Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fred Brito cons his way into International House of Pancakes

The Kansas City, KS IHOP where Brito allegedly worked.
Online chatter indicates Fred Brito has once again proven to be "the great pretender" by landing his biggest job yet: as manager of an IHOP.

It appears Brito was hired, then fired, last September at a Kansas City, KS location of the nationwide chain. One online commenter claims that he made life "a living hell" for the night staff, and even fired a number of employees. Before his real background was discovered, he boasted of being friends with Dr. Phil, the commenter wrote.

We're looking for more details behind his time at IHOP. Please email or leave a comment with any info you're able to share!

UPDATE: I was just able to confirm that Brito was hired by at this IHOP using the name "Gomez de Maria" which Brito claimed he has legally changed his name to. According to the person I spoke with, Brito did a wonderful job as a manager there, and was hired after receiving a positive referral from an IHOP in Texas where Brito had previously worked as a manager.

According to the person I spoke with, after working at this IHOP for "two or three weeks" a fellow employee had called police to report Brito. They did not charge him with a crime, but Brito apparently left the job due to the embarrassment, according to my source.

Management said they have spoken with Brito and have offered to rehire him, and that he said, "he's thinking about it."


  1. He was my agm at the Ihop in midland tx. Wow...there are no words. I just watched him on I almost got away with it. He was my employee and I really liked him a lot until after I gave him this job reference and he began telling lies to my DO. Crazy.... just goes to show you never know. He was around my kids a lot when he moved here. We even drove him to Dallas, where he lived before, to get his car. I'm at a loss...

  2. I used to work for a headhunter in L.A. many years ago. We found out about the scammer because he applied for two different jobs with two different names on his resume. Later he got a job at the American Red Cross for big $$$.. they fired him after realizing he doesn't know what he's doing and that he is a convicted felon. I also remember doing a return search with his email address he used on one of his fake resumes and came up on a very disturbing website where he was contacting young boys and pretended to be a much younger boy as well... I don't want to freak you out, but be glad that guy is out of your life!!! And don't feel stupid... he is VERY good in what he's doing.. (saying what you want to hear to give him the job).. it just comes crashing down because he can't perform the jobs he claims he can do.. every once in a while I do a websearch on him and every couple of years he's surfacing again doing the same thing.. I really can't believe he's still not in prison..

    1. Esther, do you recall the email address he used? Feel free to contact me direct to unsomnambulist at gmail dot com.
      Many thanks,

  3. I just watched the ep of "I Almost Got Away With It" that @baur mentioned above. I can't believe this dirtbag is still up to the same tricks and nothing can be done to stop him. I hope this clown trips himself up and goes away forever.