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West Virginia attorney general files suit against contractor

September 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging a contractor accepted payment for work without the required license and sometimes never started the purchased work.

The lawsuit seeks a court order to block Barbour County contractor Thomas Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, operator Oscar Thomas and his wife, April Thomas, from home contracting work.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s lawsuit alleges Thomas collected thousands of dollars in down payments and never began the work. Other projects allegedly were started but never finished and were left in disarray, requiring others to be hired. It also alleges Thomas continued to accept jobs for months after his contractor’s license expired in 2016.

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