ED Magedson – Founder
DRG Enterprises LLC549 5th Street Berthoud, Colorado USA
DRG Enterprises LLC Donald R. Gishel, Chris Gishel, Christine Gishel, The Big Thrift Store, Da Papa's Pizza, Simply Shabulous, Sleep Concepts Craigs List Scan Artists Berthoud Colorado
Don and Chris Gishel are the former owners of countless companies doing business under the umbrella company called DRG Enterprises regesterd in Berthoud, CO. These criminal masterminds have found a cunning way to use Craigslist to defraud unsuspecting entrepreneurs.
The Gishels run their scam by posting business' for sale on Craigslist. When these unsuspecting entrepreneurs come calling they are offered a piece of the business as parnership with a working capital investment. Don and Chris Gishel ask to keep 51% of the business so they can maintain majority vote and control. New entrepreneurs to business will eat up the offer thinking it is a great opportunity.
The deceptive behavior begins immediatly after they have hooked their prey and once business is under way. Don and Chris Gishel begin pilfering the valuables of the business sighting the items of value belong to the family and are not property of the business. Shortly after the business deal is signed Don and Chris are nowhere to be found. They don't return important calls to partners they disregard operating plans and offer no support to the new "partners". They come when no one else is around and sabotage work that the working partners have achieved. This causes the business to go belly-up in no time despite partners efforts. They owe partners, other business' and charities money that they refuse to pay.
The real con is in how they extort money from the partners. They use tax payers money to file a false police report against the working partners claiming theft. The partners that are brought up on charges are told " either pay a small amount of restitution to the 51% partners or pay much more for an attorney". The unsuspecting partners pay the ransom and are set free with a deferment. To these people that have been scamed this seems to be a more economical resolution and they can be done with the hassel.
During their recent scam they fired their manager and 1/3 owner of the business. Using the tax money of citizens they filed false charges against her for theft. Don and Chris Gishel owed this manager $15,000 in unpaid wages. These con artists also refused to pay a construction company thousands of dollars for renevations on their property leaving the balance to be paid by another 1/3 business partner. This business partner that was scammed was a sevice disabled Veteran. Their resoning for not paying the Veteran owned company was stated as "there was not a contract signed".
The Gishels also owed thousands of dollars to Second Chance Veterans Charity for items that were taken on donation on their behalf. They cashed a check through their account that was meant for the charity that a community partner raised, leaving the charity on the brink of bankruptcy. When requests for payment were made once again the responce was" there was not a signed contract with the charity". There is another incident in Ft Collins of another known charity the Gishel's scammed by using their name to obtain product for their thrift store, The Big Thrift Store.
Don and Chris Gishel have crated an elaborate scam that has worked on many unsuspecting entrepreneurs, charities and anyone who comes in contact with them. They put on a rouse of being trustworthy, hard working, unknowledgeable about business reports to clinch their victims. These people should be investigated for fraud, theft and have the book thrown at them.
They have owned many business' under the umbrella DRG Enterprises such as The BIG Thrift, Second Chance Thrift, Simply Shabulous, Mobile home parks in Alabama, Storage units in Nebraska, Sleep Concepts and a few more all of which have failed. These people don't work but maintain an upscale lifestyle paid for by their legal extortion scam. Don and Chris Gishel give new meaning to American Greed.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/20/2014 03:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/drg-enterprises-llc/berthoud-colorado-80513/drg-enterprises-llc-donald-r-gishel-chris-gishel-christine-gishel-the-big-thrift-stor-1171151. 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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