KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Head down to Patrick Wetherton's basement and he'll show you how he says he was scammed. Wetherton opened a freezer full of meat. There's a lot in there, but not $3,000 worth.
That's what Wetherton realized he was charged for the meat after the men who loaded up two freezers left his home.
"All I know is that if God loved liars, he'd squeeze those two to death," said 78-year-old Wetherton of Kansas City.
The retired Ford Motor Company employee said the door-to-door salesmen told him they were doing him a favor.
"They said they had a delivery that someone had backed out on," Wetherton said.
He said the men told him they would give him the whole delivery of chicken and pork for free and just charge him for the beef.
Wetherton said he trusted the men because he thought they were helping out an old man. He even agreed to sign a blank charge card receipt that one of the salesmen told him he would fill out after he had tallied up the order.
Later that day, Wetherton found the filled out receipt sitting on his smoker. That's when he learned the truth. It was for $2,837, plus another $255, which appeared to be added as an afterthought as a tip, since it wasn't even included in the total.
Although the white Tundra the salesmen drove had no company name on it, the credit card transaction tracks back to Ranch House Quality Meats, a company FOX 4 Problem Solvers knows all too well.
Last year, Ranch House was operating under the name Ur Local Butcher. Problem Solvers was contacted by two local customers who said they were either overcharged or received bad meat from the door-to-door operation.
The company is owned by Rodney Creighton and operates from an unmarked warehouse in the East Bottoms on Carrington Street. When we visited last year no one who worked there would talk to us. We got the same warm reception this time when we tried to visit again.
Last year, owner Creighton contacted us by phone and even resolved one customer's complaint by giving her her money back, but this time FOX 4 Problem Solvers has unable to reach Creighton, despite leaving him a message on Facebook, contacting his ex-wife and trying every listed number we can find for the company.
The Better Business Bureau has given the company an F-rating after a string of unanswered complaints. All of which is why Ranch House Quality Meats and Rodney Creighton are now official members of the FOX 4 Problem Solves Hall of Shame.
The Platte County Prosecutor's Office in now looking into Mr. Wetherton's complaint.