Heidi K. Diaz, who uses the internet alias of "Kimmer" has been caught stealing from her business partners.
First, some background information.
In this post, Kimmer says that there are several business partners who co-own Kimkins.
Everything about Kimkins is in Heidi's name and always has been. When my partnership with my former partner dissolved I borrowed money from everyone I knew to raise the buyout funds. They became my new partners. There are 5 plus me -- not that it's anyone's business.We also know that Kimmer's former partner mentioned here is Catherine. You can read about Catherine's involvement with Kimmer / Heidi here at Slamboard.com.
Now, let's reflect back to the Jimmy Moore podcast interview of Kimmer / Heidi in which she mentions writing under a wide variety of pen names.
One of the names Heidi / Kimmer has used as a pen name is Vanessa Sharp. There are also reports of a Vanessa Romero and Vanessa Drake. (Drake is Heidi's mother's maiden name) There are other pen names, but for now, let's look at Vanessa.
On the Kimkins.com website, "Meet Your Team" page, there is a profile for Vanessa. Vanessa is a paid staff member of Kimkins.com. What if Vanessa is really Heidi?
First, look at this article, written by "Vanessa Sharp".
Is your metabolism broken? by: Vanessa Sharp
As the founder of the KimkinsDietI'm asked many questions about the low calorie low carb Kimkins Diet. Without a doubt the most common question is "But won't lower calories ruin my metabolism?" Not a chance.Why do people stop losing after several diets? There's a variety of reasons that come into play.
This article is written by Kimkins Diet founder, Kimmer, who struggled with morbid obesity for 25 years before losing 198 lbs in 1 year and developing her quick weight loss diet, Kimkins. Members of the www.kimkins.com site experience amazing weight loss often averaging 1 pound per day -- without exercise! The focus of the Kimkins plan is lean low carb, less fat than Atkins, less carbs than South Beach. Kimmer has offered her expert advice on various internet forums for 6+ years, finally deciding to start her own website www.kimkins.com as a central spot for official Kimkins information and support. We encourage readers to sign up for the free newsletter!
Ok.. so Vanessa Sharp is one of Heidi/Kimmer's pen names. Also a paid staff member of Kimkins. But also a Kimkins affiliate that received payments for memberships. That means.. not only was Kimmer getting her "fair share" as Catherine's partner, but ALSO collecting income via "Vanessa"'s affiliate program! That's a big no-no.
From Slamboard.com -
Incidentally, we have reason to believe that Heidi was using a sockpuppet affiliate “Vanessa” to rake affiliate commissions off the top for sales generated by Heidi’s own promotion of the site, a clear breach of contract. Heidi, was there actually a real Vanessa Romero who used your IP address and your PayPal account to act as a Kimkins affiliate? Again, we have the PayPal receipt to prove that “Vanessa’s” PayPal address actually resolved to Heidi Diaz’ PayPal account. Be that as it may, even “Vanessa” was paid her commissions.
Business ethics? What ethics? Bad Kimmer!