SABATTUS — A Randolph man has been charged with home repair fraud after he was accused of scamming an elderly woman out of money for work he never performed.
Jason Alec Pratt, 43, was charged with home repair fraud and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly accepting the woman’s money as a down payment for work and then disappearing without making any repairs.
Sabattus police are investigating the case and said Pratt has a history of similar schemes in other communities, including Gardiner, Richmond, Belgrade, Winslow and Greenville.
Court records show Pratt has served time in jail on convictions that included theft and criminal threatening.
Pratt was operating under the business name Pratt Building & Roofing in October 2019 when he agreed to do work for the woman in Sabattus. He took her down payment, police said, signed a contract and then disappeared without