Fox 5's Arnold Diaz is on the case of one local debt collector.
Stephanie Bowman operates Supreme Judgment Recovery, a debt collection business in Elmont, New York. She's also a convicted felon.
William Zaccari is suing Bowman for the 2700 dollars her company collected from him. Last October Supreme Judgment sent a tow truck to his Queens home, threatening to take his car away unless he paid an old court judgment he didn't even know about.
It turns out there was an 11 year old judgment against the Zaccari's from Century 21 Realty over a disputed commission. The Zaccari's however, had never received a copy of the judgment because they had moved. More importantly, the Century 21 agent says he never hired Supreme Judgment Recovery to collect the old debt.
Supreme Judgment Recovery sent him paperwork in the mail, asking the agent from Century 21 to sign it and have it notarized, giving them legal permission to collect the judgment against the Zaccaris.
Supreme Judgment would keep forty percent, but Wayne Rose, the agent, never signed any of the paperwork.
Heidi Munnikheysen is another victim. Last month Bowman's company put a freeze on her bank account. It appears Stephanie Bowman was again trying to collect money she's not entitled to.
It's not only just questionable debt collections that Bowman's been up to. She's been convicted of using her business database to obtain and sell people's social security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses.
Stephanie Bowman pleaded guilty in February to "conspiracy to commit bank fraud". She is part of a nationwide I.D. theft ring that stole $1.5 million from banks and individuals.