Contractor arrested for theft by deception August 1, 2009Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
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Robert D. Hamway of Toms River, who is not a licensed contractor, was arrested and charged with theft by deception after allegedly taking money to fix a roof but never performing the work.
These cases are common but in my opinion, most of them are not criminal cases. Instead, they are civil cases where the customer does not want to go to civil court for a number of reasons. While I have little to no facts here, my experience tells me that the customer got fed up at some point and asked for his money back. However, Hamway may have dodged phone calls or told the customer that the money was on the way, when it never really was. It is that conduct that occurs after the transaction that tends to push this into criminal court.
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