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[Resolved] Tina M. Pohlman/ President of the APS Foundation

Posted: Sep 9, 2017 by    

tina m. pohlman is cyberbullying a 16 year old disabled girl named candy waters.

Complaint Rating:  6 % with 17 votes
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Ms. Tina Pohlman from La Crosse, WI who is the President, Executive Director, Co-Founder of the APS Foundation of America, Inc (a Nonprofit Health Agency). ~ Ms. Tina Pohlman and Ms. Alice Carey are Partners and Lead Organizers of the Well Documented HATE Campaign Against Candy Waters who has autism is nonverbal

Ms. Tina Pohlman and her Minions follow the Waters family around in facebook groups for two years now using fake identities and attacking them on the post of their daughter's paintings that they are proud to share. Also, Ms. Pohlman and her Troll Team have created many Fake Blogs, Videos. facebook Pages, Memes & etc filled with Lies & Hate about Candy Waters

Ms. Pohlman and her Accomplices always say to “Google” Candy's name and you will find their Fake Hate Blogs that they have created to belittle and discredit her because they are extremely jealous of Candy's popularity and talent. Sick Trolls!!!

Ms. Tina Pohlman and her Accomplices always call Candy's art a “SCAM” in order to discredit her because they are jealous of her talent & popularity.

Candy's Art is not a Scam!!! Candy has autism, nonverbal and she paints every painting on her facebook page with a little help from her friends (Just Like The Beatles Said). The Waters Family use many different painting techniques with Candy (original art, collaborative…etc) Candy's family are honored and proud to be her humble helpers.

“I Have Seen Elephants Paint Better And They Were Recorded. And jealous, not a chance”

-Ms. Tina M. Pohlman's thought about Candy Waters painting style ~ Very Sick Person!!!


Ms. Tina Pohlman who is the President, Executive Director, Co-Founder of the APS Foundation of America, Inc is Cyberbullying our 16 year old disabled girlnamed Candy Waters. Ms. Pohlman's behaviour is extremely unprofessional, immature & SICK!!!

Please tell Ms. Tina Pohlman to stop harassing a 16 y/o disabled girl named Candy Waters and take down her Hate Sites that she and her friends have created to belittle and discredit Candy Waters. This will never end until she does this.

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Tina M. Pohlman/ President of the APS Foundation

Resolution statement

This matter has been resolved.
Updated by Cynthia 10, Sep 09, 2017
This negative comment is from Tina Pohlman President of the APS Foundation who is a very sick and using a Fake Identities. Tina Pohlman likes to cyberbully the disabled. Sick & Sad!!!
Attention Sandra & Robert Waters

You are hereby ordered to immediately CEASE AND DESIST your harassment and intimidation through your own and all alias names against Ms. Tina Pohlman and the APS Foundation of America, Inc. We have the right to remain free from these activities as they constitute harassment/stalking and defamation. Should you continue to pursue these activities in violation of this demand, we will not hesitate to pursue further legal action against you, including, but not limited to, civil action and/or criminal complaints.

You are to immediately discontinue and do not at any point in the future under any circumstances do the following: speak to, contact, pursue, harass, attack, threaten, telephone (via cellular or landline), instant message, page, fax, email, follow, or stalk Ms. Pohlman or any members of the APS Foundation of America, Inc. Note that your behavior is a violation of Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3 – Stalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.4 – Aggravated Stalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5 – Cyberstalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/1-1 – Harassment by telephone, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/1-2 – Harassment through electronic communications, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/0.01 – 135/2 – Harassing and Obscene Communications Act and Chapter 720 ILCS 135/0.01 Short Title Harassing and Obscene Communications Act. Note that your behavior is also a violation of US Federal Laws 18 USC Subsection 2265 Full Faith and Credit, 18 USC Subsection 2261A Interstate Stalking, 18 USC Subsection 875(c) Interstate Communications, 47 USC Subsection 223(a)(1)(c) Harassing Telephone Calls in Interstate Communications.

We have reason to believe this is not your first offense and we will pursue any legal remedies available to us against you if you fail to comply with this demand.
Updated by Cynthia 10, Sep 10, 2017
Tina Pohman you need help
Updated by Cynthia 10, Sep 10, 2017
Can you sat 'AUDIT" by the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Many people are coming forward.
Updated by Cynthia 10, Sep 10, 2017
If the people who feel that they were SCAMMED by the APS Foundation of America fundraising please click on this link below and on the bottom of this page there is a link that states "Report of Violation Form" use this form to file a complaint.

On item 2. THE NATURE OF VIOLATION underneath where it states

"Is the organization engaged in deceptive or improper fundraising practices?"
Check the box that states "YES"

Describe in detail what happened to you. Thank you

We are aware of the Waters' false report filed in April 2017 and that was closed in June 2017. It has been faxed from the WDFI to our attorneys.

