Nino Nvi
map-marker San Juan Capistrano, California

Benchmark Investigations -- the TRUTH

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To all who may read this pissedconsumer.com on Jim Zimmer and Benchmark Investigations: I have no idea who or why this person would write such degrogatory, defaming, and false statements. Here is the truth about Benchmark Investigations: I have been a licensed private investigator in California (PI 12651) since 1986. I formed Benchmark Investigations in 1989, and my clients include law firms, corporations, insurance companies, banks, and private parties. I have served as a two term President of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), which is the largest PI association in the world. I am highly regarded by many in my profession as well as my clientele. I also serve as the 2nd Vice President of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS). I am also a member in good standing of the following PI associations: World Association of Detectives (WAD) National Associaiton of Legal Investigators (NALI) Intellenet I am also a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) in California. Less than 2% of licensed PI's in this state have earned such certification. I will gladly provide any law firm or client with numerous references who can attest to my character, reputation and integrity. This report is malicious and totally false. I suspect it was authored by one of a handful of PI opponents to a bill for mandatory continuing education which I supported during my two terms as CALI President, or by a former PI who went to jail. It is unfortunate and unfair for pissedconsumer.com to publish such statements which have absolutely no veracity or foundation. Please contact me for additional information: Jim Zimmer, CPI Benchmark Investigations 949-248-**** zimmerpi@***.net www.BenchmarkInvestigations.com
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Anonymous
map-marker Sanibel, Florida

Benchmark Investigations Florida

This web site has a complaint against Benchmark Investigations in Cailf. We are not the same company .The only thing the same is the name . we have nothing to do with the company listed in this complaint . Please check us out. Our web site is Benchmarksite.com We are in southwest Florida You can reach us toll free at 1 85*-657-**** . We have over 30 years experience in Investigations and Surveillance . Just call us and mention this review and recieve one hour free on a 10 hour investigation. We do things a little different than most companys Thanks
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map-marker Atlanta, Georgia

Benchmark Investigations. Florida

TThis web site has a complaint against benchmark investigations in Calif. WE ARE NOT THE SAME COMPANY THE ONLY THING THE SAME IS THE NAME. This complant is jutting my bussines. Please check is pit first monsoon this site and I will give you 20% off the hourly rate. Please call us @239-281-**** Stanley Clark. Check out our web site at benchmarksite.com. Thanks Again I have nothing to do with that other company in Cailforna. Please give me a call 24 hours s day 7 days s week. Don'rget to mention this site when you call
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Dear Benchmark in Florida,

I own Benchmark Investigations in California. Whoever posted this slanderous complaint has never done business with my company. The person is most likely a PI who has lost his license in California.

I am the immediate Past President of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, and I also serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. I have been in business for over 20 years, and have never had a complaint from an actual client.

Hope you are well in Florida.

If you have any questions or would like to know the truth, please call me at 800-248-****.

Jim Zimmer, CPI

Benchmark Investigations

zimmerpi@***.net

www.BenchmarkInvestigations.com

coldwintersnite
map-marker Anaheim, California

Benchmark Investigations SUCKS POOR REVIEW

In this consumers opinion, Benchmark Investigations, Jim Zimmer, is very substandard on several levels. Knowledge of Investigations - GRADE F Thoroughness of Reports- GRADE F Proffesionalism - GRADE F Compassion for clients- NONE GRADE F Overall Case Performance- GRADE F Use anyone but Benchmark Investigations ANYONE but Benchmark Investigations You must have integrity and proffesionalism to operate a business and in our opinion neither exist here with Benchmark Investigations. Its very sad anymore to see businesses that could care less about their clients truly care less. What happend to a period of time decades ago where businesses were honest, fair and compassionate? These qualities do not exist with Benchmark Investigations at all.
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UPDATE: Attention Kevin Sianez's criminal case #10CF1569 continues in Orange County California Superior Criminal Court on

05/15/2012

09:00 AM

Pre Trial -

C5

Original Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release

Case # 10CF1569

June 29, 2010

Contacts:

Susan Kang Schroeder

Chief of Staff

Office: 714-347-****

Cell: 714-292-****

Farrah Emami

Spokesperson

Office: 714-347-****

Cell: 714-323-****

FORMER POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING CLIENTS BY STEALING PAYMENT FOR UNPERFORMED, UNLICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WORK

*Defendant also charged with conspiracy for soliciting women on Craigslist to commit *** with his dog

SANTA ANA – A former police officer working as an unlicensed private investigator was charged today with defrauding his clients and intimidating his detractors, including threatening to burn down the house of a licensed private investigator. He has also been charged with engaging in a conspiracy to commit the crime of sexual assault of an animal by posting ads on Craigslist to have women engage in *** with his dog.

