This report is of a different nature than what's normally listed here. I have e mailed this company's corporate office as well as several individual Just Brakes corporate officials several times on this issue but have gotten no response from anyone. This is what I wrote to them...
Sent: 9/27/2012 1:33:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Customer complaint
To Whom It May Concern,
I don't know who gets these e mails but this is the address I was told to send to. I headed into your Pinellas Park, FL store with my 7 yr old daughter to have some brake work done on my truck. As I walk up to the building I happen to notice who the manager there is and immediately recognize him as none other than Derek Francis. Now...I know Francis and I also know that he is a convicted child molester and is not allowed to have contact with children unsupervised. He plead guilty to that charge and still wears his ankle monitor. Needless to say, I took my 7 year old back to my truck and got the hell out of there, not wanting to expose my child to someone like him!
I cannot believe that Just Brakes employs people like him and I will NOT do business with someone that does. I will also tell everyone I know not to do business with you people as well. I'm sure that once word gets around that the manager of that store is the degenerate sex offender that he is, business will probably start going away. Don't you people do background checks on your employees before you hire them??? By the way, what I've just told you about Francis is on public record with Pinellas County, FL and can be seen by anyone on line. Maybe you don't know about those charges/convictions, but this link will prove it. Just click "Guest Log In" when you get to the site.
Fwd: Customer complaint
10/8/2012 10:13:33 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
I see that no one has cared enough to respond to my previous e mail and that this "person" is still managing your Pinellas Park, FL store. You "Really Do Care?" I think not! I've told everyone I know about this situation and am now considering copying my original e mail to some of the more popular customer complaint web sites. I'm sure the general public will want to know that you have scum such as the person mentioned below running your stores. Women like myself need to protect our children from exposure to people like him...that's why info on these kinds of people and their despicable acts are made public record so that we can! (see the link below) (http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=69062 ) If these are the types of people you want working for you then I just can't believe it.