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Sudbury pool contractor facing new fraud charge

Customer alleges contractor took money but refused to do work; police allege contractor did the same thing to two other customers and is facing fraud charges for those actions as well

A Sudbury pool contractor is facing a fraud charge over a dispute with a customer.

Greater Sudbury Police said detectives from its Financial Crimes Unit started the fraud investigation in January after a community member lodged a complaint.

“Between March 2021 and October 2022, a community member paid close to $60,000 for the installation of a pool,” GSPS said in a news release. “However, the job was never completed, and the contractor stated that he had no intention of completing the project despite already receiving the funds outlined in the contract.” 

Police said the complainant paid an additional $45,000 to another pool contractor to complete the job.

A 46-year-old Sudbury man is charged with Fraud Over $5,000 as a result of the case. He has a court appearance April 3.

The same man, Daniel Dumontelle, operator of Enhanced Pools and Spas, is currently before the court in relation to two additional Fraud Over $5,000 investigations, police said. Both of those related cases are of a similar nature, said GSPS, and those occurred within the same time frame — between March 2021 and October 2022 — as the new charge. 

“Based on this information, there is a potential that there may be additional community members who have yet to come forward,” GSPS said.

Anyone with information related to this individual or the business previously mentioned is asked to call police at 705- 675-9171

None of the allegations have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.