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Feb
14

David Earl Roper

Scam Alert David Earl Roper
(Alleged accomplices: Paul & Larry Roper, Michael Adams)

DBA: Signature Industries, Inc. (a defunct Wyoming company)

(Operates out of Dallas County Texas)
David Earl Roper will steal your money. In this case he defrauded $40,000.00 from an elderly WWII Veteran. David Earl Roper will promise incredible returns on oil well investments, pocket your money & you will never hear from him again.

Offense Summary:

The Victim, Mr. Williams a senior citizen and a resident of the state of California, advises that he was victimized by a subject identified as David Roper, DBA; Signature Industries, Inc. at the time operating in Irving, Texas. Mr. Williams alleges that Roper did in fact knowingly Steal and/or by deceptive means defraud him in the amount of $40,000.00 (forty Thousand U.S. Dollars).

On or about the first week of December 2006, Mr. Williams received a phone call from a man who identified himself as David Roper. Roper stated that he was the Vice President of a company out of Texas called Signature Industries, Inc. Roper talked/enticed Mr. Williams into mailing him a check for $25,000 as an investment in a highly productive oil well project he was working on. Roper promised monthly updates on Williams’s investment and that the investment was fool proof with excellent returns.

When no updates were given, Williams over several months attempted to contact Roper who gave excuses and avoided his phone calls. Finally in July of 2007, Roper called Williams and advised that the oil wells he had first invested in weren’t producing. But, he had other wells that were highly productive and with a larger investment Roper would switch the investment to the new wells. He talked Williams into mailing him another check for $15,000.

A short time after he had taken the victim’s money for a second time, all of Roper’s phone numbers were disconnected. Williams then realized he had been a victim of fraud and that Roper had stolen his money.

Investigation has determined that Roper has been involved in this type of “business” for several years. He has been partnered up with Larry and Paul Roper who are believed to be his brothers and Mike Adams an old high school buddy.

Roper’s company Signature industries, was originally opened by a subject by the name of John Harris. According to Wyoming officials this company became defunct in May of 2006 more than six months prior to Roper soliciting and inducing the elderly victim in this case. Roper has operated several companies in the greater Dallas area: Roper Adams Marketing Group, David Roper and Associates to name a couple.

Roper has utilized websites (www.signatureindustries.net– now deleted) to promote his fraudulent activities and references other legitimate oil companies such as Venture Oil and Gas, Rockland Oil, JP Exploration and Gordon H. Johnson as references.

At the time of this incident, David Roper was conducting his nefarious business operations at an office building located at 4322 North Beltline Road Suite# 212-B Irving Texas. A source at the management office for that building advised that Roper and his associates moved out of the building owing in excess of $25,000.00 in delinquent rent. They also indicated that the Texas SEC had served them with a warrant for the records of the tenants at that time.

FRAUD ALERT has learned from Dallas County Court Records that David E. Roper 01/27/74 has arrest records on file. One such record reflects a charge of Theft involving bank checks.

A source at the Secretary of State’s office indicated that as of March 2008 Roper was using a POB of 202613 Arlington Texas and a physical address of 6018 Brenhaven Rd. also in Arlington.

A source at Global Advocates (globaladvocates.ch)  advises that they were asked by Mr. Williams in March of 2008 to investigate and advocate as his behalf. Further, GA advises that since April 2008, Roper has promised time and time again to make good on the $40,000.00 by way of a Forced Loan payment program. However, continues to stall by introducing as many as three different attorneys into the picture apparently to stall and delay finalizing a re-payment agreement.

Roper has indicated time and time again that he was selling legitimate oil wells to the victim. However, he refuses to produce any sort of documentation to support the legitimacy of what he sold Mr. Williams.

Bottom line WARNING to the public, BEWARE of David Earl Roper. This man will attempt to induce you into oil well investments and it appears to be nothing more than a SCAM! Roper will take your money laughing all the way to the bank, leaving you broke as he did the senior citizen in this case.

David Roper is described as follows:

Race: African American

Height: 5’09-5’10

Weight: 280 lbs

Build: Stocky/Heavy Set

Age: 34

Alleged Crimes/Offenses committed:

Theft by Deception,

Investment/Securities Fraud,

Unfair Business Practices,

Tax Evasion,

Money Laundering

If you have any information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of this criminal, or if you too have been victimized by Roper please Help us put stop to this SCAMMER from damaging anyone else!!

If you should have any additional information regarding the fraudulent activities of Roper we urge you to contact the authorities and this forum.
{Allegations are substantiated/evidenced and are on file with an independent investigative entity}

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