CASA Needs Woman’s World Article

15 09 2007

We’ve been asked to let readers know that Barbara Hofman at the Riverside Satellite office of CASA is seeking a copy of the June 12 article Better than Gastric Bypass, published in Woman’s World.

Anyone with a copy of this article, please fax it to Barbara Hofman at (951) 358-4302.

You may call her with additional information at (951) 358-4305.

Thank you!

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September 15, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Healthy LCer

I sent this at 10:50 Saturday morning..I think it went okay, but we have an older fax machine. Someone might want to resend it just in case..

September 16, 2007 at 3:13 am

Lisa

Just wondering how much good it’ll do them since the article was run with a fake name (Kim Drake) and a fake pic?

September 16, 2007 at 2:40 pm

ban kimmer

Why are you doing this? Can’t you see Tippy Toes stands behind Heidi 100%. You see even if Heidi doesn’t have foster children it doesn’t matter to Tippy because she’s making money off of the suckers on the net. I have NO NO NO respect for Tippy and I think she should be in jail with Heidi. Here’s her post from LCF..tell me if this sounds like an innocent person…

“OK, just to answer the question, when we did the fund raiser we were a small group and we pledged a dollar per pound lost for a month. It was not a significant amount of money. We all understood the money would go to Kimmer to do as she saw fit and it was paid individually thru paypal. ”

How is that not a crime?

September 16, 2007 at 2:44 pm

ban kimmer

oh and the why are you doing this was a total joke btw hehe 😉

September 16, 2007 at 6:12 pm

greegreeyaya

ban kimmer, Exactly! Tippy is paving her road right along side Kimmer straight to jail!

I am impressed with the continuous amounts of info the commentators are revealing on the ‘Getting to know Tippy’ page:

http://kimkinsexposed.wordpress.com/2007/09/11/getting-to-know-tippy-toes/#comments

It is so nice to be able to express the truth here without worrying about being banned or edited or having our posts deleted or getting warned like we are at Heidi’s site or LCF.

Thanks Ducky!

September 16, 2007 at 7:16 pm

anonymous

Is it possible that there is more than one scammer in this world?

More than one person who has no conscience?

More than one person who is engaged in mail fraud?

Is it possible that Jeannie “Tippytoes” Baitinger is quite happily enjoying her business relationship with Heidi “Kimmer” Diaz, and that their plans for fake fundraisers don’t cause EITHER of them to lose one moments’ sleep?

There have been comments, here and there, about “Poor Tippytoes!” Comments about how she’s been “used” by Kimmer. Comments about how Kimmer is “playing” her.

Like there couldn’t possibly be TWO scammers pulling the strings at Kimkins.com.

September 16, 2007 at 9:09 pm

ban kimmer

I totally agree anon. There has to be. She has been on LCF today defending herself, but she has not answered any of the important questions. She hasn’t made any sense either. She’s been a right idiot. It’s sad really. She now deserves everything coming her way!!!!

September 16, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Watcher

I’ve been watching Tippy defend herself at LCF. She tries the diversionary tactic , but doesn’t pull it off. She has incriminated herself the same as Heidi by misquoting what she said, when the WRITTEN posts are in the Archives. Nor does she give a hoot for anybody joining the site because of her amazing 112 lb loss on Kimkins. However, Cuties called her on the fact that, other than one 30 day Challenge, Tippy has stuck to Kimkins at most for one solid week before rotating back to Atkins. So, although her weight loss is real, Tippy is perpetuating the “success” of Kimkins to lure in new subscribers. IOW, she’s joined the Fraud Squad!

September 17, 2007 at 10:01 am

another curious onlooker

how many days left on the countdown clock?

September 17, 2007 at 10:52 am

On the side lines

Ducky, I did not know how to contact you so I will post this in the comments section. I don’t know if you approve comments before they go up if so You don’t have to post this but please look into this.

I have been watching this kimkins thing from the side lines and feel sorry for all those duped by this woman. At any rate I was over at KimKins and I wasw looking to see if she changed anything. Well down under terms and conditions I read this and I never rememeber reading this before.

http://www.kimkins.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=786&Itemid=39

“SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE IN AN APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE PARTIES UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL. ”

Is this new as Ibelieve it is? And is she putting this here to try and scare people away from sueing her because they may have to travel to LA to sue her. And what is she afraid a jury trial will find her guilty.

