Another former Plumbing Rescue worker arrested

Clearwater, Florida -- There has been another arrest involving a former employee of Plumbing Rescue, a company that 10 Investigates has received several complaints about from consumers. Many of the complaints are from senior citizens who say they were grossly overcharged.

The latest arrest comes after 10 investigates did several stories about Plumbing Rescue and what the Department of Insurance Fraud says are questionable practices.

Tuesday ,Todd Stackhouse was arrested on five counts of grand theft and two of commencing a project without a permit. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.

Two weeks ago Department of Insurance Fraud Investigators arrested another former Plumbing Rescue employee, Brandon Knowles, who was also charged with several counts of grant theft and several counts of commencing a project without a license.

As Knowles was being arrested, 10 Investigates asked: "Was taking advantage of people," but before the question was finished, Knowles said to the arresting detective, "Would you put me in the car. Do we have to do this? I don't want to do this. I don't want to speak with you, sir."

10 Investigates asked Knowles as he was being put in the car , "Did you want to take advantage of elderly people? " He never answered. Knowles was also arrested in Tampa earlier this summer because he opened a new plumbing company and was using the license of a plumber in the Panhandle, not his own.

Meantime, the owner of Plumbing Rescue, Jim Myers, was not charged and is not expected to be. However, he agreed to close down the business that has been the target of the state for several months.

In a sad note, one of the senior citizens 10 Investigates featured in the reports and was a victim according to the state, Peggy Mister died in May and there is concern that case might be in jeopardy.


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