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Contractor charged with theft, accused of taking money for jobs never completed

james coffee
Posted at 9:05 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 22:33:11-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A contractor in Montgomery County was arrested and accused of contractor fraud.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office charged 48-year-old James Coffee with theft. He allegedly took $9,000 from a customer to build a storage building last April that was never started.

Sheriff's officials say the victim filed a complaint with the Commerce and Insurance Division of Consumer Affairs. It met the requirements for contractor fraud.

Several other victims have come forward with similar complaints, saying Coffee took large sums of money for projects that either weren't started or were never finished.

Coffee’s bond was set at $15,000. Coffee was released after posting bond. His next court date is February 23, 2021.

If you or anyone you know is also a victim of theft or contractor fraud by Coffee, please contact Investigator Tim Adair at 931-648-0611 ext: 13402.