Remember, it is a crime to encourage other to make false claims of fraud to state or federal agencies against people for retaliation / harassment purposes. We are prosecuting a false reports to the fullest extent of the law.

The WDFI has gotten a copy of this post.
We are aware of the Waters' false report filed in April 2017 and that was closed in June 2017. It has been faxed from the WDFI to our attorneys.

Remember, it is a crime to encourage other to make false claims of fraud to state or federal agencies against people for retaliation / harassment purposes. We are prosecuting false reports to the fullest extent of the law.

The WDFI has gotten a copy of this post made by the Waters'.
Cynthia 10 (aka Sandra & Robert Waters)

Since you have doxed Ms. Pohlman yet again, only this time on WordPress, and you continue to libel, stalk, harass our her, our clients, impede our business by your cyberbullying, etc. The police are aware of your latest doxing, blackmail, etc. You will be hearing from our attorneys shortly.
tina m. pohlman is cyberbullying a 16 year old disabled girl named candy waters.
You have been served your Sandra & Robert Waters (aka Cynthia 10) Cease & Desist of 93 pages. We suggest you heed it. We are not afraid of civil court.
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D  9th of Sep, 2017 by    +12 Votes
Cynthia 10 has been spreading lies all over the Internet to defaming other people's online businesses and continue to post threatening messages. She is doing everything she can to distract everyone from the scam she has going. If this woman thinks we are falsely accusing her of this scam than she needs to hire a lawyer and do the right thing. But she is crazy and continues to libel a lot of people who have exposed her scam and there are most certainly lots and lots of proof that she is running a scam, even on her own facebook page called the "Candy Waters Autism Artist". I hope she gets help because she is not only posting strange comments and lies, but she is exploiting her SEVERELY AUTISTIC CHILD to steal money from people. We are not picking on the child like she is always accusing us. We don't like what she is doing to her child in this scam. I wish nothing but the best for this child and she is not getting it from her crooked mother.

D  9th of Sep, 2017 by    +14 Votes
Add "Cynthia10" to the enormous list of aliases and fake identities created by the Waters to deflect attention from their child exploitation art scam.

How sad for their child that her parents are exploiting her by selling art that they make themselves and then lying by saying she paints the art. She paints splodgy dots and blobs, but that isn’t what the parents are selling on their web stores.

What’s worse is how they could clear up all the confusion and questions by just posting a simple video of the girl painting from start to finish, with no edits or jump cuts or mystery hands making strokes out of the camera lens’ range, if they really wanted to prove she was doing the painting. It would be a very simple and direct solution. In ten years, there is not even one video of the girl painting the art they sell with the birds and suns. Excuse after excuse from these parents, along with editing tricks and defensive behaviour.

It is a very different style from what the girl is able to paint on her own. Instead, the Waters parents attack everyone and then say anyone who asks questions is a liar or a fake profile, or a cyberbully with mental illness attacking their special needs family. Even though many of the people who are asking questions have special needs children themselves, which doesn’t even make sense.

Everyone feels sad for this sweet girl, who is now approaching adulthood. She is no longer 6 years old, like the parents keep portraying in their marketing. Everyone loves her for who she is naturally and wants to save her from her parents’ lies and scams. The Waters are lying sinners bearing false witness who will have to face their crimes of dishonesty. The truth always comes out, eventually.

There are now thousands of people who care about Candy Waters and want to see justice for her. A simple internet search proves this if you search for “candy waters art scam”.

PROVERBS 21:6 in the BIBLE forbids the attainment of money through lies and deception.
Clear your conscience and confess your sins to the proper authorities, Waters parents. Stop your scam and stop accepting money for fraudulent art that your child didn’t make.

Faith, love, and hope means practicing it in honesty and not deception of any kind.
D  9th of Sep, 2017 by     Best Advice +14 Votes
I see no evidence to suggest that the APS Foundation of Americana is cyberbullying a disabled child when they in fact lobby FOR disabled people and consist of volunteers who are disabled.

It appears Sandy and Robert Waters, the parents and business owners to the art scam, are on a vengeful retaliation against those who have expressed skepticism. If their child is truly in danger, perhaps they should focus their efforts on protecting her and limiting their internet use rather than unleashing a hate campaign against concerned bystanders. Ms. Pohlman is unfortunately not the first or only person the Waters have resorted to such measures with.
D  10th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Of course all the negative responses are Tina (sarcasm). Never mind this website has everyone's IP.

The Waters' used this same excuse on Amazon even for verified purchases. Search her book (Unspoken Gift by Candy Waters Autism Artist), look at the comments under every single review. This is why the Waters' deletes and blocks the poster of these responses on Facebook (no negative talk or questions allowed). They couldn't control feedback on Amazon. They thought they would have control there. I bet they thought they would have control here too. Nope.

