Fire victim gets conned twice

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After a woman’s home was damaged in a fire, she hired a contractor who stole nearly $30,000 without doing any work. While that contractor was charged with theft by deception, the homeowner hired a second contractor. The second guy has barely done any work and won’t return her calls.

In this Bamboozled column on NJ.com, see what the state is doing to make sure the homeowner isn’t scammed again.