Its about time....Warrant for NANETTE DELP's Arrest!!!
Owner of surrogacy business faces arrest
By Christina Jewett - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, September 29, 2006
Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A1
A Sacramento surrogacy agency that collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from infertile couples from around the world left at least four pairs childless and the surrogate mothers with unpaid hospital bills, according to court records.
The owner of the agency, called Access to Surrogate Assisted Parenting, has declared bankruptcy and is wanted by authorities on 13 counts of grand theft.
Nanette Lynn Delp, 41, of Sacramento advertised on her Web site that she launched the agency because she herself had been a surrogate mother and "witnessed the joy in the faces of the parents of the baby she carried."
Delp, who is being sought by Sacramento County District Attorney's Office investigators, charged couples from $38,000 to $62,000 to arrange for women to become impregnated, carry and deliver their babies.
The emotional cost to the allegedly jilted families has been great, said Sterling Johnson, a San Rafael attorney who represented four couples who paid at least $40,000 but received no baby.
"It's not about money," Johnson said. "It's about the hope, the trust, the expectations for a family that were yanked away."
Attempts to reach Delp for comment at her home and by phone were unsuccessful.
Craig Kraffert, a Redding dermatologist, said he paid $50,000 to Delp's agency, but ended up with nothing in return.
Kraffert is one of about 50 people -- mostly would-be parents or surrogate mothers -- who lost money when Delp filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, court records show.
Persons who file under Chapter 13 bankruptcy promise to repay as many creditors as possible from available income.
"Would I be more happy with getting $50,000 back or seeing her go to jail?" Kraffert asked. "If I could only have one, I'd rather see her in jail."
Deputy District Attorney Don Steed said investigators have a warrant for Delp's arrest and expect to turn up more victims than the 12 couples and one woman -- all intended parents -- named in a criminal complaint.
Steed said the criminal complaint includes clients who never received infants and others who were simply overcharged.
"We have victims from Italy to Japan to Australia to Finland," Steed said. "We believe there are more out there."
According to Steed, parents hoping to arrange a surrogate pregnancy provided an average of $50,000 for a trust fund, which covers the surrogate mother's medical expenses and her stipend of $18,000.
In some instances, the intended parents' sperm and eggs were used to impregnate the surrogate, but in other cases, just the intended father's sperm was used.
Delp registered her corporation with the state in 2001. Investigators zeroed in on dealings from Jan. 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2005.
Court records show that Delp drew on the parents' trust funds to pad her checking account, contrary to initial agreements to hold the money for hospital expenses. She also used the money to buy cars, pay for vacations and home improvements, according to court documents.
Delp filed her $1.5 million bankruptcy case Sept. 12, 2005, listing a $330,000 home, $10,000 worth of Thomas Kinkade paintings and scuba gear as assets.
Meanwhile, some surrogate mothers' medical bills went unpaid, Steed said.
"That requires the surrogate to ask intended parents for more money," Steed said. "It becomes a cycle that is very hard for people."
Denise Rutherford, of Sacramento, is one of the surrogate mothers whom Delp's agency tapped. She delivered a baby in August 2005 for a couple in Sweden.
Rutherford said she felt gratified that she did it -- she gets ecstatic e-mails from the couple with news about the infant.
Still, repeated notices for unpaid medical insurance left her feeling stressed while pregnant.
"I was worried that I would rush to the hospital and they would say 'Sorry, you're not insured,' " she said.
Court records say Rutherford was paid nearly $11,000 from Delp's agency, but expenses for her pregnancy and delivery were closer to $15,000.
The couple who received the baby Rutherford delivered paid $62,000 to the agency, records show.
Rutherford said she knew something was amiss when her calls to the agency went unanswered and monthly meetings among the agency's surrogate mothers abruptly ended early in 2005.
Kathleen Bright, of North Highlands, said she ran the monthly support meetings for Delp's agency. Many of the surrogate mothers complained that they could not get payments, medications or Delp's attention.
"They would be crying -- really, really distraught," Bright said. "They could lose a baby because of how upset they were getting."
Bright, who has twice been a surrogate mother, is listed in Delp's bankruptcy documents as being owed $15,000 for her expenses during a second pregnancy.
She said her own credit is ruined from unpaid hospital bills and items she financed, counting on later receiving her stipend.
San Rafael attorney Johnson said even before the couples encountered Delp, many had faced stress in dealing with their infertility and considered adoption.
"I suspect her clients are rubbed emotionally raw by the time they get to this point -- and they are totally vulnerable," he said.
The legal process provided no relief to his clients, Johnson said. During arbitration for the four cases, he said, Delp invoked her right against self-incrimination when the arbiter asked where the money went.
Elk Grove attorney Glen Van Dyke, who represented Delp in the civil arbitration, said attorney-client privilege prevented him from saying anything about the case. Jason Borg, an Elk Grove attorney who represented Delp in the bankruptcy, did not return calls for comment.
As for Kraffert and his wife, he said they are exploring other options to start a family. Still, he hopes to see Delp held accountable.
"This goes beyond robbing a bank," he said. "This is taking advantage of vulnerable people."
This sounds alot like.........
