Vermont Man Pleads Guilty to Home Improvement Fraud

July 21, 2011

The Vermont attorney general’s office says a Fair Haven man has pleaded guilty to home improvement fraud for taking a deposit to replace a roof but never doing the work.

Court documents say John Burgart of Burgart Roofing, Inc., entered a contract with an Underhill couple to replace the roof on their home for nearly $14,800 for which he required a down payment of $8,500 to buy the materials.

But the attorney general’s office said Monday that Burgart took the money but never bought the materials or performed the work. Court papers say he also failed to return the down payment.

As part of his probation, Burgart must pay back the down payment.

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