I was looking to upgrade the power on my boat from a 115 mariner to a mercury 150, I had given Ronald Granier Posing as a licensed mechanic, he claimed he was going thru a divorce and lost his shop. so I paid a check for 3000 dollars for a 2004 boat motor mercury EFI with 84 hours on it, he would rebuild it and give a unlimited 3 year warranty. He requested me to pay upfront for the motor and he would have it rebuilt and installed on my boat in 3 weeks his famous words to me was I would not recognize this boat he was going to do such a good job and promised to make sure the motor replacement was done perfectly better than all other mechanics would do. He took my original motor off with no intention of rebuilding or selling me my motor I found out later he then tried to sell my original motor for 2400 dollars on craigslist. After hundreds of texts and emails from him claiming he was working on the boat and it was almost ready, promising me he was doing extra work, and going far and beyond what any other mechanic would do. He sent me a text saying he was going out of business short version, but he would still fix my boat, when i talked to him on the phone he said he spent my money on personal issues and could not fix my boat, i called the police 911, met a sheriffs officer at the last location of the boat and there it was missing electronics, radio, boat motor, fishing gear, etc. we called him and he promised the police he would fix my boat as promised, the st Tammany parish sheriffs officer i have his name promised me he would personally make sure he was arrested if he did not put the boat back together. Ronnie Granier sent me text and phone calls saying he knew people threatening if i would go to the police he would get out of it because of his connections to the police short version.
Finally after 3 weeks or a police officer allowed me to get my boat finding out that he did not own the property the boat was on. The boat was a mess the motor would not crank starter would just spin like he damaged the motor intentionally. I have contact the police filled out a police report they promised that a detective would contact me, no call, nothing he claimed he knew people and somehow someone has been bought to not arrest him, he committed many crimes, falsified a contract after it was signed changing editing, bait and switch, excepted a check for and boat motor with no intention of delivering it, damaged my property and then threatened me with his connections to the police and for me to beware of his connections. I contacted mechanics in the area and found out he has done this many times to people and he lied about this when I gave him the check he had a fried of his theyre saying he was reliable so he had people in on this fraud crime with him deceiving me. I will continue my pursuit of this criminal and trying to get my property back, damage to my boat and my 3000 dollars. If anyone has similar dealings with a Ronald Granier please contact me email@example.com thanks