Report: #251149

Complaint Review: Riverside Community Church St.Charles, Pastor Walt Barrett, Rod Rieman, Roderick Rieman - St.Charles Illinois

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  • Riverside Community Church St.Charles, Pastor Walt Barrett, Rod Rieman, Roderick Rieman 38W517 Silver Glen Rd St.Charles, Illinois U.S.A.

Riverside Community Church St.Charles,Pastor Walt Barrett,Rod Rieman,Bluko,Emerging Growth Ventures,Mike Crook,Craig Hufford,Ponzi Scams,CHBA,NBC Marketing Con Artist Rod Rieman files for Bankruptcy St.Charles Illinois

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Rod Rieman, a nationally known con artist and dealer of financial Ponzi scams and fraudulent Healthcare plans, is a member of this church.

After scamming over 150 families and senior citizens at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, Rod Rieman moved to St.Charles, IL and joined Riverside Community Church hoping to sell risky financial scams and fraudulent medical insurance to a new congregation of unsuspecting people.

Rod Rieman is not licensed in the State of Illinois to pedal securities or financial advice. If you deal with Rod Rieman you will loose your money. Rod Rieman cannot tell the truth!

After scamming over 150 families out of their savings, Rod Rieman has filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to avoid paying his debts and to avoid any Civil Suits that may be filed against him. In 1 civil suit that was filed against Rod Rieman by a Mr. Chase, the judge awarded Mr. Chase $1,388,000 in damages. This is why Rod Rieman is filing for bankruptcy.

Here are the details of Rod Riemans Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition showing his debts, assets and income.

The below facts and figures are public record and can be found at the Northern Illinois Bankruptcy court.
Case # 1-07-bk-04327 Roderick J Rieman
Case type: bk Chapter:7 Honorable Judge Manuel Barbosa
Date filed: 03/12/2007

Chapter 7: Liquidation of debts.

($245 filing fee, $39 administrative fee, $15 trustee surcharge:Total fee $299)

1. Chapter 7 is designed for debtors in financial difficulty who do not have the ability to pay their existing debts. Debtors whose debts are primarily consumer debts are subject to a "means test" designed to determine whether the case should be permitted to proceed under chapter 7. If your income is greater than the median income for your state of residence and family size, in some cases, creditors have the right to file a motion requesting that the court dismiss your case under 707(b) of the Code. It is up to the court to decide whether the case should be dismissed.

2. Under chapter 7, you may claim certain of your property as exempt under governing law. A trustee may have the right to take possession of and sell the remaining property that is not exempt and use the sale proceeds to pay your creditors.

3. The purpose of filing a chapter 7 case is to obtain a discharge of your existing debts. If, however, you are found to have committed certain kinds of improper conduct described in the Bankruptcy Code, the court may deny your discharge and, if it does, the purpose for which you filed the bankruptcy petition will be defeated.

4. Even if you receive a general discharge, some particular debts are not discharged under the law. Therefore, you may still be responsible for most taxes and student loans; debts incurred to pay nondischargeable taxes; domestic support and property settlement obligations; most fines, penalties, forfeitures, and criminal restitution obligations; certain debts which are not properly listed in your bankruptcy papers; and debts for death or personal injury caused by operating a motor vehicle, vessel,
or aircraft while intoxicated from alcohol or drugs. Also, if a creditor can prove that a debt arose from fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, or theft, or from a willful and malicious injury, the bankruptcy court may determine that the debt is not discharged.

3. Bankruptcy Crimes and Availability of Bankruptcy Papers to Law Enforcement Officials

A person who knowingly and fraudulently conceals assets or makes a false oath or statement under penalty of perjury, either orally or in writing, in connection with a bankruptcy case is subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both. All information supplied by a debtor in connection with a bankruptcy case is subject to examination by the Attorney General acting through the Office of the United States Trustee, the Office of the United States Attorney, and other components and employees of the Department of Justice.


For legal services, I have agreed to accept $1,799.00
Prior to the filling of this statement I have received $450.00
Balance Due $1,349.00

The source of the compensation paid to me - Debtor
The source of compensation to be paid to me - Debtor

Signed and Certification - Thomas W. Byrnes - Law office of Thomas W. Byrnes


"Except as directed below, list all personal property of the debtor of whatever kind."

