AMERICAN Pickers star Frank Fritz has struggled to pay off over $5,000 in taxes on his $155,000 Iowa farmhouse after being fired from the show.
The Sun can exclusively reveal that Frank missed September 1st, 2021 and March 1st, 2022 Tax payments for his home in Iowawhich brings the total debt to $3,402, according to the Scott County Treasurer’s Office.
Frank purchased the Iowa farmhouse on May 14, 2010 for $130,000.
As for the adjacent property, which he bought in 2013 for $25,000, he also missed the September 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022 payments as he owes $1,636.
His total property tax debt is $5,038.
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The 1,660 square foot farmhouse sits on 0.79 acres and features two bedrooms and one bathroom.
The house also has a basement, three garages, a barn and a shed.
Frank renovated the farmhouse when he bought it when he painted it blue with white shutters, according to photos he received from the Scott County Assessor’s Office.
Frank built a 3,240 square foot warehouse in 2015.
FRANK’s sober journey
As reported by The Sun, Frank appeared last American pickers during a March 2020 episode when he was taking some time off recovering from back surgery leaving him with 185 stitches and two bars in his spine.
During his absence from the show Frank lost 65 poundsas he leads a healthier lifestyle and is sober from alcohol.
He also told The Sun that he entered rehab for alcohol addiction in Iowa for 77 days.
Frank previously said: “I went into rehab and I’ve been sober for 11 months now.
“I didn’t like drinking anymore. My mother was an alcoholic and she died five years ago and it was alcohol related. My grandfather was an alcoholic and died. That didn’t suit me.”
Frank said of his treatment time: “They gave me a lot of information and we were fully booked for 13 or 14 hours a day. There was no sitting around in front of the TV or eating. They were out all day for an hour, then an hour and a half.
“They really give you a lot of alone time. I read 12 self help books while I was there. I didn’t fuck around. I really got into it. I went there to learn and to make the best of what I could.
“I had a great time there and also helped others who were struggling. It’s one of the best things that’s happened to me.”
Frank went on to say that he goes to meetings “twice a week” after the stint.
He said: “I sit back and listen and if I get one thing out of a person, that’s enough. I have a few sponsors and I also sponsor people.”
Frank said he would have been sober for a year if there hadn’t been a relapse.
Frank was open about wanting to return to American Pickers after his hiatus, as he said, “I’d still love to go back to my job, I miss my friends and my people and I miss being on the road and being able to see all these different characters.” meet. ”
He wrote on Instagram: “I’ve known Frank for as long as I can remember, he was like a brother to me. The journey that Frank, Dani and I began in 2009, like all of life, has had its ups and downs – downs, blessings and challenges, but it has also been the most rewarding.
“The support you have all given us has been a constant reminder of what the show’s message has always been; Through these places, people and things we all have a common thread. We are here not only to take care of the past, but also to take care of each other.”
Mike concluded, “I will miss Frank as will all of you and I am praying for the very best and all the best for him on the next part of his journey.”
The co-stars, like Frank, had fallen out previously, The Sun told of their argument: “I haven’t spoken to Mike in two years. He knew my back was broken, but he didn’t call me to ask how I was. That’s just how it is.
“The show is 1,000 percent geared towards him. I can’t even bend down to show you just how much.
“That’s fine. It’s like you have Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the frontman. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. It’s not a problem for me, maybe he has a problem.”
Mike’s younger brother Robbie replaced the original cast member.
have reviews fought since the occupation shocksince viewers have vowed to boycott the show due to Frank’s absence.
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