Who is Faye S. Bowdoin? Troubling, New Questions Arise In The AdSurfDaily Ponzi Scheme And Money-Laundering Case

UPDATED 12:56 A.M. EST (Feb. 28, U.S.A.) Documents filed by federal prosecutors in the AdSurfDaily case pointedly refer to Andy Bowdoin’s wife as “Edna Faye Bowdoin.”

But other documents on file with the Florida Department of State refer to her as “Faye S. Bowdoin.” Other documents in the Florida Department of State and elsewhere in Florida refer to her as “Faye S. Harris.”

“Harris” is the last name of a man to whom she once was married and also the name of her son, George Harris III.

Adding to the mystery is the building in Quincy, Fla., that once was home to “Faye’s Florist” and later became home to AdSurfDaily. Documents from 1996 list the shop’s address address as 11 S. Calhoun Street, Quincy, Fla. 32351.

AdSurfDaily, however, listed its address as 13 S. Calhoun Street, even though it was in the same building once occupied by Faye’s Florist. Adding yet another layer of mystery is that Faye S. Bowdoin is listed in state records as the sole board member of Bowdoin Harris/Enterprises Inc., which became a corporation in Florida in June 2008, about two months before the seizure of ASD’s assets.

Like ASD, Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises used the 13. S. Calhoun address — but 12 years earlier, Faye S. Harris listed the corporate address for “Faye’s Florist” as 11 S. Calhoun Street.

Federal prosecutors said the 13 S. Calhoun Street address listed for ASD was bogus. In December, prosecutors filed a second forfeiture complaint against assets linked to ASD, including property purchased by Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises using ASD money.

Adding yet another layer of mystery is a name that appears on documents Faye’s Florist filed with the state in 1996. The name “Thomas, Andrew” of 7. West Washington St., Suite 4, Quincy, Fla. 32351, appears as the name of the registered agent for Faye’s Florist.

Andy Bowdoin’s given name is Thomas Anderson Bowdoin Jr. ASD members knew him as “Andy.” The appearance of the name “Thomas, Andrew” — with the last name first, meaning the actual name is “Andrew Thomas” — on the 1996 documents from Faye’s Florist suggests that Andy Bowdoin could be “Andrew Thomas.”

That is not for certain, of course. What is for certain, however, is that law enforcement would find such a name on a document entirely too coincidental not to investigate thoroughly.

There has to be a reason why both ASD and Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises used a nonexistent address — 13 S. Calhoun St. — in public records. And unless Edna Faye Bowdoin and Faye S. Bowdoin are two separate people, there has to be a reason why Mrs. Bowdoin is using two separate names and two addresses for the same building.

Prosecutors said that Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises was a bid by Andy Bowdoin and Edna Faye Bowdoin to hide assets. What’s unclear, however, was what motivated the need to hide assets.

If “Andy Bowdoin” is the “Andrew Thomas” listed in the 1996 documents for Faye’s Florist, however, it suggests an elaborate attempt to hide assets dating back at least 12 years. The document just as easily could have carried the name “Thomas Anderson Bowdoin” Jr. if Andy Bowdoin and Andrew Thomas are one in the same.

The question is why did it not if they are one in the same.

Andy Bowdoin was charged with defrauding customers in an Alabama securities scheme in the 1990s, and was still making incremental payments to victims even as ASD was generating tens of millions of dollars last year.

At the time of the August seizure, he still owed the victims about $45,000. Just a few days prior to the seizure Bowdoin paid nearly $50,000 for a new Lincoln. A month later he sent his Alabama victims a check for $100.

Edna Faye Bowdoin’s son, George Harris, is listed as the registered agent for Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises. Prosecutors said he and his mother used nearly $180,000 in ASD funds from Bank of America to open an account at Capital City Bank on June 10, 2008, just days after Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises was formed.

On June 23, 2008, George Harris used $157,216 of the money in the new account to pay off the mortgage on the Tallahasse home he shared with his wife, Judy Harris, prosecutors said.

Here, below, some screen shots of documents:

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Corporate filing from 1996 showing address of Faye's Florist as 11 S. Calhoun Street.

Corporate filing from 1996 showing address of Faye's Florist as 11 S. Calhoun Street.

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Signature of Faye S. Harris in 1996 filing for Faye's Florist.

Signature of Faye S. Harris in 1996 filing for Faye's Florist.

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Document signed Faye S. Bowdoin in 20088 corporate filing for Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises that shows the address as 13 S. Calhoun Street.

Document signed Faye S. Bowdoin in 2008 corporate filing for Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises that shows the address as 13 S. Calhoun Street. When Faye's Florist was open, it used 11 S. Calhoun Street as its address.

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Document from June 2008 showing George Harris as registered agent for Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises.

Document from June 2008 showing George Harris as registered agent for Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises.

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Andy Bowdoin lists 13 S. Calhoun as ASD's address in filing with Florida Department of State.

Andy Bowdoin lists 13 S. Calhoun as ASD's address in 2008 filing with Florida Department of State.

