SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM)- A West Michigan contractor is facing charges for not delivering on projects he's already been paid for. 13 On Your Side reported on Jason Cooper twice before and now prosecutors are taking action.
Cooper is charged with taking money under false pretenses. A homeowner in Sparta says she paid him thousands of dollars but Cooper never came back to do the work.
June Brace says Cooper called her late last year, offering to give her an estimate on roof work at her home in Sparta.
Cooper said his business was named AJK Home Improvement. He was going to install a new roof and build and extension off the front of the house. In April 2012, Brace hired Cooper and gave him $3,600. By June, Brace says the work still hadn't begun.
"We started investigating, we should have before. It was our fault-- his addresses didn't exist."