'Park Girl' looking for payments
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:34:23 GMT —
The infamous "Park Girl" fought back Wednesday, alleging that several customers that bought homes from her have stopped making their payments.
Joleigh Ares' attorney was in court asking a judge for that money. The Park Girl herself, Joleigh Ares, was nowhere in sight, but one of her attorneys told Action 4 News that payments for at least four homes legitimately sold by Ares have stopped.
Stephanie Frankie, representing the park girl and Priscilla Noriega for the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA), went before Judge David Sanchez trying to figure out where those payments have been going or why they haven't been made.
Ares is facing multiple fraud charges for allegedly swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers who purchased mobile homes from her La Feria business.
Her attorney said, an order was filed back in December in a Cameron County court to ensure customers who had gotten their homes and titles, did not stop making payments
However, Frankie said the court has not received those payments and if those customers have made the payments elsewhere, Ares has not been notified of that money.
The TRLA said this was the same as the restraining order against Ares, her business and others, preventing them from evicting or foreclosing on the affected customers and from shutting off their utilities.
Action 4 News will keep following this story and bring the latest updates on the "Park Girl" as it becomes available.