I was minding my own business, as usual, and working in the Albuquerque Security industry. I have a good company and we have many employees and their families that depend on their work and employment with my company. The economy is rough but we have managed to ALWAYS pay our employees on time, each payday. We pay all of our taxes and sales tax. We pay our vendors. With the little amount that is left over we pay ourselves. Things used to be a lot better but then this down-turn hit us and the entire industry. We definitely have the best managed security company in the state with the promotion of our new managers.
We are a family owed business and we have a core management team of people who have become good friends to me and my wife. They take care of our company and watch our backs. We have focused on concentrating on the positive lately and we have gained many clients because we offer 24/7 service, do a great job at supervision and we care. The future looked bright. I have spent little time on the negative and just focused on giving our customers more.
“We see security companies come and go over the 11 years we have been in this business in Albuquerque,” says Robb Hamic- President of Summit Security & Investigaiton®
We had a couple of key employees that started doing strange things. At first it just sounded like a security rumor but with a little investigation they all proved true and then some.. This was bad because I trusted these supervisors and I didn’t see it coming. Some of the other employees had raised concerns but I gave these other guys the benefit of the doubt, even until a few days ago. I don’t know too many people who think that I am too nice and trusting but that is the case with people who I come to rely on. I don’t micro-manage. Maybe I should..
Turns out the company had some big problems and one was this former manager that resigned because I was asking him to be accountable for easy things. Once he left, we found many problems that had been going on for a long time. His “partner” turned out to be a complete liar and he was double dealing us too. It took a lot of investigation but people in the security business listen and document things that happen. I was approached by a few that would help and actually heard “it from the horse’s mouth.”
The crux of the story-line was simple. These bonehead former managers of my company (total wannabe cops) decided to try to work for a competitor on the down low. One guy who has some money was even going to buy into this illegal firm. I called and spoke to all of the players and they all denied everything. It turns out that two of my current employees went to this competitor’s office in my company cars, while on duty and in uniform. One introduced himself as the “partner” of the loser, wanna be competitor (while he was in my friggin company uniform!) The other went over to this property in my company car, in uniform and was doing some “scavenger hunting” that the police were interested in. Some people’s kids are so stupid.
Either way, I decided it was time to look for the truth on the competitor’s company. It turned out to be very ugly and somewhat entertaining. Here is a summary of my reporting to state agencies on their illegal activity:
- New Mexico Tax/Rev- non payment of sales tax
- NM Worker’s Compensation- with a list of current and former employees
- NM Workforce Solutions
- NM Child Support Enforcement- hiding from baby mommas aint cool
- NM Attorney General
- NM Private Investigator’s Board- I won’t hold my breath for decisive action
- NM DPS for theft of things
- APD for theft of things
- APD for gang unit stuff/ associations
- APD for company’s officers not being licensed, making a habit of shooting guns at people *2x
- Albuquerque Zoning for illegal Zoning
- US Department of Labor- Unemployment fraud
- US Inspector General- SSI fraud
- US IRS- Tax Fraud
I found it necessary to discover that this bonehead competitor has a recent civil judgement. Since his company is a sole proprietorship all moneys owed to this company are personal. In my experience, attorneys have been really happy to discover people who owe their DEBTORS money that they can garnish. $13,000 + attorney’s fees and costs looks good sitting in an attorney’s trust account. Anyway, knowledge is power. When it happens know that this was from me and you can hate me but can’t do anything to me because I told the truth.
I also notified the news, twice..
I called Santa and he put these guys on the naughty list and the Easter Bunny says no Eggs this year. All of these guys need to lay off of the sweets anyway because their teeth are already black.. I am suing my two idiots next week and luckily one guy has some money to collect. It doesn’t make me happy to have to resort to these measures but I have been through this and it is noting personal. Hell, I wrote a book about it . (I also know about you two to are still employed with me and were hanging out at the hotel. Your days are numbered) Why do people always test me? You could’ve left well enough alone. I guess that is whatmakes some people really stupid, they go looking for fights that they will lose.