A mess that i went through but minus it being surrogacy-related! i used to work for a debt settlement company (I'll just refer to them as company..you can read their name later..lol) that scammed THOUSANDS of customers out of their money!!! At the time, I was working as their paralegal and after doing MOUNDS of research I found that it was ILLEGAL what they were doing. They then basically told me to shut the **** up and fired me. I'd given them several warnings about their activities up until then...including the "investors" who now claim their money was stolen by the ex-NFL players working for them. They have since filed BK allegeding that they were taken for 2.9 million by an ex-NFL player by the name of Rusty Hilger who ran the company. Funny thing is they took these clients for much more than what they alleged they were ripped off for!! They also state that they paid EX-NFL players 5-6k a month...........which they failed to mention these players were paid commission on clients they took in and/or accounts they closed! These people were such liars! Most of those ex-NFL players they are alleging accepted that money, I know personally, and that company is LYING on them to try to cover their asses!!
I was fired January 2005 and IMMEDIATELY saught an attorney to commence an action to bring forth a class action lawsuit against the company. I can remember this LIKE yesterday. People telling lil' ole ME that I could never take on this company giant and that they will still do what they were doing in spite of my "noise-making" (lol) The Bankruptcy hearing was held on March of this year, and it is still pending..........they state the ONLY way they see those clients getting their money back is by finding the person they "alleged" took it. I have MET all of these people who are "alleging" they were took. They are NO fools. They were VERY aware of what was going on and that it was shady to begin with!! I can not believe how they took ADVANTAGE of people in that kind of state. People in deep debt could be suicidial amongst other things an for almost a year I walked around VERY hurt by the people this company affected!! They give MANY companies out there trying to do the right thing a horrible name!!
For a while I would receive call after call from former clients thanking ME for starting the chain of events that led to the company's demise. I tell them even now....almost 2 years later that what I did is BIGGER than me. I did that FOR the one's who were not able to stand up and do it themselves. For the ones who may have NEVER even thought to ask for their money back.......and moreso for the ones who continued to pay this company EVEN after receiving warnings about them........They needed something in BIG PRINT to show them that they were being taken advantage of. Some people, it's just that way! You can tell them all day that doo-doo stink, but they won't believe you until they smell it....
All in all, I think I did all that I could as a person to help start the chain of events...........It's on them now to continue the process...........I am TIRED (lol)
Ex-NFL players claims that they were not party to it
another article about the ex-NFL players involvement
One rip-off report filed
Summary of Lawsuit
Just the latest from the atty
It's about time! I hope that the authorities are aware of her recent information and new agency.
Since Ms. Delp went so far as to draft a phony letter from an attorney threatening legal action a few years ago if SMO didn't immediately remove all threads about Ms. Delp and her agency (big thanks to the investigator we got to bust her on this by the way), on behalf of myself, Sherry, and everyone in this community who has been victimized by her actions.....I'll be putting this article on SMO's front page. She'll be right at home next to Mr. Brooks. :)
Dont forget Roberta Yanez her accomplice!
Roberta is her accomplice as of now and is running the company for Nanette. IPs (ourselves and surrogates) are still getting scam by Nanette because she is using Roberta, Regina, Ms. Young or whatever name to hide behind. Keep the word out there. Remind agencies, forums, blogs and clinics about her. Email this link to as many clinics that you can so they will never use her agencies or fall for her scams.
As of yesturday @ 3pm nanette Delp is in jail on a 200,000.00 bail. she turned herself in. The bail should be more due to only needing 10 percent of that to post bail.
She thought she got away with it and thought she couldnt be touched. she thought wrong. My husband & I are so happy we called channel 13 and did the interview.
Now we have to work on Roberta, she is as much to blame if not more, than Nanette.
she needs to be in the cell rite next to that disgusting excuse for a woman.
Ok , Anyone And Everyone That Was Involved With Nanette Delp & Asap/atp Need To Call Inspector Don Cox @ 916-874-8939 . As Of Rite Now There Are 13 Counts Of Grand Theft. Anyone That Has Been Scammed Will Add To This Number. We Need To Come Together And Keep Piling On The Counts. She Is Going For Another Bankruptcy On October 12th. So Ofcourse She Doesnt Have To Pay A Dime To Anyone. We Have To Do Whatever We Can To Stop This So Please Call !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How is she filing another BK? She just filed one. You can only file every 6 years.
I think (someone correct me if I'm wrong) ....you can file again and again in CA as a DBA, doing business under another name. But hopefully she can't file it while she's in JAIL!! Unless she has someone doing her business.
Susan R - Mom to 2 boys & GS to 8 Surrobabes
Pregnant with OUR Baby Girl/Surrogate Advocate
This is N Delp's "other agency" and there are other posts about this.
When called a friend said she got voicemail. Why is there even a number at all?? Just don't get it!!!
Nanette Lynn Delp Projected Release Date 04/02/2009
Here is her personals ad
01/30/2008. California. Northern California ... Write to me at:. Nanette Delp #X24742. POC CC#14. 32363 Hwy 79. Warner Springs, CA 92086-9647 ...
www.cowtowninfo.com/personals/f082/f08-240.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
I can't believe her!! I can't use her name but we all know who I am talking about!!!!! She scammed me out of $17,000 plus expenses. And my IP's who are awesome and the sweetest people I have ever met are out more then $80,000 they hired her twice. She is unbelievable. She should rot in jail forever and she never be allowed to have, give or call herself a mom of anykind. Be it Surromomo or just mom. HORRIBLE. GRRRRRR. I hate this woman for what she has done to so many innocent lives!! I hope that a judge issues some kind of stay away order from IP's of any kind as well as starting a buisness. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERED PICKING UP TRASH ON THE FREEWAY IS TOO GOOD FOR HER!! I hope when she gets out she can't find a job and becomes homeless. Since she is a felon she can't go on welfare!! yipeeee
MAD surromom x2