Report: #1489652

Complaint Review: Sean Keating, Bellhaven Yachts - Bellingham Washington

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  • Reported By: Jerry — Bellingham Washington United States
  • Sean Keating, Bellhaven Yachts 700 Coho Way Bellingham, Washington United States

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I worked for Sean and I've been chasing him for my pay for months now and ended up filing a small claims action against him. Sean is an absolute nightmare to deal with, the abuse I've endured from his harrassing texts, emails and phone calls are far beyond anything normal for behavior, he claims my sales were done fraudulently and that I was involved in wire fraud to name a few reasons he says he doesn't have to pay me - all of it bogus.

This is a guy that has used customers boats on multiple occassions for his personal enjoyment all unauthorised, a few customers caught him and were absolutely livid - one he  had to pay the owner for a day charter to avoid legal action. He took a new girlfreind out in a small 24' boat during a small craft warning - apparently it was a harrowing experience, someone could have got hurt, the boat was left half tied up, with equipment strewn all over, he has absolutely no respect for other peoples property.

Listing Agreements boat brokers use authorize a broker to sell a boat for a specified price, Sean constantly advertises much lower prices than what is agreed to then brow beats clients into accepting lower offers - one client left his Registration signed as the seller of the boat and trailer - that was to be held in trust - as he was leaving for the winter for someplace warmer.

Sean low balled the advertising and sold the boat in two days at a 30% discount from the agreed asking price, then sent the seller a check for a little over half - that is about as unethical as it gets! Then he tells me my listing agreement on that boat was a fraud so in his mind he doesn't have to pay. My day in court is coming.

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Jerry Koch and Koch Management case thrown out by small claims judge

AUTHOR: Sean - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, January 11, 2020

 Jerry Koch filed a small claim against Bellhaven as seen above. The judge heard the claim and dismissed his claim. He defrauded Belhaven of $8000. He went so far as to say employees weren’t paid on time and all were contacted and had agreed there was no payment grevience.

He is trying to harm a business he deposited a fraud check against, forged signatures to defraud the company of $8000 and all was agreed upon by a Bellingham Judge yesterday. I would not do business with this person under any circumstances

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#2 Author of original report

Pretty much everything out of Sean Keating's mouth is a fabrication or an outright lie

AUTHOR: Jerry - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, January 04, 2020

Sean you outdid yourself with your rebuttal, in your normal bellicose fashion of stretching the truth, twisting facts, outright lies, and projections. I am not going to be drawn into playing your games.

What Is the Projection Defense Mechanism?

Think of how a movie theater works. There's a screen in front of you on which you can see a film. However, the film is not coming from the screen itself but rather from a projector, which casts images on the screen. This is the gist of projection as a defense mechanism as well: as a defense mechanism, projection is when someone casts their flaws and feelings onto someone else.

After what I have had to endure from him, I have made it a personal mission to somehow try to protect anyone else from getting ripped off and hurt finacially and emotionally.

I can back up what I have said to be true with hard evidence, proof, and witness's, I'm not out to hurt anyone. Just trying to interphere before he traps another victem. 

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Jerry Koch, you can't write fraudulent checks, steal vehicles and personal belongings, scream in an office of employment and have fraud escrow docs signed and stay employed

AUTHOR: Sean - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Jerry was terminated for writing and depositing a fraudulant business check in November of 2019. Since then, he has tormented the staff and the business. Most recently, he tricked Van Ness title into sending Bellhaven Yacht Sales commission directly to him.

While compiling the criminal complaint, he stole a vehicle titled to Bellhaven, Inc along with over $2000 of personal belongings in it and had it locked away in a garage which required the police to release back to me.

He smokes about 5 packs of cigarettes a day and sends daily, midnight, threatening, swearing texts to my girlfriend since I have blocked him. Jerry Koch did complete two deals in 3 months of working from the best desk in the office (I personally provided him with the lead for the seller on one and the buyer for the other) with dozens of free leads provided to him.

He was paid in full for the first deal even after the check fraud. The first ended in check fraud greater than $5000.00, wherein he was terminated (but refused to leave the office and refused to turn over his key, so the port captain had to re-key the office to remove him) and second deal, he would have been paid in full again, but instead he falsified escrow documents through VanNess Title for $8000.00 and that is undergoing a wire fraud investigation to date as a criminal complaint. He spends his days lying to clients and friends of the business rather than looking for a new job. All of the above is true and correct. 

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