ED Magedson – Founder
Metropolitan Financial Holdings219 SW C Ave Lawton, Oklahoma USA
Metropolitan Financial Holdings Goldie Dicky (AKA) Goldie V. SantiagoMetropolitan Bancorp LTD Fraud / Misrepresentation/ theft by deception Lawton Oklahoma
We contracted with with a company as a silent partner who contracted with Metropolitan Financial Holding, LTD and Goldie Dickey (AKA) Goldie Vicencio Santiago to obtain a Standby Letter of Credit for two million dollars. We deposited money into Metropolitan's business account at Bank of America by way of a ledger to ledger transfer because we also bank at Bank of America. The deposit was made on 11/8/2013. An MOU was signed between both companies on or around 11/7/2013 for the delivery of the SBLC for a fee of $200,000 of which she was supposedly using our $55,000 upfront to obtain and deliver the SBLc and the remaining $145,000 was due 5 days after the SBLC had been monetized by the beneficiary bank. Metropolitan acted as though they were a bank and set us up with an account, an account number and provided us with an online screen shot showing an available and current balance of $55,000.00. (The account was showing $55,000 on 11/7/2013 at 3:59AM even though we didn't actually make the deposit until 11/8/2013). First red flag! On the MOU, it showed that we opened our account on 11/7/2013 at 3:59AM and the account showed a zero balance: available balance: 0.00 / current balance: 0.00. On 12/12/2013, Metropolitan sent us a copy of a swift (MT760) confirmation which was issued by Citibank New York to our beneficiary bank Santander Bank Mexico. Second red flag! The beneficiary bank swift department and the issuing bank Global Trade Division could neither locate the swift reference number, which was located on line 20 of the swift confirmation nor the account that supported the SBLC. It was fraudulent! We attempted to make arrangements to have both bank officers to communicate with each other but only the receiving bank cooperated and Goldie Dickey refused to have her banker at Citibank make contact with the beneficiary bank. We provided Goldie with all the beneficiary bank officers involved contact information but she refused to divulge her bank officer's contact info. Then, on January 22, 2013, we signed a new loan agreement with Metropolitan for $650,000, which was to be funded on the 14th of February and no later than the 21st of February in lieu of the failed SBLC delivery. Once again, the aforementioned dates came and went. No loan and no wire received. Once again, Goldie sent us a copy of two wire receipts for $50,000 each, which as you guest it, both fraudulent! We checked with our bank to confirm if any money had been received and checked the Fed ID on the wire and it to was fraudulent. On 3/7/2013, we sent Goldie a termination letter and requested the immediate return of our money. Goldie had the audacity to tell us that we still had an outstanding loan with Metropolitan because she was owed $145,000 after she spent our $55,000 toward an SBLC that was never delivered. We downloaded a copy of our account statement on 01/03/2013 at 7:38AM and it showed that we opened the our account on 11/7/2013 and the available balance was still showing $55,000 even though Goldie told us she used the $55,000 to obtain the SBLC and sent us a copy of the swift confirmation on 12/12/2013. She has refused to return our money thus far. We fully intend on filing criminal charges for "theft by deception", and "wire fraud". We intend on being in Lawton Oklahoma as soon as Monday to take out a warrant in Magistrate court. Goldie never divulged the fact that she was a convicted felon for real estate fraud and forgery in the state if California. We were unaware that we were dealing with a convicted felon. We also found out that she victimized two other clients that we are aware both of whom invested over $400,000. I have every intension on reporting Goldie to the consumer affairs office and Secretary of State office in Oklahoma and make them aware of fact that Goldie is a convicted felon working in the same field as her criminal past and conducting the same type criminal behavior. The copies of the bank wire were so bad, it's laughable. Please help me shut down her company and put her and her associates out of business and behind bars where she belongs.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/07/2014 09:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Metropolitan-Financial-Holdings/Lawton-Oklahoma-73501/Metropolitan-Financial-Holdings-Goldie-Dicky-AKA-Goldie-V-SantiagoMetropolitan-Bancorp-1129167. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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