Kevin Michael Sianez, 53, Fountain Valley, has been charged in a 63-count criminal complaint. His felony charges include 20 counts of grand theft by false pretense, 12 counts of fraudulently using an access card, two counts of second degree commercial burglary, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a 1998 conviction for stalking, four counts of theft with a prior conviction for the same crime in 1999, four counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of identity theft, perjury by declaration, computer access and fraud, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

The misdemeanor charges against Sianez include three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault upon an animal, two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, three counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of criminal threats, unlawful representation as a private investigator, engaging in the business of private investigation, and doing business without a valid license. He faces sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property damage over $65,000.

If convicted, Sianez faces a maximum sentence of 38 years in state prison. He was arrested June 24, 2010, by Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Investigators and is being held on $500,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday, June 28, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Circumstances of the Case

The defendant worked as a police officer between 1979 and 1986 for the Santa Ana and Stanton Police Departments. The Stanton Police Department no longer exists.

Between November 2005 and June 2010, Sianez is accused of owning and illegally operating private investigation services without a license under the names KMS Investigations, Fore-Front Investigations, and 4Front Investigations. Business and Professions Code 7523 requires proper licensing through the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to operate as a private investigator. The defendant is accused of falsely identifying himself as a licensed private investigator.

TUPDATE: Attention Kevin Sianez's criminal case #10CF1569 continues in Orange County California Superior Criminal Court on

05/15/2012

09:00 AM

Pre Trial -

C5

Original Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release

Case # 10CF1569

June 29, 2010

Contacts:

Susan Kang Schroeder

Chief of Staff

Office: 714-347-****

Cell: 714-292-****

Farrah Emami

Spokesperson

Office: 714-347-****

Cell: 714-323-****

FORMER POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING CLIENTS BY STEALING PAYMENT FOR UNPERFORMED, UNLICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WORK

*Defendant also charged with conspiracy for soliciting women on Craigslist to commit *** with his dog

SANTA ANA – A former police officer working as an unlicensed private investigator was charged today with defrauding his clients and intimidating his detractors, including threatening to burn down the house of a licensed private investigator. He has also been charged with engaging in a conspiracy to commit the crime of sexual assault of an animal by posting ads on Craigslist to have women engage in *** with his dog.

Kevin Michael Sianez, 53, Fountain Valley, has been charged in a 63-count criminal complaint. His felony charges include 20 counts of grand theft by false pretense, 12 counts of fraudulently using an access card, two counts of second degree commercial burglary, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a 1998 conviction for stalking, four counts of theft with a prior conviction for the same crime in 1999, four counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of identity theft, perjury by declaration, computer access and fraud, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

The misdemeanor charges against Sianez include three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault upon an animal, two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, three counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of criminal threats, unlawful representation as a private investigator, engaging in the business of private investigation, and doing business without a valid license. He faces sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property damage over $65,000.

If convicted, Sianez faces a maximum sentence of 38 years in state prison. He was arrested June 24, 2010, by Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Investigators and is being held on $500,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday, June 28, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Circumstances of the Case

The defendant worked as a police officer between 1979 and 1986 for the Santa Ana and Stanton Police Departments. The Stanton Police Department no longer exists.

Between November 2005 and June 2010, Sianez is accused of owning and illegally operating private investigation services without a license under the names KMS Investigations, Fore-Front Investigations, and 4Front Investigations. Business and Professions Code 7523 requires proper licensing through the California he defendant is accused of posting false reviews of his various businesses on Internet investigator and referral websites to optimize his search engine presence. He is accused of using these fabricated reviews to mislead potential clients into believing his businesses had nationwide offices and investigators, when in fact he operated out of a small suite in Fountain Valley with less than five employees, who were primarily family members.

Sianez is accused of defrauding clients by performing little or no work on their cases after receiving payment. He is also accused of defrauding properly licensed private investigation firms by subcontracting investigative work to them and failing to pay for their services.

Sianez is accused of attempting to intimidate and dissuade witnesses of his fraudulent activities, including two former employees, by threatening to use his knowledge and contacts as a former police officer to file false police reports against them if they reported his actions to the police or public. He is accused of threatening to burn down the home of a private investigator if she did not remove Internet comments she had posted alerting the public about his fraudulent activity.

