How Al Carroll formed NAFPS
The roots of the online club NAFPS - new age fraud and plastic shaman - and it's creator Alton Al Carl Carroll - Northern Virginia Community College
Alton Carl 'Al' Carroll Jr began identifying as 'Indian' in graduate school, when he began using monies from fellowships dedicated to minorities. The first evidence of his self-identification is in posts for the 'Poly Friends Network 3' Yahoo Group in March of 1999. Carroll posts about a "Native American Indian Polygamy" group he is starting.
"I'm a new member, an American Indian traditional poly. My wife and I are seeking F, ethnicity or belief less important than a good heart, to add to our loving family and would be glad to hear from anyone interested. I also am working on a web page about American Indian polygamy and will link it tho this club when I'm done" source
He advertised himself and wife as follows: in March 1999
Hello, We are a couple seeking to practice traditional American Indian polygamy, meaning a woman centered household. We both have a mix of Catholic and native beliefs. I am mixed blood, also Irish/Mexican, 33, 6'1", 190, quiet, gentle, well educated, grad student becoming a professor, thoughtful, loving, devoted to family and friends. My wife is 20, 5', 90, Asian, straight, silly and fun, very bright, speaks 4 languages, becoming a computer programmer. we seek a single lady who is loving, opne, nonjealous, good hearted, any racial or ethnic background. We are very accepting of all peoples and beliefs. Please consider joining our loving family. " San Antonio for now - Carl & Sheryl E-MAIL: < email@example.com> -- 03/29/99 -- 15:34:13 source
By September of 1999 Al Carroll began listing other 'Native' groups he created, which he begins to list on his Yahoo profile for polyamorous dating clubs. The clubs were rapidly taken down by administrators which is why he lists the links as web archives. Soon after this time, his wife 21 year-old Sheryl Carroll, thirteen years his junior, would file for divorce in April 2000.
During this time Al Carroll would meet fellow "blogger/cyberstalker" Robert 'Rob' Schmidt, who 'interviewed' him on his website in April 2002. Al Carroll would later create a GeoCities website called Our Red Earth Organization first archived online in March 2003, this site would later become the newagefraud.org online club.
After graduating from Purdue, Al Carroll attended Arizona State University, again using monies from a fellowship for minorities. Accusations of sexual misconduct were made during Al Carroll's time at the school. Sources regarding the alleged complaint from two young Asian students have neither been confirmed or denied. A search of court records for Maricopa County at the time shows Al Carroll as a defendant in Case#M-0741-2808618 on December 12 2002, in a matter unrelated to the accusations.
Sheryl Carroll would file for divorce a second time in October 2003 along with an affidavit of unknown whereabouts. Finally completing her divorce from Alton Carl Carroll in January 2004, four years after initially filing. In October of 2004 Alton Carroll would register the newagefraud.org domain name. Several attempts to have the NAFPS online club through Yahoo resulted in the site being banned due to terms of service violations.
Following graduation from ASU Carroll traveled to Europe in 2005 and 2006 to lecture as a "Mescalero Apache mixed-blood" concerning Native American cultures and "especially his own Apache people." Around this time he would start a short period of employment at St Phillip's College in San Antonio TX. During this time he began recruiting for "GENUINE Native Americans" to appear in Swedish director Annika Banfield's 800,000 krone movie project and began making false claims about having been a professor at ASU.
While at St Phillip's, Carroll touted his status as professor in an increasing volume and intensity of posts spewing outrage through the NewAgeFraud.org online club. "WikiWarrior" Kathryn Price became increasingly vocal at NAFPS during this time. In 2007 Alton Carroll was still working part-time at St Philips's College, but was seeking employment in Asia as an ESL teacher by March 2007.
Other people active with NAFPS at or before this time include Brent Michael Davids, Cinda Hughes, Vance Hawkins, Debbie Redbear Moran, and Ladonna Allard.
Al Carroll looking for ESL work in March 2007 - ESL 4 Korea..com
Later in 2007 the eight hundred thousand krone movie, Spirits for Sale, made by Annika Banfield of Sweden would be released. In the film Carroll professes to his strong Apache heritage "My name is Al Carroll, my background, my ancestry, my heritage, is Mescalero Apache." he says. He recounts how hard it was for him supposedly growing up being called a "red back" a "redskin:" and a "prairie nigger" all the time
In 2008 Carroll padded his PHD dissertation from ASU to book length, releasing it as Medicine Bags and Dog Tags. Further building his image, in the book he states how his fellow service members were supposedly intimidated by his Native ancestry. Claims such as these led to questions of Al Carroll's authenticity from the Native American community.
Throughout 2008 multiple individuals publicly discredited Al Carroll and his work at this, including Comanche David Yeagley. Resulting in Alton Carroll's subsequent attempts to smear David Yeagley and others. In July of 2008 the newagefraud.org site was again removed by a hosting provider for violating their terms of service. In early January 2009 Carroll was sued for libel/slander in Oklahoma Supreme Court.
The marked end of his brief tenure at St Philip's College. His claims to be a professor at Arizona State were also proven false at this time (he was a TA while a student). After being publicly discredited on several counts, Carroll left the country. Some said to avoid further scrutiny and lawsuit, others say he was looking for a young Asian wife. He would travel to Indonesia to lecture about Native Americans.
In 2010 Al Carroll would resurface in Virginia. On May 12th he was cited in Loudon County for an expired registration. His race is listed as "White Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)" Case#GT10021347-00. He would be pulled over three more times in 2010, continuing to be cited for driving without registration, insurance, or inspection. A list of court cases for Alton Carroll in that year include:
06/10/10 Case#GT10021347-00 Loudon Co VA
09/23/10 Case#GT10037851-00 Loudon Co VA
09/23/10 Case#GT10037853-00 Loudon Co VA
10/19/10 Case#GT10044070-00 Loudon Co VA
10/19/10 Case#GT10044071-00 Loudon Co VA
11/22/10 Case#GT10046192-00 Loudon Co VA
11/22/10 Case#GT10046193-00 Loudon Co VA
11/22/10 Case#GT10046194-00 Loudon Co VA
By 2010 Alton Carroll had begun working for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as an assistant. Sources at NOVA state the school was not aware of Carroll's background at the time they engaged him. Similar to his pattern at St Philips, he again began using his employer's name to his hate speech and increased it's intensity.
By August of 2010 the newagefraud.org site was again removed by their hosting company for violations of their terms of service. On August 6th Native American activists blog about having the site removed for libel. Alton 'Al' Carroll re-registered the newagefraud.org domain under a new server.
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Although unaware of Al Carroll's past at the time of his hiring, staff at NOVA have recently become aware of his past. What actions they will take to maintain the academic standards of Northern Virginia Community College remains to be seen.
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