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Former prisoner, accused construction scammer speaks out

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(KMOV) -- A former prisoner accused of ripping off home owners is claiming to be working to resolve all of the complaints.

News 4 spoke with Jason Leavy, a Tri-Star employee who the Better Business Bureau says may have already taken up to $20,000 from customers stretching from north St. Louis County down to Ironton. Leavy told News 4 by phone that he has been working hard to resolve all the complaints against him and denies having scammed anyone.

Since News 4 began investigating the complaints against Leavy last week, several others said they were ripped off, as well.

One individual says that Leavy still owes them approximately $3,000.

A former employee of Leavy’s stated that he witnessed his employer telling a customer he would have windows manufactured at building next to his company within 48 hours. The windows were never delivered and the plant next door claims they have refused to do business with Leavy.

News 4 was unable to reach Leavy at his North St. Louis County home. News 4 investigators believed they heard voices and a dog inside the home, even though no one answered.

Jason Leavy went to prison in 2006 after he was accused of taking $100,000 from customers and neglecting to provide roofing and other promised construction work.

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