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Old 07-09-2018, 12:02 PM   #331
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Didn’t ever anticipate after 9 months I would have had to drive a little over 9 hours to confront Donnie. It was a very long 2 days. The deputy who helped out today was very open and honest with me. He told me he has had to arrest Donnie in the past for this very same thing. Donnie has violated the law because he took money from me and has nothing on his lot to show for it. I had 2 options today and both of them sucked. Option 1 was to have Donnie arrested and charges filed against him in criminal court. I would have also filed civil charges at the same time. Option 2 was to come to some agreement with Donnie. I chose option 2 because I believe it was my only way of ever getting my money back in somewhat of a timely fashion.

Donnie has agreed to pay me all he owes me plus $500 for the trouble. I would liked to have seen a bigger number because Donnie used me like a bank and as such he owes me 9 months worth of interest in my opinion. Donnie however claimed he couldn’t come up with that much money in the 60 days we have set as his timeline. If after 60 days he has not given me everything he has promised then he will be arrested and charged. I will then file civil charges and also looking into a federal charge of interstate commerce fraud because I paid him via a wire transfer from my home state to a bank in Florida.

While I was leaving town today another person came into town looking for Donnie. The deputies were called out to escort the folks to Donnie’s house just like they had done with me. I was also made aware of the fact that in December of 2017 Donnie took a rather large deposit for a food trailer, the deposit was $1500 more than mine. Almost 7 months later that customer has still not received his trailer.

I believe that this is a much bigger problem than any of us are aware of. I believe he may have as many as 15-20 folks who have already put down a deposit.

To Donnie’s credit today he didn’t get rude and act like he has in the past. He did lie to my face today by saying he told me he Built the smoker intended for me but sold it to someone else. He never told me that and the timeline didn’t line up.

Donnie has 60 days to wire me my money or I will be back in Georgia filing charges and suing him in civil court. I hope he uses this last chance and understands that I didn’t want him arrested in front of his family today.
Please contact me as well, jahruan@yahoo.com I'm in the same exact situation as you are, and will have to make a drive to Georgia. I've been in touch with the Detectives, but he has yet to be arrested. I will I found this thread before sending my deposit
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:06 PM   #332
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I'm in the same situation, I will support the cause and having him put in jail. here is my email to talk offline. jahruan@yahoo.com
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:08 PM   #333
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I won his "raffle" in December, a raffle that raised nearly $10,000. I haven't seen the award and doubt I every will. I've already filed a complaint in Fl. as you know. I'm going to file in GA., here in a few days. The difference is GA. SAG doesn't assist in individual cases but they do if there's a pattern and there certainly seems to be. I may be asking for your name and another information you may have, off line of course. You're a generous man to have given him a second chance, I sincerely hope it works out for you.
Reach out to me as well.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:05 AM   #334
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I am personally not looking to put Donnie in jail until he doesn’t meet his signed deadline. I am trying to get my large deposits back. If he fails to meet my 60 day deadline then I will be looking to put him in jail and I will be suing him in civil court as well.

The deputy is a great guy and is working to get Donnie into a better situation. I would reach out to him by phone or email.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #335
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I just got a most interesting reply from Mr. Boston through the BBB. Apparently there's a vendetta against him and I'm a "Self-centered and egotistical person". Sure wish he hadn't made it personal, now he's going to find out I'm a real a$$h0le too.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #336
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It is funny because he is watching the forum even though he hasn’t posted. Good for him, I am trying to be fair to him and don’t want to make it more personal then he has already made it. We are all being self-centered even though it is our money he is holding illegally, at least on my case it is.

I do hope he makes everyone whole and that he comes to understand that we are mad because we have been wronged by him. In my case he used my money for making money or for his own personal use.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:57 PM   #337
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I'm not even mad. This is something that he knew was a priority to me, I made it quite clear and yet he chosen to ignore me. I communicated with him that I intended to use this to assist in Operation BBQ Rescue and other charity causes. It appears to me that this is deeper than typical incompetence, it may very well be criminal and we have an obligation to do everything we can to make sure no one else loses their hard earned money and more importantly,maybe even their hope and dreams
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:12 PM   #338
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:32 PM   #339
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Link sent me to nothing on the page.

http://consumer.georgia.gov/consumer...ng-a-complaint
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #340
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I'm not even mad. This is something that he knew was a priority to me, I made it quite clear and yet he chosen to ignore me. I communicated with him that I intended to use this to assist in Operation BBQ Rescue and other charity causes. It appears to me that this is deeper than typical incompetence, it may very well be criminal and we have an obligation to do everything we can to make sure no one else loses their hard earned money and more importantly,maybe even their hope and dreams
I understand that he has done a lot of folks wrong, but I am concerned about my hard earned money and my kids who eat off what I bring in. I can’t just toss away over 10K without it affecting either my kids or my attitude.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:07 PM   #341
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Sorry about that, works for me. Maybe there's a cookie or pop-up involved that redirects or blocks it. Your link worked for me as well.

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