Somebody else out there might be interested in this. I have received two “comments” on this posting from people other than those who have been ripped off by Greg Murray or Kelly Marsh, or whatever his name is. The first I received was back in December (2010) from a fellow named (get this) Danny Boone. He claimed to have worked for Greg / Kelly and attended his funeral. Was that before or after the “miracle” resurrection and his concert last year in Brunswick, GA? I also wonder if the comment from his cousin’s wife doesn’t come to bear on that as well?
Then just today, I received a comment from somebody claiming to “stick up” for Greg. That fellow’s name is: Kevin Fisher. He claims to have bought many items from Greg / Kelly on eBay and always was “Very satisfied.” I won’t dignify that with a response. Read the comments people. My only hope is still, someday, this blog may see this guy get justice – just like Osama Bin Laden, you can run, but you cannot hide forever. Sooner or later, the law will catch up to you Kelly, or Greg, or whatever name you’re using these days.
I found a web site:
Does anybody know if that’s the guy we’re looking for? His picture is displayed prominently on the Bio page.
Oh, and btw, I looked up (using whois) the IP addresses from where both of those purportedly honest comments about Greg came from, one was from Yadkinville, NC, and the other was from Herndon, VA. Any surprise those both are within the general area where “Greg” lives?
Found this posting on Facebook, apparently “Greg” had a different name when he was with the Blue Devils (Greg Racke):
I’ve found a few other references to this fellow having played at various churches and celebrations in the east.
I just had to stop today and write an article for anybody who does a search on this fellow to let them know this guy is a crook. I “bought” a laptop computer from him in March, 2009 for which I sent him cash (in the form of money orders) in the amount of $1,750. I never received my computer.
Kelly Marsh, aka Kelly V. Marsh aka Thomas Gregory Murray aka “Greg Murray” aka Greg Racke (a name he used when he marched with the Blue Devils in Georgia) of Charlotte North Carolina (or possibly Richmond, VA) is a crook. He is a scammer. He ripped me off on eBay. He has apparently ripped many folks off. You can find a large discussion on this fellow on trumpetherald.com.
Kelly V. Marsh (Greg Murray) of:
7910 Woodsedge Dr, Apt 301
Charlotte, NC 28216-1896
is a crook. That address was valid when I sent him money for the item I “purchased” from him on eBay.
I tried to file charges with the Charlotte PD, I cannot even get anyone there to listen to me. I filed a complaint with the Internet Fraud folks in March of 2010. I filed a complaint with eBay as well, and they laughed at me and said “It’s been over 6 weeks, we can’t do anything.”
I’m at a complete loss as to where to go or whom to go to in order to get this guy prosecuted.
My Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint:
Letter sent (2010-06-03) to Detective Perez, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department:
Detective Perez –
I just phoned your number below, left a message. I have been doing somewhat of my own investigation on this fellow who scammed me on eBay. I have since found out his story is 100% fabrication, lies, scam, con job. The fellow’s name that I dealt with is Kelly Marsh, or Kelly V. Marsh. I have since found out he is the same person (we think) as Thomas Gregory Murray, or Greg Murray. He operates a “ministry” called Trumpet Praise Ministries or tpministries (that was his eBay userid when I “bought” a computer from him). He may also have several other aliases. Please check out the following forums on TrumpetHerald.com:
There are postings from numerous folks like me who have been scammed by this guy. He’s faked his own death apparently! He has sold cars that he didn’t own (hopefully not all what’s in that forum is bunk anyhow). An awful lot of people are after that guy. There is another address listed for that guy, in Yadkin County, and I believe that it is current:
1036 PINE RIDGE DR
HAMPTONVILLE, NC 27020
That comes directly from tax records:
The forum articles said that “Kelly” or “Greg” or whatever his real name is, has been convicted of selling cars with no title, and that he’s on probation there in Yadkin County. I just talked with a Probation Officer in that county and he was unable to confirm that. Apparently the stories around this guy are as thick as his own lies, it’s difficult to know where truth separates from the crud. I do know that I was scammed. That I know with 100% certainty, and I sent the money for my computer purchase on eBay to the address in Charlotte:
7910 Woodsedge Dr, Apt 301
Charlotte, NC 28216-1896
There’s an address very similar to that shown in one of those postings on TrumpetHerald.com, some poor foreigner (Japanese?) who bought a trumpet from this dude, never got it either. Again, I won’t try to combine my case with anyone else’s, that may be up to your DA, if we can find enough folks to get complaints against this guy, perhaps we can put him in jail so he doesn’t scam anybody else – that’s all I really care about. I know I’ll never see either the computer I “bought” or my money. Losing $1750 hurts, especially since I have not worked in over a year now, but we’ll survive, and I won’t be out of work much longer I don’t think.
I would like to file formal charges against this guy. It’s going to be tricky because he uses aliases. I think we’ll have to prove that Kelly Marsh and Greg Murray are the same person. The other name he uses might be Mark Aldridge (Reverend Mark Aldridge) according to the forum articles). Greg Murray was born in 1964 according to the forum postings.
I’ve filed a case with IC3. That case number is:
The Tax Records for Yadkin County show this guy Greg Murray still owns a piece of property there:
I don’t know if that’s any help or not.
I hope all (some) of this is helpful, I know it’s a lot to wade thru, that’s why I’ve been doing the legwork the last couple weeks, since I found out I’ve been scammed. I actually didn’t know it until I found that forum series of postings on TrumpetHerald.com. Now I’m SURE! I appreciate any help you can give me, all of us who’ve been conned by this fellow will appreciate getting him behind bars.
Let’s get him!
Thanks so much for your help.