As more victims come forward, we are getting a better picture of the intertwined operations of SurroGenesis USA, the Michael Charles Holding Company and Tonya Collins. Also, it is clear that SurroGenesis is in damage control mode. They have deleted portions of their website and edited others.
Readers of this blog will recall that on Friday we disclosed how SurroGenesis established sham offices to give the false appearance that they were an international agency with 60 locations throughout the world to service their clients. Most of the offices led to non-existent locations or post office boxes. As of today, SurroGenesis has removed that section from their website. However, you can still find the old page at this link. You can also find an archived page of the SurroGenesis USA that contains information that has since been scrubbed from their site here.
One of the commenters to this Blog, Heather, was a former employee and surrogate for SurroGenesis. She has volunteered some very valuable information including:
As a former employee and surrogate i know for a fact that Michael Charles was owned by SurroGenesis, and Tonya had complete control over the trust accounts. I even know how the name Michael Charles came about.
Yes Jack is the Other Registered owner of Michael Charles. Jack’s middle name is Charles, and his partners name is Michael, thats how the name Michael Charles came about. As far as i know Jack did not have anything to do with they Trust accounts. Michael Charles was located in the Modesto office on Oakdale road. Tonya was at the Modesto Office, where Michael Charles was. When Tonya packed up and moved to Texas she moved Michael Charles to Texas shortly after she moved.
We will continue to update this Blog with information as it becomes available to us. However, if you have been impacted in anyway, I strongly encourage you to immediately contact an independent attorney, unaffiliated with this catastrophe, to ensure that you are protected. Among other things, please speak to your attorney about the viability of immediately seeking ex parte relief to freeze the assets of SurroGenesis USA, Michael Charles Holding and Tonya Collins. There are a number of weapons available to you and you and your attorney need to move expeditiously to prevent the further liquidation of any remaining assets.