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  • Submitted: Wed, March 02, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, October 29, 2008

  • Reported By:Houston Texas
Global Resources
12550 Biscayne Blvd Suite 704 North Miami, Florida U.S.A.

Global Resources ripoff of $34,970.00 CASH!! North Miami Florida

*Consumer Comment: Sentencing for good old Shevin and his scum partners

*Consumer Comment: Lillian Shorstein Glaubman sentencing soon.

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: sentencing update

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Justice at last

*Consumer Suggestion: New Address for Shevin Goodman

*Consumer Suggestion: Drive down to sunny Florida and spend some time with these nice people.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

*Consumer Comment: Sorry That You Didn't See Our Posts Sooner

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Global Resources, Inc, has scammed us out of $34,970.00. The President of the company is Stewart Pope who has has avoided our phone calls, mail & emails since January 18, 2005.


Shevin Goodman-left/behind fish

Details are as follows:

On December 7, 2004 we sent a check for $1,000.00 to initiate a Distributorship with this company for Pre-Paid Cellular Phones.

On December 23, 2004 we wired $13,970.00 for 3 locations and Units,

We were asked what company we wanted to put these Units with. We informed them Fiesta Food Marts in Houston, Texas. Courtney Smith called us to let us know that the General Manager of Fiesta Food Marts had agreed, but his company wanted to test at least 10 Locations. Courtney Smith also informed us that his company would allow us to have 7 more locations and units for an additional $21,000.00 for this transaction to happen. On January 7, 2005, we wired the additional $21,000.00.,

On January 11, 2005 Frank Guagliardo forwarded us by email, the list of Fiesta Food Marts that were interested in Global Resources, Inc.

On January 12, 2005, we forwarded back the 10 locations of Fiesta Food Marts that we picked

Problem starts:

On January 18th, 2005, when we had not received any of the l0 packages, we were concerned and contacted Global Resources, Inc. We were informed that Courtney Smith was on a leave of absence and we would have to speak with his supervisor Frank Guagliardo.

On January 27, 2005 we were informed by Frank Guagliardo that Fiesta Food Marts was not going to do business with Global Resources, Inc.

On January 27, 2005, we sent a letter by Fax, Email and Mail to Frank Guagliardo and to Stewart Pope requesting the $21,000.00 back due to the information which I had just received from Frank Guagliardo of Global Resources, Inc. about Fiesta Food Mart's lack of interest. The $21,000.00 is money that was advanced to Global Resources, Inc. with the understanding that we would have 10 locations with Fiesta Food Mart.

On January 31, 2005, we sent 2nd request for the $21,000.00 by Email to Frank Guagliardo and Stewart Pope.

On February 1, 2005, after us calling, Frank Guagliardo has informed us that we must speak with Stewart Pope regarding any refunds.

On February 1, 2005, I left a detailed message with Mr. Pope's receptionist that if he did not respond to me by 12:00 Noon on the 1st day of February, 2005, I would be contacting U.S. Attorney General's Office. As of 7:19 p.m. on 2-1-05, he still has failed to contact us for a resolution.

Through daily phone calls and emails to both Frank Guagliardo and to Stewart Pope, we have not been able to get our money back. As of today we have no money, no equipment, nor any type of response from Stewart Pope. We no have requested in a formal letter by certified mail that they return the full $34,970.00 to us asap. Again no response.

February 13, 2005

Doug and I both spoke with Jack Monroe with Global Resources, Inc. per our instruction from Peter D'Oench of Channel 10 News.

Jack Monroe basically acted initially like he had no idea who we were. We asked him what authority he had with this company. He stated that he was the Supervisor of Customer Service for Global Resources, Inc. He admitted that he had not completely read our letter that we sent by Certified Mail to the President Stewart Pope. When asking him why he is responding as a "Supervisor of Customer Service" and not the President of Global Resources, Inc. which the letter was attention to, he stated that Stewart Pope gave the letter to him to respond to. We still have not been able to speak to Stewart Pope, nor has he responded. We have received no written response from anyone at Global Resources, Inc. as of today.