Anyways I hope you or someone look into this.

————————–

Considering that no one can waive rights prior to potential invoking of rights, this is a moot inclusion in the Kimkins TOS.

September 17, 2007 at 12:24 pm

ban kimmer

Well it looks like Heidi has been doing her google research on how to deflect again. Hehe. Too bad she isn’t a lawyer and never played one on tv.

BTW You should bring the Tippy Toes post back up to the top so we can debate what a sleazeball she is again. She deserves to be in the hotseat as she refuses to answer any of the important questions on lcf. What a snake!

September 17, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Kim

I am going to chime in on the jurisdiction issue….Heidi is doing business in all 50 states as well as outside of the U.S. This automatically gives federal jurisdiction in all 50 states so she can be sued in any federal court in the country. It does not matter what she tries to put in her TOS the law is the law and contrary to what Heidi believes, she is not above it.

September 17, 2007 at 4:00 pm

too bad kimmer

I agree that Tippy’s pants are on fire.

September 17, 2007 at 4:12 pm

Down with Kimkins!

I would like to comment on something that Kimmer/Heidi/Kim Drake stated awhile ago. She claimed, as did an affliate, that Jesica Alba was on KimKins. Well……..my husband works in the movie biz and happened to work on a movie quite recently with JA and so I was curious as to what she ate so I asked DH to glance at what she took from Craft Foodservice. Craft FoodService is a caterring company that sets up a tent on site and serves a mass array of food buffet style. Cast and crew get served from one tent and extras go to another tent. He was part of the cast and crew. Lets just say that she IS. NOT. FOLLOWING. KIMKINS!!!

I know that this is an old point to debate but it has bothered me. Some young people are so impressionable and this just really ticked me off!

September 17, 2007 at 5:23 pm

theTRUTH

I have a new blog. So far I have just captured comments from new admins, but you can read it here:

http://thetruthinhiding.blogspot.com/

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Heidi Diaz has NO FOSTER KIDS!

8 09 2007

Kimkins Dangers just reported that Heidi Diaz has not received any state funds for foster parenting since at least 2000!

Read it here.





Kimkins Latest Scam

7 09 2007

Just moments ago, Kimmer posted a thread in the Kimkins forums designed to appear she is one of five partners in the business and she is not Heidi Diaz.

The post in question,

Subject: What is with people?
Author: Kimmer (Admin)

I wasn’t going to comment on the anti-Kimmer blogs or the photos because this is exactly what they want and I won’t oblige them.

However, posting about Heidi and digging through her trash is absolutely disgusting. Thanks to all of you who sent PMs of concern and support. She’s OK with it, her first comment was “Did he have the car air conditioning on?” because it’s been 100+ degrees nearly all month in Corona. Many people have died from heat and her first concern was for him.

What we don’t understand is the “secret”? What secret? Raise your hand if you joined with a check or money order. Who did you make the check out to? Heidi Diaz/Kimkins, right? That information has been on this site since we upgraded in May and was in email instructions for joining by check for a year before that. What’s new?

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.

Kimkins has grown to nearly 40,000 members. Does anyone honestly think I do this all by myself? We have working partners, paid staff, generous volunteers and tech crews. Two staffers are morbidly obese, we don’t discriminate against fat people here. We have people of different ethnicities and religions also, if anyone’s interested. Maybe the anti-Kimmer blogs would like a photo of our staff member who’s confined to a wheelchair, too? What is with these people?

What they say about me doesn’t matter a flying frigg. When they start dragging other people into, it gets my dander up. OK, rant over. What’s the scientific calculation for jumping to conclusions?

BTW, for those who have asked why we don’t accept credit card payment directly and use Paypal instead, the anti-Kimmer group is a good example. If you enter your CC info on our site, it remains in our database and is, theoretically hackable. To protect our members, we use Paypal.

At least we have an admission the woman in the photographs is Heidi Diaz.

We a bit perplexed by how Kimmer is going to explain away all the indentifying data she herself has posted which identifies her as Heidi Diaz now?

