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San Juanita Arellano Insurance - Blue Island, Illinois

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Anonymous

Homer Glen, IL

#1 Jul 15, 2007
San Juanita Arellano Insurance Agency out of Blues Island Illinois is a scam artist. Be careful in doing any business with her. She is not a reputable business lady.
Anonymous

Evergreen Park, IL

#2 Jul 17, 2007
San Juanita Arellano and Ernesto Arellano, of Palos have both scammed dozens of citizens and apperently took off with their funds, everyone be aware.
a lil to late

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 18, 2007
To Anonymous in Lockport,

I think your message is a more than a bit late. Anyone who did business with her is preety much dumb!
No its not

Evergreen Park, IL

#4 Jul 19, 2007
To a lil to late:

I don't think that anyone who did business with her is "dumb." The thing is that most of those people trusted this agency which was in business for over 20 years, and it can happen anywhere and everywhere. OK!
Personal123

Monticello, IN

#5 Jul 22, 2007
I think all of you are dumb! All of you are saying shit you know nothing about. All of you need to get off your ass and do something better than sitting on your pc all day saying shit that you dont know about.
Anonymous

AOL

#6 Jul 24, 2007
First of all, "Don't Worry About It," you must not have anything better to do since you are currently on YOUR PC responding to something YOU don't know about. As for the Arellanos, I agree with the above writer. They had been in the business for over 20 years. It is unfortunate that they are just heartless people who have also scammed their family. It happens everywhere. Something is being done, as a matter of fact...watch the news this week! I for one am taking a stand!!!
Factual information

Homer Glen, IL

#7 Jul 24, 2007
Article in local newspaper regarding San Juantia Arellano Insurance Agency

Closed for business
by Sandy May

The sign on the door reads “closed for two weeks.” But that didn’t happen. The Arellano’s Insurance & Financial Services, 12814 S. Western is not there and it appears that with them went money--lots of money from lots of people in our community. People who believed in the owners, Ernesto and SanJuanita Arellano.

They advertised their services as everything from insurance, mortgages, certificates of deposit (CD’s), savings programs for college, help with translating and you just name it, and they’d help. Their New Year’s promotional flyer stated, in writing,“deposit $20,000 receive $40,000, deposit $50,000 receive $100,000”—etc. Bonus: could be a TV.

In business for at least 10 years that I can trace, they really were around longer. These examples are just a few people I have talked to:

• a 56-year old man who invested 28 years of savings in CD’s totaling approximately $150,000. Knew them for 24 (?) years.

• A woman who purchased life insurance for her children (16 years ago) paying $17 per month for each of her 3 children, and held a $20,000 CD with the agency

• A young man in his 20’s who had just opened a $5,000 CD. Saving to purchase his first home.

• A single mom who began trying to get the interest payment only from her CD’s in 2004—kept getting excuses for over 9 months. She finally got that interest after loudly threatening to call authorities in front of customers; however, at this point, she is still missing her hard-earned money invested in the CD’s –over $20,000.

Not everyone knew that their funds were in jeopardy…word of mouth spread, although rumors of irregularities had surfaced prior to the actualization of the Arellano’s leaving our community. We offer this article to answer the many questions you have asked, although we do not have details. We fear there are still people who don’t know of this situation yet.

Think investing with them was risky? Perhaps, but the agency had been around a long time, SanJuanita appeared to be a professional, intelligent, indeed even benevolent woman and documents received by clients looked “legal.” They outlined issuance and expiration dates, interest rates,* were stamped with an “official seal” and on and on.

Another point…at least in my book…it is not a crime to trust, feel comfortable and secure with those you know. My grandmother, who was a smart and wealthy woman, lost her life savings when she invested with a fellow countryman living right in our neighborhood. She had known him for years---he had an office, and sold real estate and insurance. She ended up at the age of 55 working as a seamstress. Fortunately, she owned her home, but it was still necessary for family to move in with her to share expenses. So, no, I am not going to join in with those who relish blaming the victim.

Contact the Blue Island Police Department. Sergeant Cornell is collecting information about Arellano’s financial dealings. The FBI is investigating. I spoke to the Cook County State’s Attorney office. As always, the FORUM offers our assistance.

