||STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2008
ROOFING SCAM(S) LEADS TO ARREST
Recently Resident State Troopers from the Towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford initiated criminal investigations after be approached by area business owners in regards to possible scam(s).
These troopers learned from victim(s) that an individual named James Delmaro who had identified himself as the owner and operator of a Business known as "Bulldog Roofing" had approached them and entered into contractual agreement(s) with them to do roof repairs on their business building(s). Delmaro would at times provide the license number of a licensed contractor thus misrepresenting himself. Delmaro would complete a small amount of work then collect either all or the large portion of the money agreed upon (in some case to include taxes) and not return to complete the job.
During the course of their investigative efforts these troopers identified numerous other victims in several jurisdictions. Their investigative efforts have lead to the initiation of numerous other criminal investigations and all information obtain has been shared with other police agencies.
On 12/04/2008 at 8 a.m. James Delmaro was located, arrested and taken into custody on an active arrest warrants based on one investigation of fraud from a business located in Barkhamsted and two businesses from New Hartford.
Arrested: James M. DELMARO age 36 d.o.b. 12/11/1971
345 Gracey Ave., Meriden, CT
Charges: Larceny 3rd degree 3 Counts
Illegal Sales without Sales Tax Permit
Court: G.A. 18 on 12/05/2008
Bond: $50,000 cash bond, and a $200,000 surety bond
These investigation(s) are concluded but more arrests are anticipated.
Citizens and business owners are urged to make informed decisions when hiring contractors by checking with resources such as the Department of Consumer Protection, Licensing through the State to conduct work, checking references and/or checking with their local building officials.
If any persons or businesses have fallen victim to this scam they should call their local law enforcement and file a complaint.
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