I am being charged with Theft of Services. Several days
Good Morning,I am being charged with Theft of Services. Several days after my wife had major neck surgery, i was on FMLA to care for her an our small children. Due to her need of care, i had been doing some cleaning while she rested, and needed to dispose of several bags of garbage quickly so i could get back home to her and continue to monitor her. In turn, i did not have time to get to a proper disposal location and pulled behind an abandoned grocery store and threw away roughly 6-7 13 gallon bags of garbage. As i was closing the lid, a lady walked out of the back of the store and asked me to please not throw things in her dumpster. I agreed and she informed me if it happened again, she would have to file a report.Fast forward a week, a det shows up at my house and according to the police report (that i have yet to see myself) asks me about the situation. He then tells me that they reported that i was irate and throwing lit cigarettes at the employee and cussing and screaming at her. - NONE of which happened.I am going to meet with the Det in half an hour as they are wanting to press charges against me for the theft of services.Can you advise me on what my next steps should be outside of getting a copy of the police report itself?Thank you in advance.SD
Can theft of service charges be filed on someone who signed
can theft of service charges be filed on someone who signed a promissory note with a bondsman? The case is closed, he still owes $1200 and the bonding company is threatening to file theft of service charges. I don't condone the fact that he hasn't paid them as they sure went out on a limb for him but it is my son and I told him I would try to find out.
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A general contractor is putting in a quarry tile floor in my
A general contractor is putting in a quarry tile floor in my basement. The area is about700 square feet. The beige 6"unglazed quarry tile has been laid down in an offset pattern.It initially looks very good.Without asking what grout color I wanted, the contractor grouted the area where the washer and dryer and laundry tub area with 'Linen' grout. The grout color and tile color match perfectly. That area of the floor looks like painted tile - totally non-descript.I did not like that flat, even look. The Contractor said go out and find a color of grout that you do like. I took their 'Linen' bag and purchased the same product in "Oyster Grey". When grouting with that product they left an opaque layer of grout residue ontop of the tile surfaces. I heard the Contractor say the the guy grouting, "Don't waste your time getting clean water." So the Grouter did a once-over of about a 12' x 8' areaand left it looking whitish while it was still wet. That constitutes the second worst grout job. After that there are 3 other different levels of grout left on the new quarry tiles.Nothing is removing this grout. These two guys were certain that using a floor sander with fine grit sandpaper or a buffing pad would remove the grout. The buffer pad broke off in shreds. The dried grout remains intact. Meanwhile I have paid $8,500 for this floor job.The Contractor wants to put a sealer coat over the different opacities of grout residue. He tells me it will look great once it is all sealed. It will not be uniform looking when it is all sealed. When they finish grouting, the laundry area alone will have three different grout residue surfaces.What are my rights? What can I ask them to do? They have taken out the toilet. They have not put the new one in. That alone will cost me money for a plumber. They put in rigid venting for the dryer instead of flexible tubing without asking me. That can be fixed by my daughter. In the contract it says they'll replace the laundry tubs. That he has refused to do in our first conversation before he even started tiling the floor.I sent him a check in July for half the cost: $4,250.Sonia ******************************************
I own a small family-run Paving Company my question is I
Hello my name is***** own a small family-run Paving Company my question is I mainly deal with private home owners occasionally small businesses I did work for a couple of customers one of which the contract was signed very plainly wrote out and explained from start to finish what was done and what was to be done the customer was satisfied with that the price was agreed upon the job was finished during the course of the two days we were there they were asked several times if everything was looking satisfactory and to their satisfaction did they like everything did they need anything done did they not like anything that didn't look good to them etcetera I was told everything look beautiful that was great the job was completed contract was signed I asked are you quite satisfied with your job as I would like to use you as a reference they told me yes they wrote me a check out I went down to the bank because as I said I'm a very small company the mile down from the bank they had stopped payment on the check when I went back and asked why this was done they told me they were not satisfied with the job I tried to make arrangements with them and ask them why this was not told to me before all of this went on and they wrote a check that to me clearly look like they did not want to pay for a job they wanted a free one when they were asked several times if they were happy with the work I was totally passed out with very dirty language