How exactly will she explain away her birthdate being the same as Heidi Diaz?

How exactly will she explain away the Kimmer profiles online with clear identification of ownership being Heidi Diaz?

How exactly will she explain away it was Heidi Diaz who partnered with Catherine and subsequently bought her out of the partnership agreement?

How exactly will she explain away the facts we all see?

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September 7, 2007 at 5:01 pm

kkatastrophediet

Like this: “I’m sorry your Honor, but I have no recollection of that at this time.”

September 7, 2007 at 5:23 pm

Kimkins Dangers

This is so utterly astounding. I honestly didn’t think anything could shock me after everything that’s already been said and done, but O…M…G.

We all know that Kimmer is Heidi, but with the (poor) use of a little neuro-linguistic programming, she attempts to spin it and do some damage control, well, she tried anyway.

Does she not remember that it was Catherine’s husband who posted the pictures of Heidi? Catherine, the one that signed business agreements with Heidi Diaz / Kimmer? Does she think that Catherine and Martin will remain silent and let her pretend that she is not Heidi / Kimmer?

This whole post speaks to a serious, serious psychological disorder. Pathological lying, narcissism, possibly even multiple personalities. The woman needs some real help and intervention.

September 7, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Kimmerexia

So, she’s saying that her ‘before’ pictures were also of this Heidi who we’re now supposed to believe isn’t her?

And that this ‘Heidi-not-Kimmer’ just happens to use the same old photos for her classmates.com and dating website profiles as well?

And that this ‘Heidi-not-Kimmer’ is also just coincidentally a CASA and (former) foster parent?

And that this ‘Heidi-not-Kimmer’ also recieved her degree in Public Administration?

Also, if set up correctly, you can accept credit card payments “directly” and not retain the credit card information. The organization I work for does exactly that. You don’t have to go through PayPal in order not to retain the credit card numbers.

September 7, 2007 at 5:39 pm

Kimkins Dangers

Now she’s announcing that Kimkins will be doing MORE fundraising and donating “anonymously” to charity. I hope, HOPE HOPE that no one is foolish enough to send her more money!

September 7, 2007 at 5:46 pm

Kimmerexia

How convenient. Collect donations and then supposedly make “anonymous” contributions to charities. No paper trail, no auditing, no accountability.

Where did the money she raised for “her foster children” go since she had no foster children?

September 7, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Kim

Well, she has to start another fund raiser, I’m sure her new memberships must be declining.

So, getting this straight…she said membership is 40,000 people….since some of us paid $40, some paid $60 (probably most since the WW article)…take 40,000 x $50 (just to try to average it out)….$2 Million!!! I’m sick to my stomach…this doesn’t include her “fundraisers” either.

September 7, 2007 at 6:18 pm

Kim

Hey Kimmerexia, I just read your review on BBB – it was GREAT! Very, very well written.

September 7, 2007 at 6:19 pm

anani

This is from a post she made on the Ask Kimmer thread at LCF May 2 2006

How funny! I was Room Mom for 5 years when my son was in Christian school and Miss Heidi became second nature to me.

September 7, 2007 at 6:24 pm

Karen

Back in 2006 she said on LCF that her name is Heidi. Someone caller her “Miss Kimmer” but she read it as “Miss Heidi”. Another interesting coincidence?? LOL!

Quote:
05-02-2006, 12:59 PM #457 (permalink)
Kimmer
Way too much time on my hands!

Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: California
Posts: 19,124
Gallery: Kimmer

Stats: 318/118/125
WOE: Kimkins Quote:
Originally Posted by NBehr
Miss Kimmer (and I mean that in a respectful “Miss Kitty”-from-Gunsmoke-kinda-way — I’m old, lol),

I really don’t like salads. Is it possible to avoid them on the Kimkins plan? Can I sub cooked veggies for them, or what, and if so, how much? I’m not really a fan of raw veggies.

Thanks,

NB

This is Kimmer’s response.

Of course! Scratch the salad and pick a couple veggies that you do like … just watch the butter. If you’re picking lean protein I think 1 cup of cooked veggies for lunch & dinner is good. Remember, you’ll be hungry the first few days so eat (just pick smart).

