Report: #893963

Complaint Review: Steve Reed & Jennifer Betz

  • Submitted: Wed, June 06, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, July 05, 2012
  • Reported By: Elizabeth City North Carolina — Cheyenne Wyoming United States of America
  • Steve Reed & Jennifer Betz
    US Hwy 17
    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
    United States of America

Steve Reed & Jennifer Betz Stephen Reed, Stephen Christopher Reed, Steve Reed, Jenn Betz, Jenn Reed Two despicable con artists Elizabeth City, North Carolina

*Author of original report: mug shots of Stephen Christopher Reed and Jenn Betz photos

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These two are bad news bottom feeders.   Steven Christopher Reed has a felony criminal record for check fraud and so freelances as a "handy man" / construction contractor.   He claims to be a licensed general contractor and a college graduate; he is neither.   He works five main cons (but may have expanded on his repetoire by now): 

1) he takes a down payment on construction but never does the work 

2) he does some shoddy work, but buys extra materials on the client's tab and sells them on Craigslist or on the street for cash

3) buys the materials on the client's credit and then never pays the tab - - (i.e., the client could end up with a lien on his property).   

4) rents a place or moves in under false pretenses and then freeloads, promising he'll 'pay you tomorrow' until months have elapsed.

5) He'll offer to do an 'estimate' and then bill you for it. 

Jenn Betz is a co-conspirator.   She is both aware of, and complicit in, all the fraud. 

They both use their children, as human shills in their grifting game.  They'll tell you they don't have money for diapers or food,  until you give them 'work', a place to stay, or "loan" them money (which you will never see again).   They neglect their kids and, according to Jenn, ONE of Steve's arrests was for assaulting his son, Evan.
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#1 Author of original report

mug shots of Stephen Christopher Reed and Jenn Betz photos

AUTHOR: Elizabeth City North Carolina - (United States of America)

Steve Reed told me he was arrested at least three times in Mecklenburg North Carolina (go to and once in Elizabeth City, NC for charges such as fraud and bouncing checks, assault, etc.   That's the arrests I KNOW of.   I'm sure there's more.  Oh, and the pictures don't show it but his teeth are all broken off like a meth addict's, top and bottom.  
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