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Complaint Review: Austin Stone Tree Surgeons Inc.

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  • Submitted: Sat, October 01, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, October 28, 2012

  • Reported By: Albert Burkes — Orange Park Florida United States of America
Austin Stone Tree Surgeons Inc.
No Stree Addess Green Cove Springs, Florida United States of America

Austin Stone Tree Surgeons Inc. Austin's Tree Surgeons BEWARE, SCAM ARTIST, RIPOFF, LIAR, THEIF, HELP!!!! Green Cove Springs, Florida

*Consumer Comment: the reports are NOT lies

*Consumer Comment: Don't be conned by Austin Stone!

*General Comment: The truth will be known..

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BEWARE!!  Won't return my phone calls.  TOPPED 6 OUT OF 12 TREES AND LEFT BRANCHES ALL OVER MY BACKYARD!!! I PAID $4650 UP FRONT and I was suppose to pay another $5200 dollars once the job was done.  2 days after he started he disappeared.  I DID A BACKGROUND CHECK ON HIM AND HE HAS A RAP SHEET A MILE LONG.  I had to pay another tree company $5200 to finish the project.  AUSTIN TOOK MY MONEY AND SPLIT.  RIPOFF AND SCAM ARTIST.  The only information I have on him is this: Green Cove Springs,FL32043(904) 589-4510.  I CAN'T GET AHOLD OF HIM FOR OVER A MONTH NOW.  This guy is a real CON MAN ans SCAM ARTIST.  He was a smooth talker and showed me fake insurance papers. Please don't fall for his scam.  Austin Stone Tree Surgeons is a fake tree company and is currently wanted by the police.  STAY AWAY.  Call the police the second he comes to your door. [continued below]....
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11/28/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731456

3Y 0M 0D



11/17/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731468

3Y 0M 0D



12/15/2006

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0732279

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

TRAFFIC IN STOLEN PROPERTY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



03/20/2008

DRIV W/LIC S/R/C/D FELONY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0831543

3Y 0M 0D



01/27/2007

BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT.

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 9D



01/27/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 0D







11/28/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731456

3Y 0M 0D



11/17/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731468

3Y 0M 0D



12/15/2006

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0732279

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

TRAFFIC IN STOLEN PROPERTY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



03/20/2008

DRIV W/LIC S/R/C/D FELONY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0831543

3Y 0M 0D



01/27/2007

BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT.

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 9D



01/27/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 0D





11/28/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731456

3Y 0M 0D



11/17/2006

DEP.CHECK W/INT DEFRAUD

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0731468

3Y 0M 0D



12/15/2006

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0732279

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



10/01/2007

TRAFFIC IN STOLEN PROPERTY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0735179

3Y 0M 0D



03/20/2008

DRIV W/LIC S/R/C/D FELONY

05/28/2008

VOLUSIA

0831543

3Y 0M 0D



01/27/2007

BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT.

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 9D



01/27/2007

GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000

06/26/2008

FLAGLER

0700109

3Y 0M 0D


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#1 Consumer Comment

the reports are NOT lies

AUTHOR: D_m1981 - ()

i am the mother of his child and i have known his almost his entire life and these rip off reports ARE NOT lies and thats why he is back in prison RIGHT NOW  until 2017. this is how this man has survived since he was 15 years old. i thought he would change the last time he got out but he did not.. he will never change..be VERY aware of him he will con you out of anything and everything!!!!!!!!!!! he even ripped off his last boss that gave him a job while he was still in work release and thats how he started this here business.. a great man helped him and he took advantage of it

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#2 Consumer Comment

Don't be conned by Austin Stone!

AUTHOR: Skipjack - (United States of America)

I had typed a very detailed experience with Austin Stone and his company, but it was too long and too much detail.  Let me say he is the most mild mannered, impressive con artist you will meet and can lie with an angel face.  He did work for my neighbor and solicited work from me.  I ended up approving three different estimates over a period of 4 days.  

