Disgruntled Harlingen business employees say they haven't been paid in more than a month
Employees at a home health care provider in Harlingen say they have not been paid in more than a month.
"I'm an employee at A Dream Come True, " said Ray Torres. "It's not really a dream, it's like it's a nightmare."
Torres says he’s received two checks, one from Wells Fargo, another from IBC, but he wasn't able to cash them.
"I go into both bank accounts they have and they both say the same thing: The bank account is closed,” said Torres.
Other employees experiences with the home health care provider are similar to Torres'.
"I come out here almost every day and they just tell us that in 30 minutes, they're going to deposit in the account," said employee Irene Guzman. "And that this morning by 10, there would be money in the account, but I went to Wells Fargo and they said, no, they don't have any money."
Guzman comes daily to the building to see if she’ll get her paychecks for the last two months.
"Doors are locked--I don't know if there's anybody in there," Guzman said. "I’ve already tried this morning and the doors were locked. I just want my money like everybody else. We just want our money."
According to Texas Health and Human Services, the agency received eight citations from the state on Dec. 15, 2017.
Two of those are for failing to have the finances needed to carry out it’s functions and not having enough money to meet payroll.
Now, employees say they just want what they worked so hard for.
“It's just embarrassing going to the bank and for them to tell us: 'There's no money, we can't cash it,'” said Guzman. “Bills don't wait. Bills are not going to say, 'Oh let's wait'. It's really frustrating."