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Scam Contractor. Vanished with money.

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Jancanyon

New member
What is the name of your state? Wy

I hired a contractor to finish my bathroom at a rental. He told me he could do everything -- wiring, plumbing, etc. He started the job, but the state inspector looked at the wiring and the contractor had no clue what he was doing. It had to be taken out and an electrical company came in to do the wiring. Then, the state inspector let us know that our contractor wasn't even licensed and couldn't continue until he became licensed. We decided to give the contractor a second chance (since we'd given him over $7,000) to finish the bathroom. He said he would get his license and finish the bathroom. Now, we haven't heard from him in a month and he won't return our calls. Basically, he did nothing.

I know I can take him to small claims court. Can I garnish his wages, if he doesn't pay after he loses in small claims? Can I have him arrested for theft of services? I emailed him and told him if he didn't respond by tomorrow, I would call the police for theft.

Basically, he took $7000+ and never returned...
 


quincy

Senior Member
You can sue him for the return of the $7000. If you get a judgment against him, you can use all available legal methods to collect on the judgment.
 

Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
I know I can take him to small claims court. Can I garnish his wages, if he doesn't pay after he loses in small claims?
What wages?

Can I have him arrested for theft of services? I emailed him and told him if he didn't respond by tomorrow, I would call the police for theft.
He didn't steal any services. He was the service provider.

Basically, he took $7000+ and never returned...
Then sue him for breach of contract...
 

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