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WAYNE YEE CHIN'S SCAMS ARE DOCUMENTED AT HELP FIGHT BIGAMY
WAYNE YEE CHIN, age 52 (as of 2010)
Convicted thief -forgery
Convicted Bigamist - married at least 7 times over the last 30 years.
Wayne Yee Chinn plays on women's sympathy - he claims he had two
children who were killed in a car accident.
The "children" are now adults and are alive and well.
Chinn falsely represents himself as a "Naval Reserve Officer" and as
"Commander Chinn." He tells his victims that he could be called to
duty at any time.
Wayne Yee Chinn is not in the reserves and was not an officer.
Chinn was a cook in the Navy and his last date of service was in 1978
when he left the Navy.
UPDATE - 2010
2010 - Wayne Yee Chin is up to his old tricks in Anchorage, Alaska.
Trolling plentyoffish.com - user name on personal ad: here2serveu.
WAYNE YEE CHINN'S HISTORY OF MARITAL & CRIMINAL WRECKAGE
LATE 1970's -MARRIES TWICE
Wife No. 1, two children. Divorce. (CHILDREN ARE NOW ADULTS)
Wife no. 2
Official Navy documents -Wayne Yee Chinn left the Navy in 1978.
He was enlisted as a cook.
1981 - JAILBIRD
1981 - Wayne Chinn commits arson, tried and convicted and serves time
Chinn is working as a security guard at a lumber mill and is being laid off.
To prove the company needs him and shouldn't lay him off, he burns down
the lumber mill.
Released from prison.
Wife no. 3 (Bellingham, Washington), 1 child (CHILD IS NOW AN ADULT)
"Wayne Chinn left me in a financial hole."
Wife no. 4 - Chinn marries - while still married to wife no. 3. In order to avoid
prosecution for bigamy, Chin obtains a divorce from one wife,
and an annulment from the other.
1999 - Wife No. 5 - Cynthia Castile (Eagle Creek, Oregon). Both she and Wayne
Chin are working on a cruise ship and begin dating.
Cynthia Castile "Wayne came on board, and, of course, swept me off my feet, said
all the right things I needed to hear at that point in my life."
During her stint as "wife," Cynthia Castile receives e-mail messages from two Admirals.
One message said "Commander Chinn" was assigned to "Homeland Defense."
Prison - Washington State - Wayne Yee Chinn is convicted of forgery (of one of his
victims) and jumps bail. Serves time for the forgery
and jumping bail.
Cynthia Castile "I spent about $14,000 on his defense."
About Chinn's craigslist ads and myspace profile -
"It makes me sick to my stomach." "I have no idea.
I really, truly don't know how he does it. It just amazes me.
It really truly does."
"Michelle" (Boise, Idaho) "When they call them con artists, that is what they are,
they are arists." "I don't know if he has the ability to
tell the truth. It isn't about a love gone wrong.
The whole thing was a scam."
Wayne Yee Chinn represents himself as a Naval Reserve Officer and claims he is "being
sent to Iraq."
Chinn leaves an audio message on her answering machine.
"I'm getting called by the reserve."
Michelle discovers someone is using her credit cards in Oregon.
She starts saving Chinn's voice mail messages on her phone.
2007 - February - Wayne Chinn leaves another message on the answering machine.
He interrupts himself to give military orders:
"Hey you. Hold on just a minute. Roger that enterprise 6-7. Message confirmed.
Be prepared for that. Secondary is on its way to you as I speak.
Anyway, just calling you."
Michelle is informed that Chinn is "critically wounded, a spinal cord injury.
JUST ANOTHER CON GAME
Wife no 6. - Chinn is telling Michelle he's Iraq, suffering from cancer
and spinal cord injury - in reality he and wife no. 6 are in
Reedsport, Oregon. They're opening a new restaurant at
the Forest Hills Golf Course.
2007 - Mid-September
Michelle receives an email from a "Col. Christian" who informs her that Wayne Yee
Chinn is also suffering from colon cancer. Michelle urgently inquires about his condition
and chemotherapy. Chinn informs her there's been an increase in the cancer cells.
He requests she send him a "care package" to the hospital. Michelle purchases new Nikes
to send in the care package.
BIGAMIST - AGAIN
Wife no. 7 - It's the very same day Wayne Yee Chinn is marrying his 7th wife.
Michelle "He was calling me and giving me this very weak sounding voice from Iraq,
asking me to ‘be sure and not forget the Toyota payment, sweetheart, after
he was married."
"I had to declare bankruptcy after being left $65,000 in debt.
I filed complaints with police departments in multiple cities,
each time I was told it is not a crime to lie."
Within the year of his "marital bliss" Chin is presenting himself as "single."
Uses Craigslist personal ads - "His ads state he’s looking for "A Great Woman."
It states he is a Chef and Naval Reserve Officer.
Chinn's MySpace page profile listing is "single."
(Journalists replied to the ad undercover and Chinn responded fairly
quickly and wrote "Forward a contact phone number, and possibly a
When contacted by phone and asked about the women Chinn hung
up the phone.)
CONVICT - AGAIN
Released from prison.
A new marital start - Wayne Chinn and Wife no. 5, Cynthia Castile are moving to Estes
Park, Colorado. Chinn decides that he will move first, get established
and then his wife Cynthia would follow.
Cynthia waited...and waited.
Cynthia Castile "So I called what I thought was his place of employment, and Sharon
says ‘He doesn't work here,’ and I said, 'He doesn't?' She says 'No, I
fired him in December." And I say, 'That's interesting,' and she says,
'But he's still in the area, him and his wife have a gift shop in downtown
Estes Park,' and I said, 'His what?' She says, 'His wife.' I said, 'I'm his
wife.' She says, 'Well he's got two then, doesn't he.
Cynthia Castille presses charges.
Bigamy conviction - Tillamook, Oregon
2008 - September - Chinn & wife no. 7 move from Springfield, Oregon to Pinedale,
(According to wife no 7's family, the couple skipped out on unpaid debts).
Chinn is hired at the White Pine Ski Resort to manage the restaurant and
Wyoming - A personal ad on Craigslist.com appears containing similar language
to Wayne Yee Chinn’s Oregon postings. The ad is signed "W."
Stefanie "I was among them, though not included in any of the reports.
I have, for years, been embarrassed over my naivete
Looking back now, I think "How could I have fallen for that!?"
And my only answers are "he's good" and I was young and naive and
wanted to believe in a "good guy".
How disgustingly wrong I was. And it cost me not only money, but freedoms.
I hope this man rots in hell and if anyone knows how to get a hold of him,
let me know.
It may not mean much, but I want to sue the pants off him and make him
pay for what he did not only to me, but others as well. (I know it's a pointless
effort, but it makes me even more mad as I further learn the discovery of his
No woman (or person) deserves to run into a creature like this."
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