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Cedar Rapids police arrest Montana man for derecho repair scam

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Cedar Rapids police say a Montana man is accused of stealing nearly $20,000 following the August derecho.

Officials say 56-year-old William Hurlbut is charged with 1st degree theft.

A victim filed a theft report last December claiming he signed a contract with Hurlbut in September for roof and siding repairs for his home.

The victim gave Hurlbut a down payment of nearly $10,000 along with several blank checks totaling nearly $20,000.

Police say no repairs were ever made and no materials were delivered.

Police urge people to report *a dishonest contractor to the Iowa Attorney General’s office at 1-888-777-4590 or 1-515-281-5926.

Dishonest contractors can also be reported at iowaattorneygeneral.gov.

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