|Published:||Apr 22, 2010 4:03 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 22, 2010 4:03 PM EDT|
A woman got a job after responding to an ad on Craigslist. She worked for a few days, but never got paid The man who hired her said it's not his fault.
The womans job was to drive a man around so he could find palm trees to buy, then sell... but he said no one is buying them from him - leaving him without money.
Brenda Bryant thought she would make some green when she responded to an ad on Craigslist. It said she would make up to 500 dollars a week - just to be a mans personal taxi driver while he rode around Lee County looking for palm trees to buy.
"I was driving him around and looking for trees in Cape Coral. I burned 70 dollars and a tank of gas and I worked for the man 14 hours."
Bryant said she is not getting paid.
"I need my money. I've got two kids."
She said after her work was done, the Craigslist poster, Dick Woodby, told her she won't get money until he gets money - by re-selling the palm trees.
But on the phone, Woodby said he told her that was the deal from the start - even though it is not mentioned in the job posting. It's something that has Bryant's husband fired up.
"At least be honest with people and tell them what it is before they get into it as far as she did."
Woodby acknowledges he owes Bryant money, but said he is a victim too - also out money.
"I'm not being paid either. As soon as I get paid, it's 125 dollars, but I don't know if I'm going to get paid for the trees."
For Bryant, that excuse is not enough.
"If he wants to pay, fine. If he doesn't, I'll find someway, the legal way, to get even."
Woodby said he planned to sell the trees to a company in Tampa, but doesn't know if they are going to buy them. WINK News called the company and left a message, but have not heard back.