CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The woman who sounded the alarm on a monument salesman not fulfilling his orders finally got hers delivered.
Nearly two months ago, Zoe Koutsogoulas told FOX 46 she paid $10,000 for her son’s monument. Her son died two years ago. She ordered a beautiful, tall, Greek monument, but like so many others, she says the salesman, Tunis Selby, disappeared.
Today, however, wasn’t about him; today was about her son, George.
“March 29th, George died,” she said. “So the best present we give to him today… it's beautiful. Thank you!”
Winecoff Memorials heard her story on FOX 46, and took care of the remaining balance. Not only that, but they installed it for free.
“I can't believe it,” she said. “Beautiful!”
Everything was perfect; even the message she had inscribed in Greek. Koutsogoulas knows she’ll see her son again. She also knows the Selbys, who sold her an empty promise will have to answer to someone someday soon.
“These people [are] going to pay for this thing they do to all the families,” she said. “Not only to me… too many people.”
Two months ago, a piece of plastic was all that marked George Koutsogoulas’ grace. Today, however, a beautiful blue granite Greek cross stands as a tribute to a man who had many friends, and a man whose family misses him dearly.
“Thank you,” She said. “If you not knock [on] my door, I'm not going to have a cross today.”