Just like all the blogs are hers, even the ones created long before she even knew about the Waters'. Yep. Yep. Must be all Tina. Only the timeline does not fit. Sorry, charlie tuna. ⚡
N  10th of Sep, 2017 by    +10 Votes
Remember you posted this on your "Cyberbullying the Disabled Wall of SHAME" page, Cynthia 10 aka as Sandy?

"Please PM us if you have any information on Tina Pohlman's Scam. Thank you "

Well you wanted evidence if APS is running a scam and you got NO evidence because this non-profit business is NOT running a scam. So stop the libel and stop trying to destroy this business. You need to worry about your own scandalous business and clean up your act, so you don't continued to be accused of running a scam making money off your SEVERELY AUTISTIC DAUGHTER who you absolutely know didn't do those designs but you stay in denial so you can keep that money coming.

There will always be more people that will see who you really are, Cynthia 10.
N  10th of Sep, 2017 by    +11 Votes
@Trumpless APS has a Gold Star TOP-RATED because I checked just for you, Cynthia 10.
D  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Cynthia 10, the APS Foundation of America is run by disabled people for diasabled people and their loved ones.

Your scam complaint is not grounded in facts but your own bitter resentments and retaliation at people who have publicly questioned your financial exploitation of your severely non verbal autistic child. Your child has no say in nor awareness of you exploiting her name for money and misleadingly and knowlingly selling art that YOU produce calling it your child's original work.

All of the edited screen shots that you post can be proven.

If an alleged cyber crime is taking place why haven't you contacted law enforcement? You have not contacted law enforcement because there is NO evidence.

Your complaint here has nothing to do with the APSFA functions------ but only that of your retaliation at and targeting an individual who has a bit more public face online. Your obsessive cyber bullying will not stop the functions and services of the APSFA.

The APSFA is run by volunteers- disabled patients helping raise awareness and education for a potentiality lethal illness.

If an alleged crime has taken place and you allege ample evidence, then why haven't you gone to law enforcement instead of perpetuating your libel cyber harassment campaign?

Your libel posts on the internet against individuals affiliated with the APSFA are being archived by numerous people and local and federal law enforcement agencies have documentation of your obsessive harassment and stalking.
N  15th of Sep, 2017 by    +6 Votes
@Kim CNSGrrrl Ironically, the only reason the Waters even know who the APSFA is, is because they were FAKING having APS to gain access to their Facebook group, in order to market their faked art website.

Just like when Ms. Waters posted in a breast cancer survivor tattoo group, pretending to have cancer and posting one of her own designs, saying, "Maybe my next ink", to try to funnel people into her Zazzle shop.

Sandra Pekala Waters has faked having a myriad of illnesses to gain access to groups to spam her faked art. This includes: cancers, brain injuries, strokes, kidney ailments, blood disorders, skin disorders, epilepsy, stomach disorders, muscle disorders, memory/neurological disorders, cerebral palsy, lupus, Lyme disease, bowel disorders. You name it, she fakes it. Any Facebook group with a large audience to market to, and the Waters are drawn to it like a moth to a flame.

There is a list of *just the public groups* they joined and the illnesses they fake number into the 1000s. This does not even include the closed groups they infiltrate.

It is quite mind boggling how long they have been building up all these lies. And they never actually donate to any charities they claim to, according to those charities themselves.
D  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +9 Votes
All deflection Sandy and Robert Waters. GuideStar proves their books are fine. Remember, it is a crime to encourage others to make false claims of fraud to state agencies against people for retaliatory / harassment purposes. I am sure you do not want State and Federal law enforcement investigating you both now, do you Sandy & Robert?
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Cynthia10, (aka Sandy and Robert Waters, et al) you keep trying to put Ms.Pohlman's organization in a bad light. Let me put it to you this way, using your own words: Can YOU say audit? Hmm?

Remember when you try to point the finger at someone else, there are 3 fingers pointing back at YOU.

N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
@T.Nguyen Now that would be an interesting audit since Zazzle, PAOM, etc does not automatically report income to the IRS. I am not sure how Amazon works. The IRS can go back 10 years. So, glad my stuff is done by a CPA.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
@dragonfly414 I'm sure the Waters do their taxes in a magical, imaginary land of wizards and unicorns, where nothing is real or true. And of course it always benefits themselves, because they are narcissists who can't resist the urge to exaggerate for their own gains.

They lie about everything else, so I reckon they lie on their government records too. No surprise there.
D  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Funny, this similar note just got deleted by Facebook for HATE SPEECH on the "Candy Waters Autism Artist" page. There is a pattern forming here Sandy and Robert Waters. Add in the posts you lost today for HATE SPEECH on your bully page, it shows that you are the bullies.

