Suspected scammer refuses to answer questions

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Updated: 2/12/2013 10:18 am Published: 2/11/2013 7:17 pm

Tulsa police and FOX23 News viewers alerted the newsroom about an ex-con allegedly selling shoddy home appliances on Craigslist.

Parked in front of William Doyle’s home near 61st & Mingo, there’s a red Dodge truck and in the bed of the truck is the advertised Whirlpool washer and dryer set. Also in the bed of a white Dodge truck there’s a Neptune washer and dryer. Both were advertised on a Craigslist ad that links to Doyle’s reported phone numbers.

FOX23's Abbie Alford knocked on Doyle’s door but when he saw the news cameras and microphone he slammed the door shut.

FOX23’s Abbie Alford continued to ask him questions to get his side of the story but he refused to answer.

Police say they’ve received dozens of complaints, issued tickets to Doyle, towed his cars but buyers are still complaining they are getting ripped off by Doyle.

Complaints include Doyle advertising home appliances such as washers and dryers and refrigerators and up the price on the delivery.

Potential victims say Doyle will come up with an excuse or say he listed the wrong price. In many cases the appliances don’t work and when buyers want their money back he refuses unless police show up with unsatisfied customer.

Alford: "Mr. Doyle I would like to have your side of the story please."

As Doyle continues to ignore the news, we find he has a criminal record where he was sent to prison for drugs.

Alford: "Mr. Doyle do you not sell appliances that do not work?"

The listed phone numbers posted on ads buyers warn about say the red Dodge pick-up seen in the driveway has a different paper tag on each delivery.

Police say if you think you have been scammed by Doyle or any other person with a similar story call police.

Police recommend you don’t purchase the appliance until you can confirm it works, pay only the listed price and get detailed information about the seller, take pictures and provide as much documentation.

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Carol - 3/14/2013 3:06 PM
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Bill Doyld just sold me a neptune maytag washer and dryer....the dryer doesn't work and the washer makes terrible noises. He told me he lived at 61st and Garnet. We paided him $499 for the set plus $100 delivery..we even gave him an extra dollar because we just had hundreds. I put a "Hoaxer Beware" on craigs list under applicases. He told me his daughter was married to a "no-good" that had nothing and she could use my old set for her. I GAVE it to him! For the last 5 years my hubby has been off work for a disability. We just got that settled last month, that's the reason we were able to buy this set...up to that point we made $600 a month and $400 food stamps. What a guy..he's the scum of the earth!

TulsaTruth - 2/14/2013 10:44 AM
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I live on the same street as this Doyle criminal. He is a nightmare ! He also somehow scammed the State of Oklahoma into giving him a Used Car Sales license. He operates a shady place on 11th called Pappa Doyles Used Cars. This guy litters the street he lives on with broken down cars, been doing it for 5+ years. He puts fake paper tags on these vehicles that say "Covenent". All the neighbors have been calling the police and state of Oklahoma for years. The Police won't do anything about it and there is a police officer that lives accross the street from Doyle ! Even he won't do anything about it. The State of Oklahoma refuses to do anything about his illegal car dealing, fake tags, and cars illegally parked up and down the street for sale.

Mayor Maynot - 2/12/2013 8:52 AM
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There have always been scammers. Our founding fathers said caveat emptor.
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