New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man who posed as a contractor and bilked an area resident out of more than $1,500.
An alert was issued by State Police in Orange County from Troop F in Middletown for 47-year-old Shawn Abrams, who is wanted following his arrest for fourth-degree grand larceny last year.
Police said that an investigation into Abrams found that he agreed to do work on a home while posing as a contractor and received a payment of $1,600.
Abrams never did any work at the home and never attempted to return the money.
Investigators noted that Abrams "has a history of scamming homeowners out of money without finishing the agreed-upon job,” which led to the warrant for his arrest.
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