As fate would have it, Ernesto and SanJuanita were arrested over the Independence Day holiday.

we all knew

AOL

#8 Jul 25, 2007
You bet they stole money. They took many many vacations every month and have no such thing of thing of being sorry for anything they did. They are thiefs !
we all knew

AOL

#9 Jul 25, 2007
Dont Worry About It wrote:
I think all of you are dumb! All of you are saying shit you know nothing about. All of you need to get off your ass and do something better than sitting on your pc all day saying shit that you dont know about.
WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE OF COURSE YOU THINK SHE DID NOTHING WRONG FOR ARE YOU NOT HER BROTHER, HMMM WHAT DID YOU GET OUT OF IT , YOUR JUST ANOTHER THIEF IN THE LINE OF HER FAMILY.
Anonymous

Evergreen Park, IL

#10 Jul 25, 2007
HA HA HA HA! Can you all picture those son of a bitches in jail behind a cell, no where to go now, no vacations huh! I am so glad those dumbasses are at least behind bars now. At the end they are the only DUMBASSES here, because for all of you who were scammed, life goes on and you will go to heaven but they are going straight down to hell.
shut up

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 30, 2007
4 all u idiots who say oh well pple were scammed SHUT THE EFF UP... u dont know how its feels to be a victim, to have all ur money sucked out like nothing. u have no idea how much of a thing it is to deal with.
n 4 all the idiots who say "u got scammed move on." eff u too. i hopoes something bad happens to u.
and its easy to say "u should have known it was a scam" when u go into a bank, do u think they're gonna scam u...no right. so shut the fuck up and have some compasion for the families who have to face the hardships n start all over u dumb fuks...
anonoymous

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jul 31, 2007
People,
Please have some compassion for the people who have been robbed by these criminals.It isn't dumb to trust people who operate a so called business right in the middle of downtown Blue Island. It wasn't like they did business in the back of some alley. These people were total con artists. My family spent their life working and saving only to turn their money over to a pair of wolves in sheeps clothing. This husband and wife team were smart they prayed on mexican people who trusted them. They claimed that they were there to help with translating,insurance and investments, but really they were lining their pockets with other peoples hard earned money. I hope they rot in jail!!!!
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#13 Jul 31, 2007
I just can't beleive someone would do such a thing like this! I hope everyone gets some money back from these criminals. This is the time where you should all stick together and give them what they deserve. I hope they never get out of the slammer, I hope they rot there too.
Harvey Citizen

United States

#14 Aug 15, 2007
I am glad the arellanos are in jail and hope to see their pic online soon
Harvey Citizen

United States

#15 Aug 15, 2007
Jail I.D.# Inmate Full Name Date of Birth
2007-0049538 ARELLANO, ERNESTO 05/06/1960
Booked Date Housing Location Visiting Day / Time Bail Amount
07/04/2007 06-L-01-L1 Saturday 9a - 8:30p 100,000
Next Court Date Court House Location
08/24/2007 CRIMINAL C
2600 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Jail I.D.# Inmate Full Name Date of Birth
2007-0049425 ARELLANO, SAN 01/05/1963
Booked Date Housing Location Visiting Day / Time Bail Amount
07/04/2007 04-J-01-01 Monday 9a - 9p 100,000
Next Court Date Court House Location
08/24/2007 CRIMINAL C
2600 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

THIS IS THE NEXT COURT DATE FOR THESE CLOWNS OF BLUE ISLAND
Not Too Smart

Oak Forest, IL

#16 Aug 16, 2007
To Harvey Citizen and others... I understand that you are upset; to be honest I would be upset too if this was happening to me, but do you honestly think you had the right to post this type of information for the entire world to read? For the people that have invested with the Arellano’s they know what’s going on, they know court dates and times. Just imagine if something like this were happening to your family would you want people posting information that could be harmful… Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech, that one of things that is so great about our country, We only ask that you do it with out putting people in jeopardy….
Harvey Citizen

United States

#17 Aug 16, 2007
To Not Too Smart, I have been talking to the Blue Island Police and a lot of people still do not know. And yes I am a victim and was not aware of the first court date on the 14th so you do understand my friend Not Too Smart and if my family did such a thing then they diserve everything they got comming acording to the law. Right is right and wrong is wrong and also can you ask the Arellanos where is the immigration paper work that many of my family members have left in her office so if Not Too Smart can tell me where it is I will greatly appreciated.
mcallen close friend sp

United States

#18 Aug 16, 2007
please you know who I am. I need to talk with you we always love you GOD BLESS YOU.
shut up

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 26, 2007
does anyone know what happened on aug 24 at court to theses bitches
Harvey Citizen

United States

#20 Aug 27, 2007
They had a court continuence for Aug. 27, 2007 dont know about the outcome yet but will keep you informed.

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