He's a fraud and an idiot.

Canada
November 9, 2011 8:03pm CST
I mentioned a while back about the guy who was supposed to move in with us, the guy I was working with at one point. Well, I am so glad he never moved in with us, it would have been an absolute nightmare and I'm glad we never made the mistake of letting him move in. He's a fraudster, big time. He has a friend who works at a Home Depot location, and insists on only going there when he's working. He does this so he can get materials and supplies for free and at a discount. He gets stuff for free because the guy puts it out the back and claims that it got lost. He buys the stuff at a discount, and then gives the discounted stuff to this jerk who takes it back and gets a full price refund. A few weeks ago, he and I had a major blowout. My van was running a bit sluggish and I was worried about him overloading it with the stuff he needed. He got mad at me and threatened me. He said I would never work for my boss again. This plan has backfired, but he doesn't know it, and he never will. My boss acts like I don't work for her when he's around. They've had a couple of blowouts themselves and he's now withholding money from her that he owes her for working with him. From what she told me, he's cheating her out of money. He claims that she lost $2,000 in gift cards which is why he's not paying her. The biggest part of the issue with them is money. He took money from a client, but he didn't tell her this. Then he had the nerve to ask her for money. He said to her that he needed money for material and a bus pass. He said that she had money and was going to prove it to her. So off they went to the bank to try to withdraw money from an empty account. She wasn't lying about it. When she tried to get money out, each time it was declined. She proved him wrong. A few days ago, he was so hard up for money that he was about to take bottles from another client to get the money for them. The client was going to return them to the store and didn't want him taking them. Last Sunday, they had a major blowout. She wanted to get her tools out of the house where they were working and he wanted to go with her to her storage unit to try to get her tools. He asked her why she was taking her saw off the client's property and she told him that someone else needed it. She told me that the people at storage have been great. They have double locked her storage unit for her so if he ever came by with her, she would tell him it was double locked for non payment. He wants to know everything about her clients. He wants to know how much she's charging and how many clients she has. He even told her that she would have half of the number of snow clearing clients due to my attitude. She turned around, looked at her client list and said she had more than she thought. I guess my "attitude" didn't lose us any clients. I was talking to one of her friends tonight who agrees that this guy is a sleazebag and that he wouldn't work for this guy either. It's sad when I have to go down and babysit her place to make sure he doesn't go and steal from her. It's not right that she should have to worry about things like this when she has to move in a few days. I wish I could report him and his friend for fraud, but I don't have enough information to do so, otherwise I would. I can't wait until he's out of her life for good.
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6 responses
@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
10 Nov 11
You could drop an anonymous tip to Home Depot that you thinkthis might be going on, and they would step up security, you can be sure of that. Does your boss have a place to move to? Is she sure he will not track her down? I guess you are glad now that the out of town "work" never materialized. Good luck to both of you when he finally vanishes. Maybe an anonymous tip to the cops would work as well.
• Canada
10 Nov 11
I should try that with Home Depot. They could go over surveillance video and see what's happening. She's moving on Monday and she gave him a false area for him to think that she's moving to. I certainly wont be telling him where she's going. The problem with an anonymous tip to the police is that I don't know his last name, he seems to have been using a fake name. One thing I forgot to post was that she was ready to charge him with stalking because he's wanting to know everything about her. In a way, I am glad that that job didn't materialize. The fact that he's pulling this crap, he probably wouldn't have paid us to do the work in the first place.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
10 Nov 11
Just give the police the alias he has been using. Maybe you could find something he has handled so it would have his fingerprints. He may already have a criminal record. (I watch too many crime shows). I was thinking he could have gotten you away from your home and robbed you and left you stranded somehow.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
26 Mar 12
Did anything ever happen with this guy? I hope things are getting under control for you by now. This sounds like really bad news. Take care of yourself!
• United States
7 Dec 11
I'm confused, what sort of work do they do? Are they partners or is she is boss or the other way around? Do they have a personal relationship or is it just business? Whatever the case I agree that she has to get rid of this guy & fast. He most definitely can not be trusted.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
I hope this problem will be resolved. You might need help from other people. They would have to reveal this guy. If you could see what he is doing, then other people surely can. Gather people to help you against that crazy fraud! Good luck!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
10 Nov 11
It sounds like the farther away you are from him, the better off you will be.
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 11
hi kris could you not call anonymously to Home depot and tell themn that you think this person is committing fraud or contact the police? Is this the guy who was going to move in ? if so I am glad you have found all this out about him as he sounds just awful and sleazy too. shame .I do not blame you for wanting him out of your boss's life for sure. good luck Kris and God bless hugs from hatley