YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY

Springfield, MO

Contractor ordered to pay back defrauded clients

Posted online

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley obtained a $643,704 judgment against contractor Timothy Mundy for defrauding clients in Springfield, Branson and other cities statewide.

Hawley’s office claims Mundy, of Clinton, asked for large, upfront payments from customers who entered home construction service contracts with him. He then used those payments on personal expenses, according to a news release. Greene County Circuit Court ordered Mundy to pay back $194,012 to consumers, pay $332,000 in penalties and punitive damages, and cover all expenses relating to investigating and prosecuting the case. He’s also been barred from doing business in the construction industry, according to the release.

Mundy also was accused of asking homeowners for more money when the upfront payments were spent, saying the project ran into unforeseen circumstances. When customers demanded work be completed, he would abandon the project and move on to others, officials with Hawley’s office say. When he did do work on projects, it was substandard and had to be redone later, according to the release.

Intentionally targeting the elderly, legal immigrants or those experiencing hardships, Mundy created new LLCs and aliases to hide his former actions, according to Hawley’s office.

“My office will aggressively pursue deceitful and dishonest contractors who cheat consumers and destroy their assets," Hawley said in the release. “There is no place for those who prey upon consumers in Missouri.”

Comments

No comments on this story |
Please log in or register to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Open for Business: Black Sheep A.S.A.P.

Black Sheep A.S.A.P. opened; O’Reilly Development Co. LLC completed the final phase of The Castlewood Senior Living; and Red Tree Church moved.

Most Read
SBJ Live logo
MOST-WATCHED VIDEOS
Booked - Passion and Perseverance
Booked - Passion and Perseverance

“Being in higher education, we kind of devour books,” says Carol Taylor, President of Evangel University. She recommends Angela Duckworth’s “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” …

Learn Something about Everything “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something,” says Larissa Warren, an associate with Husch Blackwell and one of Springfield Business Journal’s Trusted Advisers for …
"It wasn't too serious to me..." “It wasn’t a job to me at first. I was just enjoying my time,” says Carolyn Billingsley, Producer and Founder of Carolyn Billingsley Productions. Billingsley started her production company at …
Artful Return on Investment “The arts aren’t just for some people and not for others, they belong to everybody.” says Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu says the arts contribute three-quarters …
Plan for Future Sales Have you followed up on all your potential sales? Scott Hutson, Senior Commercial Account Executive with Mediacom, says you should keep track of all opportunities. When you have downtime, revisit …