Durham contractor took deposits but didn't start jobs or left them unfinished: police

Durham Regional Police have charged a contractor for taking deposits for work that was never finished. He's also alleged to have used a stolen cheque from a client.

The contractor is also alleged to have used a stolen cheque from a client

Durham Regional Police say the contractor defrauded customers between April and August. (CBC News)

Durham Regional Police say a contractor is facing numerous charges after allegedly taking deposits for work that was either only partially completed or never started.

They allege that between April and August the accused entered into contracts with homeowners for construction or renovation work, took deposits but did not complete the jobs.

Investigators also allege he used a cheque stolen from one of his clients.

A 33-year-old Oshawa, Ont., man is charged with eight counts of fraud under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, forgery and uttering a forged document.