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Update: Contractor refuses $15K refund

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Sarah Trigg said she's getting nothing but lies from a company called Murray and Sons Construction and its owner, Paul La Chance.

"I haven't seen [anything]. I have seen nothing," she said. 

In a recent 3 On Your Side report, we told you how Trigg hired La Chance to do a backyard makeover. She was quoted around $60,000 and gave La Chance $15,000 to get the project started. Trigg said that after doing nothing more than taking out some grass, Chance walked off the job and took all that money with him.  

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Since then, 3 On Your Side has been to La Chance's home several times, and after he found out we wanted to talk to him, he had his attorney contact us. In a letter, that attorney claimed La Chance was “working diligently” to resolve the matter.

Tired of waiting, Trigg filed a theft report with police, but La Chance remains a ghost.

"I talked to the police department today. I said, 'Have you heard [about] them doing anything towards paying me back?' And they said, 'Absolutely not,'" Trigg said. 

Things don't look bright for La Chance either. Another woman told 3 On Your Side she was ripped by La Chance for $23,000. The IRS filed a lien against him for $600,000 in back taxes. The Arizona Registrar of Contractors suspended his license. His company has an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau.

But what about the letter to 3 On Your Side from the attorney that says La Chance is working diligently to return money to Trigg? She said she hasn't seen anything.  

"It's a joke, absolute joke," Trigg said of the letter.

Trigg said the ordeal is extremely upsetting and that she's fed up knowing La Chance has her $15,000.

"He's a con man, a scammer, a fast talker," she said. 

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