William “Bob” Robert Williams isn’t facing jail for theft in Parker County anymore, but he may not be home free.
In exchange for full restitution and a guilty plea, the Arlington businessman received five years probation Monday from Parker County District Judge Graham Quisenberry for taking more than $1,600 from a Hudson Oaks couple in exchange for flooring services he never provided.
However, the Parker County conviction appears to be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the allegations and legal problems Williams is facing.
Tarrant County records indicate the 56-year-old man, the owner of All Floors, was indicted in May on charges he stole at least $20,000 from a total of 22 victims between May 2009 and May 2010.
Williams has reportedly operated a flooring business in the Arlington area for years.
The Hudson Oaks victim also had a business in Arlington and had fixed Williams’ vehicles for a long time, Assistant District Attorney Robert DuBoise said. So when the couple wanted to get wood laminate flooring for their home, they contacted Williams in June 2011.
Williams gave them a quote of $1,643 and they wrote him a check on the spot for that amount to purchase the materials, according to DuBoise.
Williams immediately took the check to the bank at Walmart in Hudson Oaks, opened an account in his own name and took $1,600, leaving $43 in the bank, DuBoise said.
The flooring was never delivered, however, and, after six months of getting the runaround from Williams, they contacted Hudson Oaks police in January and filed a report.
Detective Rick Reese reached Williams on the phone a couple of times and was told he had received the money but was having issues.
However, when he tried to have Williams come in and talk with him, “he gets the same kind of runaround from Bob Williams,” DuBoise said. Reese finally obtained a warrant for his arrest in the case.