Jerez Coleman is also known Kidd Cole, King Cole, or tonight’s “catfish” on MTV’s reality show Catfish. Have a look at the 5 Fast Facts on Coleman to see who he really is and what he’s been up to …
1. Jerez Coleman Has Fooled Many as an R&B Artist Named Kidd Cole
Jerez Coleman has pulled the wool over many people’s eyes as Kidd Cole, who was supposed to be the youngest person to sign under G.O.O.D. Music as a producer. He promised countless high-profile connections, gigs, and more. In the meantime, he was scamming victims out of money.
2. He’s Awaiting Trial for Scamming Virginia Commonwealth University
Presently, Coleman has federal charges against him for scamming Virginia Commonwealth University and he’s also under investigation for possible other scams as well. Times Dispatch gives details on Coleman’s scandal with VCU:
Caitlin R. Kelly, the prosecutor, said Coleman portrayed himself as a well-connected executive producer in the hip hop world and went to elaborate lengths when he contacted VCU to set up a Dec. 10 event at which Big Sean would speak with students … Coleman went into the auditorium and spoke with the students for several minutes using a fake British accent, passing himself off as a British producer. At that point, the VCU students were told that Big Sean had another engagement elsewhere and would not be coming to speak with them, Kelly said.
Coleman is currently living with his grandmother while he is out on bond.
3. A Mental Evaluation Has Been Ordered for Coleman
According to Times Dispatch, Coleman’s next hearing is scheduled for August 8, 214 because he needs a mental evaluation.
A judge ordered a mental evaluation Friday for a man charged with scamming Virginia Commonwealth University into thinking he was arranging for an appearance on campus by popular hip hop artist Big Sean.
The judge would like to find out if Coleman was sane at the time that the crime was committed against VCU.
4. MTV’s Catfish Exposes Coleman Through a Victim Named Lucille
On tonight’s episode of Catfish, a woman named Lucille takes hosts Nev and Max on a journey to find out who the real Kidd Cole is after she loses money in his many scams. Have a look at the above clip to get a glimpse at the episode.
People wrote about another victim of Coleman revealed on the MTV show:
When Nev, Max and Lucille meet one of these victims, Loretta, a limo driver from Washington, D.C., she tells the trio how Kidd Cole robbed her of $8,000 by using her luxury car service on several occasions and disappearing once the bills arrived.
So, what happens when Coleman is confronted? People writes:
When confronted with his own evil deeds, Kidd Cole – or Stone-Col Jerez – claims he’s legit and invites the group to visit him in the studio the following day. When the trio arrive at the basement studio of a random house, it is clear this is another one of Jerez’s ruses. The “rapper” is unable to work the recording gear and a business partner also in the studio admits that Jerez asked him to pose as a professional.
5. There Is a Facebook Page Dedicated to Kidd Cole The Scam Artist
A Facebook page called “KIDD COLE AKA KING COLE SCAM Artist” is dedicated to exposing Jerez Coleman’s scams. The account even has a picture of Catfish’s Lucille who was a victim of the Kidd Cole scam. Apparently, Coleman also went by King Cole in addition to Kidd Cole.
The most amusing part of this Facebook account is the URL: https://www.facebook.com/asstojail