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Old 08-30-2010
marvjeanm380 marvjeanm380 is offline
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Default M & M Truck Repair in Tacoma

I had an appointment at M & M Truck repair last week and when I arrived and saw Martin "the owner" I asked him how things were going. He said not too good. and then told me that M & M Truck Repair was no more, that it was not A & E Truck Repair and that he was no longer the owner.

Martin had been in business for 24 years and his book keeper had been with him for a long, long time. Ut seems that to facilitate doing business he had given her a Power of Attorney some years ago. She used that to clean out his accounts and put him so far in debt that he was forced to declair bankruptcy. The interesting things is that there is no way to prosecute her because everything she did was legal even though, in an honest man's opinion, it was stealing. Certainly not a wise business decision on Martin's part.

The state will not let Martin own anything for some number of years is my understanding. The repair shop is open under a new name owned by the employees who have been giving good service over the years. Service to my Bird was prompt, thorough, and not too expensive.
Marv & Jean Wheeler
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Ocean Shores, WA

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Power of Attorney is a very dangerous thing; I think it should only be used in life-and-death situations...

Mike Shaw
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Old 08-30-2010
Jim Harvie Jim Harvie is offline
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That's sad.
I read about that happening all of the time.
I know a guy that was a partner in buisness for 20+ years. One Friday before leaving on vacation (first in 20+years), his partner handed him a stack of papers to sign, and he did. When he returned from vacation, the partner asked him "What are you doing here.... you no longer work here".
He had signed his half of the buisness away, without even knowing.
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It is not uncommon at all for children of the elderly to do the same. My daughter works in geriatric social work, and very often the money the elderley thought they had, is gone. Sometimes it is the 'bad' child that the 'good' child trusted.
Gardner Yeaw
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Old 08-31-2010
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Used to go to him when we lived in Washington.
Good mechanic BUT the thing we disagreed with is Martin said it was fine to used 15-40 oil in Detroits. Said he has used it for years on work trucks that came in with no problems.
Told him 40 weight or nothing.
Other than that, it was a good experience.
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Originally Posted by Bluebird Bob View Post
the thing we disagreed with is Martin said it was fine to used 15-40 oil in Detroits.
That in itself speaks volumes. Enough said.
Rob Robinson
Victoria, British Columbia
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