WATERVILLE, Maine – A Waterville roofer was charged with fraudulent theft after an 83-year-old woman reported that he accepted a $ 25,000 deposit last fall for home repairs that had not been made by Wednesday had started.
The alleged victim told a deputy sheriff in Kennebec County on March 4 that 33-year-old Tony J. Glidden of Mainely Roofing and Siding, LLC quoted a price of more than $ 39,000 for the entire contract and gave him the Fall gave $ 25,000 to use to buy the windows.
But police said in a press release on Wednesday that no materials had been purchased and work had not yet started.
Glidden was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft of Class B crimes of fraud and misdemeanor in home repair work.
He was released on $ 2,500 unsecured bail on condition that he had no contact with the alleged victim.
Officials from the sheriff’s office said they believe there may be more victims in central Maine. They asked anyone who had a similar problem to call their local law enforcement agency.