The OCDA Bureau of Investigation began investigating this case after receiving a complaint in March 2010, from the California Department of Consumer Affairs. In the course of the fraud investigation, OCDA Investigators discovered additional evidence of a *** conspiracy.

Between October 2009 and January 2010, Sianez is accused of posting ads on Craigslist seeking women to engage in acts of *** with his Labrador Retriever. He is accused of conspiring with several unknown co-conspirators via e-mail to set up meetings in order for the *** to occur.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-****. Deputy District Attorney Israel Claustro of the Special Assignments Unit is prosecuting the case.

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This guy came to light when this author found the fellow lying on Facebook page that he was Navy SEAL Retired and Law Enforcemeent Retired. Well after researching him it was determined he was liar involved in many complaints all across the internet. He determined the guy was running unlicensed business in Fountain Valley California. He had the authorities in California notified and the rest is history now.

A former Orange County police officer surrendered to authorities Tuesday after he was charged with defrauding clients while working as a private investigator and engaging in a conspiracy to commit sexual assault of an animal by posting ads on Craigslist to have women engage in *** with his dog, authorities said.

Kevin Michael Sianez, 53, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for a court hearing, the Orange County district attorney’s office said. From 1979 to 1986, Sianez worked for the Santa Ana Police Department and the now-defunct Stanton Police Department.

A Fountain Valley resident, Sianez was charged this month in a 63-count criminal complaint. Prosecutors said the felony charges include 20 counts of grand theft by false pretense, 12 counts of fraudulently using an access card, two counts of second-degree commercial burglary, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a 1998 conviction for stalking and four counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation.

Sianez is also facing misdemeanor charges including three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault upon an animal, two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, three counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation and one count each of criminal threats, unlawful representation as a private investigator, engaging in the business of private investigation and doing business without a valid license, according to prosecutors.

As district attorney investigators began digging into the case, they uncovered evidence of a *** conspiracy, prosecutors said.

Sianez is accused of posting ads on Craigslist seeking women to engage in acts of *** with his Labrador retriever. The ads were posted between October 2009 and January 2010, the district attorney’s office said. He is accused of conspiring with several unknown co-conspirators via e-mail to set up meetings in order for the *** to occur.

Sianez opened his private investigator’s office in 2005 and employed five people, most of whom were family members, the district attorney’s office said. He allegedly posted false reviews of his business on the Internet, misleading potential clients into believing his business had nationwide offices and investigators.

He is also accused of attempting to dissuade two former employees who tried to report his actions to the police, the district attorney’s office said.

Sianez allegedly said he would use his contacts as a former police officer to file false police reports against them, and he allegedly threatened to burn down the home of a private investigator who posted Internet comments alerting people to Sianez’s fraudulent activities, authorities said.

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Guest

On June 30, 2010 outgoing CALI President Jim Zimmer acknowledged the incredible effort made by Ms. Lori Johnson, a private investigator from the Orange County area. Her outstanding work led to the arrest of an unlicensed investigator, known in the industry as a predator against unsuspecting victims. Lori is to be commended for her work. Mr. Zimmer wrote:

"On behalf of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), I wish to personally and publicly thank you for your relentless efforts which culminated in the recent arrest on June 24, 2010 of Kevin Michael Sianez who has been charged with, among other things, defrauding clients

by stealing payment for unperformed, unlicensed private investigator work."

To top it off, Ms. Johnson joined CALI this week. We welcome her with open arms and hope other invetsigators will show the same initiative against unlicensed practices.

Thanks Lori!

Chris Reynolds

Guest

Mr. Jim Zimmer you being Associated with the downfall of Kevin M Sianez througth CALI work with Orange County DA Investigators on his unlicensed PI California Case #10CF1569...

could lead to these types of phony reviews.Kevin Sianez was BUSTED for:FORMER POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH SOLICITING WOMEN TO COMMIT *** AND DEFRAUDING PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CLIENTS ALLEDGED BY AUTHORITIESOrange County District Attorney’s Office, Orange County District AttorneyPublished 06/25/2010 – 4:46 p.m. Pacific TimeA former police Kevin Michae Sianez X police officer has been working as an unlicensed private investigator was charged today by DA Investigators with defrauding his clients and intimidating his detractors, including threatening to burn down the house of a licensed private investigator.He has also been charged with engaging in a conspiracy to commit the crime of sexual assault of an animal by posting ads on Craigslist to have women engage in *** with his dog.Kevin Michael Sianez, 53, Fountain Valley, has been charged in a 63-count criminal complaint. His felony charges include 20 counts of grand theft by false pretense, 12 counts of fraudulently using an access card, two counts of second degree commercial burglary, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a 1998 conviction for stalking, four counts of theft with a prior conviction for the same crime in 1999, four counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of identity theft, perjury by declaration, computer access and fraud, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.The misdemeanor charges against Sianez include three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault upon an animal, two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, three counts of obtaining electricity services through false representation, and one count each of criminal threats, unlawful representation as a private investigator, engaging in the business of private investigation, and doing business without a valid license. He faces sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property damage over $65,000.If convicted, Sianez faces a maximum sentence of 38 years in state prison.

