Barrington police charge Connecticut contractor

Police: Resident paid nearly $3,000, but work never completed

Posted 3/19/20

 A Barrington resident filed a complaint with police recently, alleging a contractor failed to complete renovation work after being paid nearly $3,000. 

The resident said Justin Walsh …

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Barrington police charge Connecticut contractor

Police: Resident paid nearly $3,000, but work never completed

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 A Barrington resident filed a complaint with police recently, alleging a contractor failed to complete renovation work after being paid nearly $3,000. 

The resident said Justin Walsh McCarthy, 36, of Griswold, Conn., was paid  $2,775 to complete a bathroom renovation to a Boyce Avenue home, but he never did the work.

Barrington police issued a warrant for Mr. McCarthy and Warwick police picked up the suspect during a traffic stop in that community. On Thursday, March 12, Barrington police charged Mr. McCarthy with obtaining money under false pretenses-over $500.

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