Contractor allegedly cashed a check, then did not do the work

MONROE, Conn. — A contractor turned himself in on a warrant Wednesday, stemming from a dispute with a customer on Feb. 13.

Jaime Mora-Rojas, 41, was charged with third-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on May 6.

Police said Mora-Rojas was hired to install doors and cashed a $5,900 check to do the job, but never picked up the doors or did the work.

Mora-Rojas is also involved in a civil dispute with the customer over $20,000 she paid him to replace her deck, according to police.

Two I.D. theft cases

A Monroe man received letters from Wells Fargo and M&T banks to complete his account setups, which included debit cards with instructions to activate them, according to a police report filed Tuesday.

He called the banks, the accounts were closed and no money was lost, police said, adding he will contact the major credit bureaus to report the identity theft.

In a separate incident, on Wednesday a Monroe woman told police she received four letters approving and denying new credit card accounts she had not applied for.

She told police she contacted the credit card companies and the fraudulent accounts were closed.

Police said no money was lost and the identity theft victim will call the major credit bureaus to flag her credit.

Unlocked vehicle entered

A Williams Road man told police someone entered his unlocked vehicle around 12:52 a.m. on Wednesday, took items out and left it all on the street.

Nothing was missing, according to police.

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