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Police: Unlicensed Contractor Took Money, Never Completed Work in Lakehurst

Lakehurst police charge a man with multiple addresses after they said he took a down payment but didn't complete job

Lakehurst police last week arrested a man with addresses in Ocean and Monmouth counties, alleging he is an unlicensed home improvement contractor who never completed work for a borough resident. 

Patrolman Jeffrey Emmons began an investigation when a Geneva Road resident said that Kenneth E. Wilson, 46, with addresses in Howell, Toms River, Browns Mills and Seaside Heights, took a down payment in August but never built a rear deck, said Sgt. Ron Heinzman in a statement. 

"The defendant failed to return calls to the victim and even had another person who was apparently unaware that there was an underlying home improvement (theft) issue cash the check for him," Heinzman said.

Emmons arrested and charged Wilson on Oct. 5 with third-degree theft by deception and operating as an unlicensed home improvement contractor, fourth degree, according to the sergeant.

Wilson was released by police after being served with his complaints, Heinzman said.

"Additionally, this matter will be forwarded to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for further review," Heinzman said.

Police ask that anyone else who may have information concerning Wilson's alleged activities contact Emmons at 732-657-7812, ext. 311.

barbara October 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I wrote down your email, Karen. Not easy to find a good, honest handyman. Yes, you were stating a fact and it is freedom of speech, but too some it may seem you were promoting your business. It is good what you do in donating items to those in need. By the way, I think I may know you, I knew a Kaaren Kincaid years ago, are you a nurse? I will put your address in my book. Thanks and keep up the good work!
KAREN A KINCAID October 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Barbara, anytime you need a handyman your welcome to call. 732-941-4101 NOTICE: when hiring ANYONE and not just Handymen.... don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask if they have a license and so on. JUST FOR THE RECORD, We deal with all the senior villages in the area of Manchester. in order to get in anyone of them to do any type of work, you MUST BE APPROVED BY THE MAIN OFFICE. If in doubt, call your office and ask them if they have anyone in mind to do certain work that you would like done before scanning newspapers. They have listings of anyone you should need!! And Barbara....... don't be afraid cause 99% of the time i work with Handyman Dave lol I personally feel most older women like the fact there is a female on the job!!! but then again, i don't think anyone would call a Handyman Karen!!! lol
barbara October 16, 2012 at 05:02 PM
i have called my main office when i needed an electrician and he was great. thanks karen. by the way, were you a nurse? thanks.
KAREN A KINCAID October 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
no dear never a nurse. truthfuly owned a candy store called confectionately you. so i have high blood pressure not took it.
Daljit January 20, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Don't hire Sonny Signo from elizabeth, NJ with his sons with names as Jason cooper, Eddie and josh as they will take your money and run away...

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