P J' s Daycare Why did they close so suddenly ? PJ's Daycare

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access1

Charleston, WV

#1 Dec 20, 2013
What happened ???
Here you go

Charleston, WV

#2 Dec 21, 2013
access1 wrote:
What happened ???
Where to start??? The staff quit because they were tired of not being paid. Their license was about to get revoked because the Matusic's refused to comply with the requirements, one of which included having an independent financial audit. That would never happen because they would get caught up in fraud. They owe the IRS for refusing to pay payroll taxes for over a year, Pam Matusic got caught with a forged college diploma (she never graduated), payroll has bounced for years, and there were continued licensing violations. It's sad that they can continue to take trips to Disney, drive luxury cars, motorcycles, RV's, and add a $120,000 addition to their $750,000 home when their staff can't afford Christmas gifts because they were never paid!
interested

Hurricane, WV

#3 Dec 22, 2013
Here you go wrote:
<quoted text>Where to start??? The staff quit because they were tired of not being paid. Their license was about to get revoked because the Matusic's refused to comply with the requirements, one of which included having an independent financial audit. That would never happen because they would get caught up in fraud. They owe the IRS for refusing to pay payroll taxes for over a year, Pam Matusic got caught with a forged college diploma (she never graduated), payroll has bounced for years, and there were continued licensing violations. It's sad that they can continue to take trips to Disney, drive luxury cars, motorcycles, RV's, and add a $120,000 addition to their $750,000 home when their staff can't afford Christmas gifts because they were never paid!
Can an employee of theirs verify this? Will anyone defend this?
doodie

Charleston, WV

#4 Dec 22, 2013
Here you go wrote:
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Where to start??? The staff quit because they were tired of not being paid. Their license was about to get revoked because the Matusic's refused to comply with the requirements, one of which included having an independent financial audit. That would never happen because they would get caught up in fraud. They owe the IRS for refusing to pay payroll taxes for over a year, Pam Matusic got caught with a forged college diploma (she never graduated), payroll has bounced for years, and there were continued licensing violations. It's sad that they can continue to take trips to Disney, drive luxury cars, motorcycles, RV's, and add a $120,000 addition to their $750,000 home when their staff can't afford Christmas gifts because they were never paid!
I thought their home burned. Did they rebuild??
per WSAZ

Scott Depot, WV

#5 Dec 22, 2013
WSAZ INVESTIGATES: Daycare Abruptly Shuts Down
CROSS LANES, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- A daycare center that served hundreds of children throughout the Kanawha Valley abruptly closed its doors, leaving families and employees in the lurch.

Employees of PJ's Preschool and Daycare in Cross Lanes tell WSAZ.com they hadn't been paid for weeks before the shutdown.

They wouldn't go on camera but say customers arrived one morning to find the doors locked.

Dr. Joe Matusic, a pediatrician in Charleston, ran the business with his wife, Pam, who owned the daycare. He says the decision to shut down was a last-minute, difficult move after months of financial struggles.
Here you go

Charleston, WV

#6 Dec 22, 2013
interested wrote:
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Can an employee of theirs verify this? Will anyone defend this?
Everything is a matter of public record with the WV DHHR. There is no defense.
Here you go

United States

#7 Dec 22, 2013
doodie wrote:
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I thought their home burned. Did they rebuild??
It did but they bought a new $750,000 one with insurance money.
access1

Charleston, WV

#8 Dec 23, 2013
Here you go wrote:
<quoted text>Where to start??? The staff quit because they were tired of not being paid. Their license was about to get revoked because the Matusic's refused to comply with the requirements, one of which included having an independent financial audit. That would never happen because they would get caught up in fraud. They owe the IRS for refusing to pay payroll taxes for over a year, Pam Matusic got caught with a forged college diploma (she never graduated), payroll has bounced for years, and there were continued licensing violations. It's sad that they can continue to take trips to Disney, drive luxury cars, motorcycles, RV's, and add a $120,000 addition to their $750,000 home when their staff can't afford Christmas gifts because they were never paid!
Wow ...I am so sorry to hear that ...I thought Joe was a good guy ...I have heard really bad stories about his second wife ...Pam ... His first wife was a real Monster ...apparently he has real problems too ...:(
concerned parent

