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  • Submitted: Mon, August 21, 2000
  • Updated: Sun, May 05, 2013

  • Reported By:Tempe Arizona
Pizza Hut
495 W. Apache Trail Apache Junction, Arizona United States of America

Pizza Hut Restaurant employee abuses, criminal activity, severe health code violations, police misconduct many victims *UPDATE Lawsuit filed

*Consumer Comment: To: The Carter Family

*Consumer Comment: Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

*Consumer Comment: Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

*Consumer Comment: Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

*Consumer Comment: Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

*Consumer Comment: A comment for Melissa

*Consumer Comment: Lord help us...

*Consumer Comment: Lord help us...

*Consumer Comment: Lord help us...

*Consumer Comment: Lord help us...

*UPDATE Employee: Whatever Happened?

*Consumer Comment: I can only vouch for what I know of this case

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Unbelievable. I am ashamed of the actions of the Carters and I hope that the victims here have been able to find some closure.

*Consumer Comment: Rick Carter is a drug addict scumbag, in Holbrook jail to face new charges.

*Consumer Suggestion: Jasper AKA Brandon. Why did you stay in 22 years?

*Consumer Comment: Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

*Consumer Comment: Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

*Consumer Comment: Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

*Consumer Comment: And the Academy award goes to Melissa Carter

*Consumer Comment: Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

*Consumer Comment: Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

*Consumer Comment: Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

*Consumer Comment: Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

*Consumer Comment: PIZZA HUT CORP SHOULD CLOSE FRANCHISE, taking away the franshise from the current owner would be hardly justice to the victims.

*Consumer Comment: this is all true

*Consumer Comment: bring them down

*Consumer Suggestion: Report to FBI

*Consumer Suggestion: Report to FBI

*Consumer Comment: brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

*Consumer Comment: brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

*Consumer Comment: brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

*Consumer Comment: brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

*UPDATE Employee: MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE MOST HONEST LOVING AND CARING PERSON IN THE WORLD

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Pizza hut setteled with John Unger for over $200,000 and everyone else gets screwed! John has been getting food stamps and on Medicare, now who is the ripoff?

*Consumer Comment: Get a clue Brandon

*UPDATE Employee: disregard

*0: Pizza Hut Links to other Rip-off Reports below...

*0: I'm however not a drug addict or white trash that originates from here. I'm from a Catholic upbringing ..I have a high school diploma from Pennsylvania which is a real dimploma compared to the ones given here in Arizona.

*0: Rick THE Manager said, ... to an underaged cook .. "just let me stick it in you,"

*0: ..constantly sexually harrassed and touched and fondled by Tim and his wife both.

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UPDATE: 7-9-01 Click here to read one of the lawsuits that was just filed against Pizza Hut for the many victims that worked under Betty Carter Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on Pizza Hut and Betty Carter Click here to read all the other Rip-off Reports on Pizza Hut and Betty Carter Apache Junction, Arizona - Pizza Hut sexual harassment, severe health code violations, threats to employees lives, including drug dealing and police corruption.

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A 7 month investigation by the badbusinessbureau.com has revealed the following information on the Pizza Hut restaurant located at 495 W.Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona. Sworn Affidavits along with recorded conversations collected from both existing and former employees, of Pizza Hut, allege the following:

DRUGS.............

Sworn Affidavits and recorded testimony reveal that Crystal Methamphetamine sales have been a continuing practice at the Pizza Hut in Apache Junction, Arizona. For years the Management has attempted to use different pizza delivery drivers against their will or without their knowledge to deliver drugs. When it was finally discovered by one employee, he insisted that it be stopped. When management would be confronted about not wanting to make drug deliveries, pickups, and money transfers, drivers would be threatened with the loss of their delivery job or find their scheduled hours cut and changed to working days, which basically means the employee would be the "dishwasher," until a real dishwasher came in at 4 or 5:00pm. Night pizza delivery drivers normally make between $70 to $100 a night or more. Day delivery drivers average about $6 an hour, and are dishwashers. When drivers would refuse to deliver drugs themselves, they would be forced to then take the manager to his drug deliveries, and either wait outside for him to come back, or pick him up later. This would not only cause the driver to miss his delivery tips for that part of the night, but much more importantly, they were risking their lives. Imagine, if they had been stopped by police, the driver's life would have been changed forever. One witness affidavit claims that the Pizza Hut manager was manufacturing the drugs in his bathtub at home. Several employees have witnessed three different Apache Junction PIZZA HUT managers (all of the Betty Carter family) dealing and smoking crack, and Crystal Methamphetamine on the PIZZA HUT of Apache Junction premises. One victimized employee informed the Area Supervisor, BETTY CARTER, many times about the managers' illegal practices, including how it was commonplace for Methamphetamine users to come to the PIZZA HUT in Apache Junction and go to the back office area or to the back shed to get high or purchase drugs. This victimized employee warned Betty on numerous occasions that this behavior was endangering the employees and customers alike, and this was definitely jeopardizing her job. The employee told Betty to notify authorities and threatened legal action if this illegal activity did not cease.

THREATS FROM THE AREA SUPERVISOR/OWNER POLICE CONNECTIONS..

Betty, the area supervisor, also claimed to many employees who signed sworn affidavits that she (Betty Carter) was in fact the owner or part owner of this franchise, and was one of at least eleven PIZZA HUTS in which Betty had an ownership interest. Betty also bragged to many of her employees that she has ties with the Apache Junction Police Department and has been quoted that she, Betty, "owns the whole town," due to her police connections. Betty would use these alleged ties with the Apache Junction Police Department to threaten employees. Sworn testimony by drivers, cooks, and waitresses reveal that it was an instructed policy that the Apache Junction Police not pay for their food. Delivery drivers have also testified that pizza deliveries to the APACHE JUNCTION Police Station and to the homes of the officers were to be at "no charge" ... a clear violation of the APACHE JUNCTION Police Department Policy.

FALSE IMPRISONMENT OF MALE DEFENDANT......................

According to managers and an alleged co-conspirator, there is a fabricated rape testimony that led to the trial and imprisonment of a young male defendant. The alleged victim and co-conspirator, Melissa Carter, apparently feeling guilty, disclosed the scheme to several employees over the last year regarding her involvement. Many times she was in tears. Melissa is the granddaughter of BETTY CARTER PIZZA HUT AREA SUPERVISOR and OWNER of at least ELEVEN PIZZA HUTS in Arizona. Betty Carter is also the mother of PIZZA HUT manager Rick Carter, the alleged drug dealing, child molesting, former PIZZA HUT manager of Apache Junction AZ. and now PRESENT manager of the PIZZA HUT in Winslow AZ. It is important to note that Rick Carter was never charged by police for child molestation or drugs as far as we know. In one meeting with a sergeant at the Apache Junction Police Department, the sergeant stated that Rick Carter was under suspicion for a long time, but he would not elaborate any further.

CARTER FAMILY FABRICATES RAPE CHARGES....................

Rick and Tim Carter, (both managers at the PIZZA HUT in Apache Junction,) also spoke about their mother Betty allegedly putting their former close friend in prison on a false rape / child molestation charge. Betty Carter obusively coerced her granddaughter Melissa Carter to lie and testify that he molested her. Betty devised this scheme because her son Rick Carter owed three thousand dollars to his former best friend for his Methamphetamine habit, and the friend was demanding the money. In another interview with police, when questioned about this possible false testimony and imprisonment, an officer stated that the convicted man was possibly an uncle who was put away. The officer then said he could not comment further. If these allegations are true, the consequences of this fabrication, where an innocent man is doing years of time in prison for rape, is an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. This is quite ironic, considering that Betty Carter, and practically every Pizza Hut employee is well aware that both of her Pizza Hut manager sons, Rick and Tim Carter, have had sex with many 15 and 16 year old girls, and that sex with minors has been a common practice in the Carter family for many years. Interviews with employees reveal that Rick Carter at the of age 35 was having sex with young girls over twenty years his junior. Sworn affidavits state that they have heard Rick brag about this exact behavior, stating right in front of his mother Betty Carter, the area supervisor / owner of Pizza Hut, that the best sex he ever had was with a 15 year old girl.

PINAL COUNTY POLICE KEPT COPY OF INCOMPLETE REPORT............

The badbusinessbureau.com tried to go through the Pinal County Sheriffs Department regarding the criminal activity that was going on at Pizza Hut. Because of the alleged ties between the Apache Junction Police Department and the Apache Junction Pizza Hut involving the use of Apache Junction Police officers to intimidate its employees, we thought it was necessary to use an outside agency. Inadvertently, we submitted to the Pinal County Sheriff's Department an incomplete written complaint about Pizza Hut over 2 months ago, which related many of the claims contained in this report. Several days later, the Pinal County Sheriff's Department stated that they could not get involved with this case. They said that we would have to make an application to Sheriff Reyes himself for them to get involved or it would be better if we contacted DPS or the FBI. They also said that we could pick up the submitted complaint, that they did not need a copy. We also wanted it back because the complaint was incomplete. The Sheriff's Department said they were not going to keep a copy of this complaint, which is not true. The complaint was not in the same condition as it was when it was originally dropped off with them. It was obvious that the incomplete complaint that was submitted to them had been taken apart and copied by the Pinal County Sheriff's Department. There were extra holes where the staple was, and the staple the Sheriffs Department used was a bigger and a thicker staple than the one we used. Again we notified the Pinal County Sheriff's Department that the copy of the report they had was incorrect and missing many paragraphs, etc., and that we had mistakenly printed out an incomplete report.

According to our sources, the information in this complaint was given to or discussed with a local APACHE JUNCTION Police officer. Then the APACHE JUNCTION police officer went to the Pizza Hut and stayed for two hours, revealing sensitive information to the area supervisor / owner Betty Carter at Pizza Hut. Employees at the Pizza Hut later confirmed this information and stated that the officer left with 2 free pizzas after the two hour meeting. For several reasons, including the obvious conflict of interest issue, the badbusinessbureau.com wanted the County Sheriff's Department or another outside agency to handle this problem . Free food was being given to the local APACHE JUNCTION Police Department on a regular basis. An officer of the Apache Junction Police Department came into Pizza Hut and intimidated an employee in a show of force, apparently as a favor for Betty Carter. The Apache Junction police officer helped Betty scare an already victimized employee who was rebelling against Betty about the illegal activities contained in the complaint and many other illegal practices that take place through the Betty Carter mis-management.

THREATS BY AN APACHE JUNCTION POLICE OFFICER...............

 One night the area supervisor Betty Carter called the police, allegedly on a false claim that an employee walked out with $100 cash and the keys to the safe. Employees say this was probably a lie (as done in the past ), so Betty Carter could just pocket the hundred dollars, and also put in a police report against this employee, who by then already knew he wasn't getting paid minimum wage for his work . On this particular occasion, for unknown reasons, Betty asked the same employee who was rebelling against her to stay with her after he had already clocked out while she called the Apache Junction Police for help. When the officer came into the restaurant, he immediately pointed out the very employee that was being threatened by the management. His tone was intimidating and threatening. It appeared as though the officer was prematurely assuming that this employee was the person who Betty was calling about. This is not acceptable behavior of a police officer according to the Apache Junction Police Department, who we spoke to about this strange behavior of the officer. Betty Carter used this opportunity to deliberately hurt this employee's character in front of the officer, scaring the employee for no reason at all. The employee that was threatened during this process was described by all employees in their affidavits, as a model employee. After the officer left, Betty Carter the area supervisor / owner turned to the employee that had just been victimized by Betty and at the same time intimidated by the police and said, "See how much power I have with the Apache Junction Police Department." The employee who had allegedly ripped off the $100.00 and left with the keys was a 300 lb. Hispanic with tattoos all over his body. The employee intimidated by the officer is a thin white male approximately 140 lbs., no tattoos, and does not look Hispanic! This was an obvious set up and police harassment.

