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Attorney General Bailey Announces Concrete Contractor Charged for Fraud and Theft in Franklin County

Mar 29, 2023, 15:14 PM by AG Bailey
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - In an effort to protect consumers, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced today that his office has filed twelve felony counts of Deceptive Business Practice, Stealing by Deceit and Financial Exploitation of the Elderly against Daniel M. Carbone, 49, of St. Clair, MO. Carbone is accused of criminally defrauding five Franklin County consumers, some of whom are elderly, in connection with his businesses, Concrete Impressions and All Pro Concrete.

“As Attorney General, I will enforce the laws as written, which includes holding those who take advantage of innocent Missourians accountable,” said Attorney General Bailey. “I’m proud of the critical work my office does to right these wrongs throughout the state, and we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to obtain justice for any Missourian who has been ripped off.”

Carbone promised to provide mostly concrete and other exterior remodeling work in exchange for large down payments. The charges allege that after taking these payments from the consumers, Carbone either did minimal work before abandoning the project completely, or did no work at all in spite of being paid by victims in advance to do so. Carbone left consumers with no materials for their payments and refused multiple demands for refunds. The consumers’ aggregate losses total just over $55,000.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Don Re and Natalie Warner. Consumers who believe they may have been scammed by a contractor should file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection hotline at 800-392-8222 or by submitting a complaint online at ago.mo.gov.

Attorney General Bailey reminds the public that the charges against Carbone are allegations and, as in all criminal cases, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

The complaint can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/carbone-complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=485884cd_2 

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