FRAUD MELANIE AND THEO REDDY


This is a husband and wife team and their details are as follows – 1.       Theo Reddy (ID Number xxxxxxxxxxxxx)2.       Mageshweri Reddy (ID Number xxxxxxxxxxxxx) They trade under various company names and the 2 that I am aware of is 1.       Awesome Events and Photography - http://www.awesomephotography.co.za/contact.php2.       JK Events - http://jkevents.co.za/ Mageshweri uses the names names Mel, Kim and Shereen. These are the names that I am aware of. There are many unhappy people that have been scammed and conned by these people.They need to be taught a lesson and brought to book. I am certain that they don’t even pay their taxes. (HTTP://HELLOPETER.COM/SEARCH-REPORTS?KEYWORD=AWESOME+PHOTOGRAPHY) I am in contact with the unhappy people that have been scammed with me and will gladly provide you with information (with their permission of course). Please can this matter be taken seriously as so many people have been affected. They have been doing this for way too long and need to be stopped.

Report ID: 2891
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 22 Nov 2012, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username2891
Reported Date: 30 Nov 2012, 12:11 PM
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  • LN501 8 Jan 2016, 06:55 AM

    Hi All,
    I am not sure if there are any of you still on this chat. It looks like these people are still around and still scamming. My fiancé and I have been scammed by these two due to not knowing her husband's name and the fact that she has changed her name and company name again from the ones reported previously.
    The company used in my instance is Aspiring Events and her name was Jade Reddy. The company has since changed its name again, they have changed their number and have moved residence.

    If anyone is able to provide me with their details (full names, ID numbers, etc.) I would really appreciate it. You can send it to lesn501sa@gmail.com. And if there is any update on cases that were lodged the information would also be appreciated.

  • Username2891 31 Jul 2014, 09:24 AM

    Ladies, do forgive my candidness..but contacting the ombuds will achieve what? She and her husband were arrested but clearly that accomplished nothing. They both are evil and deceitful people and fear no one. They are so good at hiding its not even funny! I have now given up...

  • Monica6 31 Jul 2014, 09:10 AM

    These people stole my money as well. If any one knows anything please contact Colleen @ Consumer ombuts 0860 000 272. These people need to be found!

  • Kay12 28 Nov 2013, 02:11 PM

    I have been trying to get the photos from my husband's pre-wedding function for the last two years. Whenever I tried to arrange to collect, she was always busy. Those photos have real sentimental value as he arranged the function himself, after his father died, and really went all out. Now he has nothing to show for it!

  • Athisha 12 Jul 2013, 01:40 PM

    has any one had luck in getting their money back as yet or getting hold of them

  • Username2891 16 Jun 2013, 01:41 PM

    Hi Nompumelelo PLease advise why Constable Zwane cannot help you. I thought that these people were arrested and we were going to get justice..

  • Nompumelelo 16 Jun 2013, 12:43 PM

    Hi i had my wedding september 2012 and paid melanie in full even paid her the after hours photography and videography, i have contacted constable zwane who unfortunately was unable to help. Its going to a year now and i dont have any memories. If you can help or have any info please let me know.

  • waddles 12 Apr 2013, 07:53 PM

    they totally ruined our wedding day and left us without a photographer for the reception. a day like this is something we can never re-live. to the awesome photography team. i hope you enjoy the cash. PS and if anybody seen her thank GOD she is on the other side of the camera.... vent over

  • Amanda21 13 Mar 2013, 03:07 PM

    late 2011 - i meant.

  • Amanda21 13 Mar 2013, 03:06 PM

    Our comment about these fraudsters was the first comment on hello peter, they tried to rob us late 2012, similar stories, paid the full amount , no show and stories of being ill etc... my fiance eventually exposed Theo on a car forum he was on regularly in front of all his friends and we posted on hello peter ( the first ever bad post about NOT SO "awesome photography" . Melanie eventually refunded us as she was afraid of her business going down hill at that early stage, i tried to warn her that she will not get very far in life stealing from people and i feel hurt and sad for so many people here - its such a waste because she is such a good photographer and with these stories will never be able to do business again. Good luck to everyone here, im so sorry again.

  • diane Naidoo 12 Mar 2013, 04:15 PM

    my daughter got married on the 15th dec 2012 paid melanie an amount of r8000.00 she promised to be there. but to no avail she did one pre-shoot prior to the wedding did not turn up. had to get another photography which costed another R8000.00 Melanie i want you to look deep into your soul that if you still have one.

  • Natasha Covenden 4 Mar 2013, 01:24 PM

    In 2011/2012, i used melanie for 2 shoots, that was done and i received the photos, with lots of pesturing. unfortunately i wasn't able to get my photo albums from her which i paid R1750 to her for. Lots of excuses she gave. I threatened her too and even put her on hellopeter. She doesnt take my calls or reply to any of my msgs. I hope she and her husband get caught and pay for all the wrongs they have to done to us all.

