• Report: #794898
Complaint Review:

AquaBella Designs LLC

  • Submitted: Thu, November 03, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, January 31, 2012

  • Reported By: tpicker — St Pete Florida United States of America
AquaBella Designs LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida United States of America

AquaBella Designs LLC Design Advertising Group, Ric Fleming, Richard V. Fleming, Victor Fleming, Career Criminal currently on probation for Felony Fraud! Career Criminal currently on probation for Felony Fraud for ripping off website design customers! St. Petersburg, Florida

*Author of original report: Anyones fault but his own.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Don't Believe Everything Disgruntled People Write!

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This man has made a career out of ripping people off. He has been arrested multiple times for fraud with the last time resulting in him pleading guilty to Felony Fraud and receiving 18 months probation. While awaiting his case to go to trial, he started yet another "website design" company called AquaBella Designs LLC (Not to be confused with the original Aqua Bella Designs landscape company that he stole the name from).

He now has an accomplice named Lori Fleming, which I am guessing is his wife. She is listed as one of the company officers.on CorporationWiki dot com.

If you are contacted by this couple to do website design or SEO, RUN! He will ask you to write him a check for a deposit then run to your bank, cash it the same day, and you will never get your website or see your money again.

To see how many years he has been doing this, do a search on here for Richard Fleming and you will see all of the reports about him, not only about how he has ripped off consumers, but also from designers he has hired and never paid.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/03/2011 03:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/aquabella-designs-llc/st-petersburg-florida-33765/aquabella-designs-llc-design-advertising-group-ric-fleming-richard-v-fleming-victor-fl-794898. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Anyones fault but his own.

AUTHOR: tpicker - (United States of America)

Since Mr. Fleming is so upfront about things. if you do decide to hire him, why not ask why he has so many felony fraud charges and convictions? Of course you will probably get a line of B.S. such as the Rebuttal listed above. I will again point you to the Search feature of Ripoff Report. Just type in Richard Fleming and Ric Fleming and read the complaints. If you still go ahead and hand this man, or his wife, a check then you get what you deserve. 

By the way, even his wife Lori doesn't seem to hold him in high regards judging by her own Ripoff Report about her husband. You can read her story here. 

Then read his report about her here.

Yes, these are two upstanding citizens, don't you agree?

For a company that supposedly has no complaints according to the fictional business partner, the BBB says otherwise. This company has an F.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Don't Believe Everything Disgruntled People Write!

AUTHOR: T. Picker, R. Townsend, Richard Fle - (United States of America)

I would like to begin by introducing myself as R. Townsend. I am the CEO and silent business partner of Mr. Richard Fleming.

We need to get some facts straight. First of all, I own many companies and when I had the opportunity to invest in the Marketing and Website Design business with Mr. Fleming I was very excited about the opportunity. As a businessman, you need to check backgrounds, references, financial statements and so on. Yes, Mr. Fleming was up front and forthcoming about some of the issues that had arisen in his past. There was more hype to the stories then what had really occurred. Believe me, I have my own set of Attorneys who checked his background and found nothing to be alarmed about.

Frivolous malicious gossip from people who also have their own criminal backgrounds. I've checked the names of people that Mr. Fleming had given me that have written most of these manipulated allegations about him. Isn't that ironic? Some people can make up stories to allow people to believe that another person is not only "bad" but is out to take advantage of the world. Not in Mr. Flemings case at all.

Instead, I saw a company and a professional man who worked hard at pleasing each and everyone of his clients. And just to remind you all: I guess no one else in this lifetime ever had skeletons hanging in their closets now do we?

I found this man to be genuine, honest with integrity, excelling at his perfection in his work and an accomplished professional with a masters in education. I also made many phone calls to numerous clients and there wasn't one client who didn't praise the work and promptness of the websites that his company had designed and delivered to them in a timely manner. 

I do know this person who wrote this statement about Mr. Fleming. This is a disgruntled designer who was terminated for poor work ethics, a very bad temper towards the clients and Mr. Fleming and the use of illegal substances. We could not put the clients or the businesses reputation on the line. We tried to help Mr. T. Picker but to no avail was he even interested. If you have a substance abuse problem and your behaviors are out of control then there was no other option to take but to terminate his employment from the company. Of course, this had caused a backlash to mine and Richards company but that is what happpens to people who are out of control.

As far as stealing a name for his company, aquabelladesigns is a Website Marketing and Design company whereas, Aqua Bella Landscape is a lawn business company. What is your point Mr. Picker? The company has been in business for years with a very high reputation of great success and that is why I had approached Mr. Fleming to offer a proposal to becoming his partner.

Our company has a legitimate business license and business bank account. All checks are made out to the company and all websites are delivered to the client in 5-7 business days. Where is this disgruntled mans proof that the websites have not ever been delivered. Within our administration office all contracts, invoices and copies of websites are kept on file as to when they began designing them until they are completed. 

Mrs. Lori Fleming is the wife and a talented woman. If needed, she will offer her help to whatever needs to be done. I know her as a kind and caring person. She works for several charities and has an outgoing personality. Mr. Picker you really show your class when you try to go after women. What's next children?

Our company is growing and does have a high reputation of standards that we keep and always promise to our clients. There is nothing to hide. The information that Mr. Picker has written has been magnified as a retaliation from someone who is completely out of control. Now, you can believe whatever you want whether you feel this type of person is telling the truth or you need to understand that this is a disgruntled unemployed designer and why he has written the slanderous statement on this report. He is angry because we had to terminate him because of his poor work ethics and his addiction to drugs.

Anyone who reads this and has questions as to the background or reputation of Mr. Fleming should just be upfront and ask him. There are no complaints in regards to the Flemings or the business. But there are jealous, malicious and manipulative people out there that have too much time on there hands. If these people would put their time and energy out there on more positive matters then maybe they could build a successful company.

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