• Report: #1124930
Complaint Review:

Craig Hipple

  • Submitted: Wed, February 19, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, February 19, 2014

  • Reported By: james morrow — camas Washington
Craig Hipple
unknown gave fake address vancouver, Washington USA

Craig Hipple craig preston hipple, craig p. hipple automotive repair gone wrong. drug addict ripping people off vancouver Washington

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on Wednesday january 15th I posted and add on craigslist in search of a mechanic to change the head gaskets to the engine of my truck. Craig Hipple responded to the add claiming to be a tech for 25 years
We talked briefly on the phone and made a deal for a trade of a antique fridge (1930's GE monitor top) + cost of parts and $100 for labor. We then made arrangement's to have my truck towed to his shop He gave me a fake address 11051 se rockcreek court 97015

The next morning Thursday jan 16th craig hipple called not wanting for my truck to be towed to him and wanted to do it in my driveway instead around 2 pm the same day Craig Hipple showed up With two females to assist him names Tascha Finneran Wawea and Kristina Irene Finneran.

Craig hipple and his assistants then spent the next several hours removing the cylinder heads to my truck's engine at the end of which Craig hipple claimed that he has to take the cylinder heads to a machine shop to "checked and resurfaced" craig hipple then left with my cylinder heads along with $150. [continued below]....

.....00 for machine shop fees as well as a head gasket set that costed me $120.00.

Craig hipple claimed that he would return the day after next which would have been saturday january 18th

I did not hear from craig hipple until he called me on Monday January 20th at which point he claimed one of the cylinder heads was cracked and that he could get another cylinder head for $75.00 on Tuesday January 21st Craig hipple showed up to my home and got the $75.00 designated for a replacement cylinder head

Craig hipple then claimed that he would show up the next morning to finish the job he started
on wensday january 22nd Craig hipple did not show up like he claimed he would

When I called his phone on Wednesday january 22nd he did not answer and it went to voicemail after one ring I left a message with my phone number
Craig hipple never returned my message but instead sent an email later that night claiming to have "dropped his phone" craig hipple then again claimed that he would be over the next morning to finish the work he started
on Thursday january 23
When Craig hipple did not show up, I called his phone that he claimed was broken and up to this point went right to voicemail but instead he answered claiming that because his phone was damaged he was unable to retrieve my phone number and that the phone he was now using was a different phone than the one that was damaged he then said he would be over the next day to finish the work he started he did not show up on Friday January 24th
on Saturday January 25th I contacted craig hipple he answered his phone He claimed that he was waiting on the replacement cylinder head to be finished at the machine shop and that he would be over the next day to finish the work he started on Sunday January 26th.

When he did not show up I tried calling his phone which went right to voice mail I left a message wanting to know why he has not shown up I also sent a few e-mail's requesting for him to at least return my parts so they can be accounted for also leaving my phone number he never replied to any e-mail or returned any voicemail messages

I sent him another e-mail informing him if he does not return my parts I will contact the police

on wensday January 29th I filed a report with the clark county sheriff

on Saturday febuary 1st Craig hipple contacted me via text message claiming to have had mrsa (a type of infection most common with intraveinus drug users) He then stated if I wanted my engine parts I would have to come to him and tried to threaten me with the police

I asked for the address and stated that once i had the parts back that I will drop the charges with the sheriff at which point he started demanding money for the parts expecting that I should still pay him for a job he did not complete
(even though he said in the first place I would not pay him until the job was completed)
he sent almost 2 dozen text messages that day he went from making excuses to trying to get more money out of me to just trying to threaten me I had to call 911 in an attempt to have him just leave me alone

on February 6th
A guy named tim called me Informing me that craig hipple was using his cell phone and that craig hipple had been kicked out of his home
this tim also informed me that craig was no longer in possession of my missing parts

on February 10th I made arrangement's with "tim" to get my parts back

On February 11th I met with tim and got most of the parts taken from my truck back

tim informed me that the heads were never taken to a machine shop and that craig hipple just used sand paper on them the head gasket set craig hipple also took was aparently sold off by crag hipple the day after he took them from me and that craig hipple had no intention of actually comming back to finish the job


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