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Man charged with contractor fraud

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 16 2013 09:58:10 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 16 2013 12:22:07 PM CDT
Charles Bales
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

Johnson City police arrested a man Friday morning they say didn't finish a concrete job he was paid for.

Charles Michael Bales of Limestone is charged with contractor fraud.

Police say a city resident paid Bales $900 to install a concrete pad on his property. They say Bales began the project on April 9 and never finished it.

The victim asked for his money back and police say Bales never responded.

He's scheduled to appear in court on Monday for an arraignment.