Ex-FBI Agent Accused of Swindling Woman out of $800K — but Is There More to the Story?

William Roy Stone Jr. was an FBI agent. Did he swindle a woman out of $800,000 after he retired?

The Dept. of Justice announced the indictment of a retired FBI agent, William Roy Stone Jr., 62, for allegedly swindling a Granbury, Texas woman out of more than $800,000 by convincing her she was under “secret probation” for drug crimes.

Stone allegedly perpetrated the fraud by claiming he was still an active agent with the FBI.

The indictment was brought by Prerak Shah, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Stone pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

“Mr. Stone denies each and every allegation,” defense attorney Gregg Gallian told Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS-TV. “He has entered his plea of not guilty and looks forward to exposing the truth of these misguided allegations in the courtroom.”

Gallian said in a statement that he is not commenting on the case specifically. “However, I can say that Mr. Stone will clear his name in the courtroom and, in doing so, will bring the actual facts of this case to light. There is much more to this story.”

Stone was indicted on:

  1. seven counts of wire fraud
  2. one count of wire fraud conspiracy,
  3. false impersonation of a federal officer,
  4. engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity
  5. false statements to law enforcement

If convicted on all counts, Stone faces up to 178 years in prison.

Stone retired from the FBI’s Dallas Field Office in October 2015. The alleged swindling began the next month. The indictment alleges that the scheme continued from November 2015 to August 2019.

The indictment alleges Stone worked with a coconspirator, referred to in the indictment by the letter “A” who received some or possibly most of the allegedly swindled proceeds.

These two defrauded the Texas woman, also anonymous, identified in the indictment by the initials C.T., by stating she was under secret federal probation for drug crimes in “Judge Anderson’s court in Austin, Texas.” and under the supervision of Stone and A.

Stone allegedly told C.T. that the fictitious federal judge appointed Stone and A to “mentor” and “supervise” C.T., and allegedly was forbidden from disclosing her secret probation status to anyone or risk imprisonment and the loss of her children.

Stone allegedly:

  1. Claimed to C.T. he had the ability to monitor her cell phone communications
  2. Told C.T. that he discussed her probation with a psychiatrist and telling C.T. about those discussions
  3. Enlisted another person to leave messages on Stone’s phone purporting to be from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration “Intelligence Center.”
  4. Placed “spoof” calls between himself, C.T., and the fictitious Judge Anderson.
  5. Told C.T. that he needed to travel to Austin, Texas on many occasions to meet with Judge Anderson and discuss C.T.’s probation and that she had to pay Stone’s expenses associated with those trips.
  6. Convinced C.T. that her family wanted to take her inheritance away from her and that she should distance herself from them
  7. Told C.T. there were many terms and conditions of the alleged probation, including:
    1. C.T. had to report to Stone and Individual A on her activities and conduct while on probation
    2. C.T. could not travel outside of the State of Texas without the judge’s approval;
    3. C.T. had to provide a list to Stone of all the property and assets she had recently inherited from her grandmother
    4. C.T. had to transfer some of the inherited assets out of a trust and put those assets into her name
    5. C.T. was only allowed to use social media to promote her business
    6. C.T. could not disclose to anyone that she was on federal probation.
  8. Repeatedly threatened C.T. with incarceration and losing her children if she did not follow the alleged terms and conditions of probation. 
2016 Mercedes CLS

Stone allegedly deposited monies he received from C.T. into his bank account or caused C.T. to pay third parties on his behalf.

Allegedly he used the money to purchase and remodel a property at 6812 Kennedy Drive, Colleyville, Texas, and a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, and a 2016 Mercedes CLS with some of the funds.

The government seeks a forfeiture of this home at 6812 Kennedy Drive, Colleyville, Texas owned by William Roy Stone.

The government is seeking Stone’s forfeiture of any property, real or personal derived from proceeds traceable to the alleged crimes;

The indictment lists the following transfers of money from C.T.s accounts. to Stone:

  1. 6/3/2016    Cash $9,000
  2. 6/17/2016  Check to Park Place Mercedes $76,816
  3. 6/21/2016 Check to Park Place Mercedes $18,500.
  4. 6/24/2016  Cash $5,000
  5. 9/1/2016 Check payable to Texas Toyota of Grapevine $24,003.
  6. 9/13/2016  Cashier’s check to Stone $154,500
  7. 10/18/2016  Check payable to Bath Kitchen Design center $25,000.

