Scientologist Verlene Cheeseboro lies about 'Criminon' fake front


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FORWARD: Cheeseboro once worked in a New York State Prison on Staten Island so perhaps that's where she learned to lie. Nothing she says about L. Ron Hubbard, the Scientology crime syndicate's Narconon or Criminon scams is at all evidenced in any way.

Most of what's known about Scientology's "Criminon" fake front has been collected and placed into the Reprogramming criminals into Scientology criminals web site. We find that Scientology's "Criminon" fake front is more wishful thinking that actual successful fraud. Scientology's "Narconon" fraud is much more successful as a fake front for the notoriously criminal cult than their "Criminon" fake front.

From: "Feisty" <>
Subject: H.E.L.P. Houston Founder Selling Criminon
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:13:03 GMT

Not unusual that the woman worked in the New York Corrections Dept for a long time but has no information about Criminon ever being used there.

November 04, 2002

Something Can Be Done About Crime
Verlene Cheeseboro

The debate about parole has taken front stage in many communities as parolees continue to commit repeat offenses. As a retired state prison captain who spent two decades in the system, I feel that the problem is not the parole system but the prisons which do not rehabilitate criminals, and actually just create better ones.

With increasingly more heinous crimes hitting our headlines, crime victims, lawmakers and other citizens are taking a lock-them-up-and-throw-away-the-key stance. The basis of the current system is that if they can be punished enough, they will reform. With recidivism rates showing that two-thirds of inmates released are rearrested within three years, it is clear that this thinking is flawed.

No, that's incorrect. The "current thinking" is that if you lock them up they can't comitt crimes against honest society. There is no notion of reformation past a certain age of the criminal. Reformation attempts are generally made when the convict is young to try to steer the person away from crime however past a certain age it's understood that any effort to reform is almost certain to fail so prisons become simply a place to store criminals to keep them out of society for a time.

Author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, whose methods are used in criminal reform programs around the world,

Massive lies. L. Ron Hubbard was a massive criminal whose exploits can be reviewed in Bare-faced Messiah and whose history is well known. The suggestion that he was some kind of humanitarian is a profoundly stupid lie given the wealth of information available on the internet which proves otherwise.

Likewise Scientology's "criminal reform programs" are non-existant and certainly the crackpot notions were never used in any New York State Prison. Scientology doesn't have any "criminal reform programs."

wrote in 1938 that "the individual man thinks of a cell simply as a place where the criminal will be held incommunicado until he is finally reborn. It rarely occurs to this individual man that he is actually fostering the practice of placing this one criminal in the society of criminals."

And that's also wrong... Not surprising since Hubbard was a criminal himself who suffered from mental problems and who was a drug addict. In any event the notion that nobody but Hubbard "discovered" the fact that prison is basically a training facility for criminals is, well, obviously stupid. The Scientology crime syndicate likes to demand that their mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard was the first to discover the obvious.

I have seen this as experienced, older inmates eagerly share their criminal expertise with first time offenders entering the prison system, resulting in a more knowledgeable criminal.

Mr. Hubbard saw that the key to reforming criminals was "establishment of the criminal's self respect." Education is the first step toward helping inmates regain their self respect as 69% of inmates nationally cannot read or write. Studies and statistics also show that those inmates who managed to get their education in jail do not return to prison - they are now employable and have the basic skills they need to survive legitimately.

And Scientology's public relations efforts do nothing to educate people. The Scientology crooks claimed that they had helped to educate some three million children in Africa after the criminal enterprise was exposed in Time Magazine which accurately described Scientology as a global ruthless scam. It was proven that the claim of educating African children was a another pathetic lie that the criminal enterprise had probably hoped nobody could check out and debunk.

Yet, many corrections educational programs have been cut back. Instead of skills that can rehabilitate, in the current system prisoners are learning new ways to commit crime, and are then released into the community worse than ever. (Incidentally, according to U.S. News and World Report, 95% of inmates will reenter our communities.) Addressing illiteracy in our prisons will bring about a lower recidivism rate and greater parole successes.

In fact teaching prisoners to read and write is step #1 in getting them out of committing crimes. Step #2 is to teach them skills to get them employment. Scientology does nothing to educate anyone in or out of prison; the criminal enterprise is only interested in the money and the public relations claims they can make to try to convince people who don't know better that their mad messiah's insane notions are some how used out in the real world. All the available evidence shows that Scientology's claims are lies.

Ms. Cheeseboro is a retired New York State Prison Captain from Staten Island. She has since retired to devote her time to education. Cheeseboro currently runs an office of the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (H.E.L.P.) in Harlem, New York.

Feisty then does some homework and uncovers information about this Cheeseboro character.<



Captain Verlene Cheeseboro retired as a captain after working for 20 years for the N.Y. State Department of Corrections. Verlene now works full-time as the President of Harlem Education and Literary Project [HELP]. HELP is a free tutoring program that has taught studying and learning skills to over 300 children, parents, and others.

=== Guidestar:

PO Box 1166
239 E 120th St, Ste 2B
New York, NY 10035
Information in this report was supplied by the
nonprofit organization within the last two years.

Who We Are

H.E.L.P. Harlem offers family literacy services and study
skills education at no charge to the community.