Checking account Mid America Bank $250.00
Checking account Washington Mutual $50.00

Security Deposit with Commonwealth Edison Edison for the provision of electric service to Debtor's residence $200.00

Security Deposit with Suresh Mekala for rental of Debtor's residence $2,800.00

Undivided interest in Household goods and furnishings of debtor and debtor's spouse $2,000.00

Collection of 30 DVDs $100.00
Collection of 50 music compact discs $100.00

Necessary wearing apparel of debtor $500.00

Fishing equipment $200.00

2000 Triton 21 foot Fishing boat and Trailer presntly located in Tennessee

2000 Lexus $8,000.00
2007 Toyota Camry $25,000.00

2 Desks 4 wood and 1 metal file cabinets 2 computers,
copier/printer, scanner paper shredder - $500.00

IRA with First Trust Company of the Pacific consisting of leases - $11,900.00
in Resort Holdings International

11921 shares of Paw Island Entertainment Stock - value listed as "unknown"
Issuer's principal place of business is 2090 Larkin Ave Elgin, Il. 60123

2389 Shares of Med Fund, LLC Shares - value listed as "unknown"
Med Fund's principle place of business is 240 North Washington Blvd. Sarasota, Fl. 34326

2500 Shares of 1st Monument Resources, Inc. - value listed as "unknown"
1st Monument Resources was acquired by Hub Tack, Inc. whose principal
place of business is located at 9909 Nixon Drive McKinney, TX. 75070

3,000,000 Shares of NBC Marketing, Inc. stock -value listed as "unknown"
NBC's business address is NBC Marketing c/o Consumer Health Benefits- John Schwartz 4875 Coconut Creek Pkwy Coconut Creek, Florida

43200 Shares of Investorlife.com, Inc Stock - value listed as "unknown"
whose principle place of business is located at 825 S. Cable Rd. Lima Oh. 45805

850000 Class A Units of Membership in WirelessResumes, LLC. - value listed as "unknown"
2051 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove, Il. 60515

Ownership interest in Emerging Growth Ventures - value listed as "unknown
located at 3 Pembrook Circle Bolingbrook 60440.

1,250,000 Class B Units of membership in Wireless Ventures, LLC - value listed as "unknown"
located at 3 Pembrook Court Bolingbrook, Il. 60040

Commissions due from Z Touch Systems - 105,000.00

Interest in Ad Toppers with Douglas Network / Media Stores - value listed as "unknown"

Interest in Lease numbers L3315A, L1263A, R21036, L9289 with Resorts International - $85,204.70

Adding up the "known" values listed, rieman's personal property totals: $253,804.70

(But he owes his creditors $3,549,008.66)


Amerus Life --- amount owed $40,978.00
611 Fifth Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Account #: 017063-1 - Loan secured by UCC-1 against future commissions

Carmax Auto Finnance --- amount owed $7,000.00 (value listed at 8,000.00)
PO Box 3174
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Account # 2773623 - Purchase of 2000 Lexus

McHenry Savings Bank --- amount owed $12,000.00 (value listed at 12,000.00)
PO Box 566
McHenry, IL 60051
Acct #: 10-33069095 - PMSI for purchase of 2000 Triton 21 foot Power Boat and trailer presently located in Tennessee

Toyota Financial Services --- amount owed $25,000.00 (value listed at 25,000)
5005 N. River Blvd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Account #: 70400463720080001 - Purchase of 2007 Toyota Camry 05/2006

Mid America Bank, FSB --- amount owed: 1,016,263.08 (value listed at 955,000.00)
C/O EKL Williams PLLC
115 W. 55th Street Suite 400
Clarnedon Hills, IL 60514
Kane County Court case # 06 CH 1677 - Defaulted mortgage loans 03/31/06

The total amount of Secured Claims --- $1,101,241.08

Taxes and Other Certain Debts Owed to Governmental Units

Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002

Roderick J. Rieman - XXX-XX-5874

$2,458.77 - 2002 Federal Income taxes
$3,439.08 - 2003 Federal Income taxes
$14,360.37 - 2004 Federal Income taxes
$73,225.06 - 2005 Income tax liability including penalties

$93,483.28 TOTAL DUE THE IRS


Thomas Stajic --- amount owed $46,650.00
Ontario, CN NORIAO (Re-purchase Agreement)

American Express --- amount owed $7,583.00
PO Box 297871
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-7871
Acct.# 3727-121889-22009 - Credit card balance as of 10/2005 Charged off by creditor as bad debt!

