Carl Tilley is a Professional Con Man
Major scam involving stolen technology, inflated
claims of free energy, excessive investors, demo fraud, delayed delivery.
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skips town, shareholders up in arms - "Tilley
Charger" in his circuit is actually nothing but a GM 120-amp
alternator. Self-running system alleged to work, but not to the
extent claimed. Court order requires Tilley to prove his
technology by middle of Nov. or he goes to jail. (PESN; Nov. 2,
Plans Week-Long Home Power Test for Free-Energy Generator - At
least six qualified energy professionals will go to a remotely located
modular home and garage that are powered exclusively by the Tilley
Home Power system, to test the system for at least seven days, to
verify that the fuelless technology works as claimed. (PESN;
Sept. 30, 2006)
investigation questions invention - The state hired Dr. Saeed
Foroudastan, an MTSU civil and mechanical engineer, to do an analysis
of the Tilley technology. The DeLorean traveled only 18 miles before
stopping. The "magic box" that Tilley claimed could power
his house and shop died after just 64 minutes. Tilley pled guilty to
Felony. (I-Team; WSMV 4 News; May 11, 2006)
Investors Asked to Be Taken for A Ride - Claimant to hot technology
that can produce endless power is driven by greed and picks up those of like
passion along the way. (GreaterThings News Service, Feb. 1,
- Anatomy of a Con -- Video
documentation - Tilley in action. Footage from Dec. 2001, Jan.
2002, and first stockholder's meeting May 4, 2002
- Long Time Supporter of
Tilley, Jerry Decker, Turns - After four years of supporting Tilley
and his claims, but never seeing one thing come to fruition as Tilley said
it would, nor one independent validation of any claim, but only a slight of
hands, Decker sides with those who conclude that Tilley is a con. (KeelyNet;
Mar. 21, 2004)
Times Withdraws Support - "By turning down my offer to explain
yourself in full detail on the Electrifying Times website, you leave me no
choice but to side with those who do not feel your claims are
genuine." (Remy C., editor at large; Jan. 21, 2004.)
- Contrast $2
Billion: Columbia vs. Tilley Claim of GE Offer - Space Shuttle
Columbia cost $2 billion to build -- the same as Tilley fraudulently claims
GE offered him 'sight unseen' for his stolen technology. (GreaterThings
News Service, Feb. 3, 2003)
- Correction Please! > Errata
to Article "Tilley Foundation Ready with Self-Charger System -
Corrections by Sterling D. Allan, March 19, 2003, to the favorable article
he wrote in January before becoming convinced of the Tilley fraud.
- Sterling Allan Replies to
Tilley's Recent Claim to a 200-mile Range Bike - "My argument
has not been that Tilley does not have any advanced technology whatsoever.
My argument, based on the information I have, is that Tilley is not the
originator of the technology that he claims to be his, and that he
exaggerates the technology's ability." (Dec. 29, 2003.)
- State of Tennessee Commencing
Probe on Tilley - investigative team assigned to pursue evidence of
fraudulent business dealings. video
(Greater Things News Service Mar. 4, 2003)
promised $4 mil return on $5k -- "another 30 days"; 'sold
invention' - posted on forum Nov. 4, 2003
- Tilley Gloats in 'Major
Court Victory' - But bully tactics will not go unanswered, and
Tilley will find himself behind bars. Free energy con artist will not
go on and on. (Exclusive Report by Greater Things News Service, May
- Tilley Foundation Raided May
29, 2003 - Carried out by Tennessee Division of Commerce and
Insurance together with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. (Exclusive
Report by Greater Things News Service, May 30, 2003)
- Tilley Controversy Aired on
Channel 4 WSMV Nashville Feb. 20, 21; Mar. 4 - Two-part series
addressing the free energy car claims and controversy in Tennessee as
well as scam he ran in Wyoming before coming to Tennessee. (GreaterThings
News Service, Feb. 11, 2003)
- Tilley Foundation
Whistleblower Intends to Stop Carl Cold - Exclusive report of Walter
Webb's witness against Tilley. Reviewed and revised according to
Walter Webb's input. (GreaterThings News Service, Jan. 27,
- Tilley Foundation
Whistleblower - former board member, Walter Webb, intent on taking
Tilley down to keep him from taking anyone else for their hard-earned money.
