ABOUT SHAMROCK WELDING Inc.
INFORMATION YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU DO BUSINESS WITH THEM.
In December 2006, Glen Borsella of Shamrock mailed us a check for a rush
order of a Chicago Dreis & Krump SB612 sheet metal hand brake machine.
He said they needed the machine right away to start a metalworking job.
We shipped the machine to him and his wife Joann Borsella in Palm Bay,
Florida without waiting for the check to clear our bank. The check was
no good. See a copy of the bad check below.
In January of 2007, we offered them several opportunities to pay for
the machine by credit card but they just gave us excuses that some parts
were lost in shipping (though they signed the bill of lading that the
machine was received in tact), then they said they were waiting for a
customers payment to clear, then they were angry at us for bothering them
for our $4950.00. We even arranged a truck to pick up the machine but
they refused to load it back onto the truck.
We previously bent over backwords for customers in need of help. But
as a result of doing business with them we have changed our policy regarding
shipping a machine before the payment clears the bank because some people
are not trustworthy and it is difficult to know who is who.
We worked with Florida States Attorney office to begin prosecuting them
(see check fraud laws below) and repossess our machine.
With help form the Florida States Attorney office and the police department,
we did get our machine back.
But the only winner in all this was the trucking company.
Down below is a copy of the bad check they sent us and the statement
our bank sent with it.
If you would like to ask Glen Borsella for his explanation, their contact
Their address was
417 Commodore Avenue NW
Palm Bay, FL 32907
FLORIDA LAWS we obtained from the state of Florida website
OBTAINING PROPERTY OR SERVICES IN RETURN FOR WORTHLESS CHECKS, DRAFTS,
OR DEBIT CARD ORDERS; PENALTY. Chapter 832 --
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to obtain any
services, goods, wares, or other things of value by means of a check,
draft, or other written order upon any bank, person, firm, or corporation,
knowing at the time of the making, drawing, uttering, issuing, or delivering
of such check or draft that the maker thereof has not sufficient funds
on deposit in or credit with such bank or depository with which to pay
the same upon presentation. However, no crime may be charged in respect
to the giving of any such check or draft or other written order when the
payee knows, has been expressly notified, or has reason to believe that
the drawer did not have on deposit or to the drawer's credit with the
drawee sufficient funds to ensure payment thereof. A payee does not have
reason to believe a payor does not have sufficient funds to ensure payment
of a check solely because the payor has previously issued a worthless
check to him or her.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to use a debit card to obtain money,
goods, services, or anything else of value knowing at the time of such
use that he or she does not have sufficient funds on deposit with which
to pay for the same or that the value thereof exceeds the amount of credit
which is available to him or her through an overdraft financing agreement
or prearranged line of credit which is accessible by the use of the card.
(c) A violation of the provisions of this subsection, if the check, draft,
other written order, or debit card order is for an amount less than $150
or its equivalent, constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable
as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
A violation of the provisions of this subsection, if the check, draft,
other written order, or debit card order is in the amount of $150, or
its equivalent, or more, constitutes a felony of
the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or
PAYMENT NO DEFENSE.--Payment of a dishonored check, draft, bill of exchange,
or other order does not constitute a defense or ground for dismissal of
charges brought under this section.
BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)
After 30 day demand - treble [triple] amount in addition to
amount owed, bank & court costs & reasonable attorney fees.
American Machine Tools Company takes check fraud and any other non-payment
very very seriously. We will use any means to get our money and/or