Here you go Rachel, I can tell you’ve been looking for this. Enjoy!
UPDATE: I took this post down because I abhor the ugly reminder of such treachery, but as I have received several search results for “rachel hattig; scam” I am left to believe either Rachel is vainly searching herself or other victims are seeking assistance.
So, I will repost it if it helps others. If you have encountered this woman and she has scammed you, leave me a message and I will respond in kind. If it is Rachel, thank you for the traffic! I am still waiting for your law suit. 😉
Three years ago I answered an ad on craigslist for a room to let. I met with the woman who was leasing the unit (a single bedroom in a two bedroom condo that I was to share with another anonymous renter as she was “moving” out). We agreed on the price $400 month to month, wherein I paid a $100 deposit to secure the room to assure her of my intent to rent with the remaining $300 to be paid upon move in. I have a signed agreement to prove this arrangement. I had no intention of staying there longer than a month as I was in between places to live and just needed a place until my apartment opened up. To be honest, it was not a case where I planned on making a long term friend, or stay very long so I hastily overlooked several warning signs of destructive potential.
#1 Lie: Rachel was not moving out. She had signed a lease for this two bedroom condo and was renting out the bedrooms with the intention to sleep in the living room. Fair enough, I only needed a place to sleep and for my dog to stay while I was at work.
#2 Lie: Upon moving in my final load, I paid Rachel the remainder of my rent ($300) as per our agreement wherein she immediately changed the arrangement and claimed that I owed her an extra $100. I should have just moved my things out then. I had been screwed over before and this is why, when I initially agreed to rent the room, I was adamant and very specific about the terms. I wouldn’t have agreed to put up a non refundable deposit to live in this dump she was renting, it was more like a flop house and frankly I felt $400 was a bit much to begin, but it was only for a short time and so I agreed, but not before getting this very specific agreement in writing that Rachel Hattig then tried to shake me down more money for after I had moved my things in by trying to say that the $100 she had received was a “non-refundable” deposit. You can see clearly on the original receipt that she was obviously lying.
Feeling uneasy, I took my dog to stay with a friend and spent my second night away from the place in question. I had a bad feeling so on my first night I installed a key lock on my closet to secure my personal belongings (clothes, books, journals, computers etc). On the third morning, agitated that I would not cave on the shake down for more money, Rachel Hattig went absolutely nuts, (I have the recorded phone messages) where in she threatened me that if I did not give her more money that she would put all my things on the curb.
I called the cops to meet me there. They were 45 minutes late and completely impotent. She had already removed the door from my secure closet, taken about 75% of my belongings and put the rest on the curb wherein I was forced to fend off neighbors going through my belongings. She taunted me as the officer said nothing, about how she’d gone through my things, read my journal (what a sick fuck) and noticed all my books about Buddhism and Religion (text books from college). She stood there, after knowing that she’d just stolen my money, half my clothes, all my hats, and to this day I am finding things that are missing from her thievery, books, jewelry, money, a computer, linen, diamond earrings, and TWO mobile phones of which one was still active and that she or whomever she sold it to used for two months in Mexico and AT&T has proof of that. The APD cop just stood there as I removed what I could, that was left, as Rachel Hattig the lying, thieving skank taunted me by quoting the Buddha and preaching to me about righteousness. What a psycho!
And if that is not enough, crazy bitch had the nerve to CONTINUE to taunt me on myspace after she stole my shit. Below is our exchange.
I recommend you study the Texas Property Code. And the Texas Guide to Real Estate Practice. I have.
You are right about alot of things, but so lacking in your application of principles. Decency must be the foundation of anything regarding integrity. Otherwise, words are as empty as air.
Tell yourself what you like. You know, that I know that you know the truth. And the truth shall set us free.
Thank you again, for admitting that you took money from me, that you let me move in, and that you threw me out without notice. I am grateful for your input. It is going to come in handy.
Love from the universe,
oh yeah, i really appreciate the voice mails you left detailing the entire wrongful eviction. you, oh you, you are awesome!!!!!!!
I am not sure how you got that from what I wrote but feel free to use it in any possible to try to suit your needs. If you had an legal standing at all the cop would have asked me to stop removing your items instead of warning me about your actions of vengeance and being a witness to the many agencies you called. It is sad to me that someone who claims to be on the path to enlightenment would make such primitive choices. Like I could sue you for making false statements about me to all the people you called. I would win especially since you did it right in front of a cop. Who is willing to testify and already did for the people you called on me. I will not however. You are not worth my time. You have nothing of value so suing you just wastes my money and time. All I can hope is that in time you actually learn whats in all those books you have stacked in the bottom of all those boxes of yours ………..
Sep 13, 2009Gypsy Zingaro saysAnd just so you know, so we are very clear, so there are no misunderstandings, this is not about revenge, it is a reckoning. This is about protecting your future victims. This is about doing what is right.
You talk alot about spirituality and the like. You should read your own words.
I don’t hate you Rachel. Quite the contrary. I am going to set this straight as a matter of principle. What you did was wrong. Stealing is wrong. And I feel it is my obligation as a bodhisattva to show you what you obviously do not know. It is my duty to you, and the rest of those who suffer this human condition.
I, too, gave you a chance to honor our agreement, but you obviously got into financial straits and decided to take a dishonorable approach to our circumstances. We reap what we sow. Amen.
I do wish you the best. I am only here to shed the light.
jTexas Made saysWow…….all I can say is wow……..
I am sure we would all like to assume our actions are justified by our religion…….
However they are not.Texas Made sayslol I don’t lie about the things I have done in life. I don’t do anything that I feel wrong for. Honestly I tried to explain that to you in my first email. I am sorry that are not yet ready to take responsibility for your life and your actions. Until you realize that your life is a product of your choices you will continue to a live out of unpacked boxes….I hope she reads her own words. lol
AND NOW! Almost three years later, she has come looking for me.
I eventually let go of my anger for her. To be honest, she taught me a great lesson about the power of letting go and loving those who wrong us because we must learn to do so as there seem to be more wretches out there like the Rachel Hattig than there are people who aren’t on craigslist running scams on people. Which is exactly what it was. In retrospect I realized that Rachel never intended for me to stay for a month, she merely put that add on craigslist to scam me for money so she could pay her rent. So allow me to be clear, and I pray you learn from my mistake, don’t ever trust Rachel Hattig. She “raises” Pit Bulls for money, lives off the dole and scams people for money rather than working. My research on her indicates someone who has been in “the system” for most her life, from juvey to various legal issues to drugs and last I checked she had a few warrants out for her arrest. DON’T buy a dog from her NOR rent a room for her. But if you’re near her, I would like my hand knitted bag back. She can keep the rest of my things. Why, I want her to have them. I would hate to think of her pining away in envy for all the things I had, which I have since replaced with better things that she will never get her grubby hands on.
There is no justice here. I got the charges expunged from my account but in the end, I felt pursuing her any more was a detriment to my self and the hate I felt for her nearly destroyed me. I find the best revenge is to forgive and forget. Something Rachel knows nothing about, as she has the audacity to come here and comment on my blog as though I have no control over what gets posted. I suppose most criminals are that dumb. I am going to allow it though, because although, I have long since moved on and was prepared to let it go, her coming after me here has prompted me to post this story and her idiocy/psychosis for people to make up their own minds.
I love you Rachel. I really do. I hope some day you get “well”. I encourage you to come back. You might just learn something. Toodles!