Jack Monroe had no authority other than to discuss the "Contracts" which are actually called "Purchase Orders" with us.

As of today, this company has $34,970.00 of our money and has provided absolutely nothing to us. They have failed to respond to us based on our allegations of a SCAM, they have failed to respond to us based on our money, they have absolutely failed to respond and we still have nothing.

I am reciting the Purchase Order, only due to the fact that Jack Monroe would speak of nothing else. this company has scammed us out of $34,970.00 of money and will not respond or return our money.

All parties that were involved in this scam are:

Stewart Pope
Courtney Smith
Frank Guagliardo
Sharon Qadri
Leo
Scott
Kelly

January 18, 2005 is when red flags started going up. It became apparent to us, that we may have a serious problem with Global Resources, Inc. We started complaining, calling, emailing, faxing, and mailing to all of the above people in one way or another. We made known to each of the above people we had a serious problem with this company, not one of them ever mentioned this Jack Monroe, who has just popped up as the Customer Service Supervisor, and who has no authority to do anything.

As to the "Purchase Order" for $13,970.00 executed by Doug Cleveland on December 7, 2004 and the money Wired on December 23, 2004:
Item 1: States that the Seller agrees to ship equipment and product to Buyer within 45 Days after Seller received the executed Purchase Order and cleared funds for the full amount due. The Purchase Order was signed on 12-7-04, the $13,970.00 was sent to them by Wire on 12-23-04. The 45 days expired on February 6, 2005. As of February 13, 2005 Global Resources, Inc. has failed to deliver per the Purchase Order Terms & Conditions Item 1.

We sent an additional $21,000.00 on January 7, 2005. This money was ABSOLUTLY ONLY BASED ON THE FACT that Courtney Smith and Frank Guagliardo informed us that yes Fiesta Food Marts, Inc, through his General Manager wanted a total of 10 locations to start with. The only reason the extra 7 locations were purchased was because Frank Guagliardo and Courtney Smith contacted us and stated that for an additional $21,000.00 they would give us 7 more locations to met the request of Fiesta Food Marts, Inc. This is when we forwarded the money, soley based on that fact.

this is actually where our problems with global resources, inc. start

Item 3: States that we can cancel this Purchase Order if the Seller fails to ship the product, equipment, or supplies necessary to begin substantial operation of the business within 45 days of the delivery date stated on your "contract", you may notify the seller in writing and cancel your contract.

On January 18, 2005 we realized we had a problem. That is where the attached letter to Global Resources, Inc. begins. Please refer to that for full description.

As for getting technical:

Global provided us with the following "Information for Prospective Business Opportunity Purchasers required by the Federal Trade Commission".

Page 11 of 14,

Section 15: Termination, Cancellation and Renewal of your Business Opportunity:

Item D: Conditions under which you may Terminate:

Again this states if more that 45 days have elapsed since the delivery date stated in the initial Purchase Order, (the only date is the date of the Purchase Order 12-7-04, but money was delivered on 12-23-04 the 45 days would have expired on 2/6/05 if we are going by the 12-23-04 date, and 1/20/05 if we are going by the 12-7-04 date) and Global has failed to deliver the items ordered. In this event, the funds paid will be returned to you. Thereupon, the Purchase Order is automatically terminated and neither Global nor you have any further obligation to the other. The business opportunity may be terminated by you after the initial Purchase Order by simply ceasing to operate.

We have sent a 2nd certified letter to Stewart Pope - (copy is attached) this is another formal request, but we have included the above items from both the Purchase Order and the "Information for Prospective Business Opportunity Purchasers required by the Federal Trade Commission". Page 11 of 14, Section 15: Termination, Cancellation and Renewal of your Business Opportunity: Item D: Conditions under which you may Terminate:

As of March 1, 2004 we have received one response dated 2-7-2005, which was their response to the BBB. Very generic and avoided all of the above topics. It was not signed by anyone and just stated it was from Customer Service & Relations Dept.

