CONCORD –– A local contractor, Joseph F. LeBlanc, 58, has been arrested and charged with one count of Theft by Deception, a class A felony, as announced by the Dunbarton Police Department.
The arrest came following a report in November 2021 by an elderly resident of Dunbarton, who alleged that they had paid LeBlanc a $3,500 deposit for various home repairs. However, LeBlanc failed to complete the work and became non-responsive.
The victim had originally found LeBlanc advertising his services as a handyman on Craigslist.
LeBlanc was arrested on September 27, 2023, at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord where he is currently being held for a parole violation related to a previous felony conviction for theft by deception.
The Dunbarton Police Department extended its thanks to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections – Field Services Division, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of New Hampshire, and all assisting law enforcement agencies for their help in the investigation.
The public is encouraged to thoroughly research unknown individuals or businesses before hiring them. As part of the court process, restitution to the victim will be pursued.
For more information or to provide additional details regarding the investigation, contact the Dunbarton Police Department at (603) 774-5500 or via email at [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be made through the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100.
In accordance with law, all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.