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Colorado Springs man who ran a fencing business is wanted by authorities, has a history of theft and lawsuits

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – For months, KKTV 11 Information has been listening to from individuals who tried to do enterprise with a Colorado Springs man named Gary Gardner and had a horrible expertise.

Some individuals who have reached out declare Gardner, the proprietor of Spartan Fence Firm, was employed to do work, paid after which ghosted them.

KKTV 11 Information began investigating Gardner in July and realized there have been felony prices filed towards him for theft and crimes towards at-risk individuals, a category 4 felony. When 11 Information confronted Gardner at his house in July, he claimed he plans on reimbursing everybody. He additionally claimed he’s affected by two tumors in his mind. When 11 Information requested for any kind of medical documentation to show he’s being handled for tumors, Gardner didn’t present any.

In arrest papers for Gardner that 11 Information obtained, the investigator created a timeline for one case. The affidavit says the sufferer signed a contract for work on a brand new fence to start out on Feb. 21, 2022 and finish Feb. 22, 2022. The sufferer claims Gardner by no means confirmed up and he or she had hassle contacting him a number of instances from Feb. 26 via March 2. On March 2, Gardner allegedly despatched a textual content claiming he had knee surgical procedure. On March 21, the sufferer despatched an On the spot Message saying she wished the deposit again, about $4,300. On April 22, the sufferer obtained a examine nevertheless it bounced.

On April 27, the sufferer obtained a letter from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Division stating an try was made on April 15 to serve the suspect a summons, however the deputy was instructed by the suspect that the case was settled out of courtroom. The particular person serving the suspect by no means confirmed that with the sufferer.

As of Tuesday night time, Gardner has missed a number of courtroom dates and there may be an open warrant for his arrest.

The arrest papers add Gardner was discovered responsible in 2006 of theft towards an at-risk grownup. Gardner and his firm have been sued at the very least 11 instances since 2019, in response to the affidavit.

11 Information additionally realized Gardner was discovered responsible of theft in Could of 2021 in Douglas County.

A number of individuals inform 11 Information every time they tried to file a police report for Gardner and his enterprise, they have been instructed it was a civil matter.

Gardner was scheduled to seem in courtroom on Tuesday, however by no means confirmed.

Gardner has by no means taken a cellphone name from KKTV 11 Information. He stopped speaking over e-mail and regardless of a number of visits to his house since July, he isn’t responding to our request for extra info on why he’s skipping out on courtroom. His subsequent courtroom look is schedule for Oct. 6.

When you really feel you have been a sufferer of Gardner and also you’re prepared to speak on digital camera about your expertise, please e-mail news@kktv.com.

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