Kimberly
Houston, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Sentencing for good old Shevin and his scum partners

AUTHOR: Happykarma - (U.S.A.)

On November 5, 2007, Shevin Goodman and Cary Krugly were each charged by Information for their involvement in Debit Corporation of America, Inc. (DCA), a Miami corporation that sold business opportunities from approximately January 2003 to January 2004. Goodman was charged with one count of criminal contempt of court under Title 18, United States Code, Section 401, and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud under Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. Krugly was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Goodman was an organizer and leader of DCA, while Krugly participated in the scheme and served as an undisclosed owner. See Justice Department Press Release, 11/5/07, regarding this and other related cases.

According to the charges, DCA purported to sell prepaid MasterCard sales systems, along with assistance in establishing, maintaining, and operating a prepaid MasterCard business. For a purchase price of roughly $15,000, potential DCA purchasers were told that they would receive three Debit Card Sales Systems, plus assistance operating a prepaid debit card business opportunity. According to DCA, a business opportunity purchaser would earn substantial profits from the commissions generated when members of the public purchased prepaid debit cards from the distributor's display racks.

The criminal contempt charge against Goodman is based on his violation of an order entered by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in May 2002, in a consumer fraud civil case filed by the Federal Trade Commission. The order banned Goodman from participating in the sale of business opportunities.

These defendants and others fraudulently induced over four hundred consumers to invest more than $6 million in DCA business opportunities.

If convicted, Goodman faces a maximum statutory term of up to life imprisonment, a possible fine, and mandatory restitution on the criminal contempt count. Goodman and Krugly face a maximum statutory term of imprisonment of five years on the mail fraud conspiracy count, a possible fine, and mandatory restitution.

2/1/08 Update:

On January 29, 2008, Shevin Goodman pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and criminal contempt. Sentencing is scheduled before Judge Seitz on April 8, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. at 301 North Miami Ave., Miami, Florida, Courtroom No. 5.

4/30/08 Update:

On April 8, 2008, Shevin Goodman was sentenced to 120 months' imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. A restitution hearing is scheduled before Judge Seitz on June 23, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., but may be determined before then.

On April 23, 2008, Cary Krugly was sentenced to 57 months' imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $12,500. Resittution will be determined by June 24, 2008.

Declarations of loss were sent out to Debit Corp. victims in February 2008. If you are a Debit Corp. victim and have not yet submitted a declaration of loss to the U.S. Department of Probation, please do so immediately, but in any event no later than June 6, 2008. Send your declaration of loss and address any questions concerning the declaration to:
Gregory R. Jenkins
U. S. Probation Officer
Room 315, 300 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132-2126
Voice #: 305.523.5327
Fax #: 305.523.5496
Internet email: greg_jenkins@flsp.uscourts.gov

6/23/08 Update:

The restitution date for Shevin Goodman has been continued until July 1, 2008.

The restitution date for Cary Krugly has been continued until July 2, 2008.

7/7/08 Update:

On June 30, 2008, Judge King ordered Cary Krugly to pay restitution in the amount of $3,529,276.75 to the victims of Debit Corp. of America in amounts owed to each according to the list prepared by the Probation Office.
On July 3, 2008, Judge Seitz ordered Shevin Goodman to pay restitution in the amount of $3,757,633.75 to the victims of Debit Corp. of America in amounts owed to each according to the list prepared by the Probation Office.

TEN YEARS IN PRISON AND $3.7MM IN RETRIBUTION. DAMN KARMA IS A REAL BITCH ISN'T IT SHEVIN. SAY HI TO BUBBA FOR ME, ORLANDO BOY, AS YOU PUT IT I BELIEVE...HAHA, BY THE WAY, THATS ME GETTING THE LAST LAUGH!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Lillian Shorstein Glaubman sentencing soon.

