Max Ivany .. WANTED for rip-off Senior Citizens savings .. over $200,000 now and owed over $30,000.00 behind on child support payments to his first wife
Our Story About Max Ivanv
40 years old
Bald with crown
of light gray
last phone # 512-791-5455
last known address: 2309 Frontier Trail, Round Rock, Texas 78681
Business address: Ultimate Concrete Coatings, Box 1687, Round Rock, TX 78680
Banks at Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
IDS wrap account
Here is our horror story.
We are an elderly retired couple living a fixed income.
We met Max in April of 1997. He was the salesman assigned to our project by Armour Deck - a Phoenix Arizona concrete company.
Our project was completed in June of 1997. During this period, Max visited several times and presented himself as a nice, personable young man with a desire to get ahead.
While our job was being completed Max indicated a desire to start his own company in the same field. His analysis showed sufficient market demand to support another company.
Max presented a business plan in June and asked us to help start the new company. He wanted us to help fund the startup and to provide business guidance and counsel.
In July we loaned Max $31,000.00 to start Ultimate Concrete Coatings. This loan was set up to be repaid in six years, and for us to receive half of the company profit until the loan was paid. We received the title to Max's car, to hold.
For the remainder of 1997 we had numerous status reports from Max by phone and in person. While Max generally complained about slow progress, he usually seemed to be working.
In November Max gave us his records. They didn't seem to match the work he had described, and showed a heavy list of expenditures, He was also taking a large amount of company funds for his personal use. We complained loudly! Max became very defensive and told us very little after that. We never got to see his books again. Throughout this period Max showed no interest in following our business advise.
Shortly after the New Year ('98), we found that Max had left town. We were never informed, and only noticed that our phone calls were never returned.
We were able to track Max down through a girl friend, in Texas, that Max told us about. He had moved to Austin, TX (Roundrock) and was living with the young lady.
Upon reaching Max he stated he left Phoenix because we would not buy him a house, as he had wanted; and because he did not like my husband and his questions.
Over the course of several months Max described numerous hard luck stories, and in October of 1998 requested an additional loan to get out of his problems.
Max then made several small partial payments against his loan, along with requests for us to buy a house for him to rent in Texas.
On the checks, we received from Max; the name of SARAH LAGRONE appeared as though she was associated with the company in some manner. We were unable to contact her.
Max told us he planned to marry a Hispanic woman named Mary, She was a private care nurse for elderly patients. We tried to warn her, but were unable to contact her. We don't know if she even existed.
In the spring of 1999, Max again went silent. He would not return phone calls, nor answer letters.
We were unable to locate Max through any contact in Texas. We were able to get a contact through his first son who resides in Calgary, Canada with his Mother.
This contact yielded much information. We found that the business was quite successful. There was always work, and the company was clearing at least $2,000.00 per week. We also learned that Max had a history of taking peoples money. He had lost his first wife's parents retirement money. He was also over $30,000.00 behind on child support payments to his first wife. It came out that he wanted his son to move to Texas and that he would then put the business in his sons' name. It also came out that shortly after our loan to Max, he had purchased a car for his son.
Following this contact we had an angry and insulting call from Max, warning us to stop calling his son and ex-wife. He also told us we would never see a penny of our money nor would his first wife see a penny of hers. He stated he would just file bankruptcy if we tried to collect.
At this time we contacted an attorney. We were advised to contact the attorney generals office as they were after crooks that preyed on senior citizens. This turned out not to be true. The attorney generals office wasn't interested - told us it was a civil matter, and to contact an attorney; that they only represented the state. They stated that it did not matter that Max had not paid child support or that'he had fleeced his first wife's parents. We tried to enlist several collection agencies to help us but none was interested and attorneys said good luck some wanted over $10,000 in a retainer.
During this time we came across the real estate agent that had rented space to Max for a gym, prior to the time Max worked for Armour Deck. He informed us that Max had not only left owing rent, but he also stole the gym equipment. He informed us that Max had signed up customers while planning to close, and did not refund unused memberships. He further stated that some of the customers hired an attorney, and that the case was turned over to the attorney generals office. They dropped the case!
When I called the attorney generals office to inquire as to what happened I was told nothing, and essentially chastised for calling them. A supervisor was to return the call, but never did.
We continue to explore ways to recapture our money, but more importantly we want to prevent Max from taking advantage of others.
Max encourages his son to participate in youth sports, particularly baseball, soccer, and basketball. He likes to coach these teams. He is presently coaching the senior eagles basketball team in the golden eagles league in Texas. This is not the type of person who should be allowed to train children.
We are on a fixed income and counted on this money to support us.
Any help form the public would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact us if you know the whereabouts of Mr. Max Ivanv. e-mail them at [email protected]