Thursday, January 12, 2017

Home Improvement Contractor Gets Bagged For Allegedly Pocketing $85K From Homeowner For Renovation Job, Then Splitting Before Work Was Finished; Arrest Comes On Heels Of Two Earlier Collars On Theft Accusations From Other Customers

In Long Beach, New Jesrey, the Asbury Park Press reports:
  • A building contractor turned himself into police [] on allegations that the worker accepted $85,000 for a home renovation job but split before he finished the work.

    Giuseppa Caira, 52, of Mullica Hill, who operates under Giuseppe and Son LLC, was accused of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and tampering with physical evidence, according to an online statement posted by the Long Beach Township Police Department.

    A victim who hired Caira signed a contract in October 2015 for renovations and forked over the $85,000, according to the statement.

    Caira reportedly only finished a portion of the work on the home, according to the victim, and the report was filed with police.

    Officers released Caira [] when he turned himself in, according to the statement.

    Similar incidents arose in Moorestown and Lumberton home in the summer, according to a sister publication, the Courier-Post.

    Another victim accused Caira of misappropriating funds from a home improvement loan in excess of $75,000.(1) Caira posted bail.

    Earlier on that week of August 26, Lumberton police charged Caira with theft relating to the contracting business.
Source: Long Beach PD: Contractor billed customer $85K, left job undone (Caira reportedly only finished a portion of the work on the home, according to the victim, and the report was filed with police).
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(1) See Police: Contractor stole $75K from Burlco customer.

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