Our mother bought $200,000 worth of gold from Kimberly Bodnar the owner of Genesis Gold and Silver in Agoura Hills, CA. Since Kimberly, is a family member through a divorced marriage we believed that she would deliver the gold we bought from her.
Our mother delivered a check to her and she told my mom that she would temporarily store the gold for her. And we believed that she would. A few months later in November of 2006 we found out that Genesis had closed. Till this day she has NEVER delivered the gold - she took our mother's money and NEVER delivered any of the gold.
She has scammed many other investors by taking their money and never delivered the gold that they had bought. We haven't heard from her, we have to sit by her gate at the end of her driveway to even attempt to try and talk to her. She doesn't even give us the time of day - let alone the courtesy of returning a phone call with an honest answer.
KIMBERLY - that was OUR FAMILY'S SAVINGS. WE DON'T HAVE $200,000 TO JUST THROW AWAY ESPECIALLY ON A SCAM INVESTMENT LIKE NUMISMATICS. THAT WAS ALL THE MONEY SHE HAD AND SHE TRUSTED YOU YOU ROBBED HER. EVEN IF YOU DID HAVE THE GOLD, YOU CHARGED HER SO MUCH COMMISSION; SHE WOULD NEVER MAKE UP THE FEES.
SHAME ON YOU AND YOU HAVEN'T EVEN ATTEMPTED TO GET HER MONEY OR ANYTHING BACK FOR HER. WE TRUSTED YOU MY FAMILY TRUSTED YOU! YOU STOLE HER SAVINGS, KIMBERLY - WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE THAT BACK TO HER-IT'S BEEN MONTHS. YOU HAVE A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE IN THE MALIBU HILLS. THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT YOUR FAMILY??? HOW DO YOU TREAT YOUR OTHER INVESTORS THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW?
Kimberly previously worked at LEAR FINANCIAL Inc in Santa Monica, CA where she was nicknamed QUEEN, she was the Vice President for eight years and then was FIRED by the President, Kevin D. DeMeritt in December of 2005. As far as we know, she didn't steal clients' money at that company. ***While at Genesis Kimberly would also sell under the name ELIZABETH Bodnar, FAKING that she was her own sister, and working at the same gold company. She's white, 5'2" approx. 160 lbs, blonde hair, 47 and CLAIMS to be Jewish Hungarian.
KIMBERLY BODNAR IS BREAKING THE LAW BY NOT DELIVERING OUR FAMILIES AND OTHER INVESTORS GOLD OR MONEY.
Do your research before investing in anything, especially numismatics- always. EVEN if the person you're investing with is somehow a member of your family, we learned the hard way! Numismatics is not regulated like stocks or bonds, they are, however REQUIRED BY LAW to deliver the actual physical gold, silver, coins, etc to you. *Not regulated like stocks or bonds and not limited to the fact that one does NOT HAVE TO BE CERTIFIED, nor graduate high school, nor have a GED nor have any type of series certification, like a series 7or 63to be a broker or PORTFOLIO MANAGER for numismatics/ GOLD and SILVER ASSETS. LOOK IT UP.
If you want BULLION these brokers/advisors/portfolio managers will PUSH you to buy numismatic coins, i.e. Saint Gaudens, Liberty's, Indians as this is where their commission is made.
Kimberly's pitches included and probably still include the following: gold has been on earth since the beginning of time...paper money is fake... the end of the US economy is near and gold is needed to protect your assets and loved ones. She talks A LOT about being a single mother to get better acquainted to potential investors and make her SEEM like a good, hard working person ask her why she got FIRED from LEAR FINANCIAL.
She also constantly quotes BIBLE scriptures in her pitches.
She uses religion A LOT to get potential investors to give her money as she advertised in Christian magazines, websites and radios, this was to make people automatically believe that she held Christian values A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF DECEPTIVE advertising as she continually and blatantly stole money from others.
Look Kimberly up on people finder, her akas are Kimberly Elizabeth Eliza Hwang- Vodnar - Bodnar, and what ever name she is using - DO NOT TRUST HER with your hard earned money.
If you have been scammed by Kimberly Bodnar or Elizabeth Bodnar of Genesis Gold and Silver file your report with the Los Angeles District Attorney, Steve Cooley.
Los Angeles, California