Miss Heidi? Hey, that’s a heck of a lot better than some things I’ve been called! I answer to everything …

Here Cutie points out her error:

Quote:
05-02-2006, 01:03 PM #458 (permalink)
Cutie
happy girlie girl!

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,496
Gallery: Cutie

actually, she said “Miss Kimmer” not “Miss Heidi”
__________________
Goal Story w/Pics: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma…tory-pics.html

Here Kimmer responds:

Quote:
05-02-2006, 01:34 PM #460 (permalink)
Kimmer
Way too much time on my hands!

Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: California
Posts: 19,124
Gallery: Kimmer

Stats: 318/118/125
WOE: Kimkins Quote:

How funny! I was Room Mom for 5 years when my son was in Christian school and Miss Heidi became second nature to me.

“Miss Kimmer” is so cute, LOL.

September 7, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Karen

AND….in 2004, she said her last name was DIAZ!!! Oh, what a tangled web you weaved for yourself, Kimmer/Heidi….

06-17-2004, 12:37 AM #20 (permalink)
Kimmer
Way too much time on my hands!

Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: California
Posts: 19,124
Gallery: Kimmer

Stats: 318/118/125
WOE: Kimkins Quote:
Originally posted by MichelleM
This one is made by CACIQUEinc. http://www.caciqueUSA.com Manufactured obviously in the USA.

Check the label to see if it’s processed there … that’s from a sanitation standpoint.

My last name is Diaz so I’m aware of the chorizo ‘innards’ (note that I don’t buy any, LOL!)

Keep in mind how SMALL 3.5 ounces RAW is … not a whole lot, especially if you’re eating high calorie stuff during the day (hamburger, cheese).

Good luck!!!

September 7, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Kimmerexia

Kim sez: “Hey Kimmerexia, I just read your review on BBB – it was GREAT! Very, very well written.”

Thank you Kim. It’s a bit of an updated rework that I’ve already sent off to the applicable governmental agencies.

September 7, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Kimmerexia

Kim sez: “Well, she has to start another fund raiser, I’m sure her new memberships must be declining.”

I agree. The blip she experienced from the Woman’s World weekly rag from three months ago is long over. Kimkins google hits are way down. Her technorati rating is stagnant while KimkinsExposed rapidly gains authority.

Kim sez: “So, getting this straight…she said membership is 40,000 people….since some of us paid $40, some paid $60 (probably most since the WW article)…take 40,000 x $50 (just to try to average it out)….$2 Million!!! I’m sick to my stomach…this doesn’t include her “fundraisers” either.”

I think her reported numbers of members is just another of the multiple lies. Things started getting too hot and she had to pull the faked membership and activity counts off of the Kimkins site.

September 7, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Kimmerexia

Posted by Leashy at LCF…

“I just want to put this together. First, this was posted at the KK site by kimmer about the PI pics of Heidi Diaz?”

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmer
Miss Heidi? Hey, that’s a heck of a lot better than some things I’ve been called!.

Ask Kimmer! http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/259528-post-how-you-got-your-user-name-here.html#post3447057

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmer
My middle name is Kimberly.

Post how you got your user name here….. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/259528-post-how-you-got-your-user-name-here.html#post3447057

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmer
My last name is Diaz so I’m aware of the chorizo ‘innards’ (note that I don’t buy any, LOL!)

CHORIZO http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/244551-chorizo.html

September 7, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Kim

Kimmerexia, You’re probably right, nothing she says can be taken as the truth. My AG report is getting finished and mailed this weekend. I was hoping to get it mailed today, but I won’t have time to finish it up.

I just used my basic corporate law “smarts” to check to see if she ever registered Kimkins as an actual company (Inc., LLC, LLP, etc.) through the Secretary of State’s office and she did NOT. No surprise, but it does mean that she’s operating as a d/b/a and is PERSONALLY LIABLE for any and all actions of Kimkins. I don’t know why I didn’t think of checking this sooner. She might try to push off the admins actions as their own, but if they are paid employees or even the unpaid, she is responsible as well as their “employer”. The admins can be held accountable as well, but she isn’t in the clear – it’s her domain name, etc. that she has allowed them to operate under. Her hands are way too dirty now, she can’t possibly think she’s going to get out of this unscathed. Then again, I’m sure that’s exactly what she thinks.

