Police: Torrington Man Charged in State-Wide Home Improvement Scheme

An investigation conducted through the Connecticut Attorney General’s office found William Savage, of Torrington, was involved in numerous cases where he was conducting work without a license, collecting money and failing to complete projects.

Credit: Patch.
Credit: Patch.
The charges are mounting for a 45-year-old Torrington man that police and state officials said this week has been allegedly running a fraudulent contractor business, operating without a license and failing to complete work he was paid for.

Southington police served a warrant on William Savage, of 46 Elton St. in Torrington, late last week. He was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on one count of offering home improvement without certificates and failure to refund payment for home improvement.

Savage remains in state custody in lieu of $87,500 in bonds, according to the state Department of Correction website.

“The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred in May 2013,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz. “Savage was paid to remove and replace an existing fence in Southington. He received $2,400 for the deposit but never started the job nor refunded the deposit.”

The victim, who was not identified, contacted state officials and the case was eventually referred to the Connecticut Attorney General’s office. After an investigation, the attorney general’s staff found multiple issues with promised construction across the state.

According to the state’s Judicial Branch website, Savage is also facing similar charges in Waterbury as well as multiple counts of larceny in Torrington, Wolcott and Waterbury.

He is due back in Bristol Superior Court for the Southington charges in February.

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