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Greg Bates is able to gain so much good will in the community because his North Shore Eats page claims that its primary goal is to raise money for the Northeast Arc, a non-profit that does a lot of great work with special needs and autistic children. We’d like to turn this negative into a positive, so if you’d like to donate DIRECTLY to them (and not by buying a fraudulent raffle ticket) then click here.
But the fact of the matter is that he knows his lemming followers won’t care if this random dude is eating for free everywhere with gift cards, so long as he’s donating so much money to a good cause. Although neither of his kids are autistic, he says that his girlfriend’s son is, and he uses him as a prop on his page to show what a great guy he is:
Look at all those likes and shares and comments. All people telling Greg how great he is for taking up this noble cause.
Except Master Bates seems to know very little about autism, since he’s been a UPS driver his whole life, and his entire background with it involves his recent relationship with an autistic kid’s Mom.
We also teased in Part 1 that he’s used the r word before. He adamantly denied this on NSE, pointing out that because his girlfriend’s son allegedly drew his logo (for free of course) he couldn’t have possibly used the r word:
Now, what he will try to say is that the fake account he was speaking to was the one who used the r word, and that he was quoting him. Except we searched high and low and it appears as if the Virginia Mary account never actually said that. He also could’ve put “I raise money for retards” in quotations if he was quoting someone else. So either Greg is using that word freely in Internet fights, or he’s falsely quoting someone else. Either way, the use of the word “retards” is 100% directly coming from him, not someone else.
Is this the end of the world? No. Lots of people have used that word before. But once again it shows that he is a pathological liar.
And Greg is very vocal about the “thousands and thousands of dollars” he has raised for this group. Here’s a message he sent to someone who had a question about why it was taking so long for him to get gift cards out to people who won his raffle contests, bragging about the amount raised from his fundraisers:
He says he does 3 fundraisers a year.
He says the page is “just a hobby for him,” which we’ve clearly established in parts 3, 4, and 5 that it’s not.
He says he’s raised over $100,000 in 2017, and expects to raise over $200,000 in 2018.
He says he’s “not paid for by the restaurant industry,” even though he’s completely paid for by the restaurant industry, as well as several other local businesses.
But just remember – 3 fundraisers a year, and over $100,000 raised for ARC last year.
Shell Shocker spoke with ARC on the phone today, asking for an exact amount that Greg Bates has donated to ARC. They said that the total amount he has given them since 2016 (2.5 years) is $13,000!!
And just last week he had only given them 2 person checks:
But yet just last year he said he raised $100K!! So either he’s lying his face off about the money he’s raised, or he’s stealing an insane amount of money that generous people believed was going to ARC.
Let’s take a look at some of his public claims on NSE about money he has raised so we can do the math together. He had a Meat Up on March 26:
But never publicly acknowledged how much money was raised for ARC at this event.
Here he is bragging about raising $13K from a “Meat Up” fundraiser in September:
Now, what he does at these “Meat ups” is he sells raffle tickets online and claims that money automatically goes to ARC. He also charges $10 a head to get in the door, and once inside he sells a crazy amount of raffle tickets on site. This is in addition to the money that can be documented online, and it’s a lot of cash that goes through his hands.
Greg promoted the crap out of his November fundraiser at the Stonewood Tavern in Peabody:
And by the time the fundraiser was completed he had sold 1,408 tickets at $10 each, for $14,080:
That’s just the amount that can be traced digitally. But what about the cash from raffles inside, donations, and the cover charge? Here’s what someone told us happened at the November Meat Up:
I was told by an employee the lines were crazy and there was literally cash everywhere. So if it’s 100 people and they only spend 20$ each on top of the admission……
My friend who worked there bought 100 bucks alone. Resist also donated a portion of sales. Is that number reflected in the amount he says he raised?
No, that number is not reflected in the $14,080 he raised from online ticket sales. That’s a completely different entity. The money at the Meat Ups was cash only. And we are assuming it all goes through Greg, because who else would it go through? Chrissy Langdon?