BOGUS SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED.....................

 In the following week or so, this same officer pulled over the same harassed and threatened employee and gave him a fabricated speeding ticket. The officer began the conversation by threatening, "Give me one good reason why I should not arrest you?" The officer ended the conversation by again threatening the employee, "You better just pay the ticket as soon as possible if you know what's good for you!" When we called and talked to this officer's supervisor, we were told in a terse manner that the Apache Junction Police Department would sue the employee of Pizza Hut if we put in a complaint against the officer. badbusinesbureau.com researched the laws and assisted the victim to fight the ticket that was wrongfully issued to this defendant. The ticket was dismissed by the judge after thoroughly cross examining the officer.

POLICE VIOLATE DEPARTMENT POLICY...................... AGAIN, ...

Most employees testify that the Apache Junction Police would come in to the restaurant and eat for free almost on a daily basis. Delivery drivers made deliveries to police officers homes and to the Apache Junction Police Department itself, at NO CHARGE! AS stated above, this is a clear violation of the Apache Junction Police Department Policy and most likely violates other laws as well. Betty Carter would always brag and threaten on many occasions to many employees that, "I'm in so good with the police in Apache Junction, they will do anything for me." It was also Betty Carter's policy that granddaughter Melissa Carter was the only one to wait on the officers. Melissa was also only 16 years old and has been seen serving beer many times.

 SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMON PLACE OVER THE YEARS..........

Young women under the age of 18 would be hired to answer the phones. The young employees would go home to their parents telling of sexual advances by the Manager Rick Carter. Many times this would happen right in front of the Area Supervisor/ Owner Betty Carter and the mother of this manager Rick Carter. Testimony reveals also that young underage women would get their butts pinched and breasts fondled by the Manager Rick Carter who would openly offer them drugs for sex. As stated before, sworn testimony revealed that Rick bragged about having sex with a 15 year old, saying it was the best sex he ever had. This was said right in front of his mother / area supervisor / owner of Pizza Hut Betty Carter. According to several witnesses, the Apache Junction Police Department was notified several times over the years by victimized employees about the sexual harassment that they were receiving from PIZZA HUT Manager Rick Carter. There was no one in the company to go to but Betty Carter who only protected her manager son Rick who was the harasser, molester and drug dealer in all of these cases. This has been happening for many years to many young underage girls and boys. Testimony reveals that on several occasions parents of underage employees came into Pizza Hut to confront Betty Carter, complaining of sexual misconduct by Rick Carter.

Sworn testimony reveals that one dedicated male employee who worked at Pizza Hut for over a year was sexually harassed by being called a faggot. This was not the first employee to suffer such harassment. One employee was threatened that he was going to get beat up, kicked in the back, hung out to dry on a barbed wire fence to die, and one day he will go on a delivery and will never return again.

 EMPLOYEE TRIES TO STOP ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.................

Testimony reveals that one employee tried, time and time again, to put a stop to the drug dealing, serious sexual harassment and molestation's, threats of beatings, pay check shortages, time cards and schedules being written in pencil, and to stop the forcing of employees to sign many pages of documents that they were not allowed to have copies of (rules and regulations which were never taught by management.) According to other employees, all pleas to Betty Carter to make changes only caused more problems for this dedicated employee. The employee (now advocate) had also tried to stop the illegal practice of management forcing employees to work after an employee was already clocked out. The employees were intimidated by management by being told that they would get day hours or by threats of losing their jobs if they did not stay without pay. (as in the instances when employees refused to deliver drugs.) When this victimized employee/advocate finally told Betty Carter that he would go to authorities if she did not do something about the manager's illegal activities, Betty told the victimized employee the next day that she had already fired her son. This was not true. We later found out through witnesses that Rick Carter was actually never fired. Rick was actually put on paid sick leave after the employee had confronted Betty, and unbeknownst to the employee who confronted Betty, Rick Carter had to go to prison again anyway within a week for not paying any child support to his children for well over a decade. We suspect that Betty made sure that Rick Carter remained on sick leave while in prison. It was also known that Betty would never document any complaints against her son, ever. This would be the duty of the area supervisor in any company like Pizza Hut. No documentation was ever made, even when parents came into Pizza Hut in a rage confronting Betty about sexual advances and harassment and drugs.

 CHEATING EMPLOYEES OUT OF THEIR PAY..............

As stated in sworn affidavits by many employees, it was directed by Betty that time cards would be written by the management in pencil. Most employees interviewed claimed their paychecks were shorted on an average of 5 to 15 hours a week, some being shorted hundreds of hours in total over the years since they have been employed. Making employees work after they already had clocked out and as they were walking out the door was an everyday occurrence. Employees have witnessed Betty Carter erasing and changing the hours on their time cards. More and more employees have been coming forward recently with the same kinds of stories. (Watch for updates as more witnesses come forward.) It is important to note that most of the witnesses who have been interviewed do not even know each other or have never even met, and they even worked years apart.

HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS NOTICED BY ALL EMPLOYEES BUT NOT THE COUNTY?............

 

The County always gave a clean bill of health to this Pizza Hut, according to claims by area supervisor/owner Betty Carter.

1... Affidavits allege that the place has been filthy for years and there were many times that customers called in to complain, stating that their whole family is sick from the food.

2... There was never any soap or paper towels in the public restrooms.

3.. The employees' sink was unusable and was frequently filled with either dirty dishes or reeking and filthy rags. Also, the sink was usually inaccessible due to clutter stored in front of it which made it impossible for employees to wash their hands anywhere. There was no soap -or paper towels there either. Management does not bother to have employees refill the containers, although there was always a full stock of these supplies in the back shed which was ignored.

4.. Employees were never told once, or trained by the Betty Carter or management to wash their hands. Testimony reveals that Betty Carter ordered an employee to go directly from picking up pizza boxes off the floor to putting his hands directly into the pizza dough without washing his hands. Cooks would go directly from collecting money at the register to making pizzas just a few feet away. There is no sink for them to wash their hands between collecting money and handling food at the "make table" where food is prepared. Sanitary gloves were never used. The gloves, along with all the other sanitary supplies, sit collecting dust inside the stock room with everything else unused.

5.. Mice droppings and urine were commonly in the pizza boxes and all around the floor.

6.. Cockroaches were in pizza boxes, food and everywhere.

7... Pizza boxes would be kicked to knock out the roaches and the mice droppings before being used for a delivery.

8... One affidavit claims that a dead mouse was found in the pizza dough and just picked out and that the dough was then still used to make pizzas.

9...Numerous testimonies reveal that two mice were killed when they were rolled through the dough roller.

10..Nothing was ever cleaned unless an inspection was scheduled by the Pinal County Health Department, who gave ample warning that they were coming.

11...Employees walked on open pizza boxes and still used them. On several occasions pizzas had to be retrieved by delivery drivers because customers who discovered a shoe print under the pizza after eating a few slices.

12...Management instructed waitresses to save and use outdated food, complaining of food costs.

13...Meat and other toppings would sit out all day in filth with flies all over it, only to be put back in the cooler at the end of the night.

14, Toilets were always leaking at the base. Sewage would be leaking constantly on to the floor, leaving a puddle which leads to the drain located in the middle of the floor.

15. The plumbing under the sink in the men's restroom was continuously leaking. A bucket was placed under the sink, which would overflow and also leave a puddle leading to the drain in the middle of the floor. This has remained in the same condition for over a year and a half, and the filthy bucket under the sink still remains there as of August 5, 2000 and is most likely still there to this day, along with all of the other violations in this report..

16, 17, 18........We have so many health code violations to list, including ones that were created deliberately by the management where the management purposefully vandalized Pizza Hut, forcing it to be temporarily closed for three weeks in order to acquire days off with pay for the management only.

ANOTHER CO-OWNER INFORMED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT, ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, THEFT OF FOOD AND MONEY .. CRY FOR HELP FALLS ON DEAF EARS.....................

In several taped phone conversations to another owner, "Doug," almost all of the information included in this reported was told to him. He was asked for his help. Doug became defensive and argumentative and didn't bother to return any calls. The main corporate offices and one of the franchise offices located in Panama City, Florida were also called for help. All pleas for help seemed to fall on deaf ears. The very day after the call to the main offices, and in an effort to reach even other owners, the situation got even worse for the threatened and sexually harassed employee. Other employees were scared for this victimized employee's life, and feared that his life was in danger. These other employees urged the victimized employee not to go back to work because they feared for his safety. The employee was subjected to harassing and life threatening remarks on a daily basis: Threats such as, "you're now dead, faggot your dead, you're a rat, no one rats on us and gets away with it." The manager stated that Doug (the other owner) is with us, he won't do anything, neither will the police. The victimized employee then called the badbusinessbureau.com again for assistance. They immediately sent civil & human rights activists to the Apache Junction Pizza Hut.

The activists sat down in the second booth from the door, right next to the booth full of employees where they witnessed other employees in the presence of the managers calling this young victimized employee a faggot and laughing about how they were making his work hard on him. Workers were using foul language and spitting toward the victimized employee. The employee then went out for a delivery and, as he was walking out the uncivilized employees began yelling, "Faggot you're dead. We'll get you later." One employee spit on the door just after the young man closed the door to leave. The manager, Tim, then said as he was looking out the window, "Faggot, you're a dead man." Later when the victimized employee walked into the back of the restaurant, one of the employees sitting at the booth again spit across the room to try and hit the victimized employee, but he missed. Some of the employees began talking about beating him up after work. "We'll just hang him on a fence in the desert like they all should be." badbusinessbureau.com representative met the employee outside and insisted that the employee go home.

The employee (concerned about losing his job,) asked if the AZ. Civil Rights representative would be willing to wait outside and provide video surveillance for his protection and possible intervention in case something did go down. We did provide this so he could finish working for the night. When he finally left Pizza Hut for the last time days later, he left under extremely threatening circumstances, where Rick Carter, the manager who had been hanging out for the past several days in the restaurant, let the victimized employee know that they will get him for "ratting them out" to the owner.

NOTE: The Apache Junction Police misinformed the badbusinessbureau.com, and for some reason stated that Rick Carter hadn't set foot in the Apache Junction Pizza Hut for over six months. ..How would they know this? This one employee, who was now a nervous wreck, called Pizza Hut for two days asking when he was scheduled, but there were only all new employees who were suddenly hired, all friends of Betty and Melissa Carter, who were also answering the phone. When the victimized employee called Pizza Hut, one of the very people who threatened him would answer the phone, and he was just put on hold for several minutes and then the phone would just hang up. Then, several threatening phone calls came from the Pizza Hut. According to the caller ID, the calls came from the Apache Junction Pizza Hut with a disguised voice saying, "you're a dead man .. you're a faggot," And "What happened to the fag in Wyoming is exactly what will happen to you." Finally about three days later, one of the existing employees who was not new, nor friends with the Carter Family, answered the phone. The employee told the victimized employee that Tim Carter, (the Manager), said that he was fired.

VICTIMIZED EMPLOYEE PROMISED HIS OWN STORE...............