AUTHOR: Fred - (U.S.A.)

Read about it here:
http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/ocl/cases/Cases/Pantheon/index.htm
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

sentencing update

AUTHOR: Brian - (U.S.A.)

Just to clarify the sentencing is for Richard Goodman. The sentencing date has been pushed back to 12 Jan. 07 at 8:00 or 8:30 in the morning.
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Justice at last

AUTHOR: Brian - (U.S.A.)

I'm actually surprised that I haven't seen anything on this concerning the legal status. I received a letter from the Fla. courts stating that Goodman was found guilty and that the sentencing date is the 12th of Dec. I had planned on going there to speak my piece at the hearing but I am in the middle of opening up a restraunt and can't get away. Anyway, I plan on calling tomorrow to find out if there is anything I can do to help get him a longer sentence. I'll also find out what he actually gets and try to post it as soon as I find out.

Brian
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

New Address for Shevin Goodman

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

Shevin Goodman has a new address and an even bigger, more expensive house that he was able to buy using fraudulent money he and his partners in crime recieved from innocent hard working people.
His new address is:

3907 Island Estates Drive (Wiiliams Island, Aventura)
Aventura, FL 33160
(305)931-5355-Home number

Feel free to pay him a visit. He enjoys visitors.

Stay away from these people they are scam artists of the highest order.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Drive down to sunny Florida and spend some time with these nice people.

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

There's no reason to hold a grudge. Let's not be silly. After all, what's twenty grand between friends? Certainly, it's no reason for you to avoid anyone, or have hard feelings. Life is too short for that.



If you bought a Pantheon business, or maybe this Global nonsense, then you're part of the family. I suggest you drop by and tell these nice people how the business is working out for you.



Mr.Shevin Goodman lives in a multi-million dollar home at

324 Holiday Drive

Hallandale, FL 33024

Cell # is (305) 785-9078



Mr.Cary Krugly lives in a multi-million dollar home at

3328 NE 169th Street

North Miami Beach, Fl

Cell # is (305) 409-4343



Shevin is the guy behind the fish. He owns a boat. He enjoys deep sea fishing. Perhaps, you can take him on a little boat ride of your own. Don't forget lots of bait. Big hunks of meat is what you use to catch the really big fish.



Perhaps, several of the Pantheon people can all get together and throw a little surprise party for good old shevin. I'm sure he'd love nothing more than to finally meet some of his customers in person.
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

AUTHOR: Sharon - (U.S.A.)

I was a locator for Doug and I honestly did try to get Fiesta Marts as a location as Courtney had promised him.



I contacted all the stores that was on his list but I had no luck. It is corporate, however each store has their own cellular phone booths set up inside the stores with different contractors.



I was fired from the Global Resources after Sonia Acosta from Pantheon decided I had wrote a report on rip off report about her and her husband Todd. Well it wasn't me. However, I am glad to be out of the company because these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!
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Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

AUTHOR: Sharon - (U.S.A.)

I was a locator for Doug and I honestly did try to get Fiesta Marts as a location as Courtney had promised him.



I contacted all the stores that was on his list but I had no luck. It is corporate, however each store has their own cellular phone booths set up inside the stores with different contractors.



I was fired from the Global Resources after Sonia Acosta from Pantheon decided I had wrote a report on rip off report about her and her husband Todd. Well it wasn't me. However, I am glad to be out of the company because these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!
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Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

AUTHOR: Sharon - (U.S.A.)

I was a locator for Doug and I honestly did try to get Fiesta Marts as a location as Courtney had promised him.



I contacted all the stores that was on his list but I had no luck. It is corporate, however each store has their own cellular phone booths set up inside the stores with different contractors.



I was fired from the Global Resources after Sonia Acosta from Pantheon decided I had wrote a report on rip off report about her and her husband Todd. Well it wasn't me. However, I am glad to be out of the company because these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!
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Dismissed/ Fired because of reports on Ripoffreport.com these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!