September 8, 2007 at 12:52 am

tiredofscams

Hmm.

Sounds to me like someone’s preparing her “insanity” defense.

September 8, 2007 at 5:27 am

Mimi

Oh … now I get it. Heidi a.k.a. Kimmer isn’t talking about that Heidi a.k.a. Kimmer. She’s talking about the other Heidi a.k.a. Kimmer. It all makes perfect sense! 😉

September 8, 2007 at 8:17 am

Mimi

Note to Karen and Kimmerexia: Excellent detective work! Very helpful, and truly stunning to see it all put together like that.

Mimi
loopy_literatum@yahoo.com

September 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Karen

Regarding Kimmer claiming that “Heidi Diaz” is a different person….this occurred to me this morning.

When “Heidi Diaz” signed up at the Plenty of Fish dating site, she used the user name “Kimmer”.

http://www.plentyoffish.com/member414234.htm

Here are the facts:

>The pictures are ones that “kimmer” used as her before pictures.

>The pictures look very much like the PI photos published on Slamboard.

>The pictures show her son, who we have seen pictures of now that he is 18 and have determined that this IS Brandon Diaz.

>This is the same picture that Heidi Kimberly Miller Diaz used for her Classmates profile.

>Kimmer claims to be a foster mom, and Heidi Diaz claims to be a former foster mom.

>Kimmer claims to do volunteer work with CASA and Heidi Diaz claims to do volunteer work with CASA.

So, if Heidi Diaz and Kimmer are two separate people, why would Heidi Diaz be using the screenname “Kimmer” at least a year ago (In the ad she says her son is 17, and it has been determined that he is now at least 1 8)

And long before Kimmer was looking for new partners, and when she claims to have put the business in Heidi’s name. (which of course, was a lie, because the business was in Heidi Diaz’s name when she was in business with Catherine.)

If they were two separate people, they have had a strange symboitic relationship for an awfully long time.

Of course, I am not stupid, so I don’t believe they are 2 separate people….but nice try, Kimmer

September 10, 2007 at 9:30 pm

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September 11, 2007 at 3:04 pm

OddManOut

[quote]September 7th, 2007 at 5:01 pm
kkatastrophediet
Like this: “I’m sorry your Honor, but I have no recollection of that at this time.”[quote]

Maybe she’s really Oliver North?





The Foster Care Kids Challenge, July 2006

5 09 2007

Kimkins Dangers was the first to report that Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) is no longer a CASA, and posted that the Site Manager of the Riverside Satellite for CASA, Barbara Hofman was interested in information about monies collected by Heidi Diaz for her purported foster kids.

The contact information provided was:

Program: Riverside Satellite
Contact Name:
Barbara Hofman, Site Manager
Address:
9991 County Farm Road
City:
Riverside
State:
California
Zip Code:
92503
Phone:
(951) 358-4305

Edited to add email address: BHofman@casariversidecounty.org

Within her Kimkins forums, a challenge was initiated in June to raise money for ‘her kids’ who were supposedly aging out of the foster care system. The challenge was first started by Tippy Toes (an admin now) the following posted to lure members to commit to $1 per pound lost between July 1 and August 1, 2006,

Subject: How about a weight loss challenge to benefit Kimmer’s foster kids?
Author: Tippy Toes (edited to remove “admin” status as it has come to our attention that status is recent)

For those who don’t know this: 100% of Kimmers proceeds are going to help foster kids who turn 18 to get set up with housing, utilities, etc…

So here is my challenge:

Starting July 1st until August 1
Pick any of Kimmers plans you want or whatever works best for you.

Let’s post our start weight. For each pound we lose, plan to donate one dollar for Kimmer’s kids. (Example: If you lost 14 lbs, you owe $14.00.) I’ll get help from the webmaster to set us up with a paypal account at the end.

It’s for a good cause and getting us thinner doing it is almost as good too!

So…who’s in?

Now, not only did members pay to be in the forum, they were being solicited for more money for Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) and it’s clearly suggested that any money sent from the challenge will go for ‘her kids’.

The most important thing here, did Kimmer have foster kids in her care?

