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Photo courtesy of the Creative Commons license. Photo taken by Khrawlings from Flickr.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on how a home renovation company took advantage of 42 homeowners totaling more than $500,000 despite customers saying the work that was paid for was never started or completed.

Home Solutions’ owner Kevin X. Moloney pleaded guilty last week to having stolen over $25,000 and on four counts of passing a bad check in St. Louis County Circuit Court. From court investigations, Home Solutions was found to have been hired by 40 victims to do remodeling work between November 2013 and August 2014. Yet, Moloney and his company did not complete or begin work on at least 13 of the projects they were paid for. In October 2014, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about Home Solutions and Moloney because 40 customers had issued complaints.

He is expected to appear in court on July 7 for his scheduled sentencing.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

"Demolition and rough-in work was done on other projects and cabinets and other fixtures were not delivered even after Moloney requested money to order the items. Victims also learned that permits had not been pulled for their projects, and Moloney did not return calls and refused to get refunds or fix the problems."

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