Report: #1279952

Complaint Review: Gastonia Landscaping/Scott Pruitt - Gastonia North Carolina

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  • Reported By: Pat — Charlotte North Carolina USA
  • Gastonia Landscaping/Scott Pruitt
    202 West Fifth Avenue
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    USA

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Took 30,000 and agreed on terms of project.  Took monies on Sept 17, 2015.  No project or services completed.  Demolition started, with 2 carpenters.  Never heard anything after that except, to collect for 3 straight weeks in Nov. 2,500.00 more in addition, plus another 7,675.00 for materials or Mr. Pruitt said the job would be on hold until paid, he threatened to put a lien on me - WITH NO WORK EVEN DONE.  It is Jan. and backyard in ruins.  A family member has tried to get me through this project in order to restore my health due to the stress.

 

 

 

 

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 I have seen the work of Gastonia Landscaping. It is of exceptional quality. They turn lackluster spaces into works of art. They have had an unfortunate year being that it rained everyday from October to December. Not to mention a large amount of rain and snow in January and February. They continue to struggle to have good weather as sturdy structures can't begin without dry ground. There is a group attempting to "destroy" Gastonia Landscaping. It consists of (((REDACTED))), John Harris, Joann Roy Berard, Donald Berard, Penny Cashion Berry and several others. (((REDACTED))) John M. Harris is a drug dealer who operates under the landscaping company Dreamscapes of Boone. It is located off Red Fox Trail in Boone, NC. He has had several extramarital affairs in the Summer of 2011. His hobbies include online stalking, harassing, and threatening families for no reason. Check out his website www.dreamscapesboone.com.

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#2 General Comment

Scott Pruitt, the visionary of fraud, will steal from you

AUTHOR: CrazyMomma - (USA)

http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0487328&searchLastName=Pruitt&searchFirstName=William&searchMiddleName=S&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

 

Anyone who doubts Mr. Pruitt is a thief and a liar, please click on the above. Check out the laundry list of convictions and charges, all of which involve fraud and theft.  Additionally look up the stories Jason Stoogenke in Charlotte local news has done on Gastonia Landscaping.  11 complaints with the BBB just for this buisness alone (many more for his prior businesses).

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/bbb-reports-local-contractor-state/18212484

Shame on Mr. Pruitt and his wife Dana Lewis Pruitt with Jean Wells Travel for posting slanderous information about those who have stood up to him.  Apparently they are both so desparate and underemployed they have little else to do but create bogus websites and lie about people. Then again when you cannot deal with the facts, all you have left are lies. 

Anyway, as other people have posted on other threads about Gastonia Landscaping, Mr. Pruitt is a well known and longtime felon in NC, KY and some have posted in CO as well.  Financial fraud is his game.  Do not use or trust him.  Do not worry about the threats from his wife she clearly mentally unstable, she makes bogus threats every time Pruitt gets in trouble and arrested.

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#3 Author of original report

Scott Pruitt - Gastonia Landscaping

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Within the time frame of 2 hours of my rebuttal being posted, I have had Mr. Pruitt's wife to call me with threats.   I have the recordings on cell phone and have been advised to turn it over to police.  It does prove that Mr. Pruitt's family is checking behind him.  This occurred this evening.  So sorry, for her heartaches, but they can't be any bigger pains than what he has caused me , robbing me of my $ 31,000.00 between Sept. 28 2015 and Dec. 7, 2015!  I know he has claimed to have 2 small twins to feed, but guess what, I'm a retired senior citizen and a widow that saved for years to have a porch and deck added on.  Not only did Mr. Pruitt steal my monies, he took my dream and my little savings that I had put away for my wonder years upon the death of my beloved spouse of 30 years.   I taught school for 30 years and can not believe this happened to me by such a con man!

 

Pat

 

Charlotte, NC

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#4 Author of original report

Scott Pruitt - Gastonia Landscape - Mystery Company

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Mr. Pruitt is not having anyone do anything to him.  He has done this to himself over the progression of 30 some years. Ask his family and so called people that he said he went to school with.  He never finished, let along a Wake Forest graduate.

This man has never held a job in his life.  He aspires to live an above stately lifestyle without being accountable to how he society.  This is a very nonproductive human being that does not know how to be a responsible person.  Pity on him when the IRS finishes their traces of evidence.  I'm sure that he has hopes that his Mommy will leave him an inheritance- all of which will have judgements and leins on him, even if it goes to other sources, it will be traced.

Now the biggie is , ihe awaits for his inlaws dissolvement of any monies, of which is being depleted due to wife's father being a stroke victim...  Oh, but he mentioned the land to me that they had and the home!  Shame on you  "little biggie boy"!  Karma comes around. 

Your own imagination tends to take over and you believe in your lies, but you don't know how to run or even establish a company.  You must have legal binding contracts.  If you are going to continue being the louse you are in conning clients, you need to write down your lies.

