A woman who received a bouquet of flowers delivered to her door at the request of a delivery man is calling for help in uncovering who was responsible for the delivery.
The ABC has uncovered a mystery which may have a huge impact on the delivery business.
Key points:The ABC has discovered the delivery company responsible for delivering flowers to people’s homes and offices has never been identified.
Key events:The delivery company was contacted in 2014 after the ABC identified the delivery man’s nameThe delivery man told the ABC he would not be able to pay for his delivery because he was a convicted drug dealer.
“I have been in the delivery industry since 1999 and I have never seen anything like this,” he said.
“We don’t have the luxury of saying, ‘well, that’s it, we’re done here, we’ve got to move on’.”
The ABC contacted the deliveryman, who declined to be named, but asked him not to be identified because he had a “particular relationship with the police”.
The man said he had been driving for the company since 2006 and that the company had paid him for the deliveries.
The deliveryman said he received a call in 2014 from an anonymous number who said they would deliver flowers to his house and office at 6:00am on the morning of February 19, 2018.
“They gave me a number, and I called it in and said, ‘I’m not a criminal, I’m just a delivery guy, what can I do for you?'”
The man’s address, a property at 2160 Kingsway Road, was provided to the ABC and he said he was told it was for the office.
“It was an address that the business had given to me years ago, so I had no idea what it was about,” he told the broadcaster.
The man, who did not want his surname published, said he called the number again in April 2020, and was told he would need to provide his address.
“This time they didn’t have a place for me to come and pick up my flowers, they just gave me this number and said they’d call me when they were done with their delivery,” he added.
The ABC then contacted the owner of the property, who was a repeat customer of the delivery service.
“He called me and he gave me the address of the premises and the address they had given me years earlier,” he confirmed.
“And he said, well, the next time you call I’m going to have to change my address, I can’t do the same thing again.”
The ABC found the business has never paid for the flowers and is now the only delivery company to be in debt.
“When we got the phone call, it just didn’t make sense, because we were in the middle of our business day, and we couldn’t pay the bills on the house, we couldn�t pay the rent on the property,” he explained.
“So we didn’t pay for the house and we didn�t get the flowers.”
The company, which has since closed, is now in debt to the owner, who said he would be able pay off the debt through the business.
“As a business, we have had a lot of money, so when you get a debt, you have to pay it back, you can’t just pay the interest off and just have a good life,” he stated.
The Businesses Tax Office has also confirmed it has no records of the company being in debt and has no record of a business being closed in the past five years.
The company has also denied any responsibility for the man’s death.
“The business has always been operating as it is, and it has always complied with all local and State legislation,” it said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Employment (BIE) said it was aware of the ABC investigation and was investigating.”BEE is aware of an ABC investigation into a company in which a delivery company is alleged to have been negligent in failing to pay a debt owed to a business owner in a number of circumstances, including a business that was found to have failed to comply with its statutory obligations, and the circumstances of the death,” the spokeswoman said. “
Our company’s management team is extremely committed to providing our customers with the best service and the best value.”
A spokeswoman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Employment (BIE) said it was aware of the ABC investigation and was investigating.”BEE is aware of an ABC investigation into a company in which a delivery company is alleged to have been negligent in failing to pay a debt owed to a business owner in a number of circumstances, including a business that was found to have failed to comply with its statutory obligations, and the circumstances of the death,” the spokeswoman said.
“BIE is committed to ensuring that all of our customers and employees are fully protected against any and all risks posed by the financial consequences of any business failure, and has a team of people dedicated to ensuring we are taking the necessary actions to ensure that businesses and employees have a fair go in the legal system.”