Brenda Kinney of Caristica Designs represents herself to be a stained glass window repairer and a “master gardener.”” We hired her in her capacity as a “”master gardener”” to design and deliver trees and plants to our residence. Under the guise of plants being on sale and going quickly – she requested a $7700.00 deposit

which we foolishly gave her in the form a personal check

which she immediately cashed. Although we repeatedly asked her for a formal proposal for the project (which she verbally quoted at $23

000)

she failed to provide one