Man accused of not repairing hurricane damage after taking payment

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who allegedly scammed three suburban Boca Raton families who were looking to have hurricane damage repaired. 

An arrest report shows 34-year-old Aaron Hintze took thousands of dollars from the families and never completed the work. He was arrested on Tuesday on charges of fraud, larceny and working as an unlicensed contractor. 

One of the victims said they hired Hintze to fix their screened-in porch and gutters. They paid him $1,500 up front. They said Hintze never came back to do the work so they eventually reported it to the sheriff's office. 

PBSO said Hintze took $5,000 from at least three victims.

Investigators found Hintze did not have a contractor's license. When he was interviewed, he admitted he would borrow someone’s license to complete the work.

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