Bow roofer indicted on charges he took deposits, but never did the work
By JAMES A. KIMBLE Union Leader Correspondent
BRENTWOOD — A New Hampshire contractor who was hired to repair roofs was indicted on charges he took $18,750 in down payments from customers in Newton, Plaistow and Danville for work he never performed.
Timothy Currier, 31, of Bow, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of stealing from customers in Rockingham County between Sept. 1, 2011, and May 15, 2012.
The criminal charges against Currier, made public on Monday in Rockingham County Superior Court, mark the latest action the state has taken against him and his business, Green Home Energy Systems, LLC.
The state’s Consumer Protection Unit at the Attorney General’s Office filed a civil lawsuit against him last spring for allegedly duping customers and not performing work he was hired to do.
State prosecutors are also fighting Currier’s petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, and recently asked a judge to issue a $329,584 judgment against him.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jim Boffetti said the state is investigating other customer claims against Currier around New Hampshire. More charges could be forthcoming, he said.
Special deals offered
Boffetti said Currier would offer customers a special metal roofing to customers, and claim that he was doing other work locally like at a local church or other building. But those statements turned out not to be true, Boffetti said.
“He was just saying that to pump up the deal, if you will,” Boffetti said, who is also serving as Rockingham County’s interim county attorney.
The indictment said that one customer paid Currier an $8,250 deposit for a roof on his home. The customer then requested Currier to do the work he was hired to do, or that the deposit be refunded, the indictment says. Currier allegedly did neither.
Two other customers paid Currier a $5,500 deposit on Jan. 19, 2012, and a $5,000 deposit on April 11, 2012, and Currier similarly failed to perform any work or provide a refund, according to the indictment.
Boffetti said that Currier recently filed for bankruptcy as a means to absolve himself of customers’ debts.
Currier will be scheduled for arraignment later this month in superior court. If convicted by a jury, he could face up to 7½ to 15 years in state prison.