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 he told me he was finished except for hauling off the remaining load of limbs.  The load was on my tractor trailer & my F350 truck, which I let him use.  He also had three of my saws, and one saw he was still using that belonged to my neighbor.  He also talked my neighbor into using his tractor trailer, which he had not hauled off the load from his job, two days later.  

It was mid day and I had to leave, so I paid him the remaining $200 of the $1000 job, which included $120 bonus.  I also wrote a check (interest free loan) to a saw company for $400 on a $1000 Stihl 660 saw that he said he needed badly that had been stolen from him.  I called the dealer, which I know, and told them I was writing a check to partially pay for the $1000 saw that Austin needed.  I made it out to the company.

I left the house and Austin left right after I did.  He did not return the next day, which I allowed may be he was using the bigger saw on another job.  When he did not show up the following day, I called his business phone and left a message to tell me why he had not been back.  That afternoon, I called an left another message, to call me  by evening or I would call the sheriff.  Friday I called the sheriff and I found out that I had been conned/scammed by one of the smoothest operators I have ever engaged and I was in business 43 years.  The sheriff's department had him and his helpers in the system along with their pictures.   Your first question, how could this happen?  Your would have to meet this con artist.  Second question, why is he still on the streets?

The story of the stolen saw is a part of his scam as well as the struggle to keep his business  going.  The real story is he is on drugs along with the people working with him.  He pawned my neighbors saw and three of mine.  He still has the key to my truck and 5 gallons of diesel.  Friday evening, he called.  " His son  and grandmother had been in a car accident in Daytona and he was there.  His son was in ICU" .  He would be returning my saws and keys the next day, Saturday".  We knew where he was and he was not in Daytona and he did not return anything. 

I had bought back two of my saw, in terrible condition, for $150.  My neighbor paid $60 to get his back.   I saw a list of 12 mostly chain saws that he had pawned at one of the two pawn shops by Austin.  He tried to buy a cheaper saw and get the difference in cash from my check.  To the dealers credit, they told him they would credit my account for the difference.  So he bought a $400 saw billed to me and sold it to an individual  in the pawn shops parking lot.  I doubt I will see that one again.

Bottom Line!  This man needs to be off the street.  I have done my part.  If you have a complaint, call on get in touch with the Putnam County Sheriff's department.  Ask for Detective Jared Guy.  Case # R-7912.  He has all the information and any more you can give him will help take Austin down.  I think it is a shame that a person with his talent and ability has lost his soul to drugs.  No telling how many people have suffered from his actions.  I have a soft heart for people that need help and something like this toughens your heart and that is sad.  This is not my first bad experience, but I have been around a long time.  To me his worst crime is telling lies.  I can not suffer a liar.

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#3 General Comment

The truth will be known..

AUTHOR: Autumn - (United States of America)

Albert Burkes... Seriously you would give a stranger $4650 without knowing any information other than their name & cell number??  I can't believe you would be that stupid... I googled your name and the only information about you is this BOGUS report.

Your RIPOFF report is filled with a lot of lies.. There is no warrant out for Austin.. His insurance is legit because I pay his insurance bill. He carries 2 million in coverage..

You posting his rap sheet is public record but anyone can see he hasn't been in trouble in years and has completely turned his life around.  He is a hard honest worker. Who left a disgruntle employer hhmmmm.. Sort of ironic he leaves that crooked company and these reports & reviews start popping up online?

There are plenty of satisfied customers that will back Austin including a few of ROGERS WALDMAN old customers errr wait I mean Albert Burkes... Mr Burkes when you post comments reviews etc you should keep all your information straight your other comments on other sites you have some of the money amounts different... Please keep your lies straight..

What amazes me even more is that this website doesn't do any research on what is being posted... This whole report is bolonga.. Albert posted Austin's phone number where in the privacy act of this website it says you can't post phone number but please everyone call Austin he will answer your questions he will tell you about his past...
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