PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A company that has been accused of taking thousands of dollars from homeowners for improvement projects and never completing them has filed for bankruptcy.
Three Rivers Decks And Porches has officially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
KDKA Investigator Meghan Schiller first reported on Three Rivers Decks and Porches on Aug. 27 when it was learned the company had been credibly accused of promising home improvement for 18 separate projects, accepting payment, never completing the work and dodging the phone calls from the clients.
Matthew Walker officially filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on Sept. 1. He’s facing felony charges and says he simply doesn’t have the cash to pay back unhappy customers.
The Attorney General’s Office has told KDKA that the number of complaints received related to Three Rivers Decks and Porches has now increased to 20.
- More Charges Filed Against Father-Son Duo Accused Of Collecting Thousands Of Dollars From Homeowners And Failing To Complete Improvement Jobs
- Father And Son Accused Of Collecting Thousands Of Dollars From Homeowners And Failing To Complete Improvement Jobs
Multiple police departments filed felony charges against the owner Matthew and his father Alexander Walker. Defense attorney Sean Logue says the dad is just a volunteer roped into all of this.
And for Matthew: “He feels terrible, and he went from I think 13 employees to like three, and again I’m telling you that COVID played a big part of this — the shut down of the supply chain for the materials played a big part in this. He feels terrible, and like I said, right now he’s working right now to make as many people whole as he possibly can.”
So what does this bankruptcy filing mean for the victims hoping to recoup some money? A 341 meeting is in the works between the victims — called creditors — and the Walkers.
“I imagine that a number of them are going to come, they’re going to ask things about the dates things about the materials whatever they can think of so that will be their opportunity to confront him,” said Logue.