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Contractor gets state prison for not working

GREENFIELD — A New Bedford contractor was sentenced to state prison for failing to perform more than $3,000 of work he was paid for.

Kevin Fisher, 38, was found guilty of larceny over $250 by false pretense, in a bench trial by Franklin County Superior Court Judge Mary Lou Rup. He was sentenced to 2 to 3 years in state prison.

Fisher and his company, XStream Renovations, were hired to do siding work on a Turners Falls rental house in March 2013. The property owner paid him a deposit of $3,418, but the work was never done.

The owner had found Fisher through a Craigslist advertisement. Charges were first brought against Fisher in district court.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office advised that its Consumer Protection Unit is available to assist consumers in the event that they have fallen victim to unscrupulous business practices including contractor fraud.

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