Contractor accused of stealing hundreds from clients

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Two Oklahomans are actually out hundreds of {dollars} after hiring a contractor who took their cash and disappeared. State Legal professional Common John O’Connor filed embezzlement fees towards Francis Daniel Maldonado and his firm, 5 Brothers L&F Building LLC, Thursday.

The AG claimed two folks employed Maldonado for kitchen transform work, one for $13,800 and one other for $3,000. O’Connor launched this assertion saying, “I can’t tolerate companies utilizing misleading practices to make the most of Oklahomans.”

KFOR did extra digging and came upon Oklahomans may not be the one ones Maldonado allegedly focused.

5 Brothers Building has an Oklahoma Metropolis handle listed on-line with a easy Google search. However the handle doesn’t exist. There was a second handle however when KFOR knocked on the door of what seemed like a house, the lady who answered the door stated she had by no means heard of the person. The telephone quantity listed on-line was additionally solely a recording.

Kitt Letcher, president and CEO of Higher Enterprise Bureau of Central Oklahoma, stated that didn’t shock her.

“Almost certainly they’re in all probability not licensed for the enterprise, however they’re doing it,” stated Letcher. “They could even not be an area enterprise. That’s the most important distinction between like an accredited enterprise and someone who’s form of a fly by the evening.”

Letcher stated firms like this one are not looking for you to search out them, and so they probably got here from out of state to arrange store.

In truth, Letcher didn’t discover complaints for 5 Brothers Building in central Oklahoma, however she did out of Florida. The corporate popped up as positioned in Groveland, Florida with quite a few dangerous critiques and complaints.

“Due to the knowledge that you just provided to us we’re making a file for them,” stated Letcher. “It is going to make it simpler for shoppers to search out their profile.”

The BBB stated if an organization has not taken steps to be accredited then that was a crimson flag, together with providing decrease costs and sooner work, and money solely.

Should you really feel you had been a sufferer of Maldonado or 5 Brothers Building, the Legal professional Common’s workplace urges you to offer them a name at 1-833-681-1895.