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Clinton woman unknowingly hires fake contractor who botched bathroom remodel

Clinton woman unknowingly hires fake contractor who botched bathroom remodel

Clinton woman unknowingly hires fake contractor who botched bathroom remodel
News from WATE 6 On Your Side:

CLINTON (WATE) – A new resident to East Tennessee has found out the hard way that some contractors aren’t to be trusted. She unknowingly hired a man who had been arrested in Florida for grand theft after pretending to be a contractor. The contractor wrote a bad check and botched a bathroom remodel.

It is really important to know who you are hiring. Online classified websites like Craigslist and Thumbtack are filled with the names of local professionals, like home improvement contractors. It was through Thumbtack, a consumer service for finding and hiring local professionals, that Judith Mehaffey discovered a contractor she hired in March to do some remodeling of the home she just purchased.

Now, she’s paying another contractor to fix mistakes made by the first one.

Judith Mehaffey

Mehaffey moved into her Clinton house in March. New countertops were installed in her kitchen by a Knoxville company in May. A new backsplash was also added, put up by the first contractor she hired.

In her bathroom, however, a second contractor is on the job because Mehaffey says the first one she paid to remodel the room did poor workmanship.

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