Post by Mojave Gator on Apr 3, 2016 1:20:34 GMT -5
...better than no justice at all. About five years ago, I hired a man who passed himself off as a licensed contractor to install a set of French doors leading to my back yard. He had done a couple of other repairs and he had done a good job. My wife wrote him a check for $1,200 for the patio door installation. The check was cashed the same day. He stopped answering his phone and he basically disappeared. I contacted the Nevada State Contractors Board and I found out that he had in fact been a licensed contractor at one time, but the Board had revoked his license about four years earlier. The investigator was quite familiar with him. Originally I had put in an inquiry to a website for a contractor, and this guy contacted me within a few hours of my inquiry.
I had pretty much given up on anything ever happening with this. Today in the mail I got a subpoena from the District Attorney to appear in court on April 12 as a witness for the state in his prosecution for fraud, embezzlement, unlawful acts as a contractor, engaging in business without a contractor's license and unlawfully advertising as a contractor.
Yes, Mr. Wolfson, it would be my distinct honor to testify against this thieving little weasel. However, if you give me about ten minutes in a room alone with him, I will save the court's valuable time.