A New Jersey man bought a house and chopped a tree down he thought was on his property, but turns out it wasn't, and when the town saw it gone, sent him a whopper of a bill in the thousands for robbing residents of shade and oxygen.
Leaving money on the table at tax time is something many people do. That is deductions - not taken by us when we file our taxes. And it could mean the difference of get thousands in a return - or reaching for your checkbook to pay Uncle Sam.
The job looked legit - a chimney contractor installing a liner to help a crumbling chimney. But when the homeowner says the company's own workman said the job was shoddy, it took consumer affairs, a judge and then 7 On Your Side to help her out.
When a school bus with kids on board smashed into a parked car in Farmingdale, the driver was arrested, but it's the young car owner who says she feels locked up because she couldn't get the bus company to help her rent a car to get to work.
It was a role reversal for this nurturing mother of 5. She's spent her life giving help, taking care of under-privileged special needs kids. But when her paychecks stopped, it was the caregiver who needed a helping hand from 7 On Your Side.