It doesn’t matter how strong the food truck industry grows, there will always be people who are only interested in getting the most money out of it no matter who they hurt. It’s good that Nic Baliva is off the street, but it probably won’t take long for another leech to take his place. If you know of any food truck builders pulling scams like this, let us know so we can spread the word and get these people out of our industry.
RALEIGH, NC – The law finally caught up with Nic Baliva. Baliva is charged with obtaining property under false pretenses. Investigators say the charge directly relates to Baliva’s food truck company, Premier Food Trucks. It’s alleged that an out of state customer of Baliva lost more than $24,000 after she says she paid his company to build her a food truck but it never happened.
Since late 2014, Baliva has been the center of several Troubleshooter investigations.
At that time, he operated under several different names, including Blue Sky Dining and Bull City Builders.
Food truck owners from N.C. and from other states told me Baliva took their money to build food trucks, but didn’t do much work. After my story, Baliva closed up shop and said he would make things right.
A few months later, I started to hear from new customers who say Baliva opened Premier Food Trucks in Chatham County and Reno, Nevada. Customers from NC and across the country told me they also paid him thousands of dollars to build their food trucks, but were just left with empty promises.
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