Apparently, GGRC and RML are so desperate for cash that Joe Thomas and the rest of the Gang of Six are attempting to double bill Deer Ridge owners.
Case in point: They claimed that owner Todd Novak had not paid a past water bill from a few years ago. After Todd went to all the trouble to dig up the proof that he had, in fact, paid that bill, Joe Thomas and the office staff then claimed Todd had not paid another bill.
This time, Todd took GGRC / RML to court with a Small Claims action filed on May 11, 2011.
In spite of the testimony by Joe Thomas in front of the judge, the Court apparently did not find Joey’s testimony convincing in light of Todd’s proof and documentation. As a consequence, the Judge ruled on May 23rd in Todd’s favor, granting him the following judgement against GGRC / RML:
This Is NOT The Only Case
The obviously false claims by Joe Thomas that Todd owed payments on old bills appears to be spreading to other owners too. For example, this is the demand letter another owner has received:
As shown above, this owner also has the canceled checks showing she did not owe the claimed $540.
Have YOU Been Overcharged Too?
Individually, this may not look like much of an issue. But together, they indicate a trend of trying to dig up long past billings and claiming that multiple Deer Ridge owners have not made some long ago payment. Todd’s win in Court shows that, at least in his case, the claims of Joe Thomas were false.
- Is it that Joey and the Gang are hoping to go back far enough in time that owners haven’t saved their canceled checks as proof?
- Is this an ongoing, desperate attempt by Joey to get cash from wherever he can even if he falsely makes claims like he apparently did in Todd’s case?
- How many OTHER owners are getting hit with this same kind of letter, this same kind of false claims over long forgotten paid bills?
- Conversely, is it that Joe Thomas is so incompetent that his operation can completely miss payments that were due – thereby making ALL of his accounting and ALL of his reports equally suspect of major errors?
Either way, in my mind, this shows, once again, that Joe Thomas is grossly incompetent at his job – or is it possibly an indication of ongoing fraudulent claims like the ones concerning Todd? Clearly, the Judge did not believe Joe Thomas and his testimony in Court.
Maybe, you and other owners should not believe Joe Thomas either.
Fire Joe Thomas Now
Either way, in my mind, Joe Thomas should be fired, for cause, immediately.
It makes me wonder, in my mind, why the “board” continues to employ Joey and even give him a recent 10% raise in light of the multitude of evidence of his gross incompetence and gross mismanagement of GGRC and RML.
Does it make you wonder, too?Tags: gross negligence, owner lawsuit, Joe Thomas, budgets, Fire Joe Thomas