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12 Responses to “Who is Faye S. Bowdoin? Troubling, New Questions Arise In The AdSurfDaily Ponzi Scheme And Money-Laundering Case”

  1. AVG is letting Karl Dahlstrom, of Proadvocate.org lead them into a “Private Membership Association”. You have to see who this guy is.

    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr15587.txt

    Con men follow each other around.

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  2. Her name was Edna Faye Selman Harris prior to her marriage to Andy.

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  3. Hi Steven,

    Steven Wallace: AVG is letting Karl Dahlstrom, of Proadvocate.org lead them into a “Private Membership Association”.

    This is indeed interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Is there a Web reference to AVG/Dahlstom — or did AVG members get an email or listen to a conference call/recording that mentioned Dahlstom’s name?

    On the subject of Edna Faye Bowdoin/Faye S. Bowdoin, the government pointedly referenced her as “Edna Faye.” It’s clear that prosecutors have associated that formal name with her.

    But she uses a different formal name in corporate filings and told the Florida Department of State that 13 S. Calhoun St. was a valid business address.

    Prosecutors clearly spent some time reverse-engineering the 11/13 S. Calhoun mystery, and even took photos of the building and the sign listing ASD’s address as 13 S. Calhoun.

    The 13 S. Calhoun address solved a problem for ASD and Bowdoin Harris Enterprises, and perhaps Andy and Faye Bowdoin themselves.

    Here’s the question: What problem did it solve?

    The answer to that question is important or prosecutors wouldn’t have taken the photos or outlined the discrepancy in the forfeiture complaint.

    Patrick

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  4. It would be interesting to have someone do a handwriting analysis on the three different signatures shown in the above post.There appears to be similarities in the three.

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  5. I was always intrigued by the different addresses, I guess it would make google searches etc… not show one when looking for the other, maybe all these discrepancies are just an attempt to hide the new Andy from his prior victims…

    I haven’t looked, but I’m sure the legal documents in the forfeiture case use what is called a ‘legal description” of the land, those reference plat books and land registers and the street or mailing address is irrelevant to them. Any first year law student can tell you more than you ever care to know about legal descriptions to real property.

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  6. I haven’t seen a link between AVG and Dahlstrom yet, but there is a discussion about the ProAdvocate Group here:
    http://www.assetprotectioncorp.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000226
    It’s from 2004. Judging from the ASD/AVG use of the Arby Indians legal methods, this is just the sort of thing that will appeal to these people.

    A possible link may be here:
    http://adviewglobal.ning.com/forum/topics/private-associationgood-call
    One of the questions refers to someone called “Carl” – it could be that the spelling is incorrect and that Karl Dahlstrom was the person doing the explaining on the call.

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  7. You are an ass. You make a mountain out of a mole hill. Do some people call you Patrick Pretty and other [admin]. Are you a criminal? That is just ridiculous you would make an entire page dedicated to such nonsense. You are really reaching now, buster.

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  8. Hi Crazy Cat,

    Nice to see you again. It would seem that the ones that are making the “mountain out of a molehill” are the Federal Prosecutors.

    Dont you think that a whole page on Faye Bowdoin Harris is more interesting than another page on “indian chieftans”? And as she and her son seem to have deposited a few dollars of the ASD members hard earned cash in their accounts, they seem like a reasonable subject for discussion.

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  9. Crazy Cat,

    It’s very considerate of you to continue to support and defend Andy and Faye Bowdoin, when they are doing absolutely nothing to support or even inform their die-hard fans. You must miss them dreadfully. I think it’s a shame that Andy clearly doesn’t care for you, Crazy, the way you care for him. Faye, either. They really don’t deserve you; you’re far too good for them.

    You’re going to hurt yourself if your stress level remains this elevated; you might want to remember that reading what Patrick writes is optional, before you have a stroke. Just a suggestion…

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  10. Crazy Cat,

    Crazy Cat: You make a mountain out of a mole hill.

    If it were a mole hill, the Feds wouldn’t have taken the pictures of 11 S. Calhoun and the bogus sign showing ASD’s address as 13 S. Calhoun.

    They also wouldn’t have mentioned it in the forfeiture complaint.

    It’s not a typo, either, because the exact same typo would have to have occurred on multiple document sets — in both print and handwritten form — dating back to 1995.

    But Andy, Faye and George would have you believe that 11 S. Calhoun ceased to exist and that ASD and Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises operated at 13. S. Calhoun. As it turns out, AVG used that exact street address in a web promotion.

    It’s a “mountain,” all right, Crazy Cat, with mail fraud in the foothills.

    Patrick

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  11. One thing to say about Andy or whatever his name is,he made so maney beleive that they could make a few extra dollars to make there lives easier. I know because I,m one of them. I’m diable and can not work any more and I’m far from being rich. I have to say when he paid I could pay my medications. How dare him lie to us ,but what goes around comes around. He will be judged and not by me,thank God for him.
    Jean

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