According to him he raised $11,975 at the Meat Up, and had another satellite event that raised $400. We know that this is not the online ticket sales, since those tickets were $10 each, and 11,975 is not a multiple of 10.
A week later the number had climbed to $12,650:
That’s in addition to the $14,080 from the online fundraiser, bringing November 4th’s Meat Up to $26,730.
Now remember that ARC said he gave them a grand total of $13,000 from 2016-2018. Weird. So just right there from one event we have $13,730 missing.
Keep in mind, that in Part 5 he had an advertiser make out checks directly to him, but publicly told people she had made the checks out to ARC:
So he has a past history of pocketing cash that he claims is going to Arc.
He then began promoting another fundraiser for April, in which he bragged about how much money he raised in the November fundraiser, and estimated he could raise $20,000 this time around. Once again he solicited gift cards from businesses for a raffle that people could purchase $10 tickets online for:
“Suzanne” even told the haters to come on down
He got the band to play for free, and Breakaway hosted it for free:
So he had no costs. About 60-80 people showed up, which our sources tells us Breakaway was not happy about since he promised 300.
And he had vowed many, many times to raise $20,000 for this event:
Guess how much he publicly said he raised?
Yup. $1,600 big ones. Almost $20,000. Almost.
Even with 60-80 people he should’ve raised much more money than that. After all, there was cash flowing through there with more raffles once again. Oh, and the stuff being raffled off was all donated by other people, so once again it cost him nothing:
But yet he only had $1,600 to show for it? Hmmm….
Oh, and he also charged a cover charge of $10 a head, on top of the raffles.
One person asked if they could use their Breakaway gift card, but Greg let her know that it was a cash only situation:
Because Greg doesn’t like money trails, as he likely pockets most of the cash. If not then his kids get it, and Greg certainly doesn’t want that. Just like he did with Gina’s check that he told his group was made out to ARC. But of course it wasn’t:
But yet he tells people that he “never touches the money” because it’s all online:
Except he tells people they have to pay him in cash. This is very confusing Greg.
But even this small amount of $1,600 was not sent to ARC as of a week or so ago. When critics started pointing this out he began to post money he sent ARC from the online Rallyup page:
But that only says $9,813. You raised over $14,000 from online ticket sales alone. It also also says the check will arrive on December 15, for a fundraiser that took place on November 4. And it doesn’t say who is getting the check or who it’s made out to. For all we know it could be made out to Greg Bates, since he has a documented history of having checks made out to him while telling people it’s going to ARC.
We asked him about this and here’s what he told us:
Stonewood sent him a check form the percentage of sales on liquor too? Add that on to the missing money too.
And why would we call ARC to see if he had sent more checks after this when he could just show us himself? It’s almost as if there was no other check after this.
Once again he stuck to the “I don’t touch the money” routine:
Huh? Why is it sent in two checks for one fundraiser? Nothing about this makes any sense at all.
Once again, when the questioning got tough he hid behind his girlfriend’s autistic son:
Notice he’s not saying that he was charged any sort of fees, so the missing money is not explainable.
Then he told us that the checks added up to $11,975, which he couldn’t document either:
$11,975 is the exact amount he said he raised in the online raffle:
But…what about the rest? And what about the April fundraiser? Where’d that money go?
Awaiting instructions on what to do with cash donated? But Greg, you literally just said you don’t touch any of the cash. And why would you need to await instructions for months? You raise money on Monday and you donate it on Tuesday. It’s really not complicated. You claim to have this intimate relationship with ARC, yet you can’t call them up? You’ve donated all this money to them over the years (you claim) and you don’t know where to find them to donate it to? Sure thing Greg.
He showed us this as proof that he “awaits instructions”
But why does it take her to contact him to get him to pay? And what does that say on the bottom, four days after the initial message? “OK I will also need…..”
Need what? More time? More gift cards. He always “needs” something.
