Complaint: I answered an ad that Lonnie David Murphy (D.O.B. (((REDACTED))) placed in craigslist on Sept 28th, 2015, for a handyman in the Cleveland, Lorain Ohio area. He advertised complete Rehab of home, plumbing and electrical, and he used the phone number in his ad as 440-444-6784. I had him sign a proposal and email me his Ohio State I.D., and he also required me to wire him $1000 in a bank wire transfer. This seemed ok because I live in CT and how else am I to pay him? In addition, he had me call Eric Martin (440-506-9471)with American Eagle Construction LLC, to vouch for Lonnie and said that he did work for him in the past. Also, he said that he would be the one that pulls the Buiding Permits. Eric gave me his construction license number. I sent an email to authorize both of them to do an estimate by going to the property and writing it up. In the end, as soon as I wired the money to Lonnie Murphy on Oct 1st, 2015, on Oct 2nd, when Lonnie Murphy and Eric Martin were supposed to show up a the building Dept to pull permits, it turns out that they never showed up. Neither one is picking up the phone or answering my texts. Lonnie Murphy has absconded with my $1000. I filed a complaint with the IC3.gov (FBI) this morning. I filed a complaint with Cleveland Police Dept this Past Friday at 6:30pm, but because its after house and the det is off on Mondays, this will not get processed and read until 10-6-2015. Im upset because these guys took my money and expect they are going to get away with it. I cant afford lawyers to go after them, it will cost more than the $1000 that was stoeln from me. I feel like Im just dealing with deadbeats. Please stay away from these guys. They will just take your money and run.
Tags: Builders & Contractors
Address: 2322 E 37th St Lorain, Ohio USA