Tom Betz once claimed bankruptcy, cited gambling debts

Thomas J. Betz, whose home and business were raided Monday, declared bankruptcy in 2002 when he owed debts to at least three casinos, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records.

We also are learning more about his business, TB Livery.

Investigators have not offered details of today’s raids thus far.

The son of the director of the Miami Valley Crime Lab in Dayton, Betz had filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Oct. 31, 2002 and had liabilities of $45,672.

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Creditors holding claims against Betz were Belterra Casino for $10,500, Indiana Gaming Co. LPA for $6,272, Grand Victoria Casino for $6,000 and Argosy Casino for $6,000.

He also owed money to MBNA Bank, Key Bank, Provident Bank and $1,100 in parking violations at Wright State University.

At the time, court documents showed Betz worked as a biohazard recovery technician for Protech and reported income of $250 per month. The bankruptcy case was discharged in March 17, 2003.

Tom Betz incorporated Springboro-based TB Livery, LLC, 42 W. Waterbury Lane, Springboro, in 2005 and was listed as its director, according to Ohio Secretary of State records.

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In 2008 and 2009 TB Livery had a contract with Community Tissue Services in Dayton to transport donor bodies to the Community Blood Center for the center to recover tissue, according to an earlier interview with the blood center spokeswoman, Amy Moeder.

At the time, Betz’s company was paid $130 per body, and Moeder said there had been no problems with the company. Today, Moeder said she is checking to see if the tissue center is still doing business with TB Livery.

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In January TB Livery filed a trade name registration for Dry Maxx, listed as a water extraction business, according to records with the Ohio Secretary of State.

In 2014 Melanie Betz signed a trade name registration for the company to also use the name All-Terrain Flooring Solutions, a carpet-cleaning business, the records show.

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