New Pizza Shop In Fitchburg Opened Up By Couple Most Famous For Scamming Mentally Handicapped Men Into Running Up Credit Cards For Them And Trying To Get Them To Sign Over Social Security


This is Tracy and Shaun Barnjum from Fitchburg.

Two years ago around this time they were charged after conning two mentally handicapped guys they targeted into racking up thousands of dollars in credit card charges to buy shit for them.

SourceA Fitchburg couple who worked at Whitney Field Mall were arraigned in District Court Wednesday after investigators say they allegedly convinced two mentally-handicapped men to rack up thousands of dollars in credit card charges, said police. Tracy and Shaun Barnjum of 76 East St., in Fitchburg face two cases each with charges of conspiracy and larceny over $250 from a disabled person. 

According to police, one of the mentally-disabled men told an officer in August he thought he was being used as he had been making thousands of dollars of purchases since meeting Tracy and Shaun Barnjum. The case was originally marked as a civil case, but further investigated when the man approached a different officer about a week-and-a-half later, according to police reports. The man reporting the incident said he met Shaun Barnjum, 38, who worked at Wild Life Express, the animal ride kiosk, near the end of July, according to the police report. Over the following two to three weeks police say the man was allegedly tricked by the Barnjums into opening store credit card accounts and purchasing $4,951 of goods benefiting the couple. The alleged victim also moved into the Barnjums house for three days and discussed making them the payee for his Social Security checks, according to police reports.

Another mentally-disabled man purchased $4,384 of items under the couple’s advisement, including a $3,846 necklace, police said. When contacted by police, Shaun Barnjum told them he purchased the necklace from the man for $300 then sold it for $575, claiming he did not know the true cost, according to the police report. An employee at Gold Buyers, which purchased the necklace, said Shaun Barnjum brought in the receipt for the necklace while negotiating for a higher price, police said. Both men purchased items from Kay Jewelers, where 36-year-old Tracy Barnjum worked and conducted the sale, according to police reports. 

Shaun Barnjum told police he was trying to help the two men. When first confronted by police, they said the victim they were discussing knew he had to pay for the purchases and they returned most of the items, according to a police report. According to the reports, Shaun Barnjum allegedly sent a third man with more severe mental impairment to his wife at Kay Jewelers. She asked him his date of birth and Social Security number, and the man said he did not know the latter. 

Do you understand what a low life you have to be to hatch out a scheme like this? You have to:

  • Find multiple mentally handicapped men
  • Open credit cards in their names
  • Let one of them move into your home for the purpose of stealing his social security
  • Convince the mentally handicapped man who just took on $4K worth of debt that he should sell you a necklace back for $300, then keep the $4K receipt to show the pawn broker that he’s getting a steal by only paying $575
  • Sit down with your wife and plot out how she will use her cashier job to make this all possible

This was just two years ago. If you ever get charged with a crime like this you might as well never show your face in civilized society again. But instead the Barnjums decided to open up a pizza shop in town, advertise it everywhere, and hope everyone forgot about the kind of people they are.

“We’re all family here.”

Maybe you should come up with a different slogan if your Google trophies reveal that you once used a similar pickup line to get a mentally challenged man to move into your house for the purposes of stealing his social security. Just sayin.


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36 Comment(s)
  • Kate
    March 15, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Well I found this article just in time from being another victim
    Hahaha my god I don’t know if Shaun wanted me to be his side chick or if he wanted my negative currency wow thanks guys <3

  • Askhole
    December 5, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Was what they did illegal?

  • The Fun Police
    December 5, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Anyone call yet to say hi? 978-516-6981

  • Monster Mask
    December 4, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    They can never show there faces again, got ‘em!

  • North of the Border
    December 4, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Word of mouth spreads quickly, especially when you’re a scumbag.

    Guy isn’t even talented enough to be a regular carny–he had to settle for a shitty mall carny.

    Talk about setting the bar low and still failing to clear it.

