Contractor accused of scamming tornado victims facing embezzlement charges
OKLAHOMA CITY – A contractor is now facing charges after prosecutors say he allegedly ripped off tornado victims.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged 49-year-old Glenn Allen McCoy with six counts of embezzlement and one count of a pattern of criminal offenses.
McCoy is the owner of A Better Choice Construction, Inc. and accepted jobs from several homeowners in Lexington, Purcell, Yukon and Moore.
Authorities claim McCoy took more than $25,000 from two homeowners and more than $1,000 from four others.
Those customers say that although they paid for projects, McCoy never finished the work.
“Fraud is a serious issue in Oklahoma and we will hold accountable those individuals who take advantage of our citizens at times of crisis. Unfortunately, we see this time and again in the aftermath of storms,” Attorney General Pruitt said. “We encourage consumers to contact our office if they believe they have been victims of fraud.”