T&G: Contractor indicted for scamming Southborough home owners

Recently, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette shared news on a contractor facing charges for home-improvement scams. Alleged victims include homeowners in town:

A North Shore contractor has been indicted on 78 counts including fraud to money laundering. Prosecutors say he scammed homeowners in North Andover, Hudson, Westboro, Southboro, Cambridge, Stoneham, Lowell and Chelmsford.

The Salem News reports that Jaime Ford, of Middleton, was indicted Wednesday, moving the case to Salem Superior Court.

Prosecutors say he stole $200,000 from an elderly woman and left her Beverly home in ruins.Prosecutors say 16 people hired his companies for home-improvement projects that Ford was not licensed to perform. They say he claimed to be licensed but used other contractors’ identities to receive permits and forged their names on paperwork.

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