties got their "snake", I mean man. :-) This blog, and some of the comments made on it, are quoted in the story. It is possible to submit comments to the online version of the article so I would encourage Wade's victims to do so. You can also write a good old-fashioned letter to the editor and send it by email to -

Here is the comment that I just submitted to Justine Davidson's story about Wade Thompson's arrest on St. Patrick's Day -

Thank you for mentioning my 'Who is Wade Thompson Scamming Now?' in this news report on the St. Patrick's Day arrest of Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson on fraud charges. Not only did the Mounties get their man, as they reputedly always do. . . but some might say they even took care of a "snake" on St. Patrick's Day. :-)

It seems that the photograph of Wade Thompson that I posted to the blog on March 4th (after it was kindly supplied to me by one of Wade's victims) may have been helpful to the RCMP. My web stats show that someone from the RCMP downloaded the photo from the WIWTSN? blog on Monday March 15th. Maybe other blogs can help to catch criminals in a similar manner.

I have made a link to the Yukon Justice Department's Victim Impact Statement form on the WIWTSN? blog so that Wade Thompson's victims may use it if they choose to. If the Whitehorse Daily Star could publish the URL of that form and the address to which any Victim Impact Statements should be sent to that would be a public service to people across Canada, and indeed across the Atlantic Ocean judging from my web stats. . . It seems that Wade Thompson "worked" the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and scammed some people from Europe.

Here is the URL for the form -

Now all victims need to know is where to send it to. I am confident that there a number of victims who have a thing or two to say about Wade Thompson.

Wade really is a piece of work judging from what I saw of him. He apparently scammed his own mother while in Montreal and I personally witnessed the aftermath of him scamming a group teenage girls staying in a Montreal youth hostel out of about $50 for "taxi fare" about an hour or two after I had given him $60 for "taxi fare".

Robin Edgar

end quote

It occurs to me now that Wade Thompson isn't scamming anyone at the moment, unless of course he is trying his luck at scamming the Whitehorse RCMP detachment. . .

The Mounties Got Their Man! Assuming That Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson Can Be Properly Described As A Man. . .

Yes that's right folks. I have been very reliably informed that Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson the ticket scammer has been arrested in Whitehorse, Yukon, by the Mounties aka the RCMP aka the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I first heard about Wade Thompson's arrest yesterday, but I was not sure how reliable the information was. It is now clear that the information provided by a couple of anonymous commenters to my Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson Ticket Scammer Photo blog post was reliable enough for some reputable news outlets to report on the arrest of Wade Thompson in Whitehorse.

Here are the pertinent links to those news reports that I could find. I expect that more news reports will follow, including a report by Justine Davidson who is the justice reporter for the Whitehorse Daily Star -

Alleged Calgary ticket fraudster taken down in the Yukon by Jasmine Griffeth of CHQR AM770 in Calgary

A man wanted in Calgary on outstanding fraud warrants has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell phony Michael Buble tickets in the Yukon.

Whitehorse RCMP say 39-year-old Wade Glen Thompson is in custody and faces three charges of credit-card fraud, fraud less than $5,000 and fraudulently obtaining food or lodging.

The charges stem from reports of a man claiming he was a broker selling tickets to see crooner Michael Buble in Vancouver.

Thompson is scheduled to appear in territorial court in Whitehorse next Wednesday.
He's also wanted on outstanding warrants in Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg for related offences.

It seems that the original source of the above story is this Canadian Press report that was posted to the internet 17 hours ago late last night -

Man charged with fraud after phony Michael Buble tickets sold in Yukon

If you want updated news reports I suggest creating a Google News Alert for -

Wade Thompson Whitehorse

That is all for now.

Update February 25, 2013 -

It seems that comments submitted to this thread are not actually being posted and are disappearing into thin cyberspace as it were. In any case this comment thread is WAY long so I have created a new comment thread for 2013 forward. Please click on the link to post any new comments in that new comment thread.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson Ticket Scammer Photo

I just received a photograph of ticket scammer Wade Thompson aka Glen Thompson in my email inbox this morning from a source who apparently wishes to remain anonymous.

Herewith the photograph of Wade Thompson.

Note: I am having difficulty uploading the photo in the larger size I received but will replace this photo with a larger version of it as soon as I am able to do so.

IMPORTANT update February 25, 2013 -

It seems that recent comments submitted in response to this blog post are not actually being posted and are disappearing into thin cyberspace as it were. In any case, this comment thread is now WAY long with well over 200 comments posted to it so I have created a new comment thread for 2013 forward. Please click on the link to post any new comments in that new comment thread.