Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood

Fraudster Boarding Stable Manager Guilty of Forgery

Stable Manager

A jury found the stable manager of Canter Brook Equestrian Center in Massachusetts guilty of nine charges including forgery and larceny on Thursday.

The long-time fraudster Jerry Dawson also goes by the name Jeffrey Scott Haywood.

Dawson forged the out-of-state stable owner’s signature to obtain a $100,000 mortgage on the property. John “Jack” Larmer lives in Virginia.

The prosecution said at least another $400,000 of $1.1 million Larmer gave to Dawson to run the stable is missing. Dawson transferred the funds to accounts only he controlled.

For years, Dawson claimed he owned the Hamilton boarding stable.

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The conviction also stems from Dawson’s theft of a race car and trailer.

The jury found Dawson not guilty of three larceny charges.

Dawson remains behind bars on $500,000 bond. Dawson allegedly tried to hire gang members to kill Canter Brook Equestrian Center’s owner and his wife. Dawson has not been charged with the alleged crime.

A judge will sentence Dawson on March 28.

Canter Brook Equestrian Center is under new management.


The Salem News