Shareza Jackson was a published novelist and regional director for a Fortune 500 corporation before reconnecting with Dorian Wilkerson decades after high school. Aside from that, the 44-year-old was a homeowner with two expensive cars.
So when Wilkerson made contact with her and they eventually began their love relationship, Jackson assumed it would be a “happily ever after” scenario because she saw him as the missing piece to the puzzle. But that wasn’t the case, as Jackson eventually discovered her husband was a con artist with a criminal record, according to the Daily Mail.
In an interview with the news site, the now-single mother said she and Wilkerson went to high school together and that her ex-husband first contacted her on Facebook in 2014. That was decades after they had graduated from high school.
Wilkerson informed Jackson he was a doctor at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and an epidemiology for the Centers for Disease Control. “He was tall, dark and handsome, and he was very accomplished,” she recalled. “He was not just an MD but also a Ph.D. and attended these prestigious universities and would lecture around the country on vaccines and infectious disease.”
The couple married in 2016, but Jackson filed for divorce six years later. She claimed that throughout their marriage, she promised Wilkerson financial assistance in creating a cosmetic facility that would offer treatments such as breast augmentation, stomach tucks, and Brazilian butt lifts.
Jackson stated that she gave her ex-husband $401,000 to establish the facility, and that while she was initially not involved in the day-to-day operations, she eventually discovered that they were losing money while being actively booked by clients. She told the Daily Mail that she eventually abandoned her corporate job to focus on the business.
However, she said that other women approached her during their marriage to warn her about Wilkerson. They informed her Wilkerson is a “dangerous person who is not who he claims to be.”
Jackson also stated that she realized Wilkerson wasn’t who he claimed to be after seeing a text message he sent to a friend. In the text, Wilkerson stated that Jackson was no longer useful to him because she was “broke.”
She also learned a lot about her ex-husband’s past when she started looking into him. Wilkerson had a criminal history, and he had previously been charged with assault and battery, family violence, stalking, theft, and extortion, in addition to allegedly scamming other women. Wilkerson was also first punished for impersonating a doctor.
“When people start finding out about him he tries to silence them and goes after their livelihood and freedom,” Jackson said. “Nothing ever happens to him and he continues to swindle women and business owners and scares them so they don’t come for him.”
Jackson filed for divorce in March, and Wilkerson was served with a civil action in October. Jackson says in her divorce filing that her “husband forged wife’s name on documents to obtain loans and for his own personal gain.”
She also claims that her former husband “has a pattern of defrauding women and leaving them with high debt once he feels he can no longer benefit from them anymore” , along with the fact that “wife became aware husband was previously convicted for fraud, a conviction which husband downplayed and about which he misled wife.”
According to the complaint, Wilkerson went “so far as to fabricate parts of his past to wife.” For example, the spouse misrepresented himself as a former epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Daily Mail.
Wilkerson was also accused of cheating by Jackson. “Upon information and belief, several accusation of sexual harassment have been made against husband by third parties,” according to the complaint. Jackson claimed that her ex-husband defrauded her of $1.4 million in total.
Wilkerson, on the other hand, did not reply to the charges when approached.