He kept telling us to call ARC:
Which we did. And the amount he says he donated is far less than the amount he’s actually donated. As is the amount of cash we know has flown through him at the Meat Ups.
And once again when the questioning was tough he tried to convince us that the real story was G Parties catering business:
Oh, and he also donates his “own money” to ARC as well.
Because he’s such a swell guy. The guy who doesn’t seem to have a job, and owes thousands in child support and unpaid rent, is also a philanthropist. Sure thing.
We never got an answer as to why he hadn’t paid ARC a penny of the $1,600 he says he raised at the April 22 Meat Up. Take a wild guess what he told someone else his reason was?
His girlfriend’s Autistic son of course. Because it’s his job to be the full time care taker of a child he’s only known for a couple years. That and the fake profiles are just keeping him way too busy these days. He also said that he has “yet to receive all the money promised.” But he makes money in cash at these events. So……why hasn’t he donated that?
Also, it’s disturbing in that message that he threatens to drive to Christina and Josh McClintock’s house to “square off.” Instead of addressing where all the money is he is falsely accusing innocent people of starting pages exposing him. Hey shithead – we know who runs that page, and it’s neither of them.
And that’s just from the Meat Ups. He also has local businesses raise money for ARC (not sure if they’re paying for these ads) including several that are not restaurants:
He has hundreds of posts like that. “Such and such restaurant is donating x percent of all sales to ARC if you say you’re from NSE.” I have a hard time believing these restaurants write a check to ARC. And as we saw with Gina, he has his advertisers write checks to him, which he then tells people are going to ARC. So God knows how much he’s actually made from all of these. Maybe a lot, maybe a little. But his ass needs to get audited.
Check out this:
A “generous donation?” How much did this poor guy get suckered for?
The other day Greg attempted to clear his name on NSE about the allegations of missing money:
“I will be getting a complete list of every donation organized by me.”
Dude, you’re taking in over $100,000 a year according to YOU. How do you not have records readily available? Why do you need to put together lists? It’s also been three days and we haven’t seen a list.
But please, tell me more about how this is a “legal matter” now. Because nothing would make us happier than you attempting to bring this to court. Ya see Greg, there’s this thing called “discovery.” And that would reveal all the shady shit you’ve been up to my friend. So yea, I think we can all agree that we can’t wait for the lawsuit buddy.
He’s since updated it with two payments:
We already saw that one though. Where’s the rest?
Only $1,090 more? That’s less than $11,000. And it doesn’t say who the check is going to either.
When we spoke with ARC about this they only gave us a grand total, not a list of checks Greg sent them. So who knows if these even got to them. Either way, it’s way less than the $100,000 he claimed to raise for them in 2017 alone. And Greg would’ve gotten a receipt back from Arc that he could easily just produce.
Oh right, he doesn’t touch the money:
Greg’s been working tirelessly to discredit both Turtleboy and North Shore Eats Exposed for weeks now, while painting himself as the victim:
And his idiotic follower blindly believe his lies about companies not paying to be there.
And one more thing – Greg also claims he works for Arc:
LOL. Oh Suzanne, what are we gonna do with you?
He says Arc asked him to find internships for autistic kids. Except he couldn’t do this, so he tried to guilt a a restaurant into giving his special needs students an internship because they owe him for the business he drives towards them:
“they are only IEP, not special needs.”
This guy know NOTHING about the developmentally disabled. An IEP is a confidential document. Something Greg would have no access to. You don’t go around telling restaurant owners you extort for cash about other people’s kid’s IEPs. That’s illegal.
Then again, if you’re an advocate for autistic kids like this you’re also not supposed to casually drop the r word in conversation.
I don’t even know who to contact about this. Normally I’d say the AG, but she’s probably suing Trump right now for Global warming, or something really vital to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Maybe we can get some opinions from some tax people, or accountants, or lawyers. Someone who would have some suggestions on how we can get to the bottom of this. Because this asshole has no intention of shutting down his page, so we’re gonna have to shut it for him.
Stay tuned for Part 7.