I hired Robin Martinelli to do surveillance on my husband who was cheating on me and also very abusive. I told Robin everything that was going on and she assured me that not only would she catch him cheating, but she would also help me to get a divorce from him since he was physically abusing me. Robin told me that $5,000 would cover all expenses and any money left over, she would refund to me. I had explained to her that it would be very hard for me to get the money because I would have to sneak the money that Robin was requiring for a retainer so that my husband would not find out. Robin was so nice to me during that time. Once I had the $5,000 that she had required for a retainer, she told me that her team would immediately begin work. Since Robin was unable to call me due to my husband possibly finding out, I had to call her.
I called her about 2 weeks later and Robin had said that she had a lot of great video for me. I went to her office and she had nothing. She did not have barely any videos and the ones that she did have was only about a total of 3 or 4 minutes with my husband in them and he was just walking into stores. Once I was at her office, she told me that the bill was $6,500. When I told her that I was not paying another $1,500 when she didn't even do any work, and I should actually receive a refund, she yelled at me and threatened to call my husband and tell him that I had hired her. She knew that I was scared to death of him and that he was abusive, and this is how she got more money out of me. I was devastated. How could a person threaten something like that just to get more money?
She is the most rude, crude, unprofessional woman that I have ever met. She knew that I would find a way to pay that money to keep from my husband finding out. What a horrible person. One of her staff members became very upset when she threatened me and they stepped outside of the room that we were in and started arguing. I could hear her staff member tell her that was unethical and a horrible thing and she just yelled at that person too. Unfortunately, I cannot report her to the Board for Private Investigators because then my husband will find out. But I hope and pray everyday that somebody else will. The reason why she is still in business is because she blackmails people to get her money and people are afraid that she will call their spouses.