Wait, why exactly is Solito a "crook"? Unreliable, certainly. I wish he would come back at least once. He stands to make a lot of money off me if he did. He has not, however, cheated me or any of my friends. The reverse is true. For several (including me) he cut garments without taking a deposit, at his insistence. Beyond that, I actually owe him money, which I have not paid, again, at his insistence.
"Crook" is pretty harsh and, when not true, libelous.