Theres this guy that bought a front differential from me 2 years ago. He paid me cash, but took forever to pick it up. Later on after the axle deal was over, we started to do some trading on stuff, and I traded him out of a car. Deal done, no problems, except it took him a while to get the title. So, later, he says he is going to set rid of his Blazer, and concentrate on his truck instead. He had an '80 K5, complete and running, but had some rust. He mainly wanted the 205 transfer case out of it. We talked, and agreed that I would trade him out of the Blazer, assuming he could keep the T-case. So, I figure, rather than take the Blazer apart if it ran and drove, I would give him a 205 and adapter I had at the time. Then I could trade him out of the rest, and get the Blazer complete. By now, I know his phone numbers and know that he lives in Deer Park, a small town about 15 miles north of where I live. So, I give him the 205 T-case, before even seeing the Blazer. We agreed that he'd just buy the T-case if the Blazer deal didnt work out. I realized the risks, but gave him the T-case ahead of time anyway. I was so busy and he was so busy at the time, we could never coordinate a time for me to go look at the Blazer. Made me a bit suspicious how he was always busy when I had time. But I remembered how long it took him to pick up the axle he bought from me, so I figured he was just busy. He also said he was looking to hire a couple people for this job he had of building a catwalk in a building at a mining operation. A friend of mine needed work at the time, so I set them up. The jobsite happened to be in Metaline Falls, Wa., which is 10 miles from our property in Ione, Wa. So, since my friend Greg is with him, I let them stay in my campers on our property during the 3 weeks they did the job. I was a bit leary of setting my friend Greg up with this job, since I hadnt really known the other guy too long. But I felt ok, because it was an official job. They were supposed to get paid partially 1 week after they started. When the week was over, I talked to them both, and appearently, the check didnt arrive. So, I talked with Greg alone one day, and find out that this job was a subcontract, and that Greg was working under the table...meaning no official record with the mining company of the hours he put in. I also found out that Greg had to loan him a bunch of money for food on their first week up there. Now I was getting worried. I stopped giving the guy parts in trade. A month past after the job was over, and he paid Greg less than $300 of the $1500 in hours he had worked. Every time he was supposed to bring more money, Greg told me he had some sort of excuse. I also found out that he borrowed $100 from my Brother in Ione, promising to pay it back the next day, but never doing so. By now I realized some of my initial worries were correct. So I kept calling, trying to schedule to look at the Blazer, which I knew by now either he didnt intend on getting rid of or never existed in the first place. Of course, I kept getting excuses. Another 2 weeks passed. I found out he paid my brother back $50 of the $100. But he still owed Greg $1200, my brother $50, and me a Blazer (or a 205 T-case, front bumper, and the other little things I traded to him so far). I had a SB400 motor in need of a rebuild and a tool box that he wanted as part of the trade. So, I told him, as soon as I could get the Blazer, I'd get him the motor and tool box. (I figured I'd play his game). I even offered to deliver the motor and toolbox to his house personally. Then I could at least know where he lived. And just like I expected, he made more excuses. He quickly disappeared after that. The last time I talked to him, I told him that I either needed to get my parts back, or he could pay me for them (I knew my parts were long gone, and he would never pay me). Never talked with him since. He also still had Greg's acetylene and oxygen tanks, and a part belonging to another friend of mine. So, he owes me, my brother and two friends about $2000 overall (in cash or parts). I saw him once nearing his disappearance from us; driving in town, and followed him out to the Spokane Valley, where he was working at another jobsite. As I was following him, I had Greg call his cell phone, just to keep bugging him about money. I stayed parked near the jobsite, and saw he was welding on some trusses (this was after dark). I wanted to wait and follow him to his house, but I didnt have the time. I ended up going home. That was last March. I saw his truck driving through town in September, and started to give chase. He stopped at a video store, and I got his lic. plate number while he was inside. He left the parking lot as if he were on his way home. I followed, but got a bit behind in traffic. I was determined to find out where he lived at least. So, were on the highway and I'm speeding to catch up to him. I see a truck ahead, same primer grey, same bumper, and keep my distance, so he doesnt think he's being followed. We get into Deer Park and he turns off into a parking lot...and I look in disgust as I see in the light it wasnt even his truck I was following! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Appearently, he must have been the truck in front of this one, who was no where in sight by now. So, I had to turn around and go home...but at least I had his Lic#. Ironically, I've seen him driving in town 3 more times since then...but each time I was either towing something or on my way to do something important. It's only a matter of time till I see him again. Now, if anyone managed to read any of that, anyone have any good ideas? I know we dont have proof of any dealings in writing, just witnesses. And I know my parts are either gone or sold by now, and he got paid for the job and never intends to pay my friend Greg the $1200. So, are there any legal ways to catch him? (probably not).