Waterford sting operation nets 44 home-contracting scofflaws
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A sting operation at a home in Waterford has led to 44 people — most of them from southeastern Connecticut — being cited for failing to register as home-improvement contractors, the state announced today.

The sting, conducted by the state Department of Consumer Protection at 345 Rope Ferry Road, was conducted over a three-month period. Investigators posing as homeowners reviewed more than 200 advertisements and invited contractors to submit bids on various projects at the deteriorating home.

“They said ‘We just bought the place, and we have to redo the whole thing,’” said Claudette Carveth, Consumer Protection spokeswoman. “‘Look around, and tell us what to do.’”

Bids on projects ranged from roofing and carpentry work to painting, flooring, paving, fencing and landscaping. The home is currently owned by the state Department of Transportation and previously had been used as a group home by th…………… continues on TheDay.com
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