Why did this employee want to work there? Why didn't the employee get a job somewhere else, you ask? This one employee was promised his own store to manage and/or be the lead driver by the owner Betty Carter for almost a year. This would have meant more money and a much easier work schedule and a better work environment.

 THE EMPLOYEE SCHEDULE, ANOTHER WAY TO GET RID OF UNWANTED EMPLOYEES THAT KNEW TOO MUCH........................

Another trick of this creative and vicious area supervisor/owner Betty Carter was to always write the work schedule in pencil. After an employee would leave for the day, the schedule would be changed, so when the employee did not show up the next morning on their day off , they were fired, even though they were unaware and were never informed of the schedule change that occurred between the time they had left the night before and the next morning when they were fired. Amongst the employees, this was a well known trick that the Pizza Hut management used frequently to get rid of those who were there long enough to see what was going on. Just ask Pizza Hut how many times they have paid for unemployment? They would always claim the employee did not show up for work and was fired for that reason, making the employee ineligible to collect unemployment.

MANAGEMENT STOLE MONEY........

Shortages in the register were always paid by all drivers whether they touched the register drawer or not. Most affidavits claim the only times the register was short (as much as $100 a night,) was when Rick Carter or his wife Vanessa worked there. According to employee testimonies, Rick Carter and the rest of the Carter family management would always make up receipts for items that were never bought. They would take the money out of the register and use it to buy lunches, cakes, pies, and of course, drugs. Pizza tickets would also be ripped up and thrown out, and Rick Carter would just take the money out of the register. There is much more information that we have. We are going through all of the testimony and re verifying what has been collected so far. We will edit and update this report shortly.

COMPENSATION SHOULD BE PAID ..............

These employees have been subjected to work under terrible and threatening conditions. Almost every employee who was interviewed, showed definite signs of stress, resulting in family problems caused by the working conditions at the Apache Junction Pizza Hut. If a police officer would have stopped an employee with the manager carrying drugs on his person in the driver's car, if the manager did stash the drugs off his person, which would be likely, the driver's life would have been changed forever! The owners of Pizza Hut should be made to pay damages to all the past employees of this Pizza Hut who were subjected to these wretched working conditions. At this time, Pizza Hut Inc. refuses to talk about or deal with the situation, forcing the victims to go to court. Typical of a Fortune 500 corporation. .......................

ATTENTION EX-EMPLOYEES and Existing Employees Apache Junction AZ, Winslow AZ, Holbrook AZ, Payson AZ, Globe AZ, Heber AZ, Gold Canyon AZ You may be due compensation! As part of our ongoing effort to protect as many people as possible, we are now investigating PIZZA HUT. We are conducting an investigation to determine if there have been any violations of law or ethics in this particular company because many complaints that have come to our attention. The fact that such investigation is in progress should not in itself cast any reflection upon the integrity or reputation of the organization or the individuals involved. This inqirery is for the sole purpose of ascertaining the facts about your employment experience in general and if you would be due compensation. Were looking for information on Health code issues, Management ways of doing business, time card policy, pay check shortages, documents you were required to sign, and, in particular, what representations -- written or not -- were made by the organization directly or through its management or other agents. Please e-mail us your questions and comments at info@ripoffreport.com Any customer or employee wishing to tell his/her story should E-mail us at info@badbusinessbureau.com 

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY PIZZA HUT, involving CORRUPTION, DRUG DEALING, SEXUAL HARASSMENT /MOLESTATIONS/IMPROPER TOUCHING, THEFT, BY MANAGEMENT, ... GET YOURSELF JUSTICE! HELP STOP OTHERS FROM BEING VICTIMIZED NOW! E-mail us Your complaint or situation. It will then be forwarded to the proper people for analysis and possible prosecution. We will look to see if you are eligible for monetary damages from Pizza Hut. ....................... Any Pizza Hut employee (including Pizza Hut owners) wishing to respond to this report should click on the box below that starts.

MY COMPANY HAS BEEN REPORTED, HOW DO I RESPOND? ................

UPDATE: 9-6-00 PARENTS AND 16 YEAR OLD VICTIMS REVEAL........

More victims have been interviewed over the last 2 weeks. New statements reveal that 16 year old employees were sexually harassed, and improperly touched over and over again. The Pizza Hut owner and area supervisor did nothing. Parents of the victims went with their children to the Apache Junction Police on several occasions to file charges. No report would be taken and NO investigation was done to the best of their knowledge. FALSE IMPRISONMENT?......... More victims have confirmed that the Carters falsely accused and imprisoned a man falsely for rape to Betty Carters granddaughter just because a debt was owed by Betty Carters son Rick. They needed this man out of the way that they were accusing of the alleged rape. ** Prior to the rape charges being filed by the Carters, Apache Junction Police revealed the alleged rapist past record as a favor, giving the Carters the knowledge that was needed to get this man out of the way so a debt would not have to be paid by Rick Carter. EDITORS NOTE: The statements above we believe are true by the victims. We do believe that the many witnesses that have given statements were in fact told this by the Carters about the alleged false police report, resulting in a false imprisonment. What might not be true, is the story itself? Was this just bragging? This could have been a story to look like the Carters can do what ever they want, to whom ever they want, like most witnesses have testified, during our investigation. We are investigating further. ...............

UPDATE 9-15-00 Further Investigation reveals that Rick Carter took employees time cards and threw them away in order to change hours on them. Rick Carter would try to borrow from almost every employee without any intention of ever paying it back. Many employees lost between $5 to $900 or possibly even more this way to Rick.

BEST PROFIT MARGIN AWARD PIZZA HUT???? We are told by many victims and witnesses that the Apache Junction Pizza Hut has been rated as the most cost efficient Pizza Hut in the whole chain. If this is actually true, this is only due to keeping outdated food, clocking people out, while keeping them working for hours without pay or not paying employees at all, never using the cleaning supplies that are in the outside shed, letting go employees and not giving them their last check ect.. It is rumored that Manager Rick Carter told people that he was to receive a large bonus check, (as high as $70,000.) This was to be awarded to him for being the most incentive manager on the west side of the Mississippi. We would like to review the policy's of Pizza Hut involving their "most incentive manager awards".

Is Pizza Hut promoting management to erase hours off of their employees time cards and other illegal forms of behavior in order to make it look like they can actually achieved goals that are impossible to reach? How does this benefit the employees? What are the means specified in the policy that management are to acquire these goals? It is the year 2000.. Why doesn't this Pizza Hut chain have a computer for proof of it's financial records? Why is everything written in pencil? How can Pizza Hut allow this to happen? We are asking lawyers to look into such bizarre practices for such a large chain to be involved with, and we will update this story in the near future.

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#1 Consumer Comment

To: The Carter Family

AUTHOR: Sonia - (U.S.A.)

This is to the Carter family, I am so saddened to see the name Pizza Hut get tarnished because of the greed. When the store gets vandalized, I am hoping the corporate office will getup off their butts to prosecute every one of you to the fullness of the law. That is destruction of the property of Pizza Hut INC. They gave the franchising permission to run the store. From what I have seen here, It has been abused.

To: Rick: Why in the world did you do what people said you did. My friend has a family who founded the company on good morals and culture. I am deeply sadden to see it tarnish to drugs. I am glad that the corp office did not give me a higher ranking job. You would be in prison for ever.

To: other members of management, Why did you allow this to go on, Threatening employees and calling names. Remember this, what goes around will come back around. It will not be a pretty picture. Please study Karma. What you dish out, you shall receive twohundred fold.

To: Melissa, Please go and get a new life, divorce yourself from the Carter family. Life is better than letting your own family ruin the reputation of a nice restaurant. It saddens me to see you take up for such malicious behavior in the work place.


I almost gotten sick when reading the post. I was going to order pizza from the hut, I guess I would have to reconsider.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

AUTHOR: Absintheminded0 - (U.S.A.)

Just read the whole post, including rebuttals..and wow. I am blown away.

Any self-respecting high school graduate can see that most of the employees that are defending the Carter family are 1.) either getting their meth from them, or 2.) too stupid to really see the degradation that is going on here.

Really, what a bunch of douchebags! Sounds like the Sonic I used to work at. Where my shift manager would come in tripping off of meth, geeking out and cleaning the grill...hitting on me..gross.

It seems like fast food and fast drugs go hand in hand? What ever happened to the stoners in the back of pizza hut? They never did anything wrong to anybody..it's these geekers and meth addicts that need to be put away. They are a danger to everyone around them and themselves.

And to Melissa...Your grandmother sounds like the most deceiving, brutal and completely self absorbed person I could ever picture. I hope you don't turn out like her, but it seems you're already on the right path.

and I'm still LOL'ing at the "he sells tie dye t-shirts and used to tour for the grateful dead"..um, who cares? lol. Wow, he's selling T-SHIRTS? Like that's worse than Crystal Meth. lmao.

Anyway, best of luck to all those people involved in prosecuting these dirt bags.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

AUTHOR: Absintheminded0 - (U.S.A.)

Just read the whole post, including rebuttals..and wow. I am blown away.

Any self-respecting high school graduate can see that most of the employees that are defending the Carter family are 1.) either getting their meth from them, or 2.) too stupid to really see the degradation that is going on here.

Really, what a bunch of douchebags! Sounds like the Sonic I used to work at. Where my shift manager would come in tripping off of meth, geeking out and cleaning the grill...hitting on me..gross.

It seems like fast food and fast drugs go hand in hand? What ever happened to the stoners in the back of pizza hut? They never did anything wrong to anybody..it's these geekers and meth addicts that need to be put away. They are a danger to everyone around them and themselves.

And to Melissa...Your grandmother sounds like the most deceiving, brutal and completely self absorbed person I could ever picture. I hope you don't turn out like her, but it seems you're already on the right path.

and I'm still LOL'ing at the "he sells tie dye t-shirts and used to tour for the grateful dead"..um, who cares? lol. Wow, he's selling T-SHIRTS? Like that's worse than Crystal Meth. lmao.

Anyway, best of luck to all those people involved in prosecuting these dirt bags.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

AUTHOR: Absintheminded0 - (U.S.A.)

Just read the whole post, including rebuttals..and wow. I am blown away.

Any self-respecting high school graduate can see that most of the employees that are defending the Carter family are 1.) either getting their meth from them, or 2.) too stupid to really see the degradation that is going on here.

Really, what a bunch of douchebags! Sounds like the Sonic I used to work at. Where my shift manager would come in tripping off of meth, geeking out and cleaning the grill...hitting on me..gross.

It seems like fast food and fast drugs go hand in hand? What ever happened to the stoners in the back of pizza hut? They never did anything wrong to anybody..it's these geekers and meth addicts that need to be put away. They are a danger to everyone around them and themselves.

And to Melissa...Your grandmother sounds like the most deceiving, brutal and completely self absorbed person I could ever picture. I hope you don't turn out like her, but it seems you're already on the right path.

and I'm still LOL'ing at the "he sells tie dye t-shirts and used to tour for the grateful dead"..um, who cares? lol. Wow, he's selling T-SHIRTS? Like that's worse than Crystal Meth. lmao.

Anyway, best of luck to all those people involved in prosecuting these dirt bags.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Best of Luck to the claimants in this case

AUTHOR: Absintheminded0 - (U.S.A.)

Just read the whole post, including rebuttals..and wow. I am blown away.

Any self-respecting high school graduate can see that most of the employees that are defending the Carter family are 1.) either getting their meth from them, or 2.) too stupid to really see the degradation that is going on here.

