Sometimes I come across a character in the poker community who is so stupid, so out of touch and such a bumbler that I am compelled to introduce the fool to readers of “Six Toed Pete”.
Todd Witteles, the Inspector Clouseau of Poker Frauds, is today’s buffoon. Let’s examine what Todd has been up to recently.
Witteles, aka Dan Druff has taken a well deserved pounding for his role in not detecting John Sepulveda’s scams and frauds perpetrated on Poker Fraud Alert and Vegas Poker Radio.
Todd vouched for and enthusiastically pushed and promoted every project and scheme Johnny Sep dreamed up. Not once before this blew up did the owner of “Poker Fraud Alert” alert anyone about his forum friend and podcast co-host Jasep’s criminal history or dirty deeds.
Why not? Well for the simple reason that Todd refused to vet Sepulveda before approving and championing each scam including the fraudulent Ironman Podcast for the 22Q Foundation Charity.
As a result, John Sepulveda stole thousands of dollars while Todd Witteles and Poker Fraud Alert became a laughingstock in the poker community.
The name “Poker Fraud Alert” is unsuitable for Todd’s poker forum. It’s incongruous with what actually occurs there.
We know Witteles is a failure as a poker fraud sleuth but surely he must ban PFA scam artists and thieves once their guilt is obvious. Incredibly and unfortunately, he doesn’t.
Todd Witteles’ hypocrisy is well documented but his treatment of PFA members who have scammed and defrauded just compounds his dishonesty.
John Sepulveda, aka Jasep on PFA who stole @ $15,000 is still welcomed on Poker Fraud Alert. Another member, 408Mike, who has admitted stealing from a PFA member, has not been banned. PFA’s Weissman, who reportedly stole from Tommyboy and USC, is still a PFA member in good standing and Templar, another PFA scammer is still approved.
Todd’s podcast co-host FckVwls rolled ICFishies for a large sum of cash yet Witteles refuses to ban her. Inequitably another member Jsearles, who was involved in a disagreement with Vegas1369 over a small amount of money, was banned from posting on PFA.
I could go on and on but it’s crystal clear…Todd Wittles does little to nothing to warn the poker community about fraud. His poker forum, Poker Fraud Alert, has promoted poker fraud that could have been avoided had Todd been more careful, more diligent!
Remember Todd is the one who vigorously vouched for convicted thief and notorious conman Peter Falcone, aka PeterDC. Recently Witteles went on record at PFA to praise one of his members who bragged about stealing @ $1,100 from Poker Stars!
As Azzclown, Anal_Hershiser recently posted on PFA:
“We got lots of scammers. One is banned. I don’t particularly care for the guy either, but it is what it is.”
When PFA member Lannister recently inquired:
“…I am curious why some scammers are allowed to post here??”
Poker Fraud Alert member Needless2say gave this honest, accurate reply:
“cuz this is where all the frauds kick-it.”
Thankfully the poker community can sleep easy knowing Todd Witteles is protecting them from poker fraud.
Here’s another example of Todd Witteles’ sharp mind in action as he tries to determine if he’s being hustled by two prostitutes in a Las Vegas casino bar.
He actually started a thread on his forum wondering if two women seated next to him at a bar might have been genuinely interested in him?! This occurred @ 5am in a Caesars Palace watering hole.
Todd was so excited about the attention he received from these “ladies” that he published a poll in the PFA thread hoping his members would verify and validate his feelings that these were not prostitutes but just attractive women interested in him.
It was not tongue-in-cheek. Druff was truly hopeful these two women authentically desired him, an awkward, overweight, socially inept man.
If this clueless guy can’t spot two casino bar “Weekend Warriors” sizing him up as a trick how can he protect the poker community from fraud?
N.B. After reading this article I wonder how long it will take Dan Druff to post in his thread that he was only kidding and knew they were hookers all along? Sure Druff…we believe you.