Sunday, March 06, 2016

Upstate NY Jury Convicts Contractor Of Pocketing $3K+ From Homeowner & Failing To Apply Money Towards Home Improvement Job Contracted For

In Rochester, New York, WHAM-TV Channel 13 reports:
  • A local contractor has been convicted of stealing from his customer.

    [A] Monroe County Jury convicted John Cahoon of stealing in excess of $3,000 from John Gigliotti.

    Between June 2012 and July 2013, the victim paid Cahoon Construction Company to build a home in the Town of Ogden.

    Cahoon used the money for things unrelated to the victim's project.

    "John Cahoon was entrusted to hold the victim's money throughout the course of the project. Instead of putting it in an escrow account and using it only for the victim's project, Cahoon spent it on himself. The jury thoroughly evaluated the evidence and determined that Cahoon's conduct was intentional and criminal," said ADA James Egan.

    Cahoon was sent to Monroe County Jail. His sentencing is scheduled for a date in March.

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