2014 Shows

After a whirlwind four-month romance last year, Sheri married her soon-to-be ex, Tim. She claims he told her he was a retired doctor, former professional hockey player, wealthy businessman and Canadian air force pilot. But one month after the wedding, Sheri says she grew suspicious that Tim was cheating -- and soon unraveled what she calls a web of lies. She says she learned from a news story that Tim had previously operated a pain management clinic in Texas -- without a medical license and under a different name -- and spent one year in prison for stealing nearly $30,000 from the parent company that owned the clinic. How could she not have known about Tim’s past? In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Tim -- via satellite -- shares his side of the story for the first time, in an effort to clear his name. Why does he say the allegations are bogus? And, why is he unable to travel to Los Angeles for the show? Then, Tim’s former fiancée -- who says she, too, was deceived by him -- makes a shocking revelation about her ex. Plus, what did the Dr. Phil staff find when they investigated Tim’s history? How will he react to the findings? (OAD: 11-25-13)

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: lunabella1973 on Jun 24, 2014, 10:36AM

Timothy Szabolcsi, a former Manitoban who used multiple identities to scam companies and deceive women across North America, has been found shot dead in Surrey, B.C.

Surrey RCMP said Szabolcsi's body was found inside a home in the 2400 block of 156 Street on Friday morning.

Investigators are treating his death as a homicide. No arrests have been made at this time.

An RCMP spokesperson said Monday that Szabolcsi, 52, was shot in what appears to be a targeted attack, and someone called police from inside the home.

Szabolcsi was known to police and had been living in Surrey at the time of his death, the spokesperson added.

Szabolcsi grew up in Selkirk, Man., and lived in Winnipeg for a while after high school, but he later presented himself in Canada and the United States as a doctor, a NASCAR driver, a pilot, a youth pastor and a professional hockey player, an investigation by the CBC News I-Team uncovered last year.

  • Read the I-Team's full report on Timothy Szabolcsi
His latest ex-wife, Sheri Brown, told the I-Team she knew nothing of Szabolcsi's criminal past at first, and he had told her he was a retired Beverly Hills doctor and former Winnipeg Jet.

"So he sounded like he lived this amazing life, and I found out a different reality after the fact," she said in an interview last fall.

Brown said she lost tens of thousands of dollars supporting Szabolcsi, cashing in her RRSPs.

Impersonated a doctor She later learned that Szabolcsi had a history as Dr. Andrew Szadolc, who was imprisoned after scamming Texas Healthcare Systems out of $30,000 US.

The Texas Medical Board ruled that Szadolc had fabricated medical identification and impersonated a doctor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

He was sentenced to five years in prison for felony theft in October 2009, but he was paroled and deported back to Canada in 2010.

Another ex-wife, Sandra Szadolc, told U.S. media she learned that her former husband's identity and social insurance numbers were all fake.

Szabolcsi's past even raised concerns in Winnipeg, where he lived briefly after he was sent back to Canada.

He had started volunteering with the North West Minor Hockey Association, but a group of parents stopped his bid to coach a team of 12-year-olds after raising concerns about his demands for sums of money up front.

On Monday, Brown told CBC News she had not been in contact with Szabolcsi for about 10 months and their divorce went through 1½ months ago.

"Unfortunately, Timothy chose to live his life through dishonesty and [deceit]," she wrote in an email.

"When you destroy enough people financially and play with emotions you are bound to run into someone who takes it a step further. My heart goes out to his family."
Replied By: bellelanoir on Jun 24, 2014, 2:58AM
I'm guessing not the most surprising end to this story.


Replied By: tmhltm on Jun 23, 2014, 8:59PM
I was reading news articles this evening and this name popped out at me. I looked at his picture and remembered him as a former guest on Dr. Phil. I'd never advocate violence but this guy did seem like the world's biggest creep and I guess someone got mad enough and killed him. I'm including a link to the news article.

Replied By: kaymen on Jun 23, 2014, 7:41PM
Replied By: nobaddays68 on Jun 23, 2014, 7:32PM
He was found dead last week
Replied By: szadolsick on Jun 15, 2014, 8:55PM
As one of the many people used and abused by Tim, it definitely would be interesting if we could all compare stories! Maybe we should start a Tim page so we can all chat!
Replied By: anyakarenin on Jun 10, 2014, 3:51PM - In reply to clcubba
Just saw this episode & have to say, an expert's time would be a waste of valuable resources here. If his fidigiting, shakey voice, dry cough ("sorry didn't get that"=buying time to think up an excuse) mumblings, request to stop the interview so he could look something up concerning the University of Budapest.....or rather run away... weren't enough for anyone to see through, then all hope is lost.

LoL this guy is a CLOWN :D! I expected horn honking, big floppy shoes & some fake bouquet of flowers pulled out of that lapel he kept cacooning himself into ;D He thinks he's smooth & the sheer magnitude of his ego is proven even by showing up on Dr. Phil's show. He is his own worst enemy & will never shake public doubt now, poor old soul. Oh well :) he's exposed himself, probably come up with more alisis but with the advent of google reverse image search, no one should be fooled again
Replied By: psdunne on Mar 29, 2014, 5:49PM - In reply to barbaxter
Love to see the obvious pointed out, and it always surprises me when others don't seem to see it.
Replied By: psdunne on Mar 29, 2014, 5:08PM - In reply to tstrads
Right on!

Replied By: psdunne on Mar 29, 2014, 4:21PM - In reply to smartscreem19
...and get a judgement against him at least, even if she can't collect. It'll cause a lien against him in case he ever tries to buy property or something. Con artists like him need consequences? Else he'll repeat offend and hurt more innocent people.
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