In 1989, The same people who defrauded Charles Nordby in the 70's were now given the task of writing Raley's history. That year, Raley's published a history book called "Raley's, A Family Store." In 1991, Raley's presented this book as a Christmas gift to all of their store employees. However, Raley's failed to inform their employees that the history book they had published was inaccurate, misleading and had all the elements of fraud written throughout it. Unfortunately for Raley's employees, history repeated itself, and they too were defrauded.
It is not surprising to realize Raley's history book was so poorly put together. Their stores in 1973 were so mismanaged, that had Charles Collings been working for another supermarket in the same capacity as he was with Raley's, he certainly would have been fired. This man was one of the most inept executives in charge of a supermarket chain that Nordby had ever encountered in his career.
Collings had no clue on how to operate a supermarket. Collings had no clue on how to operate a bookkeeping department. It's not difficult to see why Collings defrauded Mr. Nordby in 1973-76. Can you imagine being the president of a chain of grocery stores and having very little understanding of being a buyer, inventory control, receiving, invoicing, allowances, pricing, backroom procedures, loss prevention? And this list can go on and on.
This was a chain of stores in 1973 that was going bankrupt and would have gone bankrupt in 1974 had Raley's not hired Nordby. Where would Jim Teel be working in 1974? Could he have used his talents at the Eagle Thrifty stores of Nevada and turn them around before they too went bankrupt? He had a job at Raley's solely because his father in law (Tom Raley) was the owner.
Contact Teel at raleys.com and ask him some questions. Ask him what viable experience he had in the grocery business where he could go out with another conman (Charles Collings) who didn't have any experience in the grocery business, and buy a chain of stores in Nevada called "Eagle Thrifty" that was losing money? Ask him why most of Raley's suppliers were stealing from Raley's in 1973? Ask him why Raley's pricing was so bad? Raley's, in 1973, had the highest shelf prices of any of their competitors? Ask Jim why Raley's customer service was practically non existent? Ask Tee;\l where the hell Tom Raley was in 1973 when he and his two (2) buddies hired Charles Nordby?
Did Tom Raley ever wonder about the security windows that were placed up on the walls at the Raley stores? Did Raley think the security windows were actually mirrors for his shoppers to be able to notice that their hair needed to be combed? Click here to view Nordby's security window with a message.
Below are photos of Raley individuals. Plus, there are a couple of pages with photos of Raley's Christmas party taken from Charles Nordby book "Raley Exposed."
Below represents pages from Raley's fraudulent history book:
Below, Collings states "tell our story,
but don't build an altar." This is
exactly what Collings did.
Below Raley says it took him five years to learn the grocery business. Well it
appears he didn't learn much because in 1973, his stores were filthy, he had a
number of incompetent men running his company, 80% of his suppliers were stealing
from him and Raley's had the highest prices in all of Sacramento.
Tom Raley, himself, created "The Tom Raley Lie" when he advertised
his store in Placerville as the nations first drive-in market. Click on the
page image below to view a chain of stores that probably had
drive-in markets long before Raley.
Click on the image below to read where Raley, himself, said his profit
for the first year in Placerville was only $500. Now that seems more
feasible...When Charles Nordby detected fraud on Raley's invoicing, sometimes
the dishonesty was done where a number was added to the front of
the figure and that would increase the value of the number. It appears
Raley's was using that same technique in its history book.
Above it states that Raley earned a profit of $4,500 for the first year. Yet below,
Raley's monthly magazine stated from Raley himself he earned $500
the first year back in 1935. Collings and Joyce had to fabricate this fact too.
Well Raley wasn't making much of a profit in 1973 when Nordby discovered
suppliers charging hundreds of dollars more for a case of hams as seen below:
What happened to Raley's first store in Placerville. According to Raley's history book,
it burned down in 1942. Click on the image below and read the May 5, 1943 article.
1943 was the year this store burnt down.
Below represents "The Boys." Nordby said Teel and Collings were
the two stupidest men he ever ran into running a chain of grocery stores.
Running it into the ground!
Read Collings' statement above: The Bible commands Christians
to be "as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves." Yeah, Collings
interpreted this as to mean, when you are made to look incompetent
then you need to commit a fraud and then make your incompetence
disappear in a history book you help commission.
Below is when the best was yet to be. Click on the photo below...
Not too long after Nordby was hired, Raley's discontinued their stamp program -
a program in which Tom Raley said months earlier was Raley's
"point of difference." He also said the stamps added slightly to the cost
of the groceries, but because housewives wanted them, he gave them..
Below is showing a picture of Tom Raley with his 3rd wife Dotti. Raley's
didn't mention Raley's second wife Joan. Why would a woman marry an
85-year-old man in poor health? Would she have married Raley had he
been penniless living in a nursery home? I don't think so. Was this marriage
set up only because of the eventual Raley history book in the future?
I mean, if he doesn't get remarried again, and when his life is recounted
in Raley's history book, do they lie and state that Raley never remarried after his
marriage to Claire and avoid mentioning his marriage to Joan in 1973? Well,
after he got married to Dotti, Raley's history book can show he was married to
Claire and then at age 85 got remarried to Dotti and conveniently omit from
the history book his marriage to 2nd wife Joan, as seen below in a court document: