***SH EXCLUSIVE*** JIM BELLINO…Scammer Pro: Banned From EBay… “Authentication” Business Shut Down… Feds Gave Jimbo One-Year Probation… Jimbo’s Craigslist Ad… “Creative Financing”… How Bellino’s Got On RHOC…

ORIGINAL POST:  DECEMBER 18, 2010  4:36 PM

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UPDATED 6-7-2011

                                                   Da Bellinos… before Jimbo’s chin implant and neck lipo

After reading the letter the Bellinos sent earlier this week to their close friends (and, of course, several media outlets) in regard to their soon-to-be foreclosed Laguna Beach home (letter:  http://alexis-bellino.com/bellinos-bankrupt-–-not/), SH became curious as to why someone would feel they needed to explain their financial standing so publicly.

                                                     Freshly implanted chin and neck lipo… with Alexass and Wretched **BLEEECH**

SH began to look into Jim Bellino to get some insight as to his character, his personality and his business dealings to understand why he would publish such a defensive letter.

From what has been found, he’s a professional scammer and already knows his way around bankruptcy court.

Bellinosandhouse-300x225.jpg                                                                                       Jim and Alexis Bellino and the home they are desperate to unload in Newport Beach

By all accounts, 47-year-old Jim Bellino got a very lucky break in 2000 as the FBI had him on their radar for years.  He should be in jail for his knowing participation in a fraudulent national sports memorabilia business.

                                                                                     Jim Bellino actually forged ‘Mother Teresa’s’ name on a baseball and sold it!

Instead of jail time, Jim received a slap on the wrist and had to pay $30,000, along with serving one year’s probation and told by the Feds to stay out of the memorabilia business:

FBI’s Operation Bullpen hooks network

SAN DIEGO – The FBI’s Operation Bullpen has infiltrated and dismantled a network of 20 forgers, authenticators, wholesalers, and retailers who are responsible for the creation and sales of up to $100 million of forged memorabilia, items that are both sports and nonsports-related. Twenty individuals, all from California, are cooperating with federal officials in pleabargaining agreements on a variety of fraud and tax charges.

The operations of the J. DiMaggio Company have been shut down.  In addition, a significant number of items that were known forgeries carried a certificate of authenticity attributed to Don Frangipani; and Robert Proudy and Jim Bellino of Forensic Document Services (FDS). Forged items were supported by fake or misleading authentication documents. However, no charges have been brought against the latter authenticators.

To date, Wayne Bray of SCAA and James Bellino of FDS (FDS was banned from Ebay) have agreed to cease doing business in sports and celebrity memorabilia. Jim DiMaggio also is no longer authenticating memorabilia. FBI agent William Gore displayed a baseball forged with Mother Teresa’s name on it, which was accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the J DiMaggio company. Of the four authenticators, only Bray has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

A deferred prosecution agreement was reached with Jim Bellino.  No charges have been brought against the others.

A must-read detailed story about FDS and Jim Bellino: http://bullpenandmore.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/jim-bellino-reality-tv-star-and-counterfeit-authenticator/

BEFORE the authentication business:

In 1997, Jim Bellino founded AAA Wholesale Billiards, renamed it Wholesale Billiards in 2003, and then renamed the company Rectivity Inc./ Pool Tables USA in 2005. All of these businesses share the same address: 2714 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana CA.

742366969_441_Bellino-Main-Cherry                                                The Bellino Collection

Rectivity, Inc./ Pool Tables USA, Inc., operated as an online vendor of pool tables, poker tables, and matching game room collections. On December 10, 2008, an involuntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7 was filed against Rectivity, Inc. in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

The state of California had listed Rectivity’s business status as “forfeited”:  The business entity’s powers, rights and privileges were suspended or forfeited in California 1) by the Franchise Tax Board for failure to file a return and/or failure to pay taxes, penalties, or interest; and/or 2) by the Secretary of State for failure to file the required Statement of Information and, if applicable, the required Statement by Common Interest Development Association.

817211329_441_Alexis_pool_Table_Main                                                 The “Alexis” Pool Table

According to Newport Beach’s Daily Pilot, Jim Bellino “used to own the now-closed Margaritaville restaurant on West Coast Highway. He juggles numerous business endeavors these days, including pawn loans and house flipping.”

The Bellino’s other properties can be seen here: http://www.celebrityrealestatenews.com/2009/09/10/alexis-bellinos-other-properties/

UPDATE 6-7-2011:  The Bellino’s sold their Newport Beach house at a short sale in March 2011 for $3 million… here.

Jim-Bellino-and-Alexis-Bellino.jpg&w=150&h=150&t=1The Scammers Bellinos… Jim and Alexis Bellino

While looking for Jim Bellino’s pawn shop and/or loans, SH found an ad (written in all caps) he placed for his “financial services” on Craigslist in February 2010, in which Jimbo states that he’s using his own money:

“NO GAMES!!!!!   THIS IS MY PRIVATE MONEY. IF YOU HAVE COLLATERAL JUST E-MAIL YOUR SCENARIO AND I WILL E-MAIL BACK TERMS, THAT SIMPLE.  CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE AND OTHER COLLATERAL SEE BELOW.  NO CREDIT SCORES… NO JOB… I DONT CARE… I CARE ABOUT THE ASSET.

