In Texas' Tarrant County, they are taking a different tact on home remodelers who rip off customers. It has been standard procedure for the police to tell complainants that remodeling contractors who take money, but don't do the job is a civil problem, not a criminal problem. Apparently not anymore. Doesn't he know the flooring is one of the last things to go in...? Read the whole article here: For a change, Tarrant County prosecutors are going after home contractors who don’t finish the job | Watchdog | Dallas News That flooring business is just one the stories in that article. After 40+ years association with the home remodeling industry, I've heard these stories about rip-off contractors many, many times. It happened even in my small community. It made doing business and gaining the trust of my customers more challenging. I hope law enforcement and prosecutors everywhere start seeing these problems as the crimes they are and stop shrugging their shoulders and saying "civil, not criminal."