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ABC 6 INVESTIGATORS: Contractor Extradited Home To Face The Music

Updated: Monday, July 7 2014, 09:38 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS (Tom Sussi) -- The Most Wanted Contractor in central Ohio is back to face the music. ABC 6 Investigators learned that Glenn Goddard was extradited Sunday from Birmingham, Alabama, where he was arrested two weeks ago on outstanding warrants.

The owner of Bee Improvements is accused of pocketing tens of thousands of dollars for home improvement jobs he either didn't start or finish.
   
Until his arraignment and bond hearing, which could take as long as a week, Goddard is being held at Delaware County Jail.

Goddard faces three felony theft cases. Detectives tell ABC 6 Investigators Goddard pocketed nearly $40,000 to finish three basements. The work, say cops, was never completed.
    
Goddard faces a pair of felony cases in Franklin County. He's charged with theft by deception for pocketing $10,000 for a basement job he never started. He's also charged with receiving stolen property. Police say Goddard forged $10,000 worth of checks belonging to one of his customers. The same family paid Goddard $3,000 upfront for a basement job he never started.

Then there's the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Last year, the AG's office sued Goddard and his company, Bee Improvements. Goddard never showed up to any of the hearings so the court awarded the AG's office a default judgment to the tune of $72,000.  Money Goddard collected from a dozen of his customers who, in return, got shoddy work, partial work or no work at all. The court also ordered Goddard to pay them another $100,000 in civil penalties.

Feeling the heat, Godard packed up and left Ohio early last year. New scenery, and a brand new name.
    
For the the past year or so, Goddard lived in South Carolina and went by the name Steve Thomas. Police say Goddard lived with a woman at an apartment complex, and sold hot tubs at a Myrtle Beach outlet mall. Recently, Goddard caught wind that cops were on his trail and he split.

Two weeks ago, police received another tip, and U.S. Marshals arrested the crooked contractor at a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

One more footnote to Glenn Goddard's infamous resume. ABC 6 Investigators learned that he ran the same scheme in Kentucky between 2004 and 2006. Court records show he was arrested several times for theft by deception, collecting money upfront for jobs he either didn't start or finish.

Detectives working this case says Goddard isn't talking, and hired a local attorney. Goddard also turned down a request to talk with ABC 6 Chief Investigator Tom Sussi.

ABC 6 INVESTIGATORS: Contractor Extradited Home To Face The Music
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