SAN ANGELO, TX– Two parents, William and Sharron Joiner, have recently come to the Tom Green County Courts claiming that their daughter, Stacy Joiner, had stolen their family business of thirty years and their home out from under them.
The plaintiffs claim that they placed their home in their daughters name, added her to their bank account, and signed over their company vehicles under "the premise of sheltering and protecting the properties from tax or other liens incurred by Plaintiffs."
The daughter has since prevented her parents from entering their home since 2019 by threat of police action and placed the bank accounts under her name only. Defendant has also fraudulently used Plaintiffs personal credit cards, changed online passwords, as well as changing postal services addresses, receiving and opening personal mail not belonging to defendant, has and is making unauthorized withdrawals from the business banking accounts, and changing company invoices directed to come to her as the recipient of the monies owned to the Plaintiffs family businesses.
"All of the breaches of her fiduciary duties to her parents have been done intentionally and maliciously to benefit her selfish interests to the detriment and anguish of Plaintiffs," the lawsuit states.
A company, Petrosmith, that owes the family business roughly $150,000 has been deposed for the case to give information as to the present relations of the plaintiff and defendant with regards to the management of W.F. Joiner, the family business.
"In April 2019, Stacey Joiner contacted Petrosmith. . . claim[ing] she had taken over the family business and wanted to know how to submit invoices. Around the same time, William Flint Joiner contacted Petrosmith and claimed that Stacey Joiner was trying to take his business and cash his checks. Mr. Joiner stated that he needed to change the mailing address on the account because Stacey Joiner had gained access to his P.O. Box."
Petrosmith elected to hold onto the funds until the matter was resolved and have since placed the whole amount of $151,500 into the Registry of the Courts to be dispersed pending the judge's ruling on the matter.
The plaintiffs claim that Mr. and Mrs. Joiner presently have no money to live on nor house to live in "as a result of the defendants actions. . . and the defendant has refused Mr. Joiner access to the tools on his property to work his trade."
The defendant, Stacey Joiner, initially denied all charges but has since been unreachable. Court officials have attempted to serve Ms. Joiner on six separate occasions with no success before handing the matter off to Private Process Server who attempted three more times without success. Pertinent documents where then posted on the defendants gate and that action finally provoked response.
In the course of these proceedings Child Protective Services were forced to take Stacy's children from her for reasons unknown and place them under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Joiner, exasperating the fact that Stacey's parents are without income and permanent housing.
The plaintiffs are seeking restitution for all loses and legal fees and had planned to have their lawsuit heard by the court on April 4 before a continuance was requested and granted. At this point the final hearing date is yet to be determined.
Story updated to indicate the home was taken in 2019, not 1993 as originally written (6/2/2021 at 10:15 p.m.)