Long Island Contractor Paid $140K, But Fails to Build Home Addition

According to the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, Ron Scott, a Long Island contractor and the owner of US Builder NYC and a representative of Phoenix International Construction Company, is alleged to have defrauded a 74 woman out of $140,000. Mr. Scott is charged on a criminal court complaint with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (NY PL 155.40), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Second Degree (NY PL 165.52) and a violation of the New York State Lien Law. Each of the theft related charges are “C” felonies punishable by a maximum of 5 to 15 years in state prison and are associated with the theft or possession of stolen property valued in excess of $50,000, but $1,000,000 or less.

According to the District Attorney’s Office press release, Mr. Scott was paid this money in both a personal check and bank check after he contracted to build an addition on the home of a Queens woman. It is alleged that the woman paid Mr. Scott this money nearly two years ago and that once deposited, the money was used by Mr. Scott to pay old debts. To date, the work has not been completed.

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