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Stratford mom of daughter with disabilities says contractor scammed her out of $50K

A Stratford woman says she was scammed out of $50,000 by a contractor.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2021, 4:53 PM

Updated 1,053 days ago

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A Stratford woman says she was scammed out of $50,000 by a contractor.  
Venus Rogers is a full-time caregiver for her disabled daughter, Amber, who is a quadriplegic.
Stratford police say they are investigating after a Stamford-based contractor gutted the home last November due to flood damage, then worked off and on for about three months but never finished the job.
Rogers says the contractor dropped out of touch and has left her home in a dilapidated state and cannot be reached by phone or email.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is going to be contacting Stratford police and work with the state Attorney General to pursue charges in this case.
"I've given my whole life to taking care of Amber and this man came in and met Amber and met me and knew the situation and took the job and took the money and never came back. I don't know where to go now so I'm hoping we find him and then he cannot do this to anybody else ever again," Rogers says.
Rogers says she only moved back into her house when the insurance money covering temporary lodgings ran out - even though the home is still partially gutted.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help the family.


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