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Contractor fraud

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Opening StatementProvided by: rev. Dorothy-Yorke A., Plaintiff

I hired, by contract, Clinton Henderson to enclose a porch.  We agreed on the work in writing and the price. I gave hi a $3500.00 deposit.  He cashed my check and has not done anything except lie.  I took him to small claims and he refused to attend. I was given a judgement for the deposit. He still refuses to respond or comply. I have also filed with the BBB in NY.  

He responded to the original claim on this site with an outlandish lie. 

It is construction fraud.   He is a thief.   I want my $3500.00 returned by cash or certified bank check.  Now there is a binding judgement.

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    • [-][+]My resolution
    • 30 days ago
    Sb C. (Justice-minded person)
    The BBB seems to back up fee paying members. The most you will get from them is one more communication to the contractor.. and even if the contractor responds and admits it.. nothing will get done. Look into what the next step is on a judgement if any. AND put this all in print on Yellow pages.com and other contractor lists online. They cannot afford a bad review. Let them know they must refund or bad reviews online.
      • [-][+]My resolution
      • 5 months ago
      Pete L. (Neutral)
      Depending on what state you are in, the same thing Cathy suggest above can be done on real estate. You would go to the clerk and get an abstract of the judgment and file that with the county property records in any of the counties you believe he owns property.
        • [-][+]My resolution
        • 5 months ago
        Cathy S. (Neutral)
        You may be able to file a bank lien to get your money. Look at the back of your cancelled check. His account # will be listed there. Then, go back to the court (done with clerk, not judge) and request paperwork for bank lien. Bring your judgement with you and they will approve it. Hire a paralegal to do the paperwork. Once completed, take the completed paperwork to the sheriff (your paralegal may take this step for you) who will then serve it to the bank and his account will be frozen and you will receive your money back through that route. There is some expense, less than $200.00 and part of the paperwork will include this extra money you put out as well as interest on the original judgement.
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