Dan & Susan Taylor were paying electric bills of more than $400 a month in their new home. They were already having some work done there, so decided to take one of the workers up on a deal to install a radiant barrier and more insulation to their attic. The man was Benny Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was already doing some electrical work at their home, and said he did "side jobs," and was more than capable of installing the radiant barrier and insulation. The Taylor's say Gonzalez told them he got a "deal" from the supplier, and could do the job within a couple of weeks.
Susan Taylor says Gonzalez told them he needed the money up front, because he was going through a divorce and was buying a new mobile home for himself and his three kids. Taylor says Gonzalez was already doing work on their home, and that convinced them to front the money.
Taylor says almost immediately after giving Gonzalez the money, he started with excuses as to why he couldn't do the job. After several weeks, Gonzalez even texted Taylor and said it would be best if he just refunded the money, but he never made good on the offer. That's when the Taylor's called us.
We tracked Gonzalez to his new home. Gonzalez said he has every intention of repaying the Taylors and promised to have the first $100 payment to them on Thursday, Aug. 2. Gonzalez made good on his word, in fact he did even better. He showed up at the Taylor's home with $500 and promised to make weekly payments of $100 until he has them paid back.