Really, what a bunch of douchebags! Sounds like the Sonic I used to work at. Where my shift manager would come in tripping off of meth, geeking out and cleaning the grill...hitting on me..gross.

It seems like fast food and fast drugs go hand in hand? What ever happened to the stoners in the back of pizza hut? They never did anything wrong to anybody..it's these geekers and meth addicts that need to be put away. They are a danger to everyone around them and themselves.

And to Melissa...Your grandmother sounds like the most deceiving, brutal and completely self absorbed person I could ever picture. I hope you don't turn out like her, but it seems you're already on the right path.

and I'm still LOL'ing at the "he sells tie dye t-shirts and used to tour for the grateful dead"..um, who cares? lol. Wow, he's selling T-SHIRTS? Like that's worse than Crystal Meth. lmao.

Anyway, best of luck to all those people involved in prosecuting these dirt bags.
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#6 Consumer Comment

A comment for Melissa

AUTHOR: Rick - (Canada)

To Mellisa,

IF I READ PROPERLY LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE MADE COMPLAINTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND WHAT GETS ME IS THAT PIZZA HUT CORPORATION WERE AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS.

I CAN TELL YOU SOMETHING THE PERSON THAT THREATENS PEOPLE, I WOULD LOVE HIM TO THREATEN ME...

AND FOR HIM TO ABUSE WOMEN WHY DOESN'T HE TRY IT ON A GUY, I AM SURE I WILL USE HIS HEAD FOR A PIZZA...

MELISSA THE FACT THAT YOUR SO CALLED ..... WORKED AT PIZZA HUT FOR MANY HOURS DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT TO ABUSE PEOPLE.

I AM GLAD PIZZA HUT CORPORATION IS INVOLVED ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOUR FAMILY THAT MAKE PIZZA HUT CORPORATION LOOK BAD.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Lord help us...

AUTHOR: Lstj79 - (U.S.A.)

These poor people were subjected to and/or witnessed these awful things that are brought before us all on Ripoffreport.com. I spent more than two hours reading and reflecting on all the posts within this thread and I threw up afterwards.


It does happen though, through out the country. I remember my first job at 15 years old in Mcdonald's and a 37 yr old reject shift manager leaned against me and rubbed his boner on my backside while I was trying to take an order from an elderly couple at the register, I had to keep myself compsed until they took their order and sat down. Later, he cornered me in the cooler where no cameras are and he told me there was more where that came from and he could see assistant manager in my future if I did him a favor...I am not stupid no one hires a 15 yr old for an assitant manager...I told the owner over the phone and he told me that the guy was just joking... I quit that day. Lord only knows what would have happened had I stayed.

I cannot believe that this happened! Where was the world when these people needed us?!?!
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#8 Consumer Comment

Lord help us...

AUTHOR: Lstj79 - (U.S.A.)

These poor people were subjected to and/or witnessed these awful things that are brought before us all on Ripoffreport.com. I spent more than two hours reading and reflecting on all the posts within this thread and I threw up afterwards.


It does happen though, through out the country. I remember my first job at 15 years old in Mcdonald's and a 37 yr old reject shift manager leaned against me and rubbed his boner on my backside while I was trying to take an order from an elderly couple at the register, I had to keep myself compsed until they took their order and sat down. Later, he cornered me in the cooler where no cameras are and he told me there was more where that came from and he could see assistant manager in my future if I did him a favor...I am not stupid no one hires a 15 yr old for an assitant manager...I told the owner over the phone and he told me that the guy was just joking... I quit that day. Lord only knows what would have happened had I stayed.

I cannot believe that this happened! Where was the world when these people needed us?!?!
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#9 Consumer Comment

Lord help us...

AUTHOR: Lstj79 - (U.S.A.)

These poor people were subjected to and/or witnessed these awful things that are brought before us all on Ripoffreport.com. I spent more than two hours reading and reflecting on all the posts within this thread and I threw up afterwards.


It does happen though, through out the country. I remember my first job at 15 years old in Mcdonald's and a 37 yr old reject shift manager leaned against me and rubbed his boner on my backside while I was trying to take an order from an elderly couple at the register, I had to keep myself compsed until they took their order and sat down. Later, he cornered me in the cooler where no cameras are and he told me there was more where that came from and he could see assistant manager in my future if I did him a favor...I am not stupid no one hires a 15 yr old for an assitant manager...I told the owner over the phone and he told me that the guy was just joking... I quit that day. Lord only knows what would have happened had I stayed.

I cannot believe that this happened! Where was the world when these people needed us?!?!
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#10 Consumer Comment

Lord help us...

AUTHOR: Lstj79 - (U.S.A.)

These poor people were subjected to and/or witnessed these awful things that are brought before us all on Ripoffreport.com. I spent more than two hours reading and reflecting on all the posts within this thread and I threw up afterwards.


It does happen though, through out the country. I remember my first job at 15 years old in Mcdonald's and a 37 yr old reject shift manager leaned against me and rubbed his boner on my backside while I was trying to take an order from an elderly couple at the register, I had to keep myself compsed until they took their order and sat down. Later, he cornered me in the cooler where no cameras are and he told me there was more where that came from and he could see assistant manager in my future if I did him a favor...I am not stupid no one hires a 15 yr old for an assitant manager...I told the owner over the phone and he told me that the guy was just joking... I quit that day. Lord only knows what would have happened had I stayed.

I cannot believe that this happened! Where was the world when these people needed us?!?!
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Whatever Happened?

AUTHOR: Kimberly - (U.S.A.)

Hello, I work for Pizza Hut corporate in another state and I just wanted to ask... Whatever happened in court? Also, to the several of the people above, do any of you have spell check on your computer? Especially Melissa, I thought that one was the funniest of all. Anyway, I just wanted to know whatever happened with the lawsuit?
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#12 Consumer Comment

I can only vouch for what I know of this case

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

I have to submit this anonymously because of dr/patient confidentiality, however I hope that it gets posted anyway. I don't know all the details of this case, I'm sure no one does, but I can add what I know. The individual that sued PH and the Carters was a patient of ours. It was previously stated that a former Carter didn't believe there could be any death threats from the Carters. I know for a fact that this guy was terrified. There were days when we couldn't even get him out of the office because he was afraid to go home. He is the sweetest and most gentle person, but a bit effeminate, and I'm sure that didn't go over well with Rick Carter. He was threatened repeatedly, harrassed, and devalued, and Betty Carter would not help him at all. This company should not be in business. I won't even get started on the cleanliness of their establishments.

By the way, Pizza Hut lost their lawsuit, and the plaintiff is still an emotional wreck. I don't believe he would ever brag about the verdict, he's not that kind of person, but if he did I certainly can't blame him. The Carters are disgusting people.
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#13 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Unbelievable. I am ashamed of the actions of the Carters and I hope that the victims here have been able to find some closure.

AUTHOR: Chrys - (U.S.A.)

Unfortunately my daughter was the one to bring my attention to this website. While researching her family tree on the internet she came across this website and was introduced to a whole new side of the world I never wanted to have to explain. Traumatized at school my daughter had to learn about her other family in a way that no child should have to. She says she is ashamed of her name and who her father is, and I had to explain that while this site holds truth there is also a lot of falsity here that needs to be cleared up. While I can not testify as to what actually has or has not happened, I can bear witness to what I know as fact.

To set the record straight, to say the Carters can have people murdered is obsurd. They have no such power and it is truly sad to think there are people who fear this. The "Carter Clan" in general are harmless. Physically that is.

I could say a whole lot of terrible things here and open up a whole new can of worms but I have more morals than that. What I will say is this:

I worked for Pizza Hut and Betty once too. While I do not doubt the drug issue was there I do not believe that Betty was aware of it. She is a very proud woman and would have never tolarated her name being tainted by drug activity. As for the rest of the alligations here, I believe they have a lot of truth to them with a little exagoration.

The sexual harassments is 100% believable.

Rick and Tim are not capable of being faithful to their wives. Rick would hit on anyone that would look at him and Tim's favorite has always been underage girls.

The Drug use is 100% believable.
It's no secret that Rick and Tim are drug addicts, even a stranger can see that just by looking at them.

The theft is 100% believable.
Tim already did time in prison for stealing from Pizza hut once, what made them think it would not happen again?

Death Threats is 0%believable.
Tim threatening someones life is laughable. UNLESS this was done BEHIND their backs. Tim is spineless and only gives empty threats. Given an altercation face to face Tim would piss himself before he would do anything physically abusive to someone else.

Rick is all talk and no action. I doubt he has ever been in a fight with anyone other than his wives.

Betty is a senior citizen who is far above all that death threat crap. She could not have anyone killed nor would she ever say she could, it is not her style.

Drug deals through deliveries ? 50% believable

I would only believe this if as I said before, Betty was not aware of it. Quoted from Melissa's post "IF SHE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT FOR A SECONED THAT THIS WAS GOING ON FAMILY OR NOT SHE WOULD HAVE FIRED ANYONE!" Like it or not this is a true statement.

As for what happened at Pizza hut, the time card fraud, the payments in cash, etc. I am amazed that so many people were so ignorate to common sense? Apparently there has to be some measure of truth to these allegations or it would have never gotten as far as it had. I hope these people learned from their mistakes and do not accept cash payments for hours worked, do not accept pencil written time cards. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE START NO MATTER WHO YOU WORK FOR.

I am embarressed for my daughter who had to read the posts here, I am ashamed of the actions of the Carters and I hope that the victims here have been able to find some closure.

As an ex-Carter and an ex-employee I say to all of you... do not believe everything posted here. Realise that while much of it holds truth there are also statements made simply out of retaliation, anger and resentment. Some were clearly made in hopes to get some money out of the class action lawsuit which appears has been dropped? And then there are those who posted here with the absolute truth. I do not support the Carter family, I hold more resentment than most of you will ever feel in a lifetime, but I do also believe in the truth.

Good luck to you all
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#14 Consumer Comment

Rick Carter is a drug addict scumbag, in Holbrook jail to face new charges.

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

I notice that nobody except our proud high school graduate Brandon was stupid enough to try and defend Rick Carter. Last I heard, a couple of months ago, Rick was brought up from the jail in Phoenix where he was spending some well deserved time to Holbrook jail to face new charges. I just found this report and I realize that it is a couple years old, but I can attest to what a lying, stealing scumbag Rick Carter is. He stole thousands of dollars from my brother and mother in a confidence scheme. He began this scheme at my fathers funeral, and it went on from there with calous disregard for my families rights and feelings. I can not serve as wittness to the other charges against him, but I am glad that there is a place here where people can work together to expose such filth.

Brandon, I too am a vet and what you said was the most ludacrist thing I have ever heard, I can only assume that it was the meth talking. Obviously, since you didn't defend our country so people could talk freely to help expose coruption, you must have been fighting to help suppress our first ammendment rights then. Right? "Silly bastards think they can share knowlege freely. Don't you understand that I helped protect this country so that this information could be with-held?" Is that your rational? Sen. John McCain was in a POW camp for years in Vietnam and came home to people protesting the war. He said,"That's why I was there; I was there so that these people would have the freedom to do this." I'm sure that you know better than all of us with your high school diploma, but maybe you ought to try reading a few books before you are so quick to burn them.
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#15 Consumer Suggestion

Jasper AKA Brandon. Why did you stay in 22 years?

