MOORE, OK -- Our “In Your Corner” team has new details involving an embattled Oklahoma contractor. Earlier this year we warned you about Shane Thomas.
Investigators say he embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from customers. He spent a short stint behind bars but now he's a free man and word on the street is he could be targeting tornado victims.
Victim, Chase Anderson says, “He's a car salesman. He's slick. He's one of those that are a predator.”
No one seems to have anything good to say about Shane Thomas. Subcontractor says he is master scam artist. There are s slew of complaints from shoddy work to cheating customers and failing to pay subcontractors.
Another Victim, Jeff Karr says, “I want to see the guy do time behind bars. That's the bottom line. With my last breath in my body, I'll make sure he does time.”
Thomas claims he is a sovereign citizen; an anti-government extremist.
Earlier this year NewsChannel 4 confronted him in court.
NewsChannel 4’s Scott Hines says to him, “You keep citing your rights, but what about the countless victims; the families you ripped off. What about their rights?”
Thomas says, “I told you we can handle that as a man. You should have called me back last night.”
Scott Hines says, “We're not talking about that. We're talking about your countless victims. What about their rights?
Thomas says, “They have them.”
Thomas spent a short stint behind bars, but he's since bonded out of jail. Now there are new sightings and new complaints in Moore. It appears Thomas is trying to rustle up business in tornado ravaged areas.
NewsChannel 4 found his yard signs placed at the entrances of several neighborhoods.
Scott Hines says Thomas is notorious for writing hot checks and facing a slew of felony charges. So far his anti-government stall tactics haven't worked. His next court date is next month and you can count on the “In Your Corner” team to be there.
Thomas has had continued run-ins with the legal system and recently was in the confines of the Cleveland County jail in Norman.
His latest charges are driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. In addition Garvin County had a warrant on Thomas for a case involving bogus checks.
Also, we weren't surprised when we began receiving complaints from tornado victims in Moore concerning Thomas and his lack of following through with jobs there.
The “In Your Corner” team will keep you updated on Thomas and his trek through the courts.
If you have a problem and need Scott Hines’ help, you can get in touch with him by heading to kfor.com/inyourcorner.