they told me they would not pay me one nickel I tried to explain to them that I have meant that I have to pay on the material is not free naturally and I said why would you write this check and not telling me that you were not satisfied with something that could have been fixed again I was passed out and they told me I would never get the check cashed and they would never pay me I would like to know what I could do to get my money as I believe I am owed for what I did as these people were asked multiple times if they were happy with the work and said they were and they wrote out a check clearly if someone is not satisfied with something I'm sure they would not write a check out and the bank was not even a mile away and they called and stop payment on it as opposed to just telling me hey there's something about this that I do not like I believe they were doing this deliberately for free job I would like to find out how I would go about getting my money I even tried to make a arrangement with them to at least get the labor and material that I was out and my men's pay they would not even speak to me they started screaming and yelling so I left cuz they told me they did not believe that I would speak to a lawyer about it and I will not use the words that they told me what I could do with myself so I would like some advice on how I should go about getting paid because at this point I believe I'm do the entire amount now as opposed to making even the settlement because they were so nasty and in my opinion I believe this was deliberately done to get a free job as they were not willing to work with me one bit and was with anything if you're not satisfied with something why would you write a check out and tell someone that you like the work because I told him I would like to use them as a reference and one good job would get me another they barely lied right to my face and had no intentions of paying for this job what would you recommend that I do about this I've had this happened several times and frankly I cannot afford to do that cuz I'm a very small family-run business I am not a huge cooperation and I do have employees that need to be paid and I do have employees that need to be paid for the work that they did as it is very hard work what would your of advice be to this?the price agreed upon was 4750.00 as this was a very large paving job required over 40 ton of blacktop not counting digging up old srive and replacing rock and just plain hard manual labor the blacktop was layed 6 inches deep after roll which requires a minimum of 10 inches loose before compact rolling doqn tight..what can i do to get paid as these people you cannot reason with or speak with all they do is Scream and used foul language and I don't want to go onto their property as they are the type to either call the police or shoot you I just want paid I tried to do it in a civil manner but obviously they don't want to do it this way so I would like to know what kind up step I can take to get what I consider reasonable paid for work that was rendered that I might add is very hard work when it's over a hundred degrees thank you
I am a roofing contractor I contracted a roof/paint job
I am a roofing contractor I contracted a roof/paint job insurance work.The lady gave me $3400.00 deposit I charged her credit card a few weeks ago.We finished the painting,and then the roof.The day before we finished the roof she disputed the charge and said she didnt get the services and my bank refunded her the $3400.00 out of my account!She did buy the roof materials about $2000.00.Thats out of a $9000.00 signed contract! The work is good!Now she wont answer the phone what should I do? Can I file theft of services its insurance money.Should I file a lien small claims court? Austin Texas David
I left my 87 Porsche at a shop and paid repairs 11
I left my 87 Porsche at a shop and paid for body repairs 11 years ago. The owner kept my car all this time and never completed my body repair and he would not release my car to me to get the repairs done elsewhere. The shop owner died and I got his son to release my car to me. Many of my very expensive body parts and engine parts are missing. I fear they were sold. I was unable to find them at the shop. The son let me look around. I have insurance but the insurance wants a police report on the theft of services. The shop is in Harris County in Texas and the Sheriffs Dept would not come and give me a police report. I plan on calling the constable next. My insurance says they are required to have a police report. I don't know if this will be a stumbling block to recover my damages from them. How should I move forward with this?
In Texas, am I entitled to documentation (typically an invoice)
In Texas, am I entitled to documentation (typically an invoice) for what I am paying for before I am obligated to pay for said services/parts? I have a case where I have a documented estimate, but after the work was performed I was verbally told that I owed significantly more (38% more). I responded that I would pay when I get documented evidence of what I am paying for and now they have threatened me with legal action.
I cashed checks in my name that apparently were supposed to
I cashed checks in my name that apparently were supposed to go to my husbands doctor. Now the doctors office has threatened to file a police report for theft of services, contact the IRS for tax embezzlement and garnish my wages. How do I approach this office with these threats they have made?