American Marketing/Home Pages --- amount owed $568.00
Liquidebt Systems
29W110 Butterfield Rd.
Warrenville, IL 60555
Acct.#281300 - Telephone directory advertising for publication year 2005

AT & T Yellow Pages --- amount owed $20,960.00
C/O RH Donnelly
8519 Innovation Way
Chicago, IL 60682
Acct.#500210521 - Yellow Page Advertising pubishing year 2005

Betty Grimm --- amount owed $500,000.00
Earlsville, IL 60518
Agreement to repurchase of investments 06/28/2005

Chris Vineyard --- Personal loan 2005 amount owed $64,500.00
Oswego, IL 60543

Citibank --- amount owed $9,555.00
PO Box 6500
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
Acct.#5466-1601-4276-2002 - Revolving credit account

Citibank UCS --- amount owed $9,201.00
8787 Baypine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256-8528
Acct.#5396-8090-0848-2866 - Revolving charge account opened 05/1992

Clifford Parrish --- amount owed $50,000.00
Somonauk, IL 60552
Personal loan taken in 2005

Columbia House --- amount owed $25.00
PO Box 91601
Indianapolis, IN 46291
Acct.#: 50404194602002331 - Merchandise purchases

Direct TV --- amount owed $261.97
PO Box 9001069
Louisville, KY 40290
Acct.#21295558 - Subscription television sevice balance as of 01/17/07

Gerald Chase --- amount owed $1,401,610.00
C/O Sullivan Hincks & Conway
120 W. 22nd Street Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Kane County Court case # D06 L 471 - Default judgment in lawsuit filed by Investor alleging negligence and negligent misrepresentation in the provision of investment advice

Hal Frankel --- amount owed $75,000.00
C/O Frederick R. Hall
227 W. Monroe Street Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60606
Personal Loan 01/13/06

Hartford Insurance --- amount owed $254.00
Eastern Service Center
4401 Middle Settlement Rd.
New Hartford, NY 13413
Unpaid insurance premium assessed at the end of coverage period
(I guess he won't be selling Hartford insurance to his fellow church members.)

Household Finance --- amount owed $8,331.00
PO Box 17574
Baltimore, MD 21297
Acct.#: 41648120144552 - Consumer loan taken out in 2005

Kurt Larson --- amount owed $7,440.00
C/O Innovative Metal Services, Inc
27W130 Roosevelt Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190
Personal loan taken in January 2006

Lowes --- amount owed $952.00
PO Box 530954
Atlanta, GA 30353
Acct.#9900622661-9 revolving credit account

Mid America Bank --- amount owed $34,700.00
PO Box 7040
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Acct.#I0200301090 - Innovative Financial Services line of credit taken out in 2006

Richard & Dorithea Atkinson --- amount owed $84,000.00
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Re-purchase agreement 02/07/06

Sams Club --- amount owed $1,458.00
GE Money Bank
PO Box 98164
El Paso, TX 79998
acct.#: 7714110458712866 - Revolving charge account

Sprint --- amount owed $61.00
PO Box 219100
Kansas City, MO 44121
Acct.#: 924004778 - Telephone service

Sprint --- amount owed $328.00
PO Box 660092
Dallas, TX 75261
Acct.#0051188958-9 - Telephone services

United Parcel Service --- amount owed $154.00
Lockbox 577
Carol Stream, IL 60132
Acct.#FE3407 - Package Delivery Service Open Account

US Bank --- amount owed $19,473.52
PO Box 790408
St. Louis, MO 63179
Acct.#4336-9400-0088-9901 - Revolving charge account

Yellow Book USA --- amount owed: $10,588.81
2560 Renaissance Blvd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
Acct.#287883581-SY - Telephone Directory Advertising 2005

Your Personal Secretary --- amount owed $630.00
4812 E. Harmony Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206

Having 6 credit cards or revolving charge accounts, Rod Rieman ran up a grand total of $48,222.52 in charges. Now he doesn't want to pay them off, and wants the bankruptcy court to dismiss his responsibility!


7. Regular income from operation of business or profession or farm $1,200
(attach detailed statement) (none attached!)

13. Other monthly income (Specify)
Consulting Fee From NBC Marketing ----- $750.00
Misc. Residual Income Health Insuance Renewals ----- $400.00

16. COMBINED AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME - $2,350.00 (or $28,200.00 annually)

How a Con Artist lives!