D  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +8 Votes
Oh man, someone needs to get a real job. How about a recent photo of the child? Where is she? Sandy and Robert Waters should be ashamed and legally charged. Keep digging your hole as it's getting quite large. I wonder what everyone will do once they pull you IP address and unplug your computers. I'll need another hobby. Have you not learned anything? I think God will be teaching you some valuable lessons soon.
D  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +9 Votes
The ironic thing is the larger she (Sandy Waters) continues to stretch out the fake harassment story the more she makes her own harassment story and scam come to light. The more people she reaches to the more that become aware of her and the schemes... I'd say keep going Sandy, you're helping the cause! Peace ✌🏽
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
@Lioness333 Was thinking the same thing. 🤣
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Robert and Sandy Waters are pathetic. They posted a painting on their CWAA Facebook page with "Praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Irma ~ Please Share." Then proceeded to promote said painting trying to get sales. Of course they didn't bother to offer to donate any proceeds to an organization. No, they are greedy [censored] people. Keep posting your BS on your cyber-bullying page on Facebook~KARMA!
N  14th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
@SomeBeach2017 They love to try to profit off of tragedy. That is their specialty. They did it with the deaths of David Bowie, Prince, the Pulse massacre...among many others. They recycle old pictures of fake art and then act like they "just painted it" in honor of ___.

They aren't donating to charities or raising awareness. They are pocketing all of the profits.
N  14th of Sep, 2017 by    +6 Votes
@SomeBeach2017 Same with military holidays too. Don't forget Hurricane Harvey. I have seen it posted on blogs with screenshots.

Long pattern of using tragedy for their gain via sales. Vultures.
D  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +8 Votes
Grasping at straws again? If you put as much energy in your kids, as you do trying to deflect from the truth of the matter, they would be a whole lot better off.. your lies and deflection are meaningless. Your manic rants and psyco behavior is really showing . I suggest you get some help and take a walk. Looks like you all could do with a good bit of exercise instead of parking your butt on the computer seat and munching a big mac..
D  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +7 Votes
Many are coming forward? Nope. It was just your false report, Sandy and Robert Waters. Most people are smart enough not to file false reports to state agencies and sign their name to it.
N  15th of Sep, 2017 by    +8 Votes
@dragonfly414 Nobody is " coming forward". Unless you count all the Waters' own fake profiles and myriad of aliases they've invented.
N  13th of Sep, 2017 by    +6 Votes
Come on Sandy aka Cynthia 10, we can tell that Candy, your SEVERELY AUTISTIC DAUGHTER, don't necessarily enjoy painting sitting there and putting blotches on paper in your very heavily edited and deceptive videos. You use clickers, loud music, stupid noises and other tactics to get Candy to move when she stops painting, seen in your very heavily edited and deceptive videos. More coaching to get her to laugh and smile too.

In the very first video she actually did do the painting using her left hand. But then Robert was talking to Candy as if she was a dog trying to get it to do tricks. When there is that much coaching as seen and heard in these videos, than the question needs to be ask, "Does Candy really love painting?"

N  15th of Sep, 2017 by    +8 Votes
The Waters are the Martin Shkrelis of the fake rainbow art circuit. :D They smugly think they have outsmarted "the system" and continue to take advantage of strangers and the government by cheating, distortion and lies about what they are really doing. Fraudulent trademarks won't save you! Time to pay the piper. You are cheating your government and cheating innocent people around the globe.

The auditors will have a field day unraveling your ten-year-old ball of yarn.

Where are any recent photos of Candy? She is 17 now. Is she ok? The Waters keep regurgitating old photos from several years ago, pretending they are current. Many people are worried about that sweet, innocent young lady and her welfare.
N  18th of Sep, 2017 by    +5 Votes
So you claim you have been bullied and harassed for 1-2 years now, "Cynthia 10/Sandy Waters". If that is true, WHY HAVEN'T YOU EVER GONE TO THE POLICE, like any decent parent would, to protect their children? That is how it's obvious to the world that you are making this all up. If you were truly fearful for your family's safety, GET OFF THE INTERNET 24/7 with all your scam marketing and whining and pretending to be cyberbullied - take care of your babies, for Pete's sake! There is nothing on earth more important than the welfare and safety of one's children. Have you forgotten that?! YES. You are too busy feeding and stroking your ego all day long with your marketing and your celebrity worship.

Why haven't you notified law enforcement and produced some actual evidence of any of this, if you feel so harassed? I know why. Because you are making it all up to distract people from your fraudulent art business. No one is calling you, contracting you, or harassing you.
N  18th of Sep, 2017 by    +6 Votes
@T.Nguyen Because they would find their scam in the process and their stalking, cyberbullying, libel, harassment, etc behavior in the process. Of course the big one, NO ONE is harassing their daughter.
D  19th of Sep, 2017 by    +5 Votes
Who are Sam and Cindy, Sandy and Robert Waters? No need to tell, they are more fake screen names to stalk people on Facebook.

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