Shannon Behnken, WFLA NEWS

Shannon Behnken


Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Shannon:

Driving school employees say they quit over lack of pay

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Chief Financial Officer of All Florida Safety Institute says the company is in trouble, in part, because instructors stopped showing up for customers’ lessons. Some of those employees say they had a very good reason: the company stopped paying. “We keep leaving because we’re not getting paid,” said Leslie Amoros, […] → Read More

Hillsborough County vendors: ‘Where are our paychecks?’

Some vendors under contract to provide services to Hillsborough County government say the county is behind in paying them hundreds of thousands of dollars and they complain they’re not getting answers as to why. → Read More

Tampa flower shop owner wants sign she paid for

Christine Vasconcelo wanted to spruce up her Bloomingdays Flower Shop with new signs. → Read More

Hurricane Ian puts spotlight on flood insurance nightmare

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, many homeowners are finding they don’t have the right type of insurance coverage to repair their damaged homes. → Read More

Experts: Don’t delay in filing insurance claim after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian left some with minimal damage and others with catastrophic losses. → Read More

What you need to know about filing a Hurricane Ian insurance claim

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, homeowners are assessing damage and contacting their insurance companies. → Read More

Bradenton couple questions refund after cruise ship hits iceberg

John Soehnel and his girlfriend saved for nearly a year for a 9-day cruise to Alaska, aboard the Norwegian Sun. → Read More

Plant City equine therapy business wants pole barn ordered in March

Better Call Behnken is helping a business owner after she says she paid for a pole barn she hasn’t received. → Read More

Thieves target Tampa granite companies, use stolen credit cards

Tampa business owners are out tens of thousands of dollars in fine decorator granite after a thief managed to steal more than a dozen slabs of expensive stone using stolen credit cards and a fake Florida’s driver’s license. → Read More

Online bill pay mistake sends mortgage payment to wrong lender

Chris Becker made one wrong click, sending his mortgage payment to the wrong lender. → Read More

Boat not repaired after two years, moved to undisclosed location

John McDonough turned to Better Call Behnken for help after he says a boat repair shop didn’t finish his boat after two years, and the owner wouldn’t tell him where it was. → Read More

Tampa couple pays twice for car after wire transfer goes to wrong account

TAMPA, FLA. (WFLA) – Steve Haynes and his wife thought they did everything right when they bought a Range Rover through a private sale. They went with the seller to her bank and arranged a wire transfer of the $24,000. But the money ended up in an account that didn’t accept wire transfers – and […] → Read More

Largo neighborhood still waiting on dangerous hole to be fixed

A Largo neighborhood is still dealing with a mysterious hole that is growing and causing more depressions to form. Property owners have done their part to fix the problem and want to know why the county isn’t moving faster. → Read More

Complaints pile up against Tampa contractor accused of not finishing jobs

Multiple homeowners in three counties are fed up with a contractor who they said collected money and didn’t finish work — in one case more than a year later. → Read More

Dunedin woman has to tear down ‘she shed’ after hiring unlicensed contractor

Kathy Watson’s quest for a little private space in the backyard turned into an expensive nightmare. → Read More

Pinellas County homeowners left with unfinished seawalls after county halts work

Four homeowners along Oak Avenue are now in limbo after seawall projects were halted by county officials. → Read More

Pinellas County homeowners left with unfinished seawalls after county halts work

Four homeowners along Oak Avenue are now in limbo after seawall projects were halted by county officials. → Read More

Pinellas County investigating unfinished seawall work

More than a year after four homeowners on Oak Avenue hired a contractor to build seawalls, the work isn’t finished and now county officials are involved. → Read More

Palm Harbor homeowners stuck in seawall nightmare

Four homeowners along Oak Avenue in Palm Harbor hired a company to construct seawalls behind their homes. → Read More

Plant City woman says she wasn’t paid for campground membership she sold

She thought the sale was a success, but the check never arrived. → Read More