Unlicensed Arizona contractor going to prison for remodeling scam
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Unlicensed Arizona contractor James Servellon, who went on the run after he was indicted on theft and fraud charges in 2015, has been sentenced to 3.75 years in prison and four years of probation.
Servellon was on the Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ “Most Wanted” list. He was convicted of scamming several Valley families by offering to do home remodeling projects for upfront payments and then abandoning the jobs, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
He is accused of taking more than $13,000 from one elderly victim, who paid for remodeling services and invested in Servellon's business.
Servellon was arrested at a California wedding on July 29, 2017.
He has been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in restitution to his victims.
Contractors must be licensed with the registrar in Arizona, and those licenses are public information that can be checked by anyone looking to hire a builder.
Complaints against builders can also be filed with the Registrar of Contractors.
Article From:- https://www.azcentral.com