March 18, 2014

Man arrested for not completing work he was paid for

A Rock Harbor man hired to do a survey of a home was paid for the work but never completed it. He was arrested for grand theft.

The victim said he hired 55 year old Lawrence Frank to do a survey of his Islamorada home prior to pulling permits for construction. He said he paid Frank $450 up front to do the survey, but Frank never showed up to do the work.

Since the victim hired Frank on the recommendation of his contractor, he asked the contractor to call Frank about it. The contractor called Frank numerous times, but Frank never returned his calls. The victim himself then tried to call Frank, but found all his phone numbers had been disconnected. He went to Frank’s Office at the 83.2 mile marker of the highway and found that Frank had vacated his offices as well.

Detective Yunier Galvez was assigned to investigate. He obtained a warrant for Frank’s arrest and today Frank was charged with Grand Theft and he was booked into jail.

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