Police arrest suspected fraudulent contractor

September 30, 2008 8:41:47 AM PDT
A man is behind bars accused of home improvement fraud.

Police in Delaware arrested Gerald S. Booth, 65, of Glenn Mills, Pa. Who had been operating a home improvement company named G.S. Booth Inc. in Wilmington.

In November of 2007, police say Booth was contracted to complete a construction job at a home on East Newport Pike. Booth allegedly took more than $53,000 from the owner and agreed to complete the work in January 2008.

Officials estimate only 5-10% of the work was actually done.

On Monday, Delaware State Police arrested Booth for felony home improvement fraud and operating a business in Delaware without a license. He was placed in the Howard Young Correctional Institute lieu of bail.

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