1. Rent or home mortgage payment $950
a. Are real estate taxes included? No
b. Is property insurance included? No

2. Utilities:
a. Electricity and heating fuel $400.00
c. Telephone $150.00
d. Other:
Garbage $35.00
Internet $100.00
Cable TV $75.00

4. Food $300.00
5. Clothing $50.00
6. Laundry and dry cleaning $50.00
7. Medical and dental expenses $85.00
8. Transportation (not including car payments) $250.00
10. Charitable contributions $200.00
11. Insurance (not deducted from wages or included in home mortgage payments)
a. Homeowners or renters $35.00
b. Life $120.00
c. Health $0
d. Auto $75.00

12. Taxes (not deducted from wages or included in home mortgage payments) $500.00
(Specify) Internal Revenue Service

13. Installment payments:
a. Auto $489.00
b. Other $0
(Notice Rod Rieman doesn't list any payments for the credit cards he and Sharon have, or for any other loans he has listed as debts. I guess he and Sharon just want to forget about them and don't want to pay their debts any more.)

17. Other:
Pet Expenses $25.00

Personal Grooming $15.00
Newspaper & Magazines $10.00

18. AVERAGE MONTHLY EXPENSES (Total lines 1-17) - $3,914.00


a. Average monthly income from line 15 of Schedule I $2,350.00
b. Average monthly expenses from line 18 above $3,914.00
c. Monthly net income (a.minus) -$1,564.00

In a 2nd submission to the bankruptcy court, rieman revised his income and included his wife Sharons.
Debtor ----- $1,171.67
Spouse ---- $4,166.78

Monthly Total - $5,338.45 (or $64,061.40 annually)


1. Income from emplyment or operation of business


$291,167.00 -- 2003 Income from employment and operation of business
$77,872.00 -- 2003 Schedule E Income as reported on 2003 Federal Income tax return
$200,023.00 --2004 Income from employment
$317,140.00 --2005 Gross Income

2. Income other than from employmnet or operation of business


$121,683.00 --- 2004 Schedule E Income as reported on 2004 Income tax return
$11,000.00 --- 2004 IRA Distribution
$12,607.00 --- 2004 Tax exempt interest income
$26.00 --- 2004 Dividend distributions
$145,316 Total additional 2004 income

4. Suits and administrative proceedings, executions, garnishments and attachments

Gerald L. Chase v. Innovative
Financial Services, Inc. and
Roderick Rieman
Case # 06 L 471
Tort - Kane County, Geneva Il. - Post Judgement Collection

Mid America Bank, FSb v.Roderick J. Rieman
Case # 06 CH 1677
Mortgage Foreclosure - Kane County, Geneva, Illinois - Pending

7. Gifts
Name and address of person or organization

Riverside Community Church
33 N. Randall Rd Suite 105
St. Charles, IL 60177

Relationship to Debtor: Member - Date of Gift: Last 12 months - Description and Value of Gift - $1,815 US Currency

From Schedule G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Security Deposit with Suresh Mekala for rental of Debtor's residence $2,800.000)
Suresh Mekala
247 Westminster Dr.
Bolingbrook, IL 60108
Residential lease for Debtor's residence 09/15/06-09/14/08

Statement of Financial Affairs
7. Gifts
List all gifts or charitable contributions made within one year immediately preceding the commencement of this case.

Riverside Community Church
33 N. Randall Rd Suite 105
St. Charles, IL 60177

Member last 12 months - $1,815 US Currency

Northern District of Illinois - Rieman, Roderick J.


I have filed a schedule of assets and liabilities which includes debts secured by property of the estate.

I have filed a schedule of executory contracts and unexpired leases which includes personal property subject to an unexpired lease.

I intend to do the following with respect to the property of the estate which secures those debts or is subject to a lease:

Property will be Surrendered:

2000 Triton 21 foot Fishing boat and Trailer presntly located in Tennessee - McHenry Savings Bank - value - $12,000.00

Former residence located at 38W380 Heritage Oaks Drive St.Charles Mid America Bank, FSB - value - $955,000.00 (Rod Rieman is still responsible for $61,263.08 in debt on that property)

Debt will be reaffirmed pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 524(c)

2000 Lexus - Carmax Auto Finnance
2007 Toyota Camry - Toyota Financial Services

The cars will not be sold to pay off his debts.

St.Charles, Illinois

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