Local contractor pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Posted at 10:02 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 08:58:23-05

A Niagara Falls home improvement contractor has pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to unfulfilled contracts.

Prosecutors say three clients living in Blasdell and Orchard Park entered into contracts with 45-year-old Joseph Lloyd between July 21, 2014 and October 14, 2015 and either paid for his services in full or placed a down payment.

Lloyd is accused of abandoning the projects after taking the money.

The three victims lost a combined $17,900 as a result.

Lloyd is charged with third degree grand larceny and first degree scheme to defraud.