On Dec. 1, Williams sent a text to Platt telling her he wouldn't be in to work on her basement until noon.
The reason he gave was "I completely forgot, I have my OSHA test this morning".
But Williams was in court that morning.
After that court appearance, Williams went to Platt's home with a list of supplies he needed for the basement job and a price.
Platt wrote him a check for more than $2,500 that afternoon.
"I never got the money back, nor did I get the product," Platt said.
At Williams' court appearance Friday morning, it was noted the lead attorney in the case for the Missouri Attorney General is facing a family health issue.
So another hearing was set for April as a result.
At that time, it will be decided if a plea deal has been reached or the case needs to be scheduled for trial.
Following the brief hearing, the 41 Action News Investigators caught up with Williams and his attorney Eric Roby outside the courthouse.
"At this point in time, there's no plea deal or anything at this moment, ok," Roby said.
When asked if he was trying to keep Williams out of prison, Roby said, "No comment".
At the end of Friday morning's hearing, Judge Jalilah Otto told Williams, Roby and Assistant Attorney General Lynn Stoppy if the case goes to trial, it might be next year before that trial would start.