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Sodus contractor accused of stealing thousands from customer in scam

State police arrested a 26-year-old Sodus man following an investigation into a contractor failing to complete work.

Tylor Felix, 26, of Sodus was charged with grand larceny, as a felony, after his company “Felix’s Gutters and Improvement” allegedly took $3,000 from a customer in Skaneateles to perform roof and gutter work.

He failed to purchase job materials or complete any of the home repairs, according to state police.

Following multiple attempts to obtain a start date for the work- Felix would not return to do the work.

He was issued an appearance ticket for Skaneateles Court on July 13.

Homeowners are reminded to use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor, especially following a major storm, flood, or another weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their homes.

However, contractor scams can happen at any time, so be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, upfront fees, and fly-by-night businesses, state police wrote.