To Be (Safely) Clear
September 19, 2011 2:11 PM Subscribe
Our mover, licensed and bonded, turned out to be a criminal. He stole some of our things but even worse is that he's listed in the sexual offender directory. We're already warning others in our reviews but could/should we be more explicit?
posted by R2WeTwo to law & government (46 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We wrote, "Not recommended, very serious concerns including things missing. If you feel you must use them suggest doing your research first." Is this enough of a hint? When we spoke with his office manager, who is also a relative, she told us it was a case of being 18 with a 16-year old girlfriend, as if that excused it. Since then we've learned that there have been three offenses, the second "bonded out" (whatever that means) and the third just last year and currently held over in circuit court. All this is new to us and we're unsure how much we can say in the review without retaliation legal or otherwise. They paid us for the items we knew were missing immediately but we've since found other things. The office manager hinted that the theft has been an ongoing issue and assured us that he would not be alone in a home again, We saw them all in action, though, and it's clear that he gives the orders. We tried to learn more details of the offenses but the courthouse clerk just referred us to an old, DOS terminal with no instructions.
Is this review sufficient or can you suggest any improvements? We can't afford to consult a lawyer and Legal Aid says they can only help if we're sued, which we'd like to avoid.