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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Unlicensed contractor from Vienna arrested after writing a bad check

A Vienna man was arrested this week for working as an unlicensed construction contractor in Northern Virginia, police reported.

Richard Blair Jenkins, 42, of Holmes Drive, has been charged with the felony crime of obtaining money by false pretenses.

According to police, Jenkins placed an order for concrete to be delivered to a location in Vienna. Jenkins, who worked under the business name Wolftrap Design and Build, provided a check for the concrete. But when the concrete contractor tried to deposit the check, he learned that a stop payment had been placed on it.

After unsuccessfully trying to contact Jenkins, the concrete contractor learned that Jenkins’s construction license had been revoked in 2005 and reported this to the authorities, police said.

Jenkins was arrested Monday. In addition to the obtaining money by false pretenses charge, Jenkins is also charged with violating professional standards in Virginia and failure to obtain a valid contracting license.

This is not Jenkins’s first run-in with the law. On Nov 5., 2010, Jenkins was arrested and charged in Vienna for issuing bad checks over $200.

Vienna police ask that anyone who may have had unsatisfactory business dealings with Jenkins call 703-255-6394.

By  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/03/2011

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