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18th Judicial District Attorney Warns Of Contractor Fraud



a person standing in front of a house: The 18th Judicial District DA's Consumer Fraud Protection Unit said it's received an "extremely high number of consumer complaints" about contractor fraud.


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The 18th Judicial District DA’s Consumer Fraud Protection Unit said it’s received an “extremely high number of consumer complaints” about contractor fraud.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, CO — The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released an advisory after a recent surge in contractor fraud. The office’s Consumer Fraud Protection Unit said it’s received an “extremely high” number of consumer complaints over the past six months about home improvement projects and hired contractors.

“While most contractors are reputable and honest, some are not,” the advisory read.

“A few complaints have originated from local organizations and businesses, but the majority have come from homeowners in areas of home repairs, renovations, and new construction.”

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Other Colorado regions have also seen a spike in fraud, officials said.

“While some problems cannot be anticipated, we

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Town employee with health issue fired after asking for N95 mask to clean bathrooms, attorney says

A Westfield Department of Public Works employee with a heart condition claims in a lawsuit he was suspended without pay – and later fired – after asking for personal protective equipment to guard against the coronavirus while cleaning public bathrooms, his attorney says.

Christopher Bohnyak, 46, says he gave his supervisors medical notes about his atrial fibrillation, an irregular or rapid heart rate. He asked his supervisor for an N95 mask and a Tyvek suit while on duty, the lawsuit says, but was told the town did not have any and that they weren’t required to accommodate him.

“Mr. Bohnyak was eager to do his job,” said Joshua McMahon, who is representing Bohnyak with Thomas Andrykovitz.

But, McMahon added, Bohnyak was disappointed that his superiors “would not simply have a discussion with him to have a reasonable accommodation so he could safely and effectively do his job on behalf

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