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)

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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?

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ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

Don't let these pious politicians and their wealthy donors fool you, taking the profits from your labor and having kinky sex is about the only thing left for these perverted fugks!

The rich and well-connected have always been the most avid consumers of fetid photos folks, you need to read up on this issue. The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has a good web site and is a good place to start reading about this issue. 

http://www.ispcan.org/

serpico1000
serpico1000

So, Simcox, being in the imemories  business, I wonder if he was involved in the trading of child porno business, then I hope he gets the maximum in jail and his association with other people should be scrutinized and let the chips fall where they might be, Arizona has had many cases of child pornography, but it seems the Authorities have not been very efficient in trailing all of those cases, is this a lead?????

letslookatthefacts
letslookatthefacts

even if a criminal background check had been conducted, all it would turn up would be the gun in a national park conviction. now, putting aside your righteous hatred of this guy, does anyone really believe that carrying a gun in the desert is grounds for not being hired? honestly, this article is reaching. you will never get a formal statement from ducey, simcox or imemories about the nature of his hiring, whether it was a favor or if he just got the job like any other schmuck who is familiar with a vcr. so all we're left is an open ended line of thought and everyone here will draw their own conclusions. but that's where it ends. simcox is in jail and most likely will be for a long time. everyone who hates simcox and ducey will try as hard as they can to tie the two together to sully ducey's bid for governor. but i guess that's what makes this a gossip column and not a factual news story. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Hmmm...

I wonder if Ducey, like Arpaio and twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce, had or has any type of affiliation with Simcox.

If so, he (Ducey) needs to go. Either through recall or being voted out by the numbskull voters in this state.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@letslookatthefacts The gun conviction included lying to a fed officer. You'd think that lying would be a problem for a potential employer. And if they'd looked a little harder, they mightve seen the allegations re: the 14 year old. Since I'm guessing family home movies may include pics of naked children in the bath or running around, the kind of thing parents find cute and innocent, someone with Simcox's past and allegations may not be the right person to work with them. But hey, call me crazy. As for Douche-y, why are his people not more forthcoming if he knew nothing of Simcox? Why do the statements from imemories and his office look almost the same, and why don't they answer the Qs asked? If Douche-y's got nada to hide, why not? The article seems pretty down the middle, especially for LEmons.

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

@MaskedMagician1967 Would not surprise me in the least to find out that Simcox and Douche-ey...er, I mean Ducey know each other from running in AZ GOP circles. And would also not surprise me to find out that Dougie asked someone at iMemories to do him a little favor and give his boy Simcox a job, despite his convicted criminal past.. Such is the way things are done in AZ political circles. And anyone who knows anything about Douche...er, excuse me Ducey's dirty and underhanded past as CEO of ColdStone would not be surprised at all to learn that these two are birds of a feather...both have the morals and ethics of an alley cat. At least the brain-dead voting majority of AZ never elected Simcox to any office...bad enough that we elected a no-ethics CEO sleazebag like Douche-ey...uh, Ducey to handle our state's money.

That said, Simcox was never charged with any crime for the attempted molestation of his daughter, so that would not show up on any of the standard background checks run by your typical HR-bot. It is also possible that Simcox's firearm conviction might be expunged as well, provided he completed the terms of his probation. So it is possible that the HR-bots at iMemories had no idea that Simcox was such a slimeball....maybe.

letslookatthefacts
letslookatthefacts

@MotherJones @letslookatthefacts my guess as to why they didn't answer is because they took one look at lemons' blog and realized that he would paint whatever they said to look like utter horseshit because he isn't a journalist. if someone respectable contacted them for some questions, they probably would be a bit more forthcoming. and again, the previous allegations are not included in his criminal record.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@getmeouttahere @MaskedMagician1967 Still, wouldn't you Google the guy? I mean, he ran for Senate for cryin out loud. Hard to believe Douchey didn't know, with both of them being GOP n all. Like u say, maybe, but its a stretch. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@MotherJones A background check should be focussed specifically on the matters that are material to employment, like a criminal background check or motor vehicle report for a position that involves driving.  As an employer, the position you want to avoid finding yourself in is, for instance, googling an applicant or prospective employee, finding an article about the applicant or prospective employee dealing with a disability and then not hiring the inidividual.  You can't unlearn something that you've learned.  As an employer, you then open yourself up to the allegation that you didn't hire the individual because of the disability (that you wouldn't otherwise have known about but now you do) and you now have to defend yourself against a claim of discriminatory hiring practices.  By all means run a focussed criminal background check, but be very careful about conducting a background search that could uncover information that should not be known or used as part of the hiring process. 

MotherJones
MotherJones

What about in addition to a back grand ck?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@MotherJones @getmeouttahere @MaskedMagician1967 No, in hiring you should not just do a general google or facebook search of an applicant or prospective employees - it exposes an employer to all kinds of potential discrimination claims if the employer decides not to hire after learning information that suggests that an applicant is in a protected class or engaged in otherwise lawful activity.  An employer can run a criminal background check, but should not just google a prospective employee's name to see what comes up. 

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