Christy Ogle, Max Ogle & Sometimes Spouse of Waco, TX continue to flood social media with posts, ads and videos promoting their expertise at helping people start businesses and make money.
This post contains the truth about the Ogle’s false Sometimes Spouse success story. Below that, you’ll find the Christy Ogle / Sometimes Spouse FACT CHECK directory – a work in progress.
Christy Ogle’s False Success Story
The Ogles filed for Bankruptcy January, 2020 The couple that holds themselves up as business start-up gurus claim that they are $1.6M in debt. Their “business empire” has $5,000 in the bank and its only asset is a $20 office chair.
Lawsuits by Franchisees & Partners Christy Ogle & Max Ogle have been sued by more than 10 former franchisees and business partners in 4 separate lawsuits.
Fake Facebook Pages Christy Ogle broadcasts these messages using about 50 Facebook pages (for fake or defunct Sometimes Spouse office locations), Youtube, Instagram, TikTok and more.
False Location List As of 4/30/20, their Sometimes Spouse website contained a location guide and map showing 40+ non-existent office locations. Many of these supposedly franchised offices have no address or use the addresses of UPS Stores or Postnet mail drops to give the illusion of actual locations.
Unsubstantiated Franchise Claims Christy Ogle has admitted that they do not furnish a Sometimes Spouse Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) required of all franchise sellers by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). An FDD would require her to disclose the company’s 100% franchise failure rate, its many lawsuits, and substantiation for her earnings claim that for a $5,000 investment “First year earnings range on average between $40K to $150K.”
False success story spread on dozens of business podcasts Christy Ogle has learned that business podcasters are desperate for guests with a good story, and don’t care if it’s true. The Internet is blanketed with her phony business success story with her guest interviews on podcasts few if anyone even listens to.
Bankruptcy Fraud & Perjury Allegations This website is actively compiling a report to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that Christy Ogle and Max Ogle made false statements in their bankruptcy petition and may have committed perjury in an official bankruptcy hearing.
The Ogle’s have no business offering anyone advice on starting or building a successful business.
The truth is that the Ogles’ collected dozens of $20K+ franchise fees from Sometimes Spouse franchise owners.
Every one of their Sometimes Spouse franchise businesses has closed & their franchisees lost their investments.
Christy & Max Ogle’s Bankrupty Hearing Testimony FACT CHECK
|Representation:||Made by:||Believed to be:|
|“We did not have inventory the date of filing.” Christy Ogle, 4/17/20||Christy Ogle||FALSE|
|The Trustee asked: Did you do business using any name (or dba) in the past 5 years
other than Sometimes Spouse, Sometimes Partners or Tools to the Max?
“Not that I can recall.” – Christy Ogle, 4/17/20
“No, nothing.” – Max Ogle, 4/17/20
|Christy Ogle blamed COVID-19 for the collapse of Sometimes Spouse
“Currently we have one [franchise] because COVID-19 took us down” – Christy Ogle, 4/17/20
The chain had already failed
long before COVID-19 was a factor.
|“We had a business partner. It was Max, I and Crystal Stewart.
She ran all the financials until about 6 months ago. And she did not do the financials correctly…
She misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds.” – Christy Ogle, 4/17/20
|“…a former partner. She did not file our taxes in 2018…” – Christy Ogle, 4/17/20||Christy Ogle||Investigation
Christy & Max Ogle’s Initial Bankrupty Filing FACT CHECK
|Representation:||Section:||Believed to be:|
|In her book, did Christy Ogle Admit to
Hiding Assets Around the time of their
first bankruptcy in 2002?
|Are Ogle’s Income Claims Accurate?||Investigation
|Are Ogle’s Expenses Claims Accurate?||Investigation
|Were Ogle’s claims that they did not operate
other businesses accurate?
Christy Ogle’s Disparaging Claims FACT CHECK
|Representation:||About:||Believed to be:|
|That Co-Founder & Partner
Crystal Stewart “misappropriated hundreds of thousands
of dollars of funds.”
|That Co-Founder & Partner Crystal Stewart failed to file
their taxes in 2018
|(untrue, not disparaging)
That Sally Regian is the writer and publisher
|That King Regian sells stolen tools||King Regian||FALSE|
|That Unhappy Franchisee publisher Sean Kelly is a
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