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Unregistered contractor who dashed remodeling dreams now headed for jail


July 23, 2014
By Debby Abe

The case of an unregistered contractor that we let you know about 2 weeks ago came to a fast resolution.

The defendant, Gary Shannon Edwards, has admitted to pocketing deposits for home improvement jobs, like upgrading bathrooms and kitchens, without finishing the work. Sometimes he didn’t even bother to start the projects. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and must repay his victims more than $51,000. (Read more about the case here.)

Stopping contractor fraud
We take action when we learn about contractors working without registration. If you know of someone working as an unregistered contractor, please let us know by calling 1-888-811-5974 or going to www.Lni.wa.gov/Fraud.

We want to prevent you from becoming the next victim of contractor fraud.


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