REAL ESTATE-BUSINESS

1.DIAMONDS/JEWELRY/WATCHES/GOLD

2.AUTOS/MOTORCYCLES

3.HANDBAG COLLECTION

4.ART

5.  WINE COLLECTION OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU MIGHT THINK HAS VALUE.     JUST E-MAIL ME THE SCENARIO AND I WILL RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.   THANKS JIM

SAME DAY FUNDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I DONT LOAN ON BUSINESS… IF YOU DONT HAVE COLLATERAL, DON’T BOTHER.     THANKS

$MINIMUM… 10 K LOANS

$NO CREDIT CHECK

JUST E-MAIL YOUR SCENARIO AND PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL E-MAIL BACK TERMS WITHIN AN HOUR.

THIS IS MY PERSONAL MONEY SO THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF HOOPS TO JUMP THROUGH.”

                                                                Alexis Bellino pictured … with photos of Jim and Alexis Bellino’s Newport Beach house that they are desperately trying to unload.  Detailed info regarding the Bellino’s Newport Beach house at Real Estalker here.

On September 9, the Bellino’s home was pictured in Celebrity Real Estate News with this description (more “creative financing” with Jim Bellino):

“SELLERS (The Bellino’s) ARE OPEN TO A TRADE OF A SMALLER HOME IN THE NEWPORT BEACH OR SURROUNDING AREAS. SELLER IS EXPERIENCED IN CREATIVE FINANCING AND WOULD ENTERTAIN ANY CREATIVE FINANCING OFFERS.”

According to several sources it wasn’t by chance the Bellino’s got on “The Real Housewives of OC,” they tried very hard to get on the show and eventually it worked out for them.

“Alexis and Jim did everything they could to get on this show. They bought a house from Jeana (Keough) and befriended her.

They bought a car from Simon (Tamra’s ex-husband) and befriended him.

Alexis joined Gretchen’s gym (Fernanda’s) and befriended her.

They watched the show every week since it’s been aired and tried to get as many connections as possible. I do have to say, it worked. Though it was expensive! Fancy houses and luxury cars aren’t cheap. Hope they feel it is worth it.”

With such a can of worms to open when looking at their past, why would anyone such as the Bellinos TRY to get on a reality show?

“Before” photos of Alexis just for the hell of it…

   Yes… this is Alexis Bellino

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35 comments on “***SH EXCLUSIVE*** JIM BELLINO…Scammer Pro: Banned From EBay… “Authentication” Business Shut Down… Feds Gave Jimbo One-Year Probation… Jimbo’s Craigslist Ad… “Creative Financing”… How Bellino’s Got On RHOC…

  1. Now Jim and his brother in law/attorney are being sued for acting like schoolyard bullies by foreclosing on the InVogue Hotel’s previous owners, per the Orange County Register.

    Another failed business was a second Margaritaville in Rancho Cucamonga (now closed).

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    • honestly, how do they both stand each other……….she is a doormat, and she’s ulgy to boot………….she better stay with the crook because no other man would want this fake bitch. She also isn’t very bright, but then, those kinds of men like to pick on weak stupid women.

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    • The True Stoopid fake OC house people are definitely Alexis who’s so bright NOT, and her husband Armo- he is the reason why I started hating men! Who does he think he is with The Blessing of the kids, he can’t handle kids. He just married a f buddy. Alexis- there both Users!
      As for as Peggy and Mucas f don’t represent my Orange County in a good way at all! She’s just a user- and a drama queen . Micah is p**** whipped with a bag of Bones!

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      • There is a part in Hangover II that reminds me of the type of useless manchild that Jimbo is. When Allen intercoms down to his mom who had brought his dinner to his room “mom these dishes are not gonna do themselves and are we not doing desert anymore?!?!?”

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      • The Real Housewife of So OC, Not to be prudish, but I take offense of using the F*** word! Have you noticed no one on this site does? Apparently Not!

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      • RHofSC: Sounds like you have some inside info re Alexis and Jimbo… we love inside info at SH, so spill it!! As a first-timer, please be aware of two very basic rules: refrain from attacking other commenters and kindly watch the language. Other than that, welcome! And… Thanks for commenting! SH

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  3. loan shark need without any B.S. Nothing up front I am willing to pay a high interest to get it transfer to me but I will not pay anything to get a loan sent to me so if you are a 100% legit lender or a loan shark with terms email me done of these fees or any other
    can you do this loan without any of these fees no collateral unsecured loan
    no out of Country fees no Banking fees no Insurance fees no Approval fees
    no Application fees no Transfer fees no Bank Account to open no Registration
    fees no Attorney fees or any other fees just include them into the payment and
    no B.S. please can you do this loan

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  4. How is it possible for the Bellinos to sell their house as a short sale and then turn around and buy a new house with cash????

    In order to qualify for a short sale, you cannot have any assets; otherwise, those assets must be used to pay the mortgage off in full….and not in a reduced manner via a short sale.

