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Contractor Charged With Bilking New Canaan Homeowner Out Of $12K

Jose Bernardo Ruiz
Jose Bernardo Ruiz Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Norwalk man was arrested after he failed to complete over $12,000 worth of plumbing and carpentry work at a New Canaan home, police said. 

Jose B. Ruiz, of 92 Cedar St., Apt. E9, turned himself in to police at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in connection with the complaint. He was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.

He took a $12,195 check from a New Canaan homeowner back in April and cashed it, but Ruiz never completed the work, New Canaan police said.

Ruiz was held on $20,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday. 

Additionally, he was charged with second-degree failure to appear in connection with motor vehicle violations from an incident in February in Norwalk.

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