  • santhani 7 Feb 2013, 04:39 PM

    Omw thank god I have done my research about this Melanie character and thank you to each and everyone of you for coming forward about these con artists. sorry for you guys having to go through all this inconvenience. I was suppose to go with them for my wedding in august this year but their was something about her that put me off she was being to pushy for me to choose her packages and sending me her banking details. best of luck to u all and I do hope that justice does prevail.

  • Deveshani 6 Feb 2013, 12:47 PM

    I have purchased numerous vouchers from Melanie Reddy as gifts for friends and family. She never shows up for any of these shoots. I was told of stories, about her mum being ill. What is the next steps? What a fraud!

  • Deveshani 6 Feb 2013, 12:44 PM

    I purchased numerous vouchers from Melanie Reddy as gifts for friends and for my family. She was never available for any of these shoots. I have tried calling, emailing and smsing to no avail. What is the next steps? What a fraud!

  • Howard 25 Jan 2013, 03:21 PM

    Please contact me via email thesequestrator@gmail.com i have a writ of excution and info on Reddy i have been on the case i am a forensic Investigator

  • Username2891 3 Jan 2013, 11:00 AM

    Please contact Constable Zwane on 0766841978 (Brixton Police Station)

  • MARISHA 2 Jan 2013, 03:48 PM

    @JANEY, I THREATHNED TO TAKE HER TO CARTE BLANCH AND NEWSPAPERS AND THEN THE SAME LIES FOLLOWED THAT SHE TOLD U, HER TWINS DIED, SHE GOT ROBBED, SHES GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE. SHE IS SO PATHETIC!

  • MARISHA 2 Jan 2013, 03:46 PM

    THIS WITCH MELANIE WILL GET WHAT SHE DESERVES, SHE ROBBED ME AND TOOK MY MONEY AND DID NOT SEND THROUGH THE PHOTOS FOR MY SISTERS MATERNITY SHOOT! SHE NEVER RETURNED CALLS, OR WHEN I DID GET A HOLD OF HER, SHE LIED AND MADE EMPTY PROMISES, CNT BELIEVE FOR AN INDIAN WOMAN THAT THIS IS HOW SHE CARRIES ON, SHE IS A DISGRACE, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THIS WITCH. THIS SHOOT WAS DONE IN MAY 2012 AND STILL NOTHING , NO PHOTOS, NO REFUND!!! I SEE HER HUSBAND GOT ARRESTED. IM VERY HAPPY! CONTACT ME ON TIANA@LIVE.CO.ZA SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THEY BOTH STAY BEHIND BARS

  • Janey 1 Jan 2013, 01:31 PM

    Hi, please let me what's happening with the case oened against this fraudster, she has stolen my money as well...I'm sure she's now run out of lies to tell everyone, she's used everyone on me, from killing her poor father-in-law a few times, to getting divorced and even lying about losing her twins which she did months before she met me...such a pathetic, disgusting piece of thrash... She has a facebook page 'Jay Kim Reddy' which she is now advertising her new business under...she's even calling herself by her daughter's name, Kim, how disgusting is that???...

  • Sandiren Thaver 27 Dec 2012, 01:33 PM

    Hi I have also been scammed and opened a case, can anybody give me Melanie or Theo's ID numbers so that I can start a further investigation on them. Please mail me at sandirent @ gmail . com Please remove the spaces from my e-mail address. All those that are willing to keep in contact with me are more than welcome and we can share any news that comes up. I want this couple behind bars.

  • Avni 12 Dec 2012, 09:03 PM

    I got married in July 2011 and still have not received what i paid for. we paid an amount of R8500 in full for a complete package as promised by Melanie Reddy,who trades under the name Awesome events and photography. definitely opening a case at Brixton Police station. what pathetic people to deal with!

  • Ash2 8 Dec 2012, 07:36 AM

    For those of you that have not yet opened up a case please do so immediately and send the case number to Constable Zwane, number listed above. These people are imposters and frausters and cannot get away with it any longer . They stole my money and did not pitch on my wedding day. She and her husband are disgusting pathetic human beings

  • Kumeshan 6 Dec 2012, 11:52 AM

    These people have scammed my fiance and i out of our life saving,now we have to start planinng again without any funds. We are devastated and will support any movement to bring these people down. Using peoples happiness and good memories as a scam to make money is not ON!We are honest people who work hard .Justice must be served.

  • Ivy3 5 Dec 2012, 12:21 PM

    Ths people left me desperate they stole all my stuff,hope they rot in hell.

  • tsholofelo4 4 Dec 2012, 06:23 PM

    pls cal me on 0766841978 urgent

  • tsholofelo4 4 Dec 2012, 06:11 PM

    could all who has been robbed by melanie and theo to contact me asap pls.

  • Alwyn2 4 Dec 2012, 06:02 PM

    Please also give me your details as I have information for you as I was scammed by them as well.

  • Username2891 4 Dec 2012, 12:15 PM

    Please provide me with an email address or way of contacting you.

  • Shirley Thaver 4 Dec 2012, 11:18 AM

    We have hired Melanie Reddy as the photographer for a wedding in two weeks time. She has not responded to emails or telephone calls, and has moved house. I desperately need to contact her as we have paid in full. If possible please supply me with her/husband's id numv=bers.

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