Investigators say a Newark contractor was arrested on grand larceny charges after taking a down payment worth over $46,000 and not performing the outlined work.
According to a news release, Kevin Hall, 38, of Newark was hired in July 2021 to build a garage for a Phelps resident.
He accepted a down payment, which totaled $46,345 and never performed the work. Investigators say the victim requested a refund after canceling the agreement.
Hall is accused of never refunding the down payment; and not having the victim’s money reserved as required by law.
Based on the investigation, Hall’s action indicated that he stole the victim’s money and used it for purposes other than the work requested in the original agreement.
He was taken into custody without incident and will answer a third-degree grand larceny charge in Phelps Town Court at a later date.