Michelle Schryver says all she wanted was to get her home leveled. Schryver is actually the care-taker for the 82-year-old homeowner, but paid to have the work done. Chris Mann, a family friend of the elderly homeowner, initially said he could do the job for $8,000.
Schryver wrote that first check for $8,000, but says every time Mann's crew would come out they would find more wrong and ask for more money. Each time she would write a bigger check. The last one was for $20,000. That was last September. Schryver said she hadn't seen Mann since then.
Each time they would talk, Schryver says Mann promised the job would be finished in three days.
After not speaking with Mann since January, Schryver called Eyewitness Wants to Know.
Ironically the day we showed up at the home, Mann had sent a crew to do some work. When they saw us, they got in their car and left. About 20 minutes later Mann called Schryver.
She put him on the speaker so we could hear the conversation. Mann made excuse after excuse why the job wasn't finished and said he really didn't want to be on TV. He once again promised to have the job done in three days. It took him a couple extra days, but Schryver says he had a crew out there and they finished up the work in five days.