OKLA. CITY - For 28 years Pat Galegor has taken care of other people's kids.
“I love children,” she says. “I love seeing the day-to-day changes in the children as they grow.”
She's been searching for someone to keep the books at her home daycare business.
A family member recommended she hire Christy Burns and Carpenter Bookkeeping to prepare her taxes.
“She said, ‘I could have this done in a couple of days [and] I'll bring it right back to you,” Pat says.
That was way back in February, almost two months before the tax deadline.
The daycare owner says she can't file her taxes without the paperwork.
She says she tried calling Burns at least 25 times and even had her attorney draft up a letter to send to Burns certified mail demanding the bookkeeper
Right after our visit with Pat the In Your Corner team headed straight to the bookkeeper's house in search of Pat's missing papers and files.
No one came to the door, so we left Burns a voicemail.
The bookkeeper still hasn't called us back, but we know she heard us loud and clear.
Less than 24 hours after we picked up the case, Pat got her apology and more.
“This is my 2013 taxes,” she says, “[Christy] brought them over this morning at 9:30, all prepared, all ready.”
The daycare owner not only has all her paperwork back, but her peace of mind.
“I appreciate you so much,” Pat says.
Again, Pat missed the tax deadline and will likely be slapped with IRS penalties.
She's currently taking applications for a new tax preparer.
Finding the right tax preparer.