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Roofing contractor faces home fraud charges

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DERBY, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Police say a roofing contractor is facing fraud charges after he took shingles off the roof of a home but didn't replace them this winter.

John Murphy of Derby said he had entered into a contract of $10,800 to have his roof replaced by Paul Kearse Jr. and his company, Maple Leaf Construction. The contract was signed in September and Murphy paid $8,000 at the time.

The Burlington Free Press reports the roof replacement did not start until November. The roof had not been replaced as of last week.

The 32-year-old Kearse of Newport City is scheduled to appear in superior court on Feb. 26.

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