Friday, May 30, 2014

Finally arrested!

Asa finally got tripped up. He scammed a person in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, and she went to the police and reported him. Patrolman Mahr of the Little Egg Harbor Police Dept snapped the cuffs on Asa Saturday, May 24th.
An unhappy Asa Garriga

Asa is a guest of the Ocean County Department of Corrections, where he will remain waiting for additional charges to be filed by any other victims in the area. And just when he's expecting to be released so that he can disappear, he'll be coming back to Rhode Island to face the felony fraud charges that we brought against him in 2009.

This is a good day. His deceptions are being publicized in South Jersey, which will spare some people from falling victim to this smooth talking con man.

You can see his prison information by following this link: Inmate Information and entering his last name into the search box.

There is a newspaper article (link coming) and a story on the local NBC news station.

I haven't done anything with this blog for a few years now. Spammers were posting ads for all sorts of junk, I would get an occasional tip from someone who saw him in an AC casino, but until he got caught for an arrestable offense there was little that I could do. Now he's in Jail, and he'll be coming to RI to face the music.

Even though he was arrested with $40,000 cash in the car he was driving, I'm not confident that we will see any of that money. I just want the satisfaction of seeing Asa again, and him seeing me, as he is escorted out of the court room.

Thanks to K for standing up and doing the right thing. Thanks to the Little Egg Harbor PD who listened to what K told them and then went out and got him. If there are other people in NJ who have been taken by Asa, please contact Patrolman Mahr at the Little Egg Harbor PD, 609-296-3666 .

Monday, April 26, 2010

Comments from other people

We have heard from a few different people out there. Here are the comments that have been left:

On April 12, 2010 6:20 PM Anonymous said...
asa from gulfport ms, scum. has a uncle here named guy garriga.

On September 21, 2009 7:39 AM Anonymous said...
i'm (deleted) from (deleted) county,ms asa was known by my daughter (deleted) down in gulfport,ms he convinced me to give him my 69'mach 1 mustang to refurbish in which i did he took it to the coast and always come up with excuses about when it was going to be fixed well it was just a matter of time that i finally figured the whole thing out HE STOLE IT FROM ME!!!!

On February 26, 2010 7:22 PM Anonymous said...
IF YOU CHECK IN BILOXI,MS. OR GULFPORT,MS. YOU WILL FIND ALOT OF PEOPLE HE HAS DONE THE SAME THINGS TO.ALL THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN IS THE SAME SENERIO'S AND CRIMES HE COMMITTED ON THE COAST HE IS A HABITUAL LIAR AND IS ALWAYS SWINDLING SOMEONE. WHEN I FIRST SEEN EVERYTHING YOU WROTE I CAOULD SEE THIS HAPPENING HE HAS STOLEN A HARLEY AND A JEEP BOTH TO GO SALE FOR SOMEONE AND NEVER RETURNED DRUGS IS A BIG PART OF IT TOO NOT JUST THE GAMBLING.

On February 26, 2010 7:28 PM Anonymous said...
FROM THE PICTURE HE DOESN'T LOOK LAS GOOD AS HE USED TO MUST BE LOSING HIS TOUCH GETTING MONEY BECAUSE HE ALWAYS WORE THE BEST CLOTHES AND ALWAYS KEPT HIMSELF UP I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM LOOK THIS BAD IT'S A WONDER HE IS EVEN STILL ALIVE FROM THE LIFESTYLE HE LIVES, HE STILL TRYS TO CONTACT HIS BROTHER EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT I THINK HE HAS FINNALLY CUT HIM OFF COMPLETELY, (deleted)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

More information out there

Yesterday this blog got two new comments from someone familiar with Asa. This is great! If we work together we can stop him. It would be extremely helpful to know if anyone has seen Asa lately or heard of where he might be.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another victim heard from!

Asa conned a gentleman in Gulfport, MS out of his '69 Mach 1 Mustang! Thank you very much for letting the world know about yet another rip off! We are still embarrased and angry ourselves, as I am sure you are too.

This person didn't say when that happened, but we know for a fact that Asa has arrest warrants in that state so we would be surprised if he is operating in that area right now.

If Asa gets picked up by the police he will be brought back to Rhode Island for his warrants here. We are patiently waiting for that day.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rhode Island criminal charges

Asa now has a warrant for failure to appear in court. See Asa's information at this link: RI Court Database

There are a lot of people in Rhode Island who would like to speak with Asa. If you have any information about Asa and where he is, please email me

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome

Asa Joseph Garriga is a lifelong con artist, starting as a youth in Mississippi.

He was born on February 8, 1966 in Biloxi, MS. He spent time in Parchman Prison Farm in Parchman, MS.

Throughout 2007 he defrauded me and my wife out of almost $40,000, and I am not his only victim here in Rhode Island.


  • He convinced an elderly gentleman to give him the title to his pickup truck so that Asa could sell it for him. Asa promised to sell the truck and return with the money paid by the buyer. Asa sold the truck, got someone to cash the check, and never gave the owner a penny.

  • Asa convinced me to go in on a deal refurbishing a vintage muscle car in New Jersey. I fronted the money for purchase and renovation of the car but I have never seen the car and now doubt that it ever existed.

  • Asa has made off with a number of our power tools. Although he passes himself off as a contractor, the only tool Asa owns is a hammer. When he convinces someone to let him do work on their house Asa borrows any tool that he can.


Asa is a serious diabetic. Because he does not take care of himself he frequently checks himself into hospitals. He has been in Westerly Hospital frequently and recently in Rhode Island Hospital.

Asa is also a serious gambler (poker). He has been banned from casinos in Las Vegas and Mississippi, as well as Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. He frequents casinos in Atlantic City and will never be too far away from a casino.

His deceptions usually involve vehicles and/or home improvements. He fancies himself a contractor, and he has done some legitimate renovation work for us, but he has little talent. He convinces people to hire him to do things like building a deck, he charges outrageous fees for the job, and gets other people to do the actual work.

Asa becomes verbally abusive once he has gained the trust of his victim. He frequently and vehemently cusses people out. He is far more likely to verbally abuse a woman than a man.


Right now there are felony arrest warrants out for Asa in both Mississippi and Rhode Island.




Please help us locate Asa. If you have been swindled out of money by Asa Garriga, or if you just know him, please add your comments to this page.