Some Unanswered Questions

The total transfers of money from C.T. to Stone totals $312,819, leaving about $500,000 unexplained in the indictment.

The indictment alleges, “At Stone’s direction, C.T. also gave property to Individual A for his participation in the scheme.”

The indictment is silent on how much A received for his role in the alleged scheme or if A was granted immunity or received lesser charges in return for his or her “truthful testimony” in the case.

The indictment is silent on whether CT was previously convicted for the sale of drugs, a not unreasonable assumption for otherwise how would CT become convinced she was on secret probation for drug crimes  – unless she believed in secret convictions as well.

It is also not mentioned in the indictment if CT is mentally competent.  If not incompetent, CT is clearly an uninformed person. She did not know enough to Google “Judge Anderson” or find out if there is such a thing as secret probation.

The indictment also does not state how Stone met the alleged victim or whether Stone, as an FBI agent, had anything to do with her original drug charges, if she had any.

Curiously, and in support of Stone’s attorney’s statement that “there is much more to this story.”, the indictment alleges Stone “proposed to marry” CT, claiming “he would then seek discharge of her probation.”

The indictment is silent as to when Stone proposed or what her answer was or whether their relationship could be characterized somewhat differently by the defense.

Frank Report will be watching this case with interest.




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  • She’s an idiot and he’s a crook.

    I doubt there’s much more to the story. Lots of details, but the essence is in that one simple sentence. This is how frauds and cons work — a slimy dishonest character takes advantage of a fool.

    That’s how Raniere worked, it’s how they all operate.

    And this brings up the issue of victimhood. Is this C.T. simpleton a victim? Sure she is. You can laugh at her, but still, a crime has been committed. Fools deserve the protection of the law. And scumbags deserve prison.

    And the rest of us can have a good laugh at these tales of human folly.

    • —She’s an idiot and he’s a crook.

      SHE might have mental health problems.

      My friend’s mother suffered from dementia and paid (got scammed out of) $20,000 dollars for gas and utility.

      One way or another, there’s more to the story.

  • Stone seems like a victim here. I wonder who A is and whether there is some lying going on.

    Also how did this C.T. not know not to check into a secret probation. She must be a real nitwit or the story just doesn’t add up.

    Something tells me A got busted for this or something else and he got out of jail free by making up a story about Stone.

  • Yeah, there isn’t more to it.

    Typical bully cop took advantage of an average civilian who has minimal computer knowledge and may be suffering from some mental illness. The excuses his lawyer is coming up with is an attempt to search for excuses to make it ok but it’s not. There is no reason to take that kind of money from anyone for any reason for zero services rendered. Short of him building a brand spanking new mansion, he ripped her off and needs his ass thrown in jail. Fucking cops that think whatever they do is golden just because they choose to do it.

    And “but they can google it” should NEVER be accepted as an excuse. Do you know how many people have no clue how to go directly to cnn.com or foxnews.com without first going through a search engine? You would be very very surprised at the volume. I truly believe that question should be demonstrated during the in-person interview for any job that requires the use of a computer. I suspect at least 50% of applicants would fail it.

    People that have their face buried in their phones on the regular still think computer knowledge begins and ends at “click/touch the icon for the app I want” and if the info isn’t presented to them upfront by clicking a hyperlink or seeing a picture, they generally are clueless on how to get it.

  • Colleyville is a high-income little city, and this ex- FBI guy looks to have been caught moving on up by intimidation and deception, as well as even trying romance as one of his creepy tactical incentives, so that he could lie, cheat and steal his way to, uh, prison.

    Maybe he can deal now with his very own “recognicance” more realistically.

    It is surprising, if he’s guilty, that he did not know any better.

    But an old existentialist observation I’ve never forgotten:

    “A cop becomes a cop because he’s afraid to steal.”

    It could be at least half-true. Some LE are heroic and humane. Some are far from it. This sounds like classic grifting, though.

    • Yes, Colleyville is a high income little city as it is Southlake adjacent (much like Westwood or WeHo being Bev Hills adjacent) and I highly doubt many if any former public servants could afford a home in the area which to me says this was definitely a long con for a guy with champagne taste and a beer budget and likely was the huge red flag that got him busted. Had he bought one town over in Bedford, no one would have looked twice at him in his starter Benz. 🤪

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