Carroll Township contractor arrested

March 22, 2013

A Carroll Township home improvement contractor was arrested Friday by Carroll police for allegedly taking money for a job and never completing the work.

Anthony Frank Martin, 41, of 1978 Route 2023, is accused of taking money from Bernard Wujcik and not completing the work at Wujcik’s home at 7 Highland St.

Wujcik told police in February that he had given Martin $13,000. Martin reportedly completed several parts of the project, but not all of it, police indicated in the complaint filed against the contractor.

Some of the work was done in November and December. Wujcik told police that he was tired of giving Martin the chance to complete the work or return the money. He also said that Martin would not answer his calls or call him back. Based on the amount of work done, Wujcik told police that Martin owes him $6,860 for the uncompleted work and materials purchased.

Martin was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of deceptive business practices, theft and theft by deception. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday before Wilson.



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