Good evening- The purpose of this communication is to bring to light deceptive business practices being conducted by the IRI Golf Group, also known as Old Pueblo Golf Partners, here in the Charlotte region. This company owns and operates seven golf courses in the Charlotte metro area and their business practices have the potential for great harm to the community and the company's employees. The size of this company and the pervasiveness of deceptive practices should be of great concern. The following are but a few of the complaints and/or accusations :
defrauding members of the clubs- members pay large sums of money to join and then see no return on their investment in the form of facility improvementsfunds to adequately maintain the facilities are extremely limited, but business remains strongfunds being diverted from corporate accounts through shell businesses and redeposited into the owners personal accountreluctance to pay employees on time- checks are always held at least a couple of days after the official payday- employees are not communicated with and seldom know what day they can expect their paywhen checks are issued,
they are returned NSF to the employeesutilities are regularly not paid at the facilities resulting in disconnection of servicesfailure to pay creditors, accounts closedcontinual neglect could affect home prices in surrounding neighborhoodsthis company has a decade long history of similar practices in Texasquestionable accounting practices that are intended to misrepresent the health of the company to potential investors, banks, or anyone elsemanagers are instructed by management not to leave a trail (emails, notes, etc) when communicating with employeesfiltering funds through multiple bank accounts in multiple statesa premeditated, systematic, and methodical embezzlement of company funds by management
While there are regulatory agencies in place to oversee some of these actions, of particular concern is the failure to pay employees and the overall delay in distributing payroll. A close audit of the records will in fact show that there is enough revenue being generated via various marketing schemes to cover payroll on a regular basis, there is continually a delay in getting checks to employees and then they often are returned marked NSF. Employees who complain about this are threatened with firing and made to feel as if this problem was generated by them.
That is in fact as far from the actuality as one could get. There are some serious unethical, immoral, premeditated, and methodical deceptions in place to keep everyone in the dark about what is really going on here. Closer investigation may reveal even bigger issues, however these are pretty significant. Employees are offered no consideration by this company, nor is the public as a whole who patronizes each facility. A little digging may reveal some answers........
Thank you for your time and consideration:Carolina Trail Employees