  • Angry Taint
    December 4, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I’ll say it since no one else will, white trash. I am all about calling a spade a spade, and as a whitish guy, I am ok with throwing mud in all directions, including the tiger king lineage here.

  • Gangster Talk
    December 4, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    You can never trust a guy who uses LA Looks to spike up the 3 remaining hairs on top of his head

  • whatevuh
    December 4, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I would never eat anything in the town of Fitchburg anyway, so I’m good . . . .

  • BucketNutz
    It's a possibility...not
    December 4, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Maybe the 2 handicap victims are brothers? And this is all legit & they are actually the silent ‘owners’?
    Yeah, yeah, I know……..

  • Hotrod
    December 4, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    These two also used to hang out in downtown Leominster & jump out in front of cars in attempts to get hit & sue. If you do go here- use cash- don’t swipe a card of any kind here. These two are professional criminals.

  • Captain Trips
    Captain Trips
    December 4, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Democrats. What a shocker

  • Pizza The Hut
    December 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Other than child abuse and elder abuse, I can’t think of a scummier act than exploiting the mentally handicapped. And based on my travels, a fair share of pizza parlor & sub shop owners aren’t exactly pillars of the community, so this isn’t too shocking.

  • george costanza
    The angry taint
    December 4, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Replacing the S with a Z = A shitty business i would never patronize.

  • Door Dash Jones
    December 4, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I could send a special holiday greeting into the front window

  • The COVID Mask Cunt
    December 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    They look like nice people. I think they just got mixed up with the wrong crowd.

  • randiguy2006
    OK but
    December 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm


    The important thing is…hows the pizza?

  • randiguy2006
    To be fair....
    December 4, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Stealing from retards is basically what you do, if anyone contributes here.

    • Ok
      December 4, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Says the retard….

  • bigdaddy
    December 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Nothing good ever comes out of Fitchburg

  • King Friday
    December 4, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Taking advantage of the mentally handicapped?
    They are lower than a snakes asshole.

  • Paul Casale
    COVID compliment?
    December 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    What do you have to do to be “covid compliment”? Also besides writing incoherent run on sentences, they need to learn the difference between then & than. White trash plain & simple!
    Btw, I bet their pizza sucks!

  • Lynnfield House Of Pizza
    December 4, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    A couple of no good Mavres.

  • D.B.Cooper
    December 4, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    There is a special place in hell for these 2 shitbags.
    Fuck their business and fuck both of them.

  • Furry Parsnip
    December 4, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Someone should chain them to a shopping cart and throw them in the Nashua river.

  • Every Turtle Rider should consider what they did a personal affront
    December 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Because we are all mentally challenged!

  • Partners Pub
    December 4, 2020 at 11:28 am

    brotherzpizzas dot com

    December 4, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Fitchburg = cess pool

  • JohnWayne
    December 4, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Scum are starting business so it can fail. Scam the government out of COVID $$ and the set up the Go fund me BS…..

  • Fitchburg broken dreams
    December 4, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I know East st. Thats pretty close to the belly of the beast.

  • Andrea Grocer
    December 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Someone please drop a chocolate calzone in their parking lot this weekend.

    • The Battle of Aèropòstal
      December 4, 2020 at 11:25 am

      377 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, Massachusetts


  • The Ghost Of John Fitch
    December 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Fuck them.Drive them out.They wont be missed.The Burg has always had some decent places to grab a pie anyways.

  • Jane Goodall
    December 4, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Andre Sterling shot and killed in New York.I am worried that protests might erupt in the canopy.I AM ISSUING A CATEGORY 5 SILVERBACK ALERT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

    • Jane's Addiction
      December 4, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Same schtick all the time, eh? Just like the ‘Boons’ guy. Get a room you two pickle-lickers.

      • Jane Goodall
        December 4, 2020 at 11:39 am

        Good heavens!

  • Two Patch Crappy Jack
    December 4, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Start the Google and yelp reviews, gotta kill that business before it gets off the ground. You probably won’t make it anyways It’s a pretty shitty time to be opening a business

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