In January of 2018, the New York State Attorney Generals office announced a settlement between the state and Classic Fence and Lumber, Inc, who had milked over $50,000 from New Yorkers with the promise of providing them with new fences.
Since then, the over 20 defrauded New Yorkers have been waiting for their money to be returned.
According to the Attorney Generals Office, that could be on the way, just not in full as initially hoped.
"In order to pay restitution to victims, as required by the court order obtained by the Attorney General’s office, Classic Fence sold property and company assets. The Attorney General’s office is continuing to pursue Classic Fence and its owner, Fred DeNormand, to obtain as much consumer restitution as possible. While available funds are likely not enough to pay each defrauded consumer in full, the Attorney General’s office is committed to obtaining and distributing all available restitution to consumer victims."
As of now, it is unsure when this will officially be resolved.