Why would you spend time investigating yourself online, like "Ripoff, etc".... if you knew you had nothing to hide>

This man is the crude and low, but that is pretty nicely stated for the monies of $ 31,000.  that he stole from me.

 

Pat

Charlotte, NC

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#5 Consumer Comment

The Real William Scott Pruitt......

AUTHOR: John P. Lott - (USA)

Mr. Pruitt is a well known and long time convicted felon.  The first response above slandering all the people by name is by a dummy account he or one of his "associates" have started, of which he has many, in a sad and feeble attempt to bad mouth his ex-wife and those who are suing him.  His childish attempt to slander them is laughable (and actionable in court, but he knows that).  He also started a website for the Blowing Rock company above which he stupidly assigned the same IP address as his own website (so a 3 year old would know he has put up a slanderous website about a competitor).

Now, lets turn to some real facts about Mr. Pruitt, Gastonia Landscaping, Dutch Handyman, and American Home Remodeling (the last two are businesses he operated and had a number of complaints about).  Check out the glorious reputations of all these companies on the BBB website - not very good, even though he hired a service to try to rehab his reputation on there (laughably).

Here are the convictions against Mr. Pruitt along with their case numbers - all of which are public record and easy to verify:

In North Carolina:
 
Case # 2009CR 059733 has an offense date of 06/10/2009 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor failure to work after being paid. The subject was found guilty
and sentenced to 120 days and 24 months probation. The case was closed on 02/18/2010. The case is
filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2009CR 062911 has an offense date of 12/02/2009 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor larceny. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
02/18/2010. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2006CRS064341 has an offense date of 12/21/2006 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Thesubject was charged with felony possession of 5+ counterfeit instruments. The subject was found guilty
to a lesser charge of forgery and probation violation and sentenced to a minimum of 5 months and 24
months of probation. The case was closed on 09/22/2008. The case is filed in the Superior Court.
 
Case # 2003CR 058302 has an offense date of 08/15/2002 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Thesubject was charged with felony larceny. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2003CR 060376 has an offense date of 08/25/2003 in Davidson County, North Carolina. The
subject was charged with felony obtaining property under false pretense. The case was dismissedwithout leave and closed on 09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2003CR 060377 has an offense date of 08/27/2003 in Davidson County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with felony obtaining property under false pretense. The case was dismissed
without leave and closed on 09/19/2005. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2002CR 054568 has an offense date of 04/25/2002 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with misdemeanor failure to work after being paid. The case was dismissed
without leave and closed on 01/27/2003. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 2000CR 001408 has an offense date of 05/22/1999 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with obtaining property under false pretenses. The subject was found guilty to a
lesser charge of failure to surrender title/registration/tag. The case was closed on 04/19/2000. The case
is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 1999CR 011497 has an offense date of 02/17/1999 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The
subject was charged with failure to deliver title. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on 06/02/1999. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 1999CR 024599 has an offense date of 09/03/1998 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with failure to deliver title. The case was dismissed without leave and closed on
09/01/1999. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 1999CRS053352 has an offense date of 10/22/1998 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with a felony for passing worthless checks. The subject pled guilty and the case
was continued on the condition that the defendant paid $6,000 by 09/20/2000. The case was disposed
on 09/13/2000. The case is filed in the Superior Court.
 
Case # 1995CR 013862 has an offense date of 04/08/1995 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The case was dismissed without leave
and closed on 04/28/1995. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 1995CR 013864 has an offense date of 11/25/1994 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with felony extradition/fugitive of the state. The case was dismissed without leave
and closed on 09/01/1995. The case is filed in the District Court.
 
Case # 1993CR 033561 has an offense date of 05/19/1993 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The subject was charged with a felony for passing worthless checks. The subject was found guilty and
sentenced to 60 days and one year of probation. The case was closed on 01/14/1994. The case is filed
in the District Court.
 
In Christian County, Kentucky:
 
Case # 07-CR-00894 was filed on 12/21/2007. The subject was found guilty of felony theft by unlawful
taking over the amount of $300. The subject was sentenced to five years in prison. He served at least 18 months in state prison Hopkinsville KY for this felony theft conviction.
 
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Is this the man you want to trust with your hard earned money?  For that matter do you want him around your loved ones, friends, neighbors, even pets?  I sure hope not.  If you shake his right hand, the other one will be in your pocket.
 
It is clear from all the above he starts businesses, rips off a number of people, moves to another state or town after the heat is too high, then does it again.  He will keep doing it.  Stolen cars.  Bad and forged checks.  Not delivering services as charged.  The list goes on, the facts are there and easily verifiable as outlined above.  This has been his way of dealing with people for over 20 years.  It is not going to change or stop.  
 
KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH THIS MAN IS A MULTIPLE TIME CONVICTED FELON INVOLVING CRIMES INCLUDING THEFT, FRAUD, STOLEN GOODS, AND HAS BEEN SUED CIVILLY MANY TIMES OVER.  LOOK IT UP FOR YOURSELF IT IS TRUE.
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