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

What kind of crap is this? Who was it that we were defending in Vietnam or the Gulf? It damn sure wasn't this country. Service is honorable at any level. Why did you stay in 22 years? Couldn't find work that you could handle?
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#16 Consumer Comment

Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

AUTHOR: Alicia - (U.S.A.)

Iam really angry and fed up with all the lies and excuses. These are some sick people that do not need to be in business boy if someone was treating them this way they would be quick to call there police friends and get there gun.

It appears to me after reading this story that these people sound like from the way they are treating people it more than being braindead on drugs it sounds like occult activity may be going on and not all of our government has got good things in mind some are involved to in important positions thats how scumbags like this get away with it.

Did you even have a brain before smoking all that meth can you think logically about how these people may have felt when you violated them probably not. Does it make you feel so stupid that something so secret and your threats to other people someone still knows about your sneaky games in society.

If I were you which thank god Iam not I would seriously evalute my actions before you could andup in a place you wish you were not. What comes around goes around and if you think you can do this to anyone one of these days someone is going to knock some sence into you.

If that were my son or daughter I would confront you head on and talk intelligently I dont need to be some punk hiding and sneaking and playing tricks I dont need to use force but I am not going to let you treat my kid this way and if you wanted to make threats and call your so called friends which I doubt they are because if you dont have what they want they could care less about you. You will see what happens because I dont need to run and hide.

You must feel awfully bad about yourself to treat people in such horrible manner even animals have more sence and understanding than you. As for the people who were violated hope you find peace and forgiveness if you dont they run your life not you.

It makes me mad that the people in this country have these important positions in government and they let awfull bad things happen and go free when they can make a change for the better in life and for fellow man they have the positions important than any other to put a smile on someones face but instead they let evil like this spread and then they wounder why one day they will lose everything.

Thanks for this website its a start to get the message out there but good people who really want to change things cant seem to get into office because its all about money and image so sad.

Well good luck with your lawsuit hope the lawyer is also not with some of those cops getting crystal meth and pot lol. Will pray for ya
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#17 Consumer Comment

Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

AUTHOR: Alicia - (U.S.A.)

Iam really angry and fed up with all the lies and excuses. These are some sick people that do not need to be in business boy if someone was treating them this way they would be quick to call there police friends and get there gun.

It appears to me after reading this story that these people sound like from the way they are treating people it more than being braindead on drugs it sounds like occult activity may be going on and not all of our government has got good things in mind some are involved to in important positions thats how scumbags like this get away with it.

Did you even have a brain before smoking all that meth can you think logically about how these people may have felt when you violated them probably not. Does it make you feel so stupid that something so secret and your threats to other people someone still knows about your sneaky games in society.

If I were you which thank god Iam not I would seriously evalute my actions before you could andup in a place you wish you were not. What comes around goes around and if you think you can do this to anyone one of these days someone is going to knock some sence into you.

If that were my son or daughter I would confront you head on and talk intelligently I dont need to be some punk hiding and sneaking and playing tricks I dont need to use force but I am not going to let you treat my kid this way and if you wanted to make threats and call your so called friends which I doubt they are because if you dont have what they want they could care less about you. You will see what happens because I dont need to run and hide.

You must feel awfully bad about yourself to treat people in such horrible manner even animals have more sence and understanding than you. As for the people who were violated hope you find peace and forgiveness if you dont they run your life not you.

It makes me mad that the people in this country have these important positions in government and they let awfull bad things happen and go free when they can make a change for the better in life and for fellow man they have the positions important than any other to put a smile on someones face but instead they let evil like this spread and then they wounder why one day they will lose everything.

Thanks for this website its a start to get the message out there but good people who really want to change things cant seem to get into office because its all about money and image so sad.

Well good luck with your lawsuit hope the lawyer is also not with some of those cops getting crystal meth and pot lol. Will pray for ya
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#18 Consumer Comment

Total Brainwashing ..After reading this it does not surprise me that this abuse gets away with it in my country.

AUTHOR: Alicia - (U.S.A.)

Iam really angry and fed up with all the lies and excuses. These are some sick people that do not need to be in business boy if someone was treating them this way they would be quick to call there police friends and get there gun.

It appears to me after reading this story that these people sound like from the way they are treating people it more than being braindead on drugs it sounds like occult activity may be going on and not all of our government has got good things in mind some are involved to in important positions thats how scumbags like this get away with it.

Did you even have a brain before smoking all that meth can you think logically about how these people may have felt when you violated them probably not. Does it make you feel so stupid that something so secret and your threats to other people someone still knows about your sneaky games in society.

If I were you which thank god Iam not I would seriously evalute my actions before you could andup in a place you wish you were not. What comes around goes around and if you think you can do this to anyone one of these days someone is going to knock some sence into you.

If that were my son or daughter I would confront you head on and talk intelligently I dont need to be some punk hiding and sneaking and playing tricks I dont need to use force but I am not going to let you treat my kid this way and if you wanted to make threats and call your so called friends which I doubt they are because if you dont have what they want they could care less about you. You will see what happens because I dont need to run and hide.

You must feel awfully bad about yourself to treat people in such horrible manner even animals have more sence and understanding than you. As for the people who were violated hope you find peace and forgiveness if you dont they run your life not you.

It makes me mad that the people in this country have these important positions in government and they let awfull bad things happen and go free when they can make a change for the better in life and for fellow man they have the positions important than any other to put a smile on someones face but instead they let evil like this spread and then they wounder why one day they will lose everything.

Thanks for this website its a start to get the message out there but good people who really want to change things cant seem to get into office because its all about money and image so sad.

Well good luck with your lawsuit hope the lawyer is also not with some of those cops getting crystal meth and pot lol. Will pray for ya
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#19 Consumer Comment

And the Academy award goes to Melissa Carter

AUTHOR: Randy - (U.S.A.)

Hi Melissa. Believe it or not, I still believe there is decency and kindness in all humans, except for you and your strange family. I just came back from the bathroom as I needed a roll of toilet paper as I was laughing so hard while I was reading your dribble, such biased testimony on your psycho grandmother, where you laughing too, trying to keep a straight face. I used to go to Pizza Hut, but no more. I believe the Carter family is definitely fabricating every lie/ word they say and how sad that 2 or 3 police are giving the police department a bad name. I guess some people have no morals or scrupples and also in your case no brains. You, the granny and the little boy still working for mama should all go to jail. We should throw away the key. Instead of giving you bread and water, they should let you eat pizza with rodent droppings and mutilated mice for the rest of your lying days. I deplore people like the Carters, giving other people hard times, and sexually harrassing women on the job, stealing their hard earned money, altering pay checks etc..- you guys are all a bunch of freaks as I can see. Hope you all rot in hell--keep taking those drugs, maybe you will overdose and the state won't have to pay to keep you alive while in jail. God have pity on you--got an idea, why don't you all does us a favor and get the hell off Planet Earth and find some other solar system to interrogate and bully. What a disgust!!!!!!! You are all worthless pieces of.... found between my buttocks. To the idiot who was defending the Carter family stating he had a HS diploma, so big f'ng deal, you certainly don't act like you have one. Just because one has a stove does not make one a chef--so just because you have a HS diploma don't think you are so smart, otherwise why would you be working at a Pizza place?

That one gentlemen blew your argument right off the planet. actually, it sounds like you were never really on planet earth to begin with anyway! So Go back to wearing your paper hat you high school graduate, liar and by the way, Dominos has it all over Pizza Smutt! When I used to think of the word Carter, I used to think of our President J Carter, now I think of Betty Carter the pizza hut psycho.

I hope she is a believer in God, but somehow I doubt that. She probably treats animals better than humans. I heard no mention of a husband,,, what happened, did he fall off into the pizza dough and disappeared too?
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#20 Consumer Comment

Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

AUTHOR: Amanda - (U.S.A.)

I got my first job at Pizza hut and was sexually harassed on at least three occasions by a shift manger at Pizza Hut. I complained and nothing was done about it. I was 16 at the time this occured and didnt know that legal action could be taken. The manager ended up getting fired but only after another incident in which a girl I will call J and I were harassed by the manager. One of the waitresses kept a log book of comments the manager made and brought it up when it was decided to let him go. Nothing was ever done when I complained about this manager's comments.
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#21 Consumer Comment

Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

AUTHOR: Amanda - (U.S.A.)

I got my first job at Pizza hut and was sexually harassed on at least three occasions by a shift manger at Pizza Hut. I complained and nothing was done about it. I was 16 at the time this occured and didnt know that legal action could be taken. The manager ended up getting fired but only after another incident in which a girl I will call J and I were harassed by the manager. One of the waitresses kept a log book of comments the manager made and brought it up when it was decided to let him go. Nothing was ever done when I complained about this manager's comments.
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#22 Consumer Comment

Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

AUTHOR: Amanda - (U.S.A.)

I got my first job at Pizza hut and was sexually harassed on at least three occasions by a shift manger at Pizza Hut. I complained and nothing was done about it. I was 16 at the time this occured and didnt know that legal action could be taken. The manager ended up getting fired but only after another incident in which a girl I will call J and I were harassed by the manager. One of the waitresses kept a log book of comments the manager made and brought it up when it was decided to let him go. Nothing was ever done when I complained about this manager's comments.
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#23 Consumer Comment

Sexually Harassed at age 16 nothing done about it

AUTHOR: Amanda - (U.S.A.)

I got my first job at Pizza hut and was sexually harassed on at least three occasions by a shift manger at Pizza Hut. I complained and nothing was done about it. I was 16 at the time this occured and didnt know that legal action could be taken. The manager ended up getting fired but only after another incident in which a girl I will call J and I were harassed by the manager. One of the waitresses kept a log book of comments the manager made and brought it up when it was decided to let him go. Nothing was ever done when I complained about this manager's comments.
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#24 Consumer Comment

PIZZA HUT CORP SHOULD CLOSE FRANCHISE, taking away the franshise from the current owner would be hardly justice to the victims.

AUTHOR: Anthony L. Lorentsen - (U.S.A.)

I have emailed the following letter to Pizza Hut Corp through their comment section. I only Pizza Hut has enough honor and integrity to shut this owner down.

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"I cannot even begin comprehend the disappiontment I now have toward Pizza Hut, a compnay I use to respect until I read about one of your franchises in Apache Junction Arizona.

Even worse I cannot believe that as a major company, you would allow such a franchise to operate under such immoral leadership. Even if only a small fraction of what has been reported is true. allegations of drugs, rape and other henious crimes - taking away the franshise from the current owner would be hardly justice to the victims.

My God, is not Pizza Hut an honorable corporation that is run by people with families too? Do you not put yourself into the shoes of others and wonder how you would feel if someone you loved were abused?

If one does not have honor than what do you have? You must have known about this and for whatever reason, turned your back on this problem.

Go to this website and read what I have and you willl see that whoever owns this franchise should be kicked out of Pizza Hut and never allowed to operate another franshise again:

(http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff2994.htm)

If you are the honorable Corporation as I hope you to be, then you will end this madness and make sure justice for the sake of morality is giving to these victims by taking away the franchise from the owner involved and if possbile bring in new leaership and turn this franchise around.

Remember, each store is a representation of Pizza Hut corp and how one precieves one franchise is how they will precieve Pizza Hut in general and to say it is a franchise and therefore you have no control how it is run, only makes you just as morally corrupt as those who commit these act of barbarism.

The next time I see a Pizza Hut, it will not be the tasty pizza I think of, but the poor victims you have yet to help and then I will drive past and go to Dominino's or Willow's to buy my next Pizza."