    This is fraudulent conveyance and should be investigated by the bank and the state of California Attorney General.

    Jim Bellino and his religious wifey seem to be up to their necks in sin!!!! HYPOCRITES…

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    • If they do in fact have a lot of cash (which is likely, given the scams he has been involved in, i.e., Operation Bullpen), it is most likely hidden. The lender probably won’t pursue them at this point, and the Attorney General’s office would need something more concrete than that bimbo’s verbal statement. However, they did recently form a team to pursue mortgage fraud, and made this announcement in May:

      “In the past year, the California Department of Justice has received thousands of complaints related to foreclosure scams, mortgage fraud and mortgage servicing practices. The Mortgage Fraud Strike Force will be made up of teams focusing on consumer enforcement, corporate fraud and criminal enforcement. The teams will target predatory lending, unfair business practices in mortgage loan origination, deceptive marketing and loan modification fraud, among other scams.”

      Hopefully, the Bellinos and their fake corporate entity that acquired the property and promptly filed for bankruptcy will be investigated by the new Strike Force.

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    • He is just as stoopid as she is. He prolly fed her those lines to say. Not realizing that the other gals know a trick or two themselves and would question it. I got a feeling this is gonna end badly.

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      • considering how stupid she is, I would not be surprised that Jimbo (d-bag) did feed her those lines. Just like in the reunion show she stated “Oh Jim just texted me about….” when whats her face said that her and Jim many years ago had been an item. I’m sorry but they are a bunch of sanctimonious idiots.

        I can’t wait to be sitting on the sidelines with St. Peter when he will school them hardcore… “Sorry Alexis and Jim but you are the farthest from godliness, but if it helps I have Gucci Handbasket that we can take you to hell in…… “

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  5. They are just such a sleaczy couple. Throw in their religious hypocrisy and I find them completely vile.

    If there is anyone with any investigative authority in California reading this, [you never know], please take a look at this fraudulent couple.

    It is grossly unfair to millions of others who live within their means.

    Bravo TV you are gross for not doing a better background check on your housewives.

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    • Do you really think that Bravo (Andy) cares about the background? Drama queens love drama and what better way to have that happen on air then casting someone with an incredulous background. Think about it. Here we are complaining about them but Bravo did exactly what it set out to do. Provide people with a weekly train wreck with the most incredulous individuals to cast… Just like Spidey, we watched because it makes good tv….

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  6. I really think Jim Bellino is a true dirt bag what a big piece of garbage. Alexis is so pittiful the way she caters to that big piece of sh*t. They are both are a disgrace to humankind. You both should be ashamed calling yourselves christians. You evidently don’t know what it means to be a christian. You sad sorry asses should go back under that rock you crawled out from.

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    • Alfie, She bugs me in a bad way for sure. Like tasting his cocktail sauce for him? seriously? It like he thinks he is the king of England or sumpin. Disturbing. They are raising kids that are watching this type of thing, soaking it in, thinking its normal. Those kids are gonna be in for a rude awakening in life.

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  7. I have not been able to see the latest shows of the lovely plastic people (boo hoo) but do any of you remember reading about Alexis saying in some interview on a web page about a hormone imbalance she had that made it impossible for her to carry a pregnancy to full term? Darn darn darn I could kick myself for not saving the URL…kick kick kick. I was surfing the net one day digging up dirt about the sleazebags and I know I saw an interview and pictures of her and Jimboob and she said she had to have a surrogate carry the twins. That caught my attention because it was about the time Peggy Pukeface gave the tearful interview about Shortpants and Enlishcity’s birth and her Post Partum Depression and AlexisWhoProbablyDrivesA Lexus perked up and said “Oh yeah I had it too” and she probably thought it meant some kind of special gift….lol……duh what dummies….since Peggy Pukeface said she got a PUSH GIFT…hahaha…of a Bentley for pushing out Shortpants and Englishcity….lol.

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    • Carol, I have not heard that. I thought it was only Camille that had surrogate. But I did see ExLaxis trying like the devil to latch on to the disorder de jour (post pardon-me) and then when that didnt stick she threw a little eating disorder against the wall. Forgetting that Gretchin been bleepin about an ED for a few seasons now. Shortpants and Englishcity. funny

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  8. I am going to find that page if I have to look at ever URL on the http://WWW….my eyes may fall outta my head but I will find it..lol……I also found the one about her wonderful husband’s scam he was pulling with the lovely Peggy Pukeface when they were a hot item and he actually (are you ready for a good laugh?) signed Mother Teresa’s name to an actual baseball (now that took a set of brass ones huh?) and sold it to some sucker sports memorabelia collector as the real thing..hahaha…..go figure……duh. What a wonderful bunch of nuts and all around bad bad people Bravo has on the show huh? On the page I saw about Jimboob and the lovely AlexisProbablyDrivesALexis some of the comments people posted said they wondered if she has some X and Y floating around in her gene pool too….hahaha….they commented on her hips and shoulders and man hands and a tiny trace of Adam’s apple……tee hee. I sure hope I can find the page. They also commented on her voice.

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