Local Snowplower charged for mail fraud.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by justmjc, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. justmjc

    justmjc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    There was a write up on a company that does both lawn and snow services about a month ago. What this guy did, was bill people for snow services but only serviced once or twice and never again. He got a good number of people's billing upfront, for the few months of coverage. Well, this guy decides to claim he's going bankrupt, so he can skip paying everyone back and keep the cash. Well, he sends out the letter to his customers explaining he's bankrupt, and now the police get involved. He just committed a federal offense for sending a false statement about his finances through the mail.

    The ironic thing about the whole thing was that the police said they might not have ever caught him for his past actions, until it became a mail violation. Sucks to be this guy, he's going bye-bye for a long time, but he gets what he deserves. Guess that means less competition in the area.
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I saw that on channel 7, I think. His name was "Storm Team" or something like that, people thought he was part of Channel 7.
  3. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    It always amazes me how really stupid some people can be. Luckily he did'nt get away with it!
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you know it is also a federal offense to post threads about other federal offenses on the internet?
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Then you just committed one yourself as well ksland.:laugh:
  6. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    errrrrrrr Doh! :eek:
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    There was a news story just like that a year or two ago down in Detroit, as well. It was on Channel 2 or 7. It wasn't a mail fraud situation, but a guy who collected a whole bunch of money, but then didn't come through on a service.
  8. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    Runner: Journey fan?
  9. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,722

    Hey they busted Al Capone ......................only on Tax evasion
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Or you can look at it as a potential for more work!

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