In Beverly, Mass. an 84-year-old woman is waiting to hear back from the Salem Superior Court in her case against an improvement contractor that she alleges destroyed her home in 2014. The case surrounds the Beverly woman who alleges that she paid the contractor money for home improvement work that was neither completed or ever even finished.

Homeowners around the state have filed similar claims against contractor Jaime Ford, who pleaded not guilty. Ford is also charged with counts of fraud over his business practices, including misrepresenting the scope of an array of projects to city and town officials.

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