Master Craft Stucco company has won a $26,000 judgement against Sheree Whitfield for not paying up after work was done on Chateau Sheree.
Not only did the company get a judgement against Sheree, but their attempt to collect their coins by garnishing her wages has been unsuccessful because the house isn’t in her name.
The company first filed the lien in July 15, 2015. It received no response.
On May 9, 2016, a Fulton County superior judge Tom Campbell rewarded the company a lien on Whitfield’s home to the tune of $26,586.41, plus $1,981.50 in interest and court costs.
Emory Potter, the attorney for Master Craft Stucco, said in an exclusive interview last week that he tried to garnish Whitfield’s wages but since the home is not under her name, “we haven’t been able to find bank accounts to garnish.”
He had a sheriff show up at Whitfield’s door in December, 2016. She did not have the money off hand, he said.
Potter is gathering other lien holders and may try to force Whitfield to sell the property so they can collect their judgment.
She had paid some of the stucco payments before the company filed suit but nothing since, Potter said.
The property, he said, was purchased at foreclosure and has no mortgage. He said the property over the past few years has had ownership transferred among Whitfield, other family members and these corporations. She began building the home from the ground up around 2012.
Earlier this year, Heritage Landscape Group sued Sheree for $10,012.50 in alleged unpaid bills for landscaping work and for their help in getting her get a certificate of occupancy. There’s no word on whether she actually has that certificate of occupancy or not.