Maxine S., Retired Teacher, Scammed by Michelle LeClair
LeClair took advantage of the retired teacher and her desire to help her son cope with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by pressuring her to invest several times in Windsor Pictures and the movie Not Forgotten. Maxine was told the investments were very safe, that she would earn 10 percent interest, would not lose her principal and that she could take her money out at any time if her son needed emergency treatments.
LeClair got Maxine to invest $25,000 in the film but did not tell Maxine the producers had declared bankruptcy.
LeClair got Maxine to invest $25,000 in the film but did not tell Maxine the producers had declared bankruptcy. When Maxine later broke her ankle and tried to get her money back for her own care, she couldn’t get LeClair on the phone, then learned independently that Windsor pictures was bankrupt. During the six weeks she was hospitalized, LeClair never returned her call.