Potsdam handyman charged with felony for allegedly taking money, not finishing job
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:30 am

POTSDAM – A Potsdam man has been arrested on felony grand larceny charges for allegedly taking $1,287 to do handyman work