I worked as a regional director for this company. I unknowingly participated in a scam with an extremely talented con-artist. Unfortunately, I ended up being a victim of the scam as well.
Adam Jenkins convinced a couple of investors to invest over a million dollars to start a company called BK Premium Products, aka The Foodshare Program, aka The 4/1 Program. The premise of the company sounded good; give a canister of product, premium beef sticks, to a local food bank for every four pounds sold. Making money and giving to charity. I actually felt really good to be part of a company making a difference in people's lives. But it turns out that this is not actually what happened.
So here's the scam. Adam would sell the distribution rights of a territory to some trusting individual for $2,500.00. For this investment, the person gets the right to sale product in his area without competition. Adam simply required just the initial money, and a small royalty afterwards. Mr. Jenkins would keep the entrepreneur supplied with product and everyone wins.
The problem is the product never came. He would take the money and move on to the next unfortunate victim. Some product did actually get sold. He did have some corporate employees placing canisters at businesses in their territory, though none was ever donated to charity. This went on until the employees stopped getting paid, which is what happened to me.
I worked fo Adam for a total of 5 months. The first 4 were great. Like I said above, I thought I was doing important work. The last few paychecks I received came back due to insufficient funds and still owing a additional check.
Since then I have already gone to the labor board getting an order of determination. That was awarded in September of 2012. He still has not paid. Full of excuses.
I have not received a W-2 which means taxes were being taken out of my checks but not going to state or federal government. Where did my money go? So I believe that falls into tax fraud.
There are numerous individuals in numerous states that this man has not paid. I keep thinking class action lawsuit and teach the little man that you cannot do that to people. He had me fooled and now I feel I taught others a scam. Its humiliating to be associated with this man and his company.