Contractor Accused of Home Improvement Fraud in Vernon

Vernon police have arrested a home improvement contractor who is accused of fraud. 

Police said a Vernon resident contacted them in October 2017 to file a complaint against Robert Murphy after hiring Murphy, who uses the business name Signature Home Improvement, to do home improvement work.

The victim reported giving $10,710 to Murphy to do the work on Oct. 18, 2016, police said, but Murphy didn't do the work or deliver any material for the job. He also failed to return the resident's money when asked to do so, according to police. 

Officers arrested Murphy on Monday and he has been charged with second-degree larceny. 

He posted a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Rockville on March 27.

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