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Pool Scam

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(before 2003)

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When it is hot outside, many people like to go swimming. One place to swim is in a pool in someone’s backyard. Families like to have pools so everyone can cool off during the hot summer months.

Putting a pool in the backyard can be a lot of work. It takes a lot of equipment to put one in the ground. A lot of supplies are needed to finish the job. It takes a lot of time from a number of workers to do the job.

One person told people that he would build them a pool in their backyard. He had them pay him money for the whole job. He started building the pool but never finished.

Many people now have part of a pool in their yard that is not done. Many had the pool started a long time ago but the man never came back to finish it. The man is now in jail for taking their money and not finishing the job.

The people who paid money to this man will not get their money back. Now they have to pay another company to come in and finish their pool. They should have not paid all of the money to the man until he was finished with the job.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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