He was arrested June 24, 2010, by Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Investigators and is being held on $500,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday, June 28, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.Circumstances of the CaseThe defendant worked as a police officer between 1979 and 1986 for the Santa Ana and Stanton Police Departments. The Stanton Police Department no longer exists.Between November 2005 and June 2010, Sianez is accused of owning and illegally operating private investigation services without a license under the names KMS Investigations, Fore-Front Investigations, and 4Front Investigations.

Business and Professions Code 7523 requires proper licensing through the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to operate as a private investigator. The defendant is accused of falsely identifying himself as a licensed private investigator.The defendant is accused of posting false reviews of his various businesses on Internet investigator and referral websites to optimize his search engine presence. He is accused of using these fabricated reviews to mislead potential clients into believing his businesses had nationwide offices and investigators, when in fact he operated out of a small suite in Fountain Valley with less than five employees, who were primarily family members.Sianez is accused of defrauding clients by performing little or no work on their cases after receiving payment. He is also accused of defrauding properly licensed private investigation firms by subcontracting investigative work to them and failing to pay for their services.Sianez is accused of attempting to intimidate and dissuade witnesses of his fraudulent activities, including two former employees, by threatening to use his knowledge and contacts as a former police officer to file false police reports against them if they reported his actions to the police or public.

He is accused of threatening to burn down the home of a private investigator if she did not remove Internet comments she had posted alerting the public about his fraudulent activity.The OCDA Bureau of Investigation began investigating this case after receiving a complaint in March 2010, from the California Department of Consumer Affairs. In the course of the fraud investigation, OCDA Investigators discovered additional evidence of a *** conspiracy.Between October 2009 and January 2010, Sianez is accused of posting ads on Craigslist seeking women to engage in acts of *** with his Labrador Retriever. He is accused of conspiring with several unknown co-conspirators via e-mail to set up meetings in order for the *** to occur.Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-****. Deputy District Attorney Israel Claustro of the Special Assignments Unit is prosecuting the case.Info: This guy came to light when this author found the fellow lying on Facebook page that he was Navy SEAL Retired and Law Enforcemeent Retired.

Well after researching him it was determined he was big FAT liar involved in many complaints all across the internet.

It was determined the guy was running unlicensed investigation business in Fountain Valley California. He then had the authorities in California notified and the rest is history now.

Guest

I own Benchmark Ivestigation in Fort Myers Fl. We only have one office and have nothing to do with any other benchmark investigations in any other city or state

Guest

To all who may read this Pissed Consumer report on Jim Zimmer and Benchmark Investigations:

I have never done any business with Coldwintersnite, and I have no idea why he/she would write such degrogatory, defaming, and false statements.

Here is the truth about Benchmark Investigations:

I have been a licensed private investigator in California (PI 12651) since 1986. I formed Benchmark Investigations in 1989, and my clients include law firms, corporations, insurance companies, banks, and private parties.

I have served as a two term President of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), which is the largest PI association in the world. I am highly regarded by many in my profession as well as my clientele.

I also serve as the 2nd Vice President of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS).

I am also a member in good standing of the following PI associations:

World Association of Detectives (WAD)

National Associaiton of Legal Investigators (NALI)

Intellenet

I am also a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) in California. Less than 2% of licensed PI's in this state have earned such certification.

I will gladly provide any law firm or client with numerous references who can attest to my character, reputation and integrity.

This report by Coldwintersnite is malicious and totally false. I suspect it was authored by one of a handful of PI opponents to a bill for mandatory continuing education which I supported during my two terms as CALI President.

It is unfortunate and unfair for Pissed Consumer to publish such statements which have absolutely no veracity or foundation.

Please contact me for additional information:

Jim Zimmer, CPI

Benchmark Investigations

949-248-****

zimmerpi@***.net

www.BenchmarkInvestigations.com

Guest

I cant believe these Private Detectives continue to operate when they are NOT honest, NOT ethical and have no compassion for their so called clients. This Benchmark Investigations, Jim Zimmer should be ashamed and close up shop and head for the hills

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