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Contractor charged with ripping off Skaneateles homeowner | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

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Contractor charged with ripping off Skaneateles homeowner | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

A contractor in Wayne County is experiencing a legal charge after allegedly using $3,000 for operate from a customer in Skaneateles and then not accomplishing the job.

In accordance to a information release, state law enforcement billed Tylor J. Felix, 26, of Sodus, with fourth-diploma grand larceny, a class E felony.

Condition police stated Felix, who owns Felix’s Gutter and Enhancement, is accused of accepting $3,000 from a house owner in Skaneateles to acquire on roofing and gutter work and then not acquiring career elements or finishing any household repairs.

“Subsequent quite a few tries by the complainant to get hold of a get started day for the get the job done, Mr. Felix would not return to do the function,” police reported.

Felix was provided an look ticket and is currently set to look in the Skaneateles Justice Court at 7 p.m. July 13.

Homeowners are reminded to use warning when using the services of a residence improvement contractor, specially subsequent a big storm, flood, or another temperature event when lots of property owners are attempting to restore their residences, law enforcement claimed. “Con artists will take homeowners’ revenue and deliver (or not deliver) significantly less than quality function.”

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State police reported people should be mindful of “red flags” and refuse dollars-only promotions, large-force sales tactics, handshake promotions without the need of a deal, substantial upfront payments and on-internet site inspections. They also suggest inquiring for references and hunting into them, saying bad contractors will be unwilling to give out this kind of information and facts “and scammers won’t hold out for you to do your research.”

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