I-TEAM: Area fencing company accused of taking deposit, never starting work

KETTERING — A Local woman reached out for help after she said an area fencing company took her money.

Kim Wattermann called her dog Willow an “escape artist”, and said it’s the reason she was looking to get a new fence.

Watterman reached out to a fencing company in May, put $2,500 down, and was told she would have a new fence by September.

Months later Wattermann is without a fence and out $2,500.

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Wattermann thought she was talking to Dixie Fence, LLC, but her credit card statement shows a payment over the phone to “Dixie Fence South.”

The quote she received also lists Dixie Fence South.

News Center 7′s I-Team checked and both the Better Business Bureau and the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office show the two businesses as separate companies.

Dayton-based Dixie Fence, LLC has an A plus rating with the BBB.

Germantown-based Dixie Fence South has an F rating with the BBB, which said the company has 14 unanswered complaints.

The owner of A-rated Dixie Fence, LLC said his relative owns Dixie Fence South, but the companies themselves are separate.

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I-Team’s John Bedell visited the address of Dixie Fence South and called its owner. At the time of reporting, he has not heard back.

Wattermann said she filed a police report and a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

She said she wishes she would have researched more thoroughly.

“Honestly, I would like to just get my deposit back and move on and maybe let people know to be a little more diligent researching who they choose to go with,” Wattermannn said.

I-Team will keep following the consumer investigation and update this story as we learn more.

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