A local company in Des Moines, IA and a company in Evansville, IN. have teamed up over the past few years to create an internet scheme that is designed to rake in thousands have been successful up until now. An inside source from the company has delivered company information regarding both owners, Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese, proving their repeated embezzlement of large corporations and innocent victims across the U.S. to local law enforcement.
The two companies exposed are modeling companies used to promote products and services for clients such as Suave, Axe deodorant, Verizon, ect; The well known client seeks out what they believe to be legit modeling agencies to promote their new product throughout the U.S. In a proper setting, the agency is required to book the amount of jobs requested by client in a specific area of the U.S. Once the agency has put together a list of models ready and willing to work they are given locations and specifics about their contracted job for client. [continued below]....
..... After the job has been completed, the model reports back to the agency in way of phone, fax to ensure their paperwork has been submitted, then it is the responsibility of the agency to submit the completed job info to the client directly. Once the client has received the confirmation from the agency they will in turn send out a large check covering payment of all models booked for that specific job cluster.
The C Taylor Agency and TNT Management have recently been exposed for submitting false information to their clients and forging documents to appear job clusters have been completed. Both of these companies have recently been proven to collect large sums of money from their clients and refusing monies owed to models having completely executed job assigned to them. Many of the models were hired through job sites such as Craigslist and other sites from out of state. This business practice is illegal unless the business is licensed in the state in which they hire. Many of the models, not being with the companies state, have fallen victim to these companies having never received back wages. Several models of C Taylor Agency have been lucky enough to be within region and have sued for back wages and every case won.
Civil Harassment charges have been filed on TNT Management from a resource that set out to help the models of TNT Management and C Taylor Agency collect wages. The owner of TNT Management, Tina Norris, intently harassed and stalked a few of the model/employees for speaking out about the companies deceptive business practices and with the help of Theresa Catanese, tried to link a model inquiring about back wages to a murder charge in attempt to silence the model. Law suits will be pending for continued harassment from this company as well as sister company, C Taylor Agency, owner, Theresa Catanese.
Both companies have recently been discovered to be operating under alias, false addresses and false company contact numbers.
Below are alias' used as of now by Tina Norris.
Tina Norris has also been known in the past to submit false attorney names and letters in a threatening nature in attempt to silence them.
Theresa Catanese, owner of C Taylor Agency, has used to following alias'
as well as shared alias' listed above.
Recently, both companies banned together to create a separate business name to operate under to further collect funds from clients. The name of the business is Integrate. Tina Norris created this name and listed her mother, Linda Norris, rightful owner and operator of that business LLC in order to avoid denial from corporations due to her history of deceptive business practices. Linda Norris was shortly afterwards contacted by clients who had received suspicious emails and calls concerning back wages from models of "Integrate". Linda Norris, mother of Tina Norris, very quickly became suspicious and immediately withdrew all funds from the business account attempting to distribute monies back to clients and closed down that business name. Tina Norris at the time Linda Norris became suspicious, was in Florida vacationing on funds from the new business name Integrate. Linda Norris, learning of her daughters deception, quickly closed debit and credit cards Tina Norris took out on the new company name. Tina Norris returned to Iowa after funds from a friend were wired to pay her cost to return home to Iowa.
Tina Norris has not surfaced yet to assume responsibility for her business actions.
The Des Moines Register is also working on this story as well as News Channel 5 ABC in Des Moines.
A news story was done on C Taylor Agency with the local news team WFIE reporter Stephanie Sylvie in Evansville, Indiana, concerning her denial of back wages to her employees. They have been contacted again to due a follow up story concerning the recent false business name and practices of Integrate operated by Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese of C Taylor Agency. Theresa Catanese and Tina Norris have in past denied working together on this scheme. Recent documents from the inside source expose both parties for not only being linked together in this scheme, but outlining their intent to deceive, harass and mislead clients and models.