ED Magedson – Founder
Evergreen Lawn Solutions/ Reginald Wood625 MiraBay Blvd Apollo Beach, Florida USA
Evergreen Lawn Solutions/ Reginald Wood AKA Reginald Ernest Wood Jr Con Artist Who Abused a Friendship and Scammed Me and Has Scammed Two Others As Well Apollo Beach Florida
On October 28, 2011 Reginald Ernest Wood Jr signed a promissary note for a loan I made to him amounting to $11,000. He also offered and agreed in the note that $3,000 bonus would be added to the loan and the total of $14,000 would be paid by the following year on April 28, 2012.
On November 15, 2011 Reginald Ernest Wood Jr signed another promissary note for a loan I made to him amounting to $3,000 and would include a $500 bonus with the total of $3,500 to be paid by December 20, 2011. Both loans were made based on the premise that Mr. Wood was using the money in his business, Evergreen Lawn Solutions, as collateral so that he could acquire two different jobs which would each provide from the profit, once completed, the amount Mr. Wood owed me. Both projects have since been completed and he still has not paid on either loan. I even offered to accepted monthly or weekly payments that he could afford to pay until both loans were paid off, which he has never bothered to acknowledge or even accept. [continued below]....
Mr Wood was not only a business aquaintance at the time of the loans and was actually a family friend. Upon finding out that after the passing of my late husband, I had received life insurance money, I have come to the opinion that he thought he would take advantage of the situation and take the money I loaned him with the intent to never repay that money.
I have taken Mr. Wood to small claims court for the smaller of the two loans and have a default judgement against him for that amount ($3820.00 plus interest at the quaterly rate per Florida Statute 55.03). Unfortunately, the larger loan will have to be taken to civil court and cost more for me to pursue so at this time I have not done anything other than make contact with Mr. Wood to no avail. Winning any court case does not provide for you to automatically get paid. I still have to pay the sheriff's office to seize assets and even prior to that find out what assets Mr. Wood even has that can be seized and I have to pay for all of that. I am just hoping that if he ever files bankruptcy then I might recover some of my money so long as my case in on record.
It has come to my attention, very recently, that I am not the only person to have been conned by this man and his wife. Two other individuals have contacted me and are currently trying to determine what to do regarding their money they lost to Mr. Wood, which is another $6,100, not including what he scammed from me. According to public record Mr. Wood and his wife have been evicted multiple times over that last several years. I had known of their constant moving around but assumed it was due to them finding better housing and not because they were being evicted each time. There are court documents proving that they have had at least one incident of tenant eviction.
Mr. Wood has also been arrested, and this is currently on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's site. One count was for domestic violence and another for grand theft. I believed that this man has been scamming and conning people for years and his family profits from this. While Mr. Wood states he is financially unstable, as per verbal comments made during the small claims action, Mrs. Wood posts regular trips, cruises, and purchasing of new cars on her facebook account.
I am going to report him to the IRS since I doubt that he has claimed the money he scammed from me as income. If he has not done so I am hoping that at least the IRS can take action against him and his wife for back taxes. I have encouraged the other two individuals who have come to me to do so as well. I encourage other people who have been scammed by this man to come forward and possibly we can take him collectively to court or at the very least warn others against renting to him or loaning him any money.
I would be happy to speak with someone who might be able to help us in stopping this man from doing any further scams or hurt anyone else financially.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/21/2014 09:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Evergreen-Lawn-Solutions-Reginald-Wood/Apollo-Beach-Florida/Evergreen-Lawn-Solutions-Reginald-Wood-AKA-Reginald-Ernest-Wood-Jr-Con-Artist-Who-Abused-1117206. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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