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Home Contractor Arrested in Greenwich

A Greenwich man hired to do home renovations was arrested on a warrant Friday and charged with not being a registered contractor.

Paul Hergen, 38, of 31 Putnam Green, had been hired by a family to renovate their Greenwich home. When they became suspicious of his qualifications, he left, leaving behind dangerous unfinished structural and electrical work, police said.

“The homeowners hired several legitimate contractors to consult on the project and found numerous code violations and deviations from standard building procedures,” Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the Greenwich Police Department, said in a prepared statement.

The family had to hire a new contractor to fix the problems and complete the work Hergen had been hired to do. Police investigators found that Hergen was not a licensed home improvement contractor.

He was arrested on charges of non-compliance in workers compensation, being an unregistered home improvement contractor and failure to have a tax identification stamp. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on April 8.

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