Lindenhurst man pleads guilty in home improvement scam, officials say
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A Lindenhurst man accused of roaming the country scamming homeowners pleaded guilty Tuesday in Nassau County to charges of taking money from 12 people for home improvement work he never performed, the district attorney’s office said.

When he was finally arrested last year in Harrison, N.Y., Anthony Delmaro had stolen about $ 1 million from homeowners in several states by failing to perform work he had contracted to do, police there said at the time.

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Troopers warn of home improvement scam
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HAZARD, KY (AP) -

Kentucky State Police troopers in eastern Kentucky say several people are operating a home improvement scam that’s getting expensive for people who pay.

Trooper Jody Sims told WYMT-TV in Hazard (http://bit.ly/1nIL03W ) that the people involved are altering checks, inflating prices for little or no work and in some cases stealing checks from homeowners.

Sims says one case has been confirmed in Breathitt County and one pending complaint. Troopers have received similar calls coming from Knott, Letcher, and Perry County.

Troopers said always use discretion before allowing anyone to do work at your home.

Investigators are encouraging homeowners to be on alert as they work hard to find whoever is responsible.

They also say the scam possibly involves two men and one woman, but there could be more people.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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