posted at 4:32 pm Wed Jun 9th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
On June 7, 2010, Vermont State Police (VSP) St. Albans Barracks were notified of a home improvement fraud complaint involving Leonard Percy, age 31, from the Jay, VT area.
The seventy year old victim advised that Percy had stopped at the victim's home, unsolicited and offered to replace the victim's roof shingles.
Shortly after this, the victim agreed to a proposal that Percy drew-up, which required the victim to pay Percy several thousand dollars as a down payment with the remaining amount due upon completion of the job. However, approximately one week after this agreement, Percy notified the victim that he need another payment, which was subsequently paid to Percy. Despite these two payments, Percy failed to perform any work to the victim's roof. Subsequently, the victim began trying to speak with Percy about this matter and Percy's failure to perform the work. This continued for approximately one month with nothing transpiring. Eventually, Percy stopped contacting the victim, who has been unable to speak with him.
At this time, Leonard Percy is being sought by VSP for questioning in regards to this investigation. The investigation has revealed that Percy has possibly had several similar incidents throughout Franklin County. Furthermore, Percy has been previously charged for home improvement fraud and is currently listed on the Vermont Attorney General's Home Improvement Fraud Registry. VSP would like to notify the public that this is a resource available to anyone and accessible on the Vermont Attorney General's website, so as to hopefully prevent such victimization from occurring.
Finally, anyone who believes that they too have a similar complaint regarding Leonard Percy, whose business is known as Percy's Building Construction and who has not yet reported it, may contact VSP at (802) 524-5993, if they so choose.
VERMONT STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Incident: Home Improvement Fraud
Date of Incident:
Reported: June 7, 2010
Incident began at the end of April
Location: Residence in Fairfax, VT
Senior Trooper: MacCallum
Fairfax, VT 05454 (Set as Local)
Jay, VT 05859 (Set as Local)
Morrisville, VT 05661 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)
Saint Albans, VT 05478 (Set as Local)