- Robert Kibbey
- Tilley Rebuttal > Tilley
Interview with Eric Krieg - Carl responds to recent charges of
fraud, talks about future of Tilley Foundation. Sterling
Allan responds (Mar. 9, 2003)
Replies to ***'s Slam of His License Proposal - Offer was
for a non-exclusive license, based on Carl's statement that the cost of
parts for manufacturing would be $25.00.
- "Kibbey Not True
Inventor Either, I Am" - 'Stephen' says he is the true
EVs or Not? - Tilley gave permission to announce 10 additional
vehicles to be powered, then emblazoned on his website that no such
directions were ever given. The misleading disclaimer is still there
as of Dec. 3, 2002.
Tech. Forum - frequented mainly by skeptics who have little
substance to offer other than the 'yalping dog' effect, but sometimes make
points worth consideration.
- James Woods
the Ideal Actor to Play Carl Tilley - persona and appearance
of James Wood cast as Byron De La Beckwith the man who got away with
murder for 30 years, bears haunting resemblance to Tilley, who is
still running a sophisticated free energy con operation. (Aug. 6,
Says They've Not Heard of Tilley - Carl Tilley shows the
Pontiac Bonneville on his site and calls it a "Tilley Electric
Vehicle" saying it will go for sale this year. General Motors
says they have never heard of Tilley. (PESN; Sept. 16, 2005)
In addition and supplemental to the information
provided in the above links.
Many of the following documents are in PDF
here for PDF reader]
I. (Overview) Webb/Kibbey List of Grievances
II. Tilley's Criminal Record
- Wyoming Sentence for Tilley's
Fraud by Check - July 2, 1996. Three counts of 'fraud by check';
pleading: 'no contest'; sentence: jail for (1) three consecutive 6-months,
(2) 18 months unsupervised probation upon fulfillment of terms specified . .
- WY Bench Warrant for Tilley's
Arrest - Nov. 7, 1997; Criminal No: CR-9605-0005. Tilley was
ordered to appear Nov. 4, 1997, 'whereabouts unknown.'
- Additional Criminal History -
White male, 5'7", 130-145 lbs., Brown, Blue, med. skin.
- '83: warrant felony theft, Bushnell SD Florida; '
- '83: flight-escape felony theft, Sumpter Co SD, Florida;
- '83: larceny, Mesa Co SD, Colorado;
- '77: unlawful issuance of blank check; Bellingham SD
- (1 of 2 locator services)
Tilley's Former Addresses Documented - 15 different addresses in 7
states: TN, NV, WY, ID, CO, FL, NC.Document includes Carl's Social Security
Number [which has a 666 in it (for what it's worth)]
- (2 of 2 locator services)
Tilley's Former Addresses Documented - 16 different addresses in 7
states: TN, NV, WY, ID, CO, FL, NC.
When I first interviewed Tilley in August 2002, to report on his
Foundation, he portrayed himself as the sole inventor of the TEV
technology. Webb and Kibbey report that this is how Tilley portrayed
himself to the shareholders as well.
-- Sterling D. Allan (Jan. 29, 2003)
The following documents Kibbey's involvement.
IV. Tilley Foundation Documents
- Tilley claims endless power
capability - Dec. 30, 2001 letter states, "...We can continuously
charge battery bank systems... This will eliminate the need to stop and
[Letter includes Kibbey's name in the "from" line,
but only has Tilley's name on signature line. Kibbey refutes
the claim of endless power.]
- Proof of Stock Issuance > Stock
Transfer Certificate - Ed Anderson's letter certifying sell of his
$50,000 stock shares to three + existing stock holders. Jan. 20, 2003.
- Proof of Promised Refund > Promise
of Refund Within a Year for Inadequate Stock Performance (blank) - Began
to be issued January 2002: "Seller agrees that if a reasonable return
is not obtained in one year, funds will be returned upon written notice to
- Proof of Technology Proposed Sale Amount > Brazilian
interest in technology purchase for 5 billion - Feb. 6, 2002 letter from
board member (then and now) *** to Walt regarding Paul Gaiser
of Brazil. [They came, tested, shook their heads, left, no deal.]
