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RCSO: Augusta Business Owners Rip Off Church


The owners of an Augusta business have been arrested after an Illinois church claimed they paid $33,000 for a concession trailer that hasn't been delivered.
Anthony Pearson, 42, and Monica Pearson, 28 (pictured), are the owners of ProConcession Trailers on 3114 Augusta Tech Drive. They accepted the large amount of money from the Bethel Temple of God (of Mounds, Illinois) to build the concession trailer.
The trailer was delivered to the church last April, but it was not up to the specifications agreed upon, according to a sheriff's report. The church returned it to the Augusta  business with an agreement it would be replaced with their correctly-built trailer, a sheriff's report says.
"Neither the original trailer nor the promised one ... have been delivered back to the victim, nor has any money been refunded," a sheriff's report says.
The Pearsons, who live in Harlem, Ga., have been charged with four counts of theft by deception, although it's not clear what the other three counts are for.
The Better Business Bureau's website shows multiple complaints against the Augusta business for delivery issues, problems with products and advertising/sales issues. The business is accused of failing to resolve complaint issues in three cases and not responding to the Better Business Bureau regarding seven complaints.
The BBB website says ProConcession Trailers has several alternate business names, including Chasony's Concession Trailer Sales & Rentals, Pearson & Pearson Enterprises, Inc., and Five Diamond Trailers, Inc.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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