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Thank you for your time and I wish all the victims of this franchise the best life can offer and I hope something good can come of this, so others will not suffer the same abuse.

I also hope Pizza Hut Corp cares too.

Sincerly,
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#25 Consumer Comment

this is all true

AUTHOR: Jimmy - (U.S.A.)

i dont or didnt work there but i know a few who did all kinds of bad stuff went on there 1st off i know brandon and he is a speed freak if you ever talk to him he goes on and on so fast you dont understand what he is saying and he crashed 2 cars cause he was messed up on something then melissa this chick always was claming some one raped her or touched her and she is very white trash and the thing about the cops first off a.j.p.d is the worst in the vally and it dosent supprise me they can be bought off with some pizza and they got free pizza all the time if you ever have to deal with them i feel sorry for you o ya and 1 of the drivers is a former department of corrections there was so much sexual harassment going on that it was crazy i know 3 girls that that quit because the mgt. wouldnt do a damn thing about it prob because the ones that were doin it were mgt. and the drivers any way its a pretty bad place
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#26 Consumer Comment

bring them down

AUTHOR: Stephen - (U.S.A.)

the last post is absolutely correct.. this should have been reported a LONG time ago, and i sure hope it has been..

i have personally just submitted the information contained in this report to the FBI and i suggest every single person involved DO THE SAME, if you haven't already..

if enough people do so, then the sooner something can be done!
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#27 Consumer Suggestion

Report to FBI

AUTHOR: Bland - (U.S.A.)

You must Report this to the FBI or a State
Burea of Investigation. It is obviuos that local
law enforcement is involved and paid for silence.
A outside law agency must be used to help these
people. I am also a veteran. I did not defend my
country so people could alledgedly sell drugs and
brake numerous laws. If these people are guilty
may they pay the full price of thier sin in a court of Law before the people of the US. If they are inocent (unlikely) may they continue in good health. I have been in a similar situation
and outside help is all that can help. These type
of people weild allot of power and control. Good
luck to all you folks.
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#28 Consumer Suggestion

Report to FBI

AUTHOR: Bland - (U.S.A.)

You must Report this to the FBI or a State
Burea of Investigation. It is obviuos that local
law enforcement is involved and paid for silence.
A outside law agency must be used to help these
people. I am also a veteran. I did not defend my
country so people could alledgedly sell drugs and
brake numerous laws. If these people are guilty
may they pay the full price of thier sin in a court of Law before the people of the US. If they are inocent (unlikely) may they continue in good health. I have been in a similar situation
and outside help is all that can help. These type
of people weild allot of power and control. Good
luck to all you folks.
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#29 Consumer Comment

brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

for someone who doesnt do drugs and is a pizza delivery-boy, if you look at his record you will find such arrests as:

CR-200200152 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/16/2002
TR-200101400 traffic 01/16/2002

CR-20020267 UNLAWFUL FLIGHT FROM PURSUING LAW ENF VEHICLE 06/25/2002
(must have been late with a pizza)

NF-20020141 06/04/2002
TR-20004389 09/05/2000

TR-20022031 DUI; ALCOHOL DRUGS TOXIC VAPOR OR COMBINATION 06/05/2002
(doesnt use alcohol OR drugs, ha ha)

TR-20022572 RECKLESS DRIVING
EXCEED 85 MPH 07/10/2002
this information was taken from publicinformation website: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/partylist.asp

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#30 Consumer Comment

brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

for someone who doesnt do drugs and is a pizza delivery-boy, if you look at his record you will find such arrests as:

CR-200200152 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/16/2002
TR-200101400 traffic 01/16/2002

CR-20020267 UNLAWFUL FLIGHT FROM PURSUING LAW ENF VEHICLE 06/25/2002
(must have been late with a pizza)

NF-20020141 06/04/2002
TR-20004389 09/05/2000

TR-20022031 DUI; ALCOHOL DRUGS TOXIC VAPOR OR COMBINATION 06/05/2002
(doesnt use alcohol OR drugs, ha ha)

TR-20022572 RECKLESS DRIVING
EXCEED 85 MPH 07/10/2002
this information was taken from publicinformation website: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/partylist.asp

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#31 Consumer Comment

brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

for someone who doesnt do drugs and is a pizza delivery-boy, if you look at his record you will find such arrests as:

CR-200200152 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/16/2002
TR-200101400 traffic 01/16/2002

CR-20020267 UNLAWFUL FLIGHT FROM PURSUING LAW ENF VEHICLE 06/25/2002
(must have been late with a pizza)

NF-20020141 06/04/2002
TR-20004389 09/05/2000

TR-20022031 DUI; ALCOHOL DRUGS TOXIC VAPOR OR COMBINATION 06/05/2002
(doesnt use alcohol OR drugs, ha ha)

TR-20022572 RECKLESS DRIVING
EXCEED 85 MPH 07/10/2002
this information was taken from publicinformation website: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/partylist.asp

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#32 Consumer Comment

brandon strawn- if he isnt AJ white trash than who is?

AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

for someone who doesnt do drugs and is a pizza delivery-boy, if you look at his record you will find such arrests as:

CR-200200152 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/16/2002
TR-200101400 traffic 01/16/2002

CR-20020267 UNLAWFUL FLIGHT FROM PURSUING LAW ENF VEHICLE 06/25/2002
(must have been late with a pizza)

NF-20020141 06/04/2002
TR-20004389 09/05/2000

TR-20022031 DUI; ALCOHOL DRUGS TOXIC VAPOR OR COMBINATION 06/05/2002
(doesnt use alcohol OR drugs, ha ha)

TR-20022572 RECKLESS DRIVING
EXCEED 85 MPH 07/10/2002
this information was taken from publicinformation website: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/partylist.asp

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#33 UPDATE Employee

MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE MOST HONEST LOVING AND CARING PERSON IN THE WORLD

AUTHOR: MELISSA - (U.S.A.)

FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WHO IAM.

MY NAME IS MELISSA CARTER AND IAM THE GRANDAUGHTER OF BETTY CARTER.IAM NOT HERE TO DEFEND ANYONE BUT MY GRANDMOTHER AND MYSELF.



FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT ALL THIS BULLSHIT SAID ABOUT MY GRANDMOTHER IS A CROCK OF SHIT MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE MOST HONEST LOVING AND CARING PERSON IN THE WORLD, YES OF COURCE WE WOULD GET INTO ARGUEMENTS AND IT WAS HARD WORKING FOR HER AND LIVING WITH HER BUT ONLY BECAUSE I WAS 16 YRS OLD AND I WOULD NEVER WANT TO GO TO WORK AND I COULDNT JUST CALL OFF BECAUSE I LIVED WITH MY BOSS,BUT ASK ANY ONE IF ITS EASY TO WORK FOR AND LIVE WITH THE SAME PERSON.



SHE WAS A HARD WORKER AND SHE WAS ALL ABOUT DOING HER JOB. HER LIFE REVOLVED AROUND PIZZA HUT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SHE NEVER DISRESPECTED ANY EMPLOYEE NOR DID SHE SELL DRUGS USE DRUGS OR KNOW ABOUT DRUGS BEING SOLD OUT OF PIZZA HUT.



IF SHE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT FOR A SECONED THAT THIS WAS GOING ON FAMILY OR NOT SHE WOULD HAVE FIRED ANYONE!



MY GRANDMOTHER WAS LOYAL TO PIZZA HUT AND ITS EMPLOYEES. AT THE AGE OF 58 SHE WAS WORKING MORE THAN 100 HRS A WEEK WHEN THE DOCTORS WOULD TELL HER THAT HER HEALTH WAS NOT SO GOOD AND SHE NEEDED TO SLOW DOWN SHE STILL WOULDNT STOP ALL OF THESE PEOLE THAT KEPT COMMING FORWARD AFTER JOHN SAID ALL OF HIS BULLSHIT WERE ALL MONEY HUNGERY THEY THOUGHT THAT THE MIGHT GET MONEY OUT OF THIS SO THE SAID WHATEVER THEY COULD TO MAKE ANYONE OF US LOOK BAD.



AND ABOUT THE GUY THAT WAS PUT IN JAIL BECAUSE HE OWED MY UNCLE MONEY THATS A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT HE WAS A PRIOR SEX OFFENDER AND WAS ON PAROL AS PART OF HIS PAROL HE WAS NOT TO HAVE CONTACT WITH MINORS, WELL AT THE TIME THAT I MET HIM I DID NOT KNOW ALL OF THIS HE WOULD COME INTO PIZZA HUT AND SIT FOR HOURS AT A TIME AND WATCH ME WORK, OF COURCE I THOUGHT THAT I WAS HOT SHIT BECAUSE AN OLDER GUY LIKED ME. I NEVER SAW HIM OUTSIDE OF PIZZA HUT , WE KISSED ONE TIME AND HE WOULD ALWAYS TRY TO GET ME TO MEET HIM SOMEWHERE, MY UNCLE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH HIM ON DAY AND FOUND OUT HE WAS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER AND HE THEN TOLD MY GRANDMOTHER AND SHE INFORMED ME AND WE THEN CALLED THE POLICE BECAUSE I WAS SCARED. THAT SOLVES ALL THE RUMOURS

OF THAT.



YES I WOULD SERVE BEER BUT MY GRANDMOTHER OR UNCE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT I WOULD ONLY DO IT WHEN WE WERE BUSY AND THE WAITRESSES NEEDED HELP.



SOMTIMES THE POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREMEN WOULD GET FREE FOOD IF THEY WRE IN THE MIDDEL OF EATING AND THEY GOT AN EMERGENCY CALL WE WOULD NOT MAKE THEM WAIT TO PAY I THINK THIS IS ALL A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT AND IF WE WANT TO WE CAN SUE EVERYONE IN THIS FOR DEFERMATION OF CHARACTER AND REWING MY FAMILYS REPUTATION IAM NOT SO MUCH WORRIED ABOUT MYSELF ITS MY INNOCENT GRANDMOTHER WHO HAS TO PAY BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT MAKE PEOPLES LIFE A LIVING HELL
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#34 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Pizza hut setteled with John Unger for over $200,000 and everyone else gets screwed! John has been getting food stamps and on Medicare, now who is the ripoff?

AUTHOR: Rick - (U.S.A.)

I can not beleive the arrogant and nasty person this guy is after everyone including my girlfreind did for this creep to help him to collect his money. I have a few choice words for this jerk, but I don't want to sound foul or homophobic.

I was at Fry's grocery the other day with some friends when this John guy was bragging to some other X Pizza Hut employees that Pizza Hut just paid him over $200,000 but his lawyer screwed him and she was fired from her job. This creep seemed like he was on methamphetamine or crack. He was yapping about everyone who screwed him and he was the only one harmed by Pizza Hut, that is why he was paid. He was then talking with my freind Jim who John has tried to pick up several times getting him to smoke pot at his house, trying to touch him inappropriately. John recently told Jim he is moving to some place in Californa where pot is legal staying there long enough to get residency so he can come back to Arizona to live and smoke pot at his home in Arizona. This guy John is a real piece of work! According to my girlfreind, this case against Pizza Hut Revolved around Pizza Hut manager Rick Carter trying to force John Unger to deliver drugs for him while on the job and according to other frineds it's John that is known to be high on pot as he drives around high all the time. While John was there at Fry's he was asking people if they had any pot to trade with him for some of his pills he gets for pain.