- Tilley Foundation Dec. 2002
Newsletter - includes letter from *** stating (4th par.
from end) that no "convincing third party confirmation of the reality
of the technology." Lists parties of purported interest in buying
technology. Tilley says "something will be in, at least a down
payment, by the end of the year." Mentions lawsuit.
- Expense Report Jan. 1 Through Nov.
30 2002 - reports "0" for "electricity" expense
[contradicts electric company invoice of ~$130/month]. Documents
Walter Webb receiving $42,000 in commissions. Purports "0"
commission/wages to Carl. Total: 551,150.58
- Tilley Foundation Board of Directors - commencing May 4, 2002: Carl
Tilley, Zack Griffith (resigned), Walter Webb (resigned), Charles Sherlock,
Larry Praiter, Bob Gaither, Anothy [sic? Tony] Ratliff (resigned).
V. Technology Claims Discounted
VI. Foundation Resignations Because of Scam
VII. Ensuing Litigation
- Emergency Motion for Temporary
Injunction Against Tilley - Sept. 26, 2002, Wilson Co. TN case 12383;
enjoining Tilley et. al. "from transferring, encumbering, selling or
otherwise disposing any property, equipment, technology, licenses, patents,
accounts, certificates, stocks, bonds, funds, or assets..." Plaintiff:
[Tilley violated the injunction, claiming he never was served
notice (proof to contrary given); He overturned the injunction by a
subsequent hearing that he purposely did not inform Webb of, though claiming
he did notify.]
- Proof of Pivotal Lie >
- Letter from Webb to GE
- Jan. 14, 2003. Informs GE of statements made by Carl Tilley in May
2002 to a stockholder's meeting that GE had offered 2 billion dollars to
buy the technology.
- GE Legal Team Going After Tilley - Tilley told his stockholders
in May "I spoke with a vice president of GE last night and he said
they would pay $2 billion 'sight unseen' " (documented on
video). Jan. 28, 2003 GE confirmed by phone that they have never
heard of Tilley, and they are commencing a "full tilt
investigation" with possible legal action against Tilley.
- Letter from Mrs. Kibbey to
Tilley - basis of including Mrs. Kibbey in $1 million suit against
Kibbey, Kibbey and Webb.
VIII. Tilley Foundation Still At It
- Tilley's Request for
Stock Validation - Jan. 2003 foundation newsletter requests stockholders
to "verify your certificate to those on record of the Tilley
[Since when does a corporation request annual verification of
stock? Could it be an excuse to recover faulty record-keeping or
inadvertent destruction of important documents?]
- *** Gloating in
Pending Offers - Letter dated Jan. 20, 2003 reporting on prospective
buyers of technology, including an inquiry from "a major automobile
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When I first heard about Tilley's electric vehicle
driven by a mysterious charger that keeps the batteries perpetually topped, I
wanted to believe it was for real, and a manifestation of the "free
energy" that mankind is now learning to harness -- solar energy being the
most obvious example of extracting energy from a virtually inexhaustible
I began this feature website of Tilley's technology with the intent of
giving adequate coverage for this phenomenal development.
As time progressed and I had interaction with Carl Tilley and his associate
***, I began to see that they were less than ethical in their
dealings with me. I still remained hopeful that their technology was
sound, even as I grew less confident that the technology was theirs originally
to offer investors.
I still hope that they have something worth while in their black box, but I
am skeptical enough of their ethics that I am willing to give voice on this
forum for responsible claims of fraudulent activities by Carl Tilley.
Carl is encouraged to provide evidence to the contrary.
-- Sterling D. Allan, Dec. 3, 2002
Greater Things News Service
After writing the above, I put this exposé page on hold, pending hearing
back from Robert Kibbey, but my requests for confirmation were not returned.
With Walter Webb blowing whistle on the Tilley Foundation, I can no longer
withhold, but must contribute to the exposing of this for what it is: a
malicious scam operation by a professional con man.
-- Sterling D. Allan, Jan. 27, 2003
Greater Things News Service
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Dec. 3, 2002
Last updated January 28, 2010