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Hanover contractor accused of fraud

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email
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HANOVER, VA (WWBT) – A Hanover man is under arrest tonight- accused of swindling customers across Central Virginia with a fraudulent flooring business. 

28-year-old Matthew Taylor is accused of bilking more than a dozen customers by taking a deposit for work, and then never showing up to do the job. State police arrested Taylor Wednesday morning and charged him with one felony count of fraudulent intent. 

It is the worst nightmare of anyone who puts the work of home improvement in the hands of a contractor they barely know. Placing a deposit for work and having no one show up to finish the job. 

Virginia state police allege that is what Matthew Taylor did to more than a dozen people who filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau. 

Investigators claim that Taylor's business "The Floor Source" would take deposits to install new floors and then never be heard from again. It was enough to arrest him fleeing from his Henrico apartment, and charge him with a felony count of obtaining $200 or more with fraudulent intent. 

And it's not hard to find people who had issues with "The Floor Source" and Taylor specifically. The Central Virginia Better Business Bureau gave the company an "F" rating and several of his customers had harsh things to say about his work on the web site consumeraffairs.com

"He's a snake that cheats people and preys on the honest," wrote Matthew from Mechanicsville "I asked him when I was going to get money he said ‘get in line'." 

And Anne from Mechanicsville claimed he stole $2,900 from her. She said "Mat T. took our money and never did any work at all. I have the canceled check to prove I paid him." 

Charges that were enough to put Taylor in serious trouble with the law. Virginia state police gave the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau the credit in leading them to Taylor. They recommend that if you have a problem with a business- the BBB is a good place to start.  

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