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Plumber Accused Of Scamming Elderly Santa Barbara County Residents

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:42pm

A plumber is accused of scamming elderly Santa Barbara County residents, overcharging some customers, and not finishing the work for others.

Albert Solano of Oxnard was arrested following a joint local and state investigation.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department officials say they found multiple cases where the 46 year old man didn’t give an estimate, would overcharge, and then threaten to place a lien on the property if the customer didn’t pay.

Solano has been charged with elder abuse, and working without a valid contractor’s license.

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