Landscape contractor disappears with $5,000 from disabled man

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DENVER (KDVR) – A disabled man paid a man who said he was a landscaper thousands of dollars and even provided a contract, but the owner fears he lost his money.

“I feel like I got cheated. He took advantage of a disabled person,” John Frank told FOX31.

Frank said he was offered a contract by a man that included new landscaping that would make it easier to maintain his home.

“Obviously, I’m in a wheelchair. I can’t really court,’ he said.

The contract signed by Anthony Martinez stipulates that work was to begin on August 12, as of September 7, Frank has not yet seen a crew. He paid $4,650 upfront for the work.

Now Frank says he can’t reach Martinez.

“Suddenly his phone was disconnected and he was not responding to emails,” he said.

Troubleshooters traveled to two cities looking for the business address listed on the contract and found it did not exist.

Now that he’s out of money, Frank needs the help of another landscaper who can make a difference.

Problem solvers are still trying to track down the contractor. If you are a landscaper and would like to donate services to Frank, please contact FOX31 at [email protected]

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