By Isaac Ray
A man was arrested after falsely identifying himself as a contractor and accepting thousands of dollars to remodel a Coral Springs home, never returning to finish the work.
The victim told Coral Springs Police they hired a man named Roy Swarzak, 64, of Pompano Beach, in July of 2020 to remodel two bathrooms in their home located at the 4100 block of NW 88th Ave. The contract, dated July 17, stated that Swarzak agreed to perform the jobs for $8,000, of which $4,000 was to be paid upfront. Records show Swarzak cashed a check for $4,000 in advance of his work.
The victim, who lives in New York, had her sister hire Swarzak and oversee the alleged botched remodeling. She said he began working on both bathrooms soon after receiving his down payment. The work, however, was quickly deemed unsatisfactory, and Swarzak never returned to complete the job.
The victim provided officers with photos of her unfinished bathrooms as well as sworn testimony and identification of Swarzak.
Upon investigation, records obtained by CSPD showed Swarzak never applied for any permits and never has held a contactor’s license. After concluding their investigation into Swarzak’s work at the home, claims, and background, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On January 7, Swarzak was arrested and later released on a $2,500 bond.
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