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General Contractor accused of stealing future homeowners money in process of building home

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It’s a case of misappropriated funds…

A general contractor is suspected of stealing up to $60,000 in Murfreesboro. The victim reported that he hired the suspect to build a house for him in the area of Indian Hills Subdivision. They later had to fire the contractor when it was realized that something was not panning out.

When the future homeowner went to Haynes Brothers Lumber Company, he was advised that he owned them over $25,000 in supplies. The victim even had a receipt for the purchase at Haynes Brothers… Well, sort of. The problem is that the receipt was from his now fired contractor who told them he paid Haynes Brothers. The receipt was not actually from the company that sells home building supplies.

So far, a total of four payments adding up to $240,000 have been paid to the General Contractor who is now off the job. The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating the case. No arrests have been made at this time. The victim told officers that they believe the suspect was using their money for another project he is working on. Time will tell.

WGNS is not releasing the name of the suspect until a warrant has been filed or an arrest has been made. 

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MPD Incident Report #14-8766  

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