Chris Simcox Worked for iMemories, Duties Didn't Include Viewing Kid Pics, Says Company, Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey Recently Company's Board Chair (w/Update)
Chris Simcox was an "hourly employee" at iMemories, what he did there is not yet known
Please see the update given at the end of this post.
So what was former minuteman leader Chris Simcox doing for a living prior to being arrested June 19 for alleged child molestation?
He was working at iMemories, a company in Scottsdale that converts home movies and photos into digital files, which the owner can access online and have transferred to DVDs produced by iMemories.
(Note: iMemories was incorporated in Delaware in 2008, likely for tax purposes. One company press release states that iMemories was founded in 2006.)
The iMemories website bills itself as a "service that stores and streams your personal videos and photos to any screen," allowing clients to preserve "treasured family videos and photos in one convenient and safe location."
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"Treasured family videos" naturally would include images of children. Considering that Simcox stands accused of improper conduct with three girls under the age of ten, one of them his daughter, his employment with iMemories raises a red flag. Not unlike Simcox's one-time employment as a kindergarten teacher in California.
What did Simcox do for iMemories, and how long did he do it for?
That remains a mystery.
Kristen Beckman, Vice President of Human Resources for iMemories, emailed me after my initial inquiries with the company, informing me that Simcox worked at iMemories as an "hourly employee," but was terminated June 5.
"His responsibilities did not involve the review or viewing of customer assets," she wrote, presumably referring to the home movies and stills customers give to iMemories for digital conversion.
Beckman has yet to respond to subsequent inquiries from me, seeking Simcox's job title and an explanation of his responsibilities.
"iMemories was not aware of any former or current allegations against Chris Simcox until last week," Beckman also stated.
Does iMemories run background checks on new hires? Did it do one on Simcox?