State Police have arrested a contractor who allegedly charged customers thousands of dollars for work that was never done.

Officials say 48-year-old David Webber of Monroe is charged with Theft by Deception. Over the past year, police say he claimed to have completed over $170,000 worth of work at two homes in Monroe, including plumbing, electrical, heating, and well drilling. But when State Inspectors from the Office of Professional and Financial Regulations, along with the State Police, conducted a warranted search of the two residences on October 22nd, they found the work had not been done.

Webber owns D&M Services, a heating and cooling business, but police say he holds no professional licenses with the State of Maine.

He was taken to Waldo County Jail and given $50,000 bail.

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