We had an accident labor day, weekend, and since then
(it wasn't our fault) we have gotten the estimated money to fix the
truck. we took it to the steve knapped (9/19/08) in driveable condition.
With the understanding we could possible and probably get it returned
by 10/4/08. he was given eke (cash) for parts up front. since then he
has given us many dates to pick up the truck, and then he never shows or hides in his house, and he keeps telling us and the police that the truck is at his "buddies" shop which is in bedford, with a few minor adjustments to be done, he actually told the paralegal working on my case as far as the medical claim this. he was never given permission to move the truck anyway. we investigated his so called buddies shop and the owner of that shop gladly let us look around and signed a statement the truck was never there, so we went to the police again, they talked to steve knapped via phone and he changes his story, the trucks is now next door to his buddies shop, we go and look the entries place over.. no truck, we then go to the sheriffs office and they get him via phone again to admit the truck is in his garage and we can get it tonight, we had an officer escort us to get it. we had to have it towed because it is taken apart and undrivealed at this point. there was many lies to the police and us , and even after getting the truck lies continue about the parts, he was suppose to
have parts when we picked the truck up, (this is all in a police
report also)then it was," ill bring them to you tomorrow" , then it
was the next day and so on, lie after lie, so now we are without parts
and /or our 2k, he stole our money, he admitted to the sheriffs that
we did give him the 2k. there are police reports
"text messages" stating all kinds of lies where do we go from here?
what kind of charges can we file? and it seems like there are many
charges that can be filed? what are our chances of recovering our
money.. my husband is layed off and we cant cough up more money to
get this truck fixed, so we are paying monthly payments on a truck
sitting in our drive undriveale . there has also been loss of wedges
due to investigating and meeting many delivery promise dates. mental
anguish , we have loss much sleep over this and the stress and
frustration has been very difficult on us on top of my husband being
laid off. This truck was used for work transportation, and hauling
horses for our hobby and scrapping metal to help feed the family
when out of work or when working theses days.