Program / Activities
Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
Adult, Continuing Education
Single Organization Support

Location(s) Served
New York City

Contact Info
Tel: (212) 860-7782
Fax: (212) 860-7783
Contact: Verlene Cheeseboro, Executive Director

Financial Info
Fiscal Year: 1999
Assets: $11,730
Income: $11,730
This organization is not required to file an annual return
with the IRS because its income is less than $25,000.
It makes its audited financial statements available to the
public upon request.

more financial information

Chief Executive: Verlene Cheeseboro
No. of Board Members: 6
No. of Full Time Employees: 1-5
No. of Part-Time Employees: 0
No. of Volunteers: 21-100
more about leaders

EIN: 13-4049955
Year Founded: 1998

How to Help

This organization is seeking funds from contributions and grants.
These funds will be used for unrestricted operating expenses,
special projects, building improvements and endowments.


PO Box 1166
239 E 120th St, Ste 2B
New York, NY 10035
Mission and Programs


H.E.L.P Harlem, a nonprofit community-based family literacy project, provides innovative solutions to the problems of illiteracy in New York City. Through the use of L. Ron Hubbard's unique study technology, derived solely from his research in the area of education, and community outreach initiatives---H.E.L.P. Harlem empowers its community to achieve. Our product is a self-confident, successful student, equipped for lifelong learning. Our goal is to provide every child and adult with the skills needed to be an independent learner and a competent, contributing member of our society.


H.E.L.P. Harlem's programs include community outreach, study skills education and literacy courses offered free of charge.

Additional Comments

H.E.L.P. Harlem has become an important resource for students and families in the Harlem community. We have received local recognition for the work we do with the residents of Harlem.


PO Box 1166
239 E 120th St, Ste 2B
New York, NY 10035
Goals and Results

Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2001

Recieved a federal grant to employ five Americorps * VISTA
volunteers. Invited to tutor students in the Harlem Youthbuild
program and expanded our program to include GED preparation.
Expanded our volunteer base.
Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning 01/01/2002
Plan and execute a major fundraising event.
Improve volunteer recruitment programs and expand volunteer
base. Develop web-site and incorporate technology in our
tutoring programs.

Self Assessment

H.E.L.P. Harlem tracks its effectiveness in the following ways:
(1)weekly evaluations of all areas of operation (2)annual report
on success of tutoring programs (3)the number of students
enrolled in our programs (4)The number of active volunteers
(5) Success of fundraising programs and direct-mail campaign.


PO Box 1166
239 E 120th St, Ste 2B
New York, NY 10035
Leaders of the Organization

Chief Executive Profile

Verlene Cheeseboro, is H.E.L.P. Harlem's founder and executive
director. Ms. Cheeseboro founded H.E.L.P. Harlem in 1998 as a
way to increase literacy levels in the Harlem community and
actively involve students in their own educational development.
Prior to founding H.E.L.P Harlem, Ms. Cheeseboro worked for the
New York State Department of Corrections. Ms. Cheeseboro is a
graduate of Columbia University.

Board of Directors Patricia Thomas-Moore, Vice-President
Frederick Davis, Board Member Rev. Wardell Stamps, Board Member
Verlene Cheeseboro, President Charles E. Cole II, 2nd
Vice-President Ronald Remson, Secretary


Basic Information

This organization is not required to file an annual return
with the IRS because its income is less than $25,000.

Contact: Verlene Cheeseboro, Executive Director
Phone: (212) 860-7782
Fax: (212) 860-7783
Web Site:
Income: $11,730
Assets: $11,730
Fiscal Year: 1999
Year Founded: 1998
No. of Board Members: 6
No. of Full Time Employees: 1-5
No. of Part-Time Employees: 0
Volunteers: 21-100
Audited Statements Available to Public: Yes
Funding: This organization is seeking funds from contributions
and grants. These funds will be used for unrestricted operating
expenses, special projects, building improvements and endowments.
Locations Served: New York City

Board of Directors
Patricia Thomas-Moore,Vice-President
Frederick Davis,Board Member
Rev. Wardell Stamps,Board Member
Verlene Cheeseboro,President
Charles E. Cole II,2nd Vice-President
Ronald Remson,Secretary

PO Box 1166 239 E 120th St, Ste 2B
New York, NY 10035
Mission and Purpose

Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1999
Revenue Expenses
Contributions $11,730
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $0
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Other $0
Total Expenditures $11,307

Total Revenue $11,730 NET GAIN/LOSS $0

Balance Sheet: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1999

Assets January 1, 1999 December 31, 1999 Change
Cash & Equivalent $613 $577 $(36)
Accounts Receivable $0 $0 $0
Pledges & Grants Receivable $0 $2,000 $2,000
Receivables/Other $0 $0 $0
Inventories for Sale or Use $0 $0 $0
Investments/Securities $0 $0 $0
Investments/Other $0 $0 $0
Fixed Assets $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0
Total Assets $613 $11,730 $11,117

Liabilities January 1, 1999 December 31, 1999 Change
Accounts Payable $0 $0 $0
Grants Payable $0 $0 $0
Deferred Revenue $0 $0 $0
Loans and Notes $0 $0 $0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0
Total Liabilities $0 $11,307 $11,307


Comments from the organization
H.E.L.P. Harlem's first audited statement will
be available in February 2002.




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