stolen 1995 F350

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by sfddelta1, May 6, 2008.

  1. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's funny I have worked for several top 50 corporations and they go through extensive background checks,verifications, credit checks and personal and business references and they still have a great degree of employee theft. I guess you have been very lucky or your doing something we all dont know about. But the point of the thread was to notify people about the theft not to criticize his hiring practices or make smart comments, Tex!
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I hear ya. and fully agree but he really shouldn't have a issue recovering his equipment or at minimum finding the guy that took it. It was employee theft he has his numbers, his address, his complete name, his Social Security number and hopefully a photo copy of his drivers license and all his references that he checked when he hired the scum bag this shouldn't be a big deal and if the dirt bag hasn't been caught by now with this plethora of info he is required to have by law well then their is more to the story. We are not talking about a weedwacker or a hand held blower hear were talking about a complete rig so a question on hiring standards in this discourse is not inappropriate and should not be taken as criticism But I do agree with you for the most part
     
  3. pondfishr

    pondfishr LawnSite Member
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    Sorry to hear about your problem. Memphis has got so bad people cut the catalytic converters out from under cars at night. Most everyone I know has had their car broken into and many restaurants and groceries have armed guards. What is the world coming to??
     
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. No luck yet. We just hired a investigator to track the gentleman down. Since the local police as of yesterday have not been out to this gentleman's house in the city or his house in the county or realy done much of his anything other than run a cqhon him.

    To answer the question as to who we hire. This gentleman came with high recommendation from a subcontractor who has done a lot of work for us over the years. However before we hire anyone else they will submit to a background check since we found out from the police that this gentleman just got out of the pen for grand theft auto. We have had two people apply this week that have backed out of the hiring process when they were advised we required a background check.

    We have over 20 employees working for us in two different states and nothing on this scale has ever happened before. We had a employee in 03 try to hock 2 backpacks, 2 trimmers, and a edger. He was caught rather quickly.
     
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    wow i hope your using that term gentleman really lightly because he is far from it
     
  7. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry to hear about your problem. Memphis has got so bad people cut the catalytic converters out from under cars at night. Most everyone I know has had their car broken into and many restaurants and groceries have armed guards. What is the world coming to??



    Third World Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. yes i am using that term loosely. My aunt was sitting next to a tv producer from spike tv this week on airplane flying into memphis. He is doing a documentry on crime in memphis and he told her that if people knew what he knew they would not even drive in memphis.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Might have helped if we had the plate # of the rig & trailer.
     
  10. BIGJIMBEEM

    BIGJIMBEEM LawnSite Member
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    yEP MEMPHIS HAS GOTTEN PRETTY BAD OVER THE YEARS. I lived there for 17 years before i got the hell out. I hope you have better luck in the future. My futur brother in lawn does the bed curbing there and memphis and as we all know sooner or later something is gonna turn up missing. We all hope it doesn't but more than likely it will. Good luck
     

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