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Published January 19, 2012, 04:15 PM

Staples, MN man accused of posing as a construction contractor and defrauding customers

(WDAY TV) - A Staples, Minnesota man is facing charges in Richland County, accused of defrauding people out of more than $7-thousand dollars.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - A Staples, Minnesota man is facing charges in Richland County, accused of defrauding people out of more than $7-thousand dollars.

30-year-old Jeffery Lorber was posing as a construction contractor and had a proposal to re-roof the First English Lutheran Church in Fairmount for $88-hundred dollars.

The church paid $44-hundred down to Lorber in May of 2010, but no work was ever started. Lorber also took more than $26-hundred dollars from a Wahpeton man and never worked on his roof either.

He's charged with property theft and not possessing a contractor's license.

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