DENVER – A Colorado Springs private investigator who says he was stiffed four years ago by the current chair of the state’s largest association of private investigators and who says the chair was lying when he said last month that he has since paid up says he was called Feb. 5 by the chair and received payment the next day.
“On Wednesday, 5 February 2014, I received a personal phone call from Chris Bray,” Tom Pitts of Colorado Springs wrote in a Feb. 7 email addressed to the Private Investigator Blog and two others. “Mr. Bray apologized for the nearly five-year delay in paying The Delta Company’s past-due invoices. He stated to me that he really believed that he had paid these a long time ago. However, he indicated that he would remit on the invoices immediately. On Thursday, 6 February 2014, I received a company check issued by Chris Bray for the $140.00 past due amount of these outstanding invoices.
“I accepted the apology from Mr. Bray and I also accepted/deposited his check. Permit me to be clear; under NO circumstances is the acceptance of Mr. Bray’s apology and remittance to be construed as an endorsement of Chris Bray, or the PPIAC. I am wholeheartedly against the current licensing bill before the legislature. Further, this acceptance is in no way a waiver of my previously stated position regarding Chris Bray, the PPIAC, or this licensing legislation.”