It’s been reported that Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) has made statements online to the effect that she was no longer a foster parent when she created a profile at a dating site, which was reported by Slamboard. Based on the information posted at the dating site, the profile was created in 2005 or at the latest, early 2006 (her son’s age was listed as 16, he just recently turned 18).

So, the question begs, did Kimmer knowingly allow collection of funds and then accept them? Based on her response in that thread, it appears she willing accepted that money was going to be collected for ‘her kids’ who may indeed have been phantoms of her imagination!

Subject: Re:How about a weight loss challenge to benefit Kimmer’s foster kids?
Author: Kimmer (Admin)

You know, it’s hard to type with tears in your eyes. How unbelievably generous you guys are!

I wasn’t going to say anything to anybody when the site started. It’s so tacky to talk about money, but I’m not above “tacky-osity” so …

For many years at LCF people asked me about starting my own site or writing a book, but I have a huge problem with making money.

It’s not the making money, per se, because I insist on top dollar when I’m working at a job. If I find out somebody else is making 10 cents an hour more than me for the same job, the whole office is going to hear about it!

I’ve always been weird about money. I almost have an aversion to it. This would explain why I’m not rich.

In my experience, I’ve seen people willing to do extreme or illegal things for money (cousin is a prostitute) and people who think cash buys anything. What even comes to mind are men who invite me to dinner and expect me to sleep with them because they bought me the #2 special at El Tio Pepe. Now, I don’t know what the going rate is for hookers, but I’m guessing it’s more than $8.99 plus tax and tip.

My problem is accepting something in return for helping people. I’ve always been that way. I’ve raised my sons with the same belief … you don’t take money for doing the right thing.

I volunteer with poor people in a local homeless shelter. I write & type their resumes, practice interviews and job applications and wrangle interview clothes to help get them on their feet. I babysit their kids for free. I’ve even bought monthly bus passes for those who do get a job. I’m a volunteer for the literacy program at the library and teach immigrants to read and write. But I’m OK with all of that because I don’t take money for doing it.

What is it with me and money?

As you all know I’m a foster mom. I only take teenage boys, usually 15-18, which is close my own son, 17. They would love for me to take teenage girls, but my heart isn’t strong enough for that stress, LOL … and I’d need a Rottweiler standing guard outside the girls’ room at night!

The boys have to leave when they’re 18. Imagine being a typical 18 year old, making minimum wage at Taco Bell (part time yet!) and having to come up with the stuff you need when you’re starting out. I live in a suburb of Los Angeles and there’s a huge foster population (sometimes it’s the kid, but usually it’s the parent that has the problem).

There are “some” county funds, but not enough for every kid. A few kids come to me just months before they’re forced to emancipate. If you can imagine how slow government works, that’s barely enough time to process the paperwork that they’re in the system, never mind getting $$ together for them to leave.

I couldn’t take money from this site or the book for myself. I just couldn’t, it’s my weird thing. But, if it would let me help my boys with move-in expenses for an apartment, get the electricity turned on, buy a small microwave, a bus pass or a set of towels. Now that’s appealing.

So, apparently I don’t have a problem making money from helping people if I use the money to help others. Bless you all.

Now consider just how devious such a post is, if in fact, Kimmer no longer had foster children in her care! If you, or someone you know, participated in the above challenge and eventually sent Kimmer money, please take a moment to contact Barbara Hofman at the above address and/or phone number.

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September 5, 2007 at 3:15 pm

Concerned about kimkins

Ok may I ask who the hell besides a complete narcissist would write that long of a post bragging about herself? This “lady” makes me throw up in my mouth.

September 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Maggie

It’s disgusting how this woman LIES!

September 5, 2007 at 3:26 pm

ooBoo

“Phantoms of her imagination”….that’s exactly what it is, she doesn’t have foster kids anymore and still plays like she does. I really wish people would see all the lies and get it, this woman is a total fraud! But no, they still cling to her, still desperate to believe the lies.

September 5, 2007 at 3:31 pm

Concerned about kimkins

And the best part of all of it…

I volunteer with poor people in a local homeless shelter. I write & type their resumes, practice interviews and job applications and wrangle interview clothes to help get them on their feet. I babysit their kids for free.