I think this is unfair that all the other employees that were wronged by Pizza Hut received nothing while this John guy obivously a liar was paid by Pizza Hut. I guess they were guilty of something so they paid but this is unfair to all the other employees that were cheated out of pay. This is a ripoff to everyone else who was wronged by Betty Carter and the Pizza Hut company, Betty Carter is still there and the place is still a filthy pig hole, and the Apache Junction Police still go there mostly now in plain clothes receiving free food.

John was also bragging about how he was going to sue the Apache Junction Police and the Pinal County Sheriff that he has things on them and that he carries around a tape recorder to record the police when they stop him. Hopefully the police will stop him while he has drugs. If I sound bitter about this guy its because of his snobbish attitude and mostly because he put his hands on my frind Jim inappropriately. That is just wrong! He also thinks no one else was ripped off by Pizza Hut but it was ok for him to get help from others to support his case.


My girlfrind just said something very interesting. She says in the past she has seen John Unger using food stamps and was using them today! How can this guy qualify for that and collect over $200,000 from Pizza Hut? Who is the ripoff now? How does he qualify for Medicare? Another friend has seen him down down at Medicare too? My mom says that money has to all be paid back!
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#35 Consumer Comment

Get a clue Brandon

AUTHOR: Jasper - (U.S.A.)

This email is a rebuttal to RipOff #2994.

It was sent by Brandon Strawn at b4meonly@prodigy.net



Grow up Brandon. What has your military service have to do with the topic at hand? You say you didn't defend this country so these Consumer Advocates could perform this service?



Are you saying you defended this country so that people like the Carter's could do what has been alleged? Who did you defend this country against? I was in the Army for 22 years, and I hadn't heard that we had been attacked.



I spent my time during Vietnam and the Gulf. By your way of thinking, I defended this country so that the people at badbusiness/ripoffreport.com could provide a place where victims could air their grievences and perhaps get some justice, if by no other way, than to let the general public know about things such as this. Then we, as consumers can come to our own conclusions.
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#36 UPDATE Employee

disregard

AUTHOR: c - (U.S.A.)

after reading further comments on the operation of the AJ Pizza Hut, I feel that actions of this severity should have been addressed long before they could have reached the upper managment of my company. As far as I am concerned, NAIL THEIR ASSES TO THE WALL!!!!! everything that I've heard mentioned above is absolutley ludicrous.......BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL!!!
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Subject: Rebuttal to RipOffReport

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 04:21:17 -0700



This email is a rebuttal to RipOff #2994.

It was sent by Brandon Strawn at b4meonly@prodigy.net.



Pizza Hut Restaurant employee abuses, criminal activity, severe health code violations, police misconduct .*UPDATE 10-5-00 More victims *REBUTTAL 11-16 *UPDATE 11-17 (#2994)



Pizza Hut (Pizza & Take Out)

8/21/00 (Last Modified: 10/8/00)



They filed the following rebuttal to the above Rip-Off Report:



Their email: b4meonly@prodigy.net

Their name: Brandon Strawn

Their phone number: 480-982-8437

Their relationship to the company: Devotee



Rebuttal:

The Person bringing all of this to the table is a drug addict. He used to tour with the Gratefull Dead and sell tye dye shirts. He is mental.



I'm a current delivery driver for the company and was trained by this man. I've never observed the activites he described. On my first day there he trained me. The whole day he rambled on and decribed such things to me and I have never seen them to date.



I knew he must be gay but never asked!!!! Nor did I ever here someone call him a faggot or question his sexuality.



He also while training me stopped at his mobile home after a delivery to get a fix and even invited me join him but I refused.



This website is a totall joke if they believe this persons testimonies. I'm laughing so hard right now because I can't believe how gullable or twisted some peoples sense of realities are.



I'm however not a drug addict or white trash that originates from here. I'm from a Catholic upbringing though non practicing. I have a high school diploma from Pennsylvania which is a real dimploma compared to the ones given here in Arizona. I'm a Veteran and have served my Country and received an honorable discharge with many awards in doing so!!!



I have worked with Tim, Rick, Betty, Doug, and Mellissa and respect them all. I have never been treated unfairly or observed someone else being treated that way.



The allogations involving the police department disguist me. After all who would honestly through away all their morals and knowledge of the law and what's just right for a free pizza!!! Get real you are just trash if you think you can lie and be

rewarded for doing so I'm sorry that you exsist.



I didn't serve my country to defend your right to blow things way out of proportion and profit from doing so. I have nothing to hide that is why you'll have my phone # and full name and I dare one of these persons who has testified to this website or whatever to call me and question me on anything pertaining to

here



badbusinessbureau.com REBUTTAL TO the above REBUTTAL



OK Mr. Brandon,



First off, let me thank you for responding, we knew someone

must be Betty Carter's friend. She is always cunning and sweet to someone to get what she wants. (Betty Carters MO.) Did you get a raise or something? What did Betty promise you?



Your sorely mistaken.. The information received and printed in the Rip-off Report is not because of the action of a mere one employee. This has been brought to our attention now by many dozens of employees who's rights were violated.

Have you had a "talk" with Betty?



For you to be so discrediting with this kind of personal attack of just one person is a typical specious Betty Carter tactic. The violation of many employees rights are what is at issue here.



..........................................

Let's take your Rip-off Report REBUTTAL point by point.



You say "The Person bringing all of this to the table is a drug addict. He used to tour with the Gratefull Dead and sell tye dye shirts. He is mental."



We have conducted dozens of interviews during the last nine months. There is only one part of what you stated that is true about this individual. He operated a successful retail business at various concert venues around the country. Brandon, you

only bring up drugs because of what has been revealed by almost all employees who worked for this management from Winslow to Apache Junction, all who have testified about Betty, Rick Carter and family, not just one individual.



In fact we have testimony about you Brandon from employees other than the one you so wrathfully singled out. Pizza Hut employees witnessed crystal meth fall out of your pocket onto the floor while you were making payment of your delivery.



We already know that manager Tim Carter confronted you about it and told you that he was keeping it for himself. So spare us! you can stop the innocent routine your trying to pull.



We were not going to bring out or print anything about you, but your e-mailing badbusinessbureau.com and posing as an innocent person at the cost of victimizing a victim even more, just to secure your job, makes badbusinessbureau.com feel justified in revealing information we have received on you. Brandon, if your not yet a victim, you will be just like everyone else. Any reputable business normally has the same employees with them for years. Can you name just one person that has been with AJ Pizza Hut besides the Carter Clan for any extended period of time?



Before you were caught accidentally dropping the crystal meth

on the floor your first week of working at pizza hut, two other employees advised us to keep you out of this. In their opinion your not a very intelligent person and for other obvious reasons we should not contact you.



Nevertheless, if you are a victim, you may contact one of our consumer volunteers, we will be glad to help you.



We also know from other employees that this is a common procedure of Betty Carter's to find new employees to attest against older employees who pose a threat to the Carter's illegal business practices.



You couldn't possibly attest to how this employee had been treated in view of the fact that you were hired shortly before this employee was terminated. We had already begun our investigation before you were even hired. badbusinessbureau.com was going to alert you to problems and ask you to join us in our investigation had you encountered any similar problems, until we learned of your drug habit.



Interesting, the individual you have spoken about has been avidly outspoken against addictive drugs throughout his entire life. Even while working with people like the Carter's and yourself at his very own workplace run by addicts of your kind, he was known to be courageous enough to speak out loud and clear against the use of the addictive drugs that you yourself use and other illegal activity.



You said, "this person is mental." badbusinessbureau.com checked, this person has never been treated for mental illness. After this ordeal with Pizza Hut, he just might need treatment along with all the others who have suffered the wrath of the

Carter regime.



You then stated: "I knew he must be gay but never asked!!! Nor did I ever (here),( spelled incorrectly) someone call him faggot or question his sexuality..".....We believe that you have not questioned his sexuality.



BRANDON, why would more than five other employees (who signed sworn affidavits), urge this victimized employee to leave Pizza Hut, telling him that his life was in danger. One of those people was a Mother and one is retired Military. Others were teenagers. All the employees liked this person.



BRANDON, one must keep in mind that you didn't work there until after the major cleanup had already taken place due to employees who came to badbusnessbureau.com, when employees told Betty that we were starting our investigation. Brandon, you also know nothing of what happened to people who worked there before you ever started. We find it reckless of you to try and discredit any of them when you weren't even there. Did you interview any of them personally? All this for your own selfish reasons, - job security as a pizza delivery driver for a corrupt and evil family. You will end up getting the shaft sooner or later. Probably sooner.



Ask the Carters or the owners in Tallahassee how many employees they have been through in the last year. Because Betty has a habit of paying many employees in cash, the home office in Tallahassee probably does not know about these cash employees. But guess what?, many of them have contacted us that they have contacted the main offices in Tallahassee with no results. We will get them results, one way or another.



Your next statement you stated, "This website is a totall joke if they believe this persons testimonies. I'm laughing so hard right now because I can't believe how gullable or twisted some peoples sense of realities are." ....Well BRANDON, that makes a lot of sense. Read it over a couple of times. You missed the fact that there are many testimonies, (you spelled that wrong too).



Brandon, how can you say, "I'm however not a drug addict or white trash that originates from here. I'm from a Catholic upbringing though non practicing. I have a high school diploma from Pennsylvania which is a real dimploma compared to the ones given here in Arizona."

....BRANDON, are you telling the good people of Apache Junction that they should believe you after trashing them? Are you saying a Catholic upbringing is better than everyone elses? Are you racist? What's wrong with the schools in AJ? BRANDON,.. just because the people of Apache Junction in general live a less extravagant lifestyle means that they are not as good as you? Your phone number starts with 982, you must live with all of the others you refer to.



With all your terrific background and education then why are you not living somewhere else? Yes, Apache Junction is known for its drug problem, you should not blame the good people of Apache Junction and its surrounding areas. Who's butt are you up anyway, Rick, or Betty's? Most likely Betty's, she wears the pants in the family.



You also said, " I have a high school diploma from Pennsylvania which is a real dimploma compared to the ones given here in Arizona. I'm a Veteran and have served my Country and received an honorable discharge with many awards in doing so!!! "

Well Brandon, good for you, very commendable,.. Question, .. then why are you a pizza delivery driver? Why are there so many grammar and spelling errors? Don't you have spell check?



Brandon, are you Joking? .. You also say , " I have worked with Tim, Rick, Betty, Doug, and Mellissa and respect them all. I have never been treated unfairly or observed someone else being treated that way."

BRANDON, PLEASE....How do you explain the many dozens of sworn affidavits signed under the penalty of perjury and all of the consented recorded conversations by all the ex-employees and several existing employees as of two weeks ago?



Wait until you see the photos,..they don't lie. All the testimony of the Carter family history, the threats, the rip off's, the sexual abuse, the history of complaints and the non caring attitude and ignorant responses of not only Betty, but the actual and true owners and the AJ Police Department. These complaints come from employees in Winslow, Payson, Globe, and Holbrook, as well as Apache Junction.



Do you think this is a conspiracy? All Pizza Hut employees make the same claims. Could they all be telling lies? In our opinion, you will eventually be victimized, you just do not know any better. Yes, you may contact us when you come to your senses.

We understand your making good money for yourself at Pizza Hut and you were asked to do this by your boss.



You then state, "The allogations involving the police department disguist me. After all who would honestly through away all their morals and knowledge of the law and what's just right for a free pizza!!!"

