Contractor accused of defrauding Fairfield homeowner
Updated 2:49 pm, Monday, July 13, 2015
A Monroe man who police said took a Flintlock Road homeowner’s money to reconstruct a portico but never did any work turned himself in at police headquarters Friday on a warrant.
James M. Donnelly, 50, of Old Newtown Road in Monroe, was charged with failure to furnish a three-day cancellation notice and fifth-degree larceny.
According to police, Donnelly took a $1,000 down payment for the project in 2012. He never returned to do the work, nor did he provide a contract, a cost breakdown or order materials.
Donnelly is the owner of Old Newtown Builders, according to the police report.
Donnelly was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear July 21 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.