Um…how do you do that dear kimmer? I thought you were agoraphobic? Strange?

September 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm

g

Ducky, I don’t remember Tippy ever being an admin at Kimmers site. But she did indeed start the challenge.

———————-

We have text copies and screenshots of the original posts made on the thread, and next to Tippy Toes name is the designation “Admin”. Perhaps she is no longer an admin, but it appears at the time she had that responsibility.

For anyone wondering, we edited the above post to limit ability of those within Kimkins to identify its author, but wanted to leave the question of whether Tippy Toes was admin status at the time of the thread.

September 5, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Kimkins Dangers

“It’s not the making money, per se, because I insist on top dollar when I’m working at a job. If I find out somebody else is making 10 cents an hour more than me for the same job, the whole office is going to hear about it!

I’ve always been weird about money. I almost have an aversion to it. This would explain why I’m not rich.”

INCREDIBLE considering that she, at that time, is known to have been collecting social security disability (and most likely still is!)

Aversion to money, OH PLEASE. What a hoot. That woman really has no morals.

We have contacted many authorities in CA and have NOT been able to verify that Heidi has had any foster children – at least since 2004. The State of CA Foster Parent Ombudsman office says that anyone found medically disabled and collecting social security disability would be immediately disqualified from the foster parent program.

So she’s either lying about SSI or lying about foster children or both! Who can tell anymore with this nutter!

But please, to reiterate what Ducky has said, PLEASE contact Barbara Hofman if you have any more information about the fundraisers for the “foster children”.

September 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm

ixtapacheryl

Oh my goodness – I never saw that post from Kimmer before. That is just horrible. How could anyone accept the money knowing full well they are deceiving all the generous members. I think it is deplorable! There is a place for people like that. Maybe she feels she didn’t commit fraud because she didn’t ask for the donations in the first place. Thank goodness I didn’t donate. She is pathetic to say the least.

September 5, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Watcher

W/o standing up for Heidi in the slightest, I can see that it was possible for the Kid Challenge to come at the end of her fostering (whether or not Kimmer knew it was the end), and accepting the 1-month’s collection for her most recent fosterlings or her favorites. Moreover, she didn’t initiate it. So fraud would be difficult to prove when voluntary donations are offered. Sort of like Manna from heaven, as the saying goes. She admits to being tacky, and I agree. But tacky isn’t illegal, as far as I know.

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From the information we have seen, it is unlikely she was still a foster parent at the time of the challenge. Even if she was, the foster care program has specific guidelines about money, even donations, for a foster child. If she collected monies, without having any foster children in her care, that is fraud. If she collected monies while a child was in her care, she had specific reporting guidelines to follow, that if she did not, is also fraud. As Kimkins Dangers pointed out, Barbara Hofman wants to know who sent her money and who cashed the checks. We doubt the state CASA agency would be interested in this if they did not believe something was not right.

September 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Concerned about kimkins

I too have an aversion to money. Which is why I will now STOP giving free advice on dieting and begin to charge $60 for it. I will also call it Concernedkins or Concerned watchers, or Concernedmans. But I assure you it is not for the money. It’s simply for the “Joy” of helping those less fortunate. ((((pats halo))))

September 5, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Jean

I never believed it, when this, and other ‘fund raisers’ were organized.

Each time, they were made a ’sticky’ at the top of each and every forum.. By or at least with, permission of Heidi. Turned my stomach every time I had to see them.

September 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Kim

As a current CASA who does work with foster kids and the family courts, this absolutely turns my stomach! I have had cases with kids in foster homes that are wonderful but then I’ve seen some homes that aren’t the best, but this takes it to a whole different level. I’m hope some people come forward who participated in this and she gets what she deserves.

September 5, 2007 at 4:20 pm

M

Ducky, here is Barbara’s email address at work — it’s publicly posted on the internet, so I’m going to assume it’s okay.

BHofman@casariversidecounty.org

I thought I’d send you this in case you want to add it to the contact info.
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Edited to remove identifying details.

September 5, 2007 at 4:26 pm

concerned

Wow… thanks for posting this information.

