More people are coming forward saying the owner of a burnt out auto auction facility owes them money.
For the last two months, WINK Cews Call for Action has been showing you employees of All Star auto Auction who say they never got their last paycheck after the fire. Just a couple of weeks ago we told you that owner Mike Miski was arrested for insurance fraud, but now
Jose Echeveste and his family say they will suffer through this holiday season, blaming a deal gone bad with All Star Auto Auction.
"He promised he was going to return our money in 15 days and we are in December looking for our money," Echeveste said.
Back in August he and his wife bought a 2002 Cadillac from All Star. Echevesta says the owner, Mike Miksi never gave him the title to the car, so 30 days later Echeveste returned it.
"He gave me this check and I went to the bank and they said there are no funds," said Echeveste.
On October 11th, a fire destroyed the inside of All Star delaying the process even more. On December 12th, Miski was arrested for alleged insurance fraud.
"I don't know how he could sleep," said Echeveste.
Miski is now telling Echeveste All Star's bond company will reimburse him, but Echeveste says Miski claimed $4,500 to the bond company when all he owes Echeveste is $3,850 telling him the extra cash is for fees to cover All Star.
Miski told us he was quoted $4,500 from Echeveste after Miski forgot how much he paid for the car.
It's money that Echevete's family desperately needs for his kids this Christmas.
"There is not going to be presents like I wanted to for them," he said.