Two contractors arrested for taking money, then failing to perform work

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Two contractors have been arrested by Canandaigua police, who say they stole over $40,000 from a resident who hired them.

Nicholas A. Hagadone, 27, of Cohocton, and Tracy A. Young, 34, of Wayland were arrested on November 29 and charged with third degree grand larceny.

Hagadone and Young are accused of stealing $43,790 from a resident on Pleasant Street. At the time of the alleged crime, Hagadone and Young were the owner/operators of Mirellas Home Improvements.

In May, police say they entered into a contract to perform home improvements and received a total of $43,790 in advance of the work being commenced.

News 8 previously talked with the victim, Becky Milliman, who said Hagadone and Young left her house without a roof over her kitchen, causing water damage to the rest of the house.

Hagadone and Young allegedly failed to perform any work as agreed to in the contract, failed to place the money received for services in a trust – which is required by NYS Lien Law – and also failed to return the money when requested.

Hagadone and Young were arraigned in Canandaigua City Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of bail.

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