From WGAL.com :
"A Berks County contractor is being accused of defrauding 25 contractors and five homeowners out of $730,000.
The Berks County District Attorney reported that John Anthony Kuvusak Jr., of John Anthony Contracting, LLC, contracted with the homeowners, accepted payments but did not pay subcontractors.
On several occasions the homeowner would then pay the subcontractor for the work completed to avoid a lien being placed against the property, causing the homeowner to conversely make double payments.
Kuvusak is facing 31 counts of theft by deception, 31 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, 31 counts of deceptive or fraudulent business practices, 31 counts of receiving stolen property and 25 counts of theft of services."
This may be an extreme case but if you read the following blog you'll see that not all crooked contractors are such BIG crooks...