(WMC-TV) - The first $500 money order cleared the bank.
Jerry Breedlove's making payments and apologies -- after Linda Corti turned him into a website 'wanted poster.'
The Collierville, TN, handy-man has admitted to falsifying invoices to defraud Corti of $3,054.75.
Corti had hired Breedlove to purchase and install 18 recessed lights and their hardware for part of her East Memphis home renovation. Breedlove had performed work on her home before, so Corti said she felt comfortable hiring him again.
Breedlove presented Corti with invoices from Graham's Lighting, 550 S. Cooper St., indicating he bought the equipment. The invoices included a bill for $3,054.75 to cover the cost.
Corti paid the bill.
Then Breedlove stopped returning her calls -- and never returned to do the job.
"So I thought what could I do myself to really...not just necessarily get back at him, but let the community know not to hire him," Corti said.
What Corti, a graphic artist by trade, did -- was design a website: JerryBreedlove.com.
She actually bought the web rights to his name. "I think it was probably $28 or something," she said.