.....BRANDON, almost every employee has stated that the Apache Junction Police eat there for free. It's not the whole plolice department either. This seems to be a select 3 or 4 officers. The same officers that threaten and intimidate for the Betty Carter Family. What cop are you sucking up to? Is that why you want your name in the story? We cannot reveal all the information we have at this time. Keep your eye out on the news papers. Overall the Apache Junction Police officers are good hard working officers, but, like most other cities, when they find out about some wrongful misconduct by one of their officers, the department will cover it up. If I owned a restaurant, I would give free food too. Police officers are generally under paid and over worked. Unfortunately, it's people like Betty Carter who use and abuse the police on a regular basis to keep the Carters illegal activity going, and in this situation, the Police are taking an active part, because "they owe her" as Betty has said on numerous occasions to many employees.



I understand. I will not call you trash, or stupid. I give you a lot of credit (a C -) for giving your name, and doing all of this just to secure your job.



The employee you referred to was asked by Betty to do the same thing, and unfortunately he made the same mistake you did. When Betty shmoozed up to him, asking him to write against a former employee who was a victim of this management. This was before he knew the truth about Betty Carter and how she and her family works. Ask Betty how many employees under her supervision have been able to collect unemployment? There is more Fraud and deception here than what meets the eye.



Your last statement you say, "Get real you are just trash if you think you can lie and be rewarded for doing so I'm sorry that you exsist. I didn't serve my country to defend your right to blow things way out of proportion and profit from doing so."

......BRANDON, you don't even know anyone from badbusinessbureau.com. These Consumer Advocates all donate their time. They get NOTHING for doing this. Most of them are retired and are far from trash. If they are trash, they are rich trash helping the little consumer who is usually taken advantage of and cannot afford attorneys fees.



I, myself personally from the badbusinessbureau.com have been a consumer advocate for more than 20 years with extensive consumer advocate history, helping the small guy, (and gal). I too have made many mistakes in my time and will continue to do so. When I am wrong, I'll admit it. The Pizza Hut situation will not be one of them.



Please keep in mind, 99% of all the Rip-off Reports are written by the actual victims themselves. The Rip-off Report badbusinessbureau.com wrote on Pizza Hut was based strictly on sworn affidavits, consented recorded statements, and verified e-mails and what I witnessed myself with my own eyes. Not the one person you are attempting to blame this on.



The Rip-off report is a valid consumer advocate publication, by consumers for consumers to read and formulate their own opinions about the person (s) or particular business that have been reported. We know that, No business can satisfy all the people all of the time. Consumers and potential victims need to be informed and to decide for themselves after knowing their full history.



I have created the badbusinessbureau.com as a way to empower people with honest grievances to take action on them.



In our society today, lawyers, businessmen and women are often more concerned about what they can get away with than what is fair. Misuse of power like that upsets me! They say it's all "business." They take away the personal values of honesty and integrity and show no mercy except maybe some token political correctness. It's time for people who have been taken advantage of to get honest attention!



Businesses who rip-off individuals count on hiding safely behind the "litigation jungle," which is financially and emotionally intimidating enough to prevent victims from attempting to seek justice.



WE WELCOME THE OWNERS OF THESE PIZZA HUT STORES IN TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA TO VOICE THEIR OPINION TOO.



UPDATE 11-17-00



WILL BETTY CARTER GO TO JAIL FOR FRAUD? & CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?

Did you know that Betty Carter, knowingly and willfully and consistently hired employees over the years to work as a waitress so PIZZA HUT would only have to pay 2 or 3 dollars an hour, knowing dam well they were going to be working as a cook, answering the phones, cleaning and prepping food, never being allowed to be a waitress or collecting 1 dollar for a tip. Unsuspecting employees would be promised for weeks they would be a waitress and many were just paid in cash. They then quit, and most never got their last weeks pay. BETTY CARTER, did you know that is a premeditated fraud. You have been praying upon the good citizens of Apache Junction and other Arizona Cities too long now. Make sure you tell your lawyer the truth so he can properly defend you!



Then, to add insult to injury.................

When the now victimized employee would come to collect their pay, According to dozens of new testimony, Betty Carter (area supervisor a BS owner) on many occasions would then call (her) Police Department, who would then threaten the employee for Betty. The AJ Police would tell the victimized employees, that they need to leave the premises and to not return. This IS illegal on the Apache Junction Police Departments part, because, if you are owed a debt, you can go to collect it during normal business hours. Betty would always know what to say to the police, things like, "they threatened me."



If you are a customer or employee of Pizza Hut, and you have been victimized, please contact us.



Betty, if this goes to court, YOU WILL BE EMBARRASSED and this will be turned into possible criminal charges!



We are preparing for a settlement for all the victims individually as they keep mounting OR there will be a major legal action against Pizza Hut which so far would include dozens of Pizza Hut employees at this time. Victimized Pizza Hut employees are calling in every day so the number is growing.



When an employee does not pay you, you are entitled to treble damages.

That's three times what you were originally owed. Plus, you may be due other damages.



... Hs anyone seen Betty's teary-eyed performance yet?

Definitely Hollywood material.



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Rick THE Manager said, ... to an underaged cook .. "just let me stick it in you,"

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I worked for this Pizza Hut restaurant as a cook. I am staying anonymous because the management and the owners are made up of the worst imaginable kind of people as the badbusinessbureau.com has reported. Use your imagination as to the many things that they might do to anyone who crosses their path.



These dirt-bags threaten their employees all of the time. If you know anything about their past history as drug abusers/dealers in this town, and the horrific ways that they operate, you would have to be crazy or suicidal to speak out about them to anybody. I even am using my friends computer just to write this to you so that I can't be found, but I wish to speak of an incident that I watched happen while working there.



I worked with another female cook, I will refer to as "the cook." She was a very good worker with a positive attitude, and put up within all the crap the management shelves out to its workers. According to this other cook, one day she was approached by Rick Carter, who held up a plastic zip-lock baggy completely filled to the top with crystal meth, which in her younger years, this other cook had used, but no longer did. Rick did not know that she was no longer a user though, and even though he was either about to be married, or just become married he was repeatedly saying to "this cook" -"just let me stick it in you," (referring to his penis), over and over again while showing her the bag of crystal thinking "he's the man" which he always referred to himself as.



This cook did not like this at all, and told me and some other employees about it. Several days later this cook was upset and told me that she had told Rick's Mom Betty about it, and went to her for help. "The cook" explained how strangely enough, unfortunately, Betty made her sign a paper saying that "the cook" thought Rick Carter was just joking.



I'd say it was about a week later when "the cooks" father came into the restaurant screaming out loud in front of all the customers yelling at Rick Carter, calling him a crack addict and a crystal addict, and saying that he does not allow his daughter to work for a family like the Carter's. It was a busy evening when her dad pulled Misty off of the make table and forced her while yelling to leave right then, and quit her job. Her dad told Rick in front of everyone that he would kill Rick if he ever touched his daughter.



Word is getting out around here about you and your web site, and that you are trying to help. I know where "the cook" is working and I spoke to her about this site and what the badbusinessbureau.com is doing. I told her that she might be able to get some help on this matter. "The cook" began to tell me about the various party's that she has been to around town when the Carter's were there, and about some of the dangerous people that they hang around, and how they will kill anyone the Carter's say for nothing.



"The cook" is afraid for her life to get involved, saying that she and her family will be killed if she does anything. I hope that she is not angry at me for giving you her first name, but something has got to be done!



I am writing this because these people are so dangerous that someone has got to look into them. They have been getting away with all of this for so long!



I know other girls who were molested and harassed as well, and also are afraid to do anything feeling that they will be killed. I have seen the kinds of people waiting around the restaurant for Rick's drug deals and they are the worst and scariest thugs I have ever seen. Rick has bragged to me about him and his moms police connections in town saying that they will do nothing to him no matter what.



Someone besides the local police should get in touch with "the cook" through the badbusinessbureau.com, and go through Pizza Huts reports and find the report that Betty Carter made her sign, and do something about these people. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this family is responsible for either the deaths, or at the very least, the introduction to addictive drugs, ruining the lives of hundreds of young innocent people in this town. It was well known at my high school that Rick was dealing to my classmates even though he is in his late thirties, and people used to come up to me when I started working at Pizza Hut and ask if Rick had any Crystal.



The police hang out there all of the time and none of us can figure out why they would. You can't get me to believe that this is all over free pizza. I have a friend who has recently seen police officers hanging out at Rick Carter's house for a friendly visit! It seems to everyone that I know involved with the serious crap that goes on at this place thinks that nothing can be done about this.



I am hoping that the badbusinessbureau.com will be able to get some people together so that they will be able to say exactly what they know without being all alone and afraid for their lives, and through strength in numbers we will be able to get this out and get something done about exactly what's going on here in this town with Pizza Hut, its managers, and its owners! The fact that they steal and harass is only the tip of a giant iceberg!



Once again at least right now I am afraid to tell you my name, fearing for my life just like "the cook is. I hope someone can talk to these other girls like "the cook" has, so that the owners and management and quite possible a few officers can all be thrown in jail where they belong.



I'm sure that Pizza Hut corporation would not want to run a business like this one, which is really just a front and is ruining peoples lives and bringing unnecessary fear into employees who's only mistake in life was filling out their application for this Pizza Hut.



theCook@RipoffReport.com



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..constantly sexually harrassed and touched and fondled by Tim and his wife both.

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Date: 9/25/00 6:01:00 PM US Mountain Standard

From: Bassdementia@aol.com

To: info@badbusinessbureau.com



hello. my name is Scott Mulholland. I worked at Pizza Hut around Halloween of 1999. I was put on as a dishwasher and then be trained to be a driver. I knew Melissa and several times did see her serve beer to customers.



As a dishwasher I had seen many things wrong there. Since the dishes piled up a lot of the tims, (especially on busy nights) they, (Tim, or one of the other managers there) would just rinse it in a nearby sink in the back and then put them back on the shelf to be used again.



I also had a friend there answering phones at the same time I worked there. She was constantly sexually harrased and touched and fondled by Tim and his wife both. Several of the other



workers there i knew for a fact had continuously smoked marijuana and other things before, during and after work and would ask me if i wanted to join them. I always said no and i would find myself going home early.



One time when i was helping Tim get cases of soda out of his car i noticed a brown paper bag. I looked in it and saw which I later found out was a half a pound of weed. I asked him about it, he said nothing but gave me a mean look and then i was asked to go home. I found my hours were cut very rapidly and then was fired.



UPDATE...........



Several days after this e-mail was sent to the badbusinessbureau.com, we attempted to contact the author of this e-mail. We identified our selves as the badbusinessbureau.com, and spoke with the boys father a length. The father confirmed that he himself had read the badbusinessbureau.com's Rip-off Report and that his son had written the e-mail.



The Father strongly disagreed with the information in the Rip-off Report web site and thought we were also smearing the good people at the Apache Junction Police Department, that he could not believe this about the Carters, that the Carters were wonderful people.



The father also stated that he was in business as a Plumber and over the many years he did a lot of business with this Pizza Hut.



The father was also respectful of his sons opinion. I also feel that the father sincerely feels the allegations against the Pizza Hut are false.



I asked the father if he thought his son was a liar, he said emphatically, "NO."



I asked the father if he thought all these witnesses who worked at different time periods, who do not even know each other, if they were lying? The father stated,

"You should not be smearing these people on the Internet"



I explained that, other unsuspecting innocent and underaged employees should be warned and consumers eating there should definitely know. The father disagreed.



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