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Oct
24

JOE & FRANK BRITTON of FLORIDA-DEFRAUD ELDERLY VICTIMS!!!!

FLORIDA FATHER & SON TEAM DEFRAUD ELDERLY NEW JERSEY MAN IN OIL & GAS INVESTMENT SCHEME.

Team Now Operating in Florida & Texas

                A 79 year old resident of New Jersey has been identified as the victim of fraud perpetuated upon him by Joseph “Joe” Frank Britton Sr, Joseph “Frank” Britton III, Dennis Timpe and Francine Britton (now deceased).    The investigation shows between September 2008 and December of 2010, the victim invested Nine Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand Dollars in a company called GlobalTec Energy Corp.     Joseph F. Britton of Holiday, Florida is listed as GTEC’s CEO; he is also listed as GlobalTec Intellectual Properties (GTIP) CEO.   Frank Britton of Wesley Chapel, Florida is listed as Associate/Consultant with GTEC.  Investigators found Joe Britton sold the victim stock in a series of shell corporations, which existed only on paper.

In April of 2008 the victim was contacted by Dennis Timpe, a broker with TD and Associates, Inc., Yorba Linda California. Timpe recommended GlobalTec Intellectual Properties/GlobalTec Energy Corp as a good investment opportunity.   Timpe specifically referenced GlobalTec earnings for clients investing more than $25,000 in NRG Corporations. Among the materials found after the victims death was a joint “Press Release” from Dennis Timpe & Global Intellectual Properties Corp (GTIP), inviting “clients” an opportunity to receive a Confidential White Paper on “Owning A Natural Gas Company”.  On July 23rd, 2007 T.D. & Associates, Inc. & Dennis Timpe were issued a “Desist & Refrain Order” by the State of California for violations of sections 25110 and 35401 of the California Corporations Code.   In April, 2005 the Alabama Securities Commission issued a Cease and Desist Order against T.D. & Associates, Inc. & Dennis Timpe in connection with oil & gas investments.  In November of 1998 the State of Wisconsin issued an order prohibiting Dennis Timpe and T.D. & Associates, Inc. from offering or selling securities unless registered in that state.  Wisconsin authorities found five prior orders involving alleged violations of securities laws issued by regulatory agencies in the states of Maine, Montana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania against T.D. & Associates, Inc. and Dennis Timpe.

Shortly after Timpe contacted the victim Joseph Britton began calling the victim encouraging him to invest in GTIP’s new business model, purchasing a Black Gold “NRG” oil company from GlobalTec Intellectual Properties.

From September 23, 2008 through January 29, 2010 -GTIP/GTEC sold five “NRG” Corporations to the victim for $258,000.  The corporations were registered in The Commonwealth of Virginia; Francine Britton was listed as the resident agent.

A review of the investment transactions the victim made after January 29, 2010 shows a different investment pattern.  The victim’s poor health and age allowed Joseph & Frank Britton to gain his trust, and to take advantage of that trust. Using a myriad of shell companies & structures the Britton’s were able to entice the victim to invest in, High-Side Oil & Gas Production Purchases which were reported to be lucrative but with a higher risk.

From April 10, 2010 to December 9th, 2010 the victim was pressured by Joe & Frank Britton to invest $ 700,000 in this fraudulent investment scheme.     To support the scheme, in 2009 GlobalTec Energy Corp began sending the victim checks reported as earnings on his various NRG Corporations.   A total of $77,608.94 was paid to the victim as earnings on investments by Global Tech Intellectual Properties and GlobalTec Energy Corporation, which is typical in what is commonly known as a “Ponzi” investment scheme.

A Doctor who cared for the elderly victim described his condition during this period stated, “Based on his poor physical health, he would not have been able to participate in complicated business transactions.”    The allegations are that the Britton’s were very much aware of the victims declining health and used it to further take advantage of the man.

GlobalTec is a privately held company, in order to complete their obligations under the contracts they signed with the victim they would have to contracts with other partners or own lease rights to oil and gas production sites.  GlobalTec Energy Corp is not known in the oil & gas industry, no contracts or vendors were found and GlobalTec Energy Corporation does not own lease rights to oil and gas production sites.

GlobalTec Energy Corps original webpage listed 1225 Banks Ridge Road, Tazewell, VA. as its corporate address.  The phone number listed was 276-472-2122 (now disconnected).    The property at 1225 Banks Ridge Road was sold in a Trustees sale on 12-15-2011.  GlobalTec Energy Corp now lists its address as 3125 Shipwatch Drive, Holiday, FL. Phone 727-934-7179.

Joseph Britton advertises himself as an executive with 30 years experience as an independent financial and business consultant. He lists no experience in the gas and oil business.  However, he is listed as the CEO of GTIP, GlobalTec Energy Corp and the Business Manager of Enerops LLC (an oil & gas operating company in the State of Oklahoma.  Enerops LLC., advertises that it operates leases and wells owned by GlobalTec Energy Corp, in the State of Oklahoma.  Enerops LLC. is registered as a Domestic LLC  in Oklahoma. It was formed on 11-12-2008 and lists its address as 908 E. Grand Ave., Tonkawa, OK 74653.   Enerops LLC exists only on paper it does not operate in Oklahoma.

To date – GlobalTec Energy Corp has not produced evidence showing ownership of wells and/or lease agreements with drilling operators.   The Britton’s paid the victim earnings on his NRG investments from the victims continuing purchases of additional NRG LLC or amended rollover agreements.  When the victim died and the money stopped, GTEC left Virginia

Joseph Britton is still operating GlobalTec Intellectual Properties Corp. He is now associated with Florida International Funding Group LLC,  International Funding Group LLC- registered in Florida, and a series of Domestic NRG companies; NRG 7061 through NRG 7068 all registered in Texas.  Frank Britton is the sole corporate officer of FB3AJB LLC an active Florida Corporation.  Frank Britton lives with his wife Amy who has a degree in Nursing in Wesley Chapel, Florida and is closely associated with the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association.  He sits on their executive board and coordinates Lacrosse tournaments.

For additional information about this incident or if you are or know of additional potential victims of the alleged suspects please contact this forum.

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}