Stafford, VA

#9 Dec 23, 2013
This is all very concerning. My children go to him at ABC Pediatrics in CAMC. I've seen pictures of his wife and heard she is superficial...has the kids involved in competition cheerleading which is very expensive by itself. It's upsetting to hear they can't pay their workers but can have all these expensive things. Men who end up with high maintenance controlling women are bound to have problems. I will switch Drs for my kids to someone with more kindness and integrity, personal morals and values.
Plzzz

Charleston, WV

#10 Dec 23, 2013
The last time I was in his office he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt that I would be ashamed to put in a Goodwill bag. My mechanic dresses more professional than this man and people trust him with their children? Confuses me....
concerned parent

Stafford, VA

#11 Dec 23, 2013
Plzzz wrote:
The last time I was in his office he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt that I would be ashamed to put in a Goodwill bag. My mechanic dresses more professional than this man and people trust him with their children? Confuses me....
We'll I don't care what he looks like of he's a good doctor and a good person. But I can't in good conscious support someone who doesn't support their own workers who make what they do possible.
santa claus

Charleston, WV

#12 Dec 24, 2013
Something is just not right here. This man should be rolling in the money. Financial hardship? Sounds like he and his family are living way beyond their means or have perhaps an expensive habit.
Dkckdksndidj

Nitro, WV

#13 Dec 27, 2013
My kids go to him, he's a good doctor. I'm sorry for all the employees and parents or relied on daycare there, but as far as it getting shut Down it's about damn time! They screwed me over time and time again, so really she deserved it.
doc a doo

Charleston, WV

#14 Dec 27, 2013
This man needs to be investigated by the IRS. If I were an employee that had not received pay for work, I would call and report him. You gotta hit him where it hurts...his pockets.
cheers

Stafford, VA

#15 Dec 28, 2013
I was affiliated with these DAYCARES for several years. The workers were rarely paid, paid with personal checks, checks that were issued bounced regularly. They had to call the bank and find out when they could cash them.
Joe is a victim of a crazy gold digging woman. Pam has ruined him and his name- but he allowed it.
It's a very tragic situation that many people have been put in the middle of. Pam is a user, liar, and a cheat.
She has lied about her education, she has forged tax documents for years. She has lied to DHHR, licensing and just about everyone she comes in contact with.
The employees stayed because of the kids and the parents. But they could only take so much for so long.
get rid of her

Weston, WV

#16 Dec 28, 2013
joe u r a good man---a good MD----used to be highly respected.
DUMP THAT GOLD DIGGING BIOTCH----she will drag you down.
Kelly

Stafford, VA

#17 Dec 28, 2013
get rid of her wrote:
joe u r a good man---a good MD----used to be highly respected.
DUMP THAT GOLD DIGGING BIOTCH----she will drag you down.
What do you mean by "will" seems to me that she's in the process of doing just that. I have no respect for him because he is supporting her unethical behavior. You would think a man of his "former" morales would be able to see right through her.
justwondering

Charleston, WV

#18 Dec 30, 2013
How long has this been going on? I remember when all of the PJ'S Daycares was popping up everywhere. From Cross Lanes to Winfield. I thought about working at one, seemed pretty legit. I normally don't buy into the whole Topix chatter but seeing as how it's all over the News it must be legit. Terrible! Think about all of the families involved. From customers to employees. Such a shame!
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For years

United States

#21 Jan 6, 2014
justwondering wrote:
How long has this been going on? I remember when all of the PJ'S Daycares was popping up everywhere. From Cross Lanes to Winfield. I thought about working at one, seemed pretty legit. I normally don't buy into the whole Topix chatter but seeing as how it's all over the News it must be legit. Terrible! Think about all of the families involved. From customers to employees. Such a shame!
Payroll has bounced for years! She also forged billing for years! Long before the other daycares opened. There's a reason none of them stayed open long.
Clmom

Greenville, VA

#22 Jan 23, 2014
Pam's Director, Yvonne, from pjs is actually opening a new center in cross lanes under batteries plus... Guess she can do that since it's not going to be in Pam's name this time...just with Pam's help :/

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