AUTHOR: Sharon - (U.S.A.)

I was a locator for Doug and I honestly did try to get Fiesta Marts as a location as Courtney had promised him.



I contacted all the stores that was on his list but I had no luck. It is corporate, however each store has their own cellular phone booths set up inside the stores with different contractors.



I was fired from the Global Resources after Sonia Acosta from Pantheon decided I had wrote a report on rip off report about her and her husband Todd. Well it wasn't me. However, I am glad to be out of the company because these are bad people to work for! And, I am now stress free!
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#11 Consumer Comment

Sorry That You Didn't See Our Posts Sooner

AUTHOR: S - (U.S.A.)

It's people like you that truly make me frustrated, because you are more innocent victims taken in by these shim-sham artists. Stewart Pope, is really a nobody. The people in charge are Richard & Shevin Goodman, brothers. They have been running scams like this out of South Florida for years. They have been previously indicted and warned to stay away from these illicit business opportunity scams, however they shrugged this off and went back to work, since they didn't have to serve jail time and they didn't have to pay up to scammed customers.



If you read our posts, this routine of the Goodmans, for BizOps (as their known)is documented and known to go back at least several companies. They are sly enough to keep their name hidden behind some dolt decoy like Stewart Pope, whilst Richard & Shevin run the whole show.



Once I learned who was in charge (after being scammed by their previous fraudulent company Pantheon Holdings, just several blocks down the street from Global Resources); I telephoned Global Resources and told them I know the real deal, they forwarded me to JACK MONROE, and he denied any connection to Pantheon Holdings and claimed that he didn't know Richard Goodman. He came across very believeable. Well I cross checked this and discovered that not only did JACK MONROE know RICHARD GOODMAN, but they had been working together for years, through several company incarnations, going back as far as Debit Corporation.



Although you are grammatically correct with respect to the dates of your contract, and rightfully expect a refund, the F'd up laws in Florida provide shelter for these bums, making it difficult (not impossible) to get financial restitution.



I've been trying to get the word out so that people like you wouldn't suffer as many of use already have. The Feds raided a bunch of these Biz Ops a week and a half ago, including Global Resources and Pantheon Holdings, therefore the BBB will only show Global Resources as "updating file," because of the Feds and because of many complaints such as yours that are unresolved.



Back in September, Global Resources was trying to resolve disgruntled distributors to maintain their image with the BBB, while stringing along other potential victims, however their recent bold theft of taking money and not even producing the product, shows how desperate they are becoming.



It is Richard's & Shevin's tactic to throw different names at you (half of them fake names) with fake titles who pretend to not know your situation, hoping to keep you unbalanced. The real power players are Richard & Shevin (of course they don't give their contact info, but we're researching this) and their right hand men or women, Kelly Rogan. I don't know if you have already spoken with her, but I doubt it, since she prefers to have fake "customer service manager" decoys bluff angry customers like yourselves. Unless she changed it, her phone number was 1-800-909-3750 ext. 206. She is in charge of machine shipments for both Global Resources and Pantheon.



If you haven't already, please file a complaint with the NBOB, their contact info is in my previous post. As you try to recoup your loss, we need to try and stop these crooks from continuing to rip off people. Global Resources rep with the BBB is already shot because the BBB has received growing complaints from angry Gobal Resources customers saying the same things you did, and Global Resources has begun to send the same canned response that doesn't address the complaint or compensate the customer or (as you mentioned) even leave a name of who gave the reponse.



Richard and Shevin did intially have their stoolies give a name on the response to their customer complaints, however they stopped this after people started researching these "office managers," to find out who they really were. Example, I filed a complaint with the NBOB, got a response back from "Lillian Shorstein," who claimed to be the Office Manager, this was a lie as her name isn't Lillian Shorstein, it's Lillian Glaubman. Please read previous posts if you haven't already as this info and much more is given. I wish you both the best of luck and encourage you to continue and notify as many government organziations as possible.
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