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August 28th, 2012

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11:19 pm - Mike Preston
Few years ago I was ripped off by an HVAC guy named Mike Preston who promised to install a geothermal furnace and ran away with our down payment. His original company was called Max Air Geothermal which went bankrupt, later on I learned that this was not the first, and sadly it wasn't the last since he later created Fairway Mechanical through which was also ripping off people according to few commenter who visited the blog (Thanks guys for sharing your stories), in fact one user said that he is ripping banks off now, nice! So I decided to check whatever happened to his company and sure enough the website was down saying that it "has been suspended due to non-payment" well that sounds like Mike Preston alright.... I hope they can get their money!

Anyway, the thing is that I am not sure how such crooks can stay outside of jail and keep repeating their fraud activities without police ridding people out of them, quite surprising. His fraud has been commited against dozens of people yet he is still out and about, more importantly, how can such a scumbag live with themselves? How can they sleep at night?

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Date:October 15th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)

sentencing come one come all

We're the family featured in the Star articles. Mike is being sentenced tomorrow (October 15, 2012) up at Newmarket courtroom T2 at 9:00am, after pleading guilty on all charges (related to the docket on our file and several other families). We were defrauded by him in 2008 - it's taken 4 years for this day to come!!!
I strongly encourage everyone, especially you recently defrauded people, to show (freak him out), touch base and connect with the crown and possibly set up a new docket (or set the wheels in motion). I'd like to set up a FB page with our stories under his name. I'll take pix tmrw.

Nadine B
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Date:October 16th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: sentencing come one come all

Hi Nadine,
Thanks for the update. Unfortunately I did not read your comment until now, so I guess I missed the chance to go to court.
I am glad that justice is finally being served! Please keep us updated on whatever happened.
Date:October 16th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)

Re: sentencing come one come all

So good news!!!!!!!!!!!!! He got max sentence suggested by the Crown: 6 months PLUS full restitution order. When he gets out, he has 30 days to pay into amounts or goes back to jail. He came dressed in his "costume" - the hapless working man - dirty golf shirt and jeans. He jumped up and tried to beg the judge; "But I need to work..." She told him to sit down and agreed with the crown that the term should be served consecutively (no weekends, not broken up by visits home...YES!!). He started bawling, wiping his eyes. The court was full of burly officers. They cuffed him and took him to jail!!! Right away!! He was asking about his car, asking if he could phone his family - they told him; "You get one call in jail"!! It was a total movie moment. I took pix of him cuffed, and asked him if he remembered telling me all those years ago that there was nothing I could do??? He just shook his head like he was being wronged. The cops escorted him through a crowded waiting room, while we followed and took pix. He would have been utterly humiliated. People were craning to get a good look at this "criminal". Such an important day emotionally. Now on to our architect :P Crown and Consumer Protection would like you to commence an action as well.
Date:February 20th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)

Mike preston

Unfortunately he got me too for a large sum. I'm glad to hear he has finally has been caught, hopefully he will get a lengthy sentence and have to watch out when hes in the shower too. I know he was mixed up with a HVAC company in Hamilton on Parkdale Ave, I think they were just the same as him too.
I do have the address and also the licence plate number of his vehicle if anyone wants them.
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Date:February 21st, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)

Re: Mike preston

Sorry to hear that....
Hopefully you get your money back in the future

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