All of my life my goals were to raise a family, work hard and help others. Unfortunately, a head injury and then other illness snack in and slammed many dreams away. I did learn though that even though I couldn’t work any more at least new dreams could be formed. This I did, I decided to write and paint. These are passions of mine, yet no money is made–this does keep me busy and I am happy to be alive. All of my life whether I had money or not, I always did my best to give back to others. This was a need to pay it forward to those who were there when I needed help.
Recently, my washer broke down. I needed help and put it on another site (i have a fractured spine and could no longer wash laundry in the tub) yet I felt so guilty to ask for help, I removed the request. A friend a few weeks later brought me a “surprise” washer that she picked up at a thrift shop. It was a surprise al-right. To no fault of her own the washer is a lemon. It didn’t work. When I asked her to please bring it back (and I paid for the surprise or gift), she decided to fix it herself. She bought parts that she felt would fix the washer. They didn’t work and then a week later she brought over a guy that fixed washers. What I didn’t know that he wasn’t the friend she said he was and found him on Craigs List. After he so-called fixed the washer and she paid him 133.00- he left me with a functional, noisy machine. Hopefully, never to see this guy again.
A few weeks later at 11:30 at night as I was getting ready to sleep. I heard banging on my front door. My name was being called frantically by this mechanic that fixed my washer.He was frantic and crying. He kept saying “his kids-his kids!” and since I basically thought I knew who he was…I opened the door. He fell into m y apartment and I had to move away from the door. Being 62, I don’t move too fast. I have a fractured spine. This man Kevin, fell into my home and started begging for money. He had this story (which he changed often) that his car broke down with his five kids and wife and they were crying and stranded…he talked so fast my head was spinning. I had to go to minor surgery that week and was taking pain killers. He begged for money about 140 dollars and I said I didn’t have it. He then became very angry and demanding. He wanted me to call my girlfriend who paid him for the work originally, to come over.He wanted more money. I told him NO. I felt my life was over. My phone was too far to call the police. He wouldn’t leave and I wanted him out of my home. At one point he tried to grab me and I pushed him away and told him not to touch me. There was an exercise bike between us which I was grateful for.
I finally in fear gave him my debit card. He promised he would only take out the $140 and pay me back the next day. He left and my head was spinning. He of course never paid me back but wiped out my account. I called him the next day. I had the receipt. I wanted my money back. He said,” I saw it…I wanted it and I took it.” He was nasty. Then he said he would pay me back Friday–he was stalling and I did call the police.
To make this short, when the Sheriff Deputy (Pasco County Sheriff Dept-Port Richey, fl) came over-all he did was quote laws (that I was screwed) and he cursed and yelled at me. To prove I am not lying my friend and her daughter were witnesses to his cruel behaviour and I just shut down.
The deputy got the perpetrator to come to my home. Which he wrote his side of the story in the complaint which were ALL lies and the deputy let him go. I couldn’t believe this. I tried to call the deputies supervisor for cursing, yelling and even making fun of me in front of my friends.–I was ignored. This is the holidays and I am so depressed. I have never been treated as this before. I used to work in Law Enforcement and even NASA Security when I was younger. I had commendations and was a hard worker and believe in justice and loyalty. I can’t believe what happened and how I was treated.
Now I want to get a new washer. I hang my clothes outside and don’t mind-it’s only me. Yet, also I am wanting to find a way to leave this apartment and go to a 55+ safe community–I need help moving and cleaning, since I do have multiple illnesses plus a fractured spine. I have lived here over 15 years and I need to feel safer and with some help. My car was stolen by my brother who has power of attorney of my sick mom —so I need help with transportation. I have always been a good loving person and am grateful to my friends–yet my life seems over—always independent and doing the right thing–now I am lost–ill and of course older…I have no clue what to do any more. What happened to justice and decent officers? I feel so lost and as though I am drowning–Thank you for reading this.
This dude that ripped me off is named Kevin Thomas Keller(possible alias last name : Fagen, Kelly, Kellee) he lives at 9136 Chantilly Lane Port Richey, Fl 34668- He phone number is 727-346-0788 He goes under Kevin’s Appliance and is usually on Craigs list or a flyer paper. He is a crook and I hope that Santa gives me the gift of him going to jail. Kevin knew I was sick and disabled and he did fraud to the elderly. Oh, and my machine still doesn’t work. I would love to have a new washer.
Thank you for reading this. Merry Christmas. May all of your dreams come true–and if you can’t help me–please pray that my dreams will come true and I can heal. Donna S.