Man Falls Victim to House Painting Scam

Man Falls Victim to House Painting Scam


YOU JERK.” FRUSTRATION AND ANGER FROM A MAN, WHO FELL VICTIM TO A HOUSE PAINTING SCAM AND NOW HE’S OUT SIXTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS. GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US. THE VICTIM CALLED OUR WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE AND TOLD US THAT THE PAINTER IN QUESTION HAD A LONG LIST OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AND EVEN AN ARREST WARRANT.. VALLEY NEWS TEAM’S “CHRISTINE STANWOOD” MET WITH THE VICTIM AND TRIES TO FIND ANSWERS. DWIGHT DAHL WAS EAGER TO DO SOME SMALL REMODELING TO HIS HOME…BEGINNING WITH A FRESH COAT OF PAINT ON THE OUTSIDE… DWIGHT DAHL “SIMILAR, A LITTLE BIT DARKER, LITTLE BROWN TRIM. WE’VE GOT A BAY WINDOW BEING PUT IN HERE IN ABOUT A MONTH OR SO.” EARLIER THIS MONTH, DAHL SAYS HE CHECKED OUT THE FORUM NEWSPAPERS ADVERSTISING SECTION…..CALLED A FEW PAINTERS AND SETTLED ON “TOM’S PAINTING”… HE MET WITH TOM DOHLEMAN AT HIS HOME….WHO GAVE AN ESTIMATE OF THIRTY TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS. TWO DAYS AFTER THAT, DAHL SAYS DOHLEMAN ASKED FOR HALF OF THE MONEY UPFRONT…..SAYING HE NEEDED IT FOR SUPPLIES… DAHL WROTE HIM A CHECK AND SAYS AN HOUR LATER DOHLEMAN CASHED IT. DAHL TRIED TO REACH DOHLEMAN, BUT SAYS HE GOT HIS VOICE MAIL. “TO FEEL LIKE YOU’VE LOST THAT MONEY, JUST RIGHT NOW. IT’S JUST LIKE, WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?” STANDUP: “SO WE DECIDED TO GIVE TOM A CALL. ‘HI, THANKS FOR CALLING TOM’S PAINTING WE’RE NOT AVAILABLE-‘, AND WE GOT THE SAME VOICEMAIL. THAT’S WHEN WE DECIDED TO GO TO TOM’S PAINTING OURSELF.” 1206 MONTE CARLO DRIVE IS LISTED AS THE ADDRESS OF TOM’S PAINTING… AFTER NO RESPONSE, WE DECIDED TO DIG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO TOM DOHLEMAN’S PAST… WE FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS CHARGED WITH OPERATING WITHOUT A CONTRACTORS LICENSE IN NORTH DAKOTA…..ALONG WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN DRIVING RELATED CHARGES. “HE PUT ON A REAL GOOD SHOW. IT’LL TAKE A LITTLE BIT BEFORE WE DECIDE ON ANOTHER CONTRACTOR.” DAHL SAYS HE HOPES THAT NO ONE ELSE GETS SCAMMED… “YOU KNOW, GET A LIFE. MAN UP. YOU GET PEOPLE’S LIVELY HOODS AND JUST HAVE IT IN YOUR HANDS AND YOU JUST SWIPE IT AWAY FROM THEM.” IN MOORHEAD, CHRISTINE STANWOOD, VALLEY NEWS LIVE.. SO WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE DWIGHT DAHL. HE’S TAKING DAHL SMALL CLAIMS COURT IN HOPES GETTING HIS MONEY BACK.. WE ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE FORUM’S ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT ON THEIR POLICY, BUT WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. IF YOU NEED HELP UNCOVERING FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY, CALL OUR WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE… 701- 237-6576 AND LEAVE YOUR TIP. A MEMBER OF OUR INVESTIGATIVE TEAM WILL GET ON THE CASE.

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