Update: Creator of Mayor's Fake Facebook Page Identified
Attleboro Youth Commission President Adam Tellier created a Facebook page in support of Attleboro mayoral candidate Kevin Dumas.
When Adam Tellier, the newly appointed Attleboro Youth Commission president, created a Facebook page in support of Mayor Kevin Dumas' reelection, he had no idea it would upset Dumas.
After reading about Dumas' effort to tell the community that it was a scam, Tellier deactivated the page. What he didn't realize is that his personal page clearly showed he was the one deactivating the page.
Tellier admitted to creating the page and said he'd be contacting the mayor directly to explain his actions. The high school student, who has volunteered his time at several fundraising events for the community including the Food Pantry, HEAT and Fireworks, said his action had nothing to do with the commission.
"This was solely my decision that I believed would not amount to this, considering I simply created the page and did not 'add' anyone to said page," Tellier said. "I thought nothing of the fact that it would upset the mayor or the fact that it would upset the campaign process. However, clearly, I was far from correct in regards to that assumption."
"This was a nonsense attempt to show my support for Mayor Dumas," he added.
"Adam is a very bright young man and wrote me a written apology," Dumas said. "He’s a really good person and was so apologetic.
"He’ll have a new post on the campaign," Dumas quipped.