Thursday, January 21, 2010

2009.... Continued....

February continued with more crappiness...

After I returned from Colorado, and while I was still struggling with significant amounts of emotions, we received a phone call from the bank regarding our business account. It was overdrawn almost ten thousand dollars!

As a reminder, my husband and his partner had started a coffee business in 2008. My husband had fiduciary control, the only one with a check book and debit card.

Of course my husband called David Tieman immediately to find out what could possibly be going on. David Tieman played stupid, stating he would "immediately" run to the bank to get a current statement and then "be right over". He said this for four days. My husband finally went to the bank himself and found out the truth we suspected all along, without our knowledge his partner ordered checks and a card from the bank and paid all his personal bills out of the company account for the month of February.

In a nutshell, he had two weeks to replace the money into the bank but, unfortunately for us, he was not able to do so. We had to borrow the money from my parents to prevent the bank from closing our account and going forward with legal action.

I am forty three years old, can I tell you how much it sucked to go to my parents asking for money? And to be told by your partner, there was nothing wrong with what he did, he had to pay his bills!! I tell my children all the time, if you have to hide it, IT'S WRONG, plain and simple.

At that point, we should have taking a long hard look at the situation and looked for an exit strategy, but we were too emotionally and financially invested to see the true character of who we were in business with.

To be continued....


  1. That's just a horrible thing to do. I can't imagine doing that to someone, to just pull one over someone's eyes like that. I've had it done to me and it's just a terrible situation to be in, to trust in someone and then to have it shattered.

    I certainly hope things took a turn for the better soon after.

  2. Wow, I can certainly see why you're happy to have 2009 in the past. I would have a hard time ever regaining trust in a friend who would do such a thing.

    I hope things got better after that!

  3. I have read these all backwards, that is AWFUL! Having it come from "family" makes it even harder. I hope you are able to get this all straightened out, he is definitely in the wrong and needs to pay for it.