It’s Kimmer’s version of the “Big Lie” (according to wikipedia, the Big Lie is a propaganda technique in which the lie is so complex that the public will either dismiss it as impossible or choose not to believe it out of willful ignorance).

September 5, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Mimi

Oh I just noticed Jean’s comment above … “other fund raisers “?!

More info, please!

September 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm

PhatPatty

I remember around Christmas there was some jewlery sale to benefit “her kids”…..it should be in the newsletter since she promoted it heavily at the time herself!

September 5, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Tam (Kimkins refugee)

There’s a warning in the Bible to the people of God who chose to follow their own way rather than God’s: (you can) be sure your sin will find you out!

I used to admire Kimmer when she first showed up at LCF but all I’m feeling lately is absolute disgust. What a shame.

September 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Mimi

Thank you Patty. This and other fund raisers definitely should be reported to Barbara Hofman at the CASA office

September 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm

selazar_weightloss

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September 5, 2007 at 5:06 pm

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September 5, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Mimi

Ducky: selazar_weightloss is a spammer.

September 5, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Kimkins Dangers

A poster on ALC spoke with CA Children’s Services who verified that Heidi Diaz has not been paid a foster parent stipend for at least the last 7 years.

No stipend means no foster children…….

I’d hope that the Kimkins members defending her, even after the release of the pictures will finally see the light.

Lying about losing weight is one thing. Lying about foster children and accepting money on their behalf when THEY DON’T EXIST is another thing entirely.

September 5, 2007 at 9:05 pm

lovinlocarb

Actually…

Tippy was not an admin at THAT time. She just became one in the last week. Her profile was just updated with that title so that why it’s showing up in your recently retrieved screenshots.

Last summer, at the time of the challenge–there were no admins other than Kimmer and Catherine. Becky was added later, close to December and then after her no new ones were added until the explosion of growth with the WW mag release.

September 6, 2007 at 12:03 am

mariasol

Tippy Toes was not an administrator at the time of the fund raiser (July last year) but she is now. I believe she was appointed shortly after the others that were officially named in a post by Christin a few days ago.

September 7, 2007 at 2:23 am

finleysmom

I guess I am all confused….She never made any money while giving free advice (weather healthy or not) on LCF and spent LOTS of time emailing and helping others. SHE was approached to start kimkins.com. She didn’t start it herself. She spent years not making a CENT off helping others. Plus, the amount of knowledge about how the diet works is amazing. She must have lost the weight at one point… I agree that something is not right here. Anyone have any thoughts?

September 7, 2007 at 5:52 pm

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September 10, 2007 at 11:02 am

Anonymous

her son’s blog says he has (had?) a foster brother that joined the army http://www.thecorruptedcanvas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=230

September 11, 2007 at 5:02 pm

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Kimmer not CASA

27 08 2007

For quite some time now, the page with information detailing biographies of the Kimkins staff has been available to anyone visiting the site. The biography for Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) states:

Kimmer lost an amazing 198 pounds in 11 months and shared her simple secret with thousands of overweight people in various internet forums for over 5 years. In March 2006 Kimkins.com was born to facilitate spreading the word that there’s a faster way to lose weight than with traditional diets. Kimmer personally answers weight loss questions from members in the “Kimkins Cafe” forum. She earned a graduate degree in Public Administration and serves as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused children.

Last week, Kimkins Dangers reported that Kimmer may not be a CASA, when they posted about information received that included “I think it’s also noteworthy that Heidi is still claiming to be a C.A.S.A. volunteer for the Riverside County courts system — but according to an administrative contact who remembers her, Heidi was a volunteer “several years ago”

Today, Kimkins Dangers has verified that Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) is not a CASA and has not been for quite some time.

They included contact information for “anyone [who] has any information as to monies sent to Kimmer for foster children (address where checks were sent, paypal account names, check endorsements [who signed the check and cashed it?]) and any other relevant info, please contact Barbara [Riverside CASA] here:

Program: Riverside Satellite
Contact Name:
Barbara Hofman, Site Manager
Address: 9991 County Farm Road
City: Riverside
State: California
Zip Code: 92503
Phone: (951) 358-4305

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August 27, 2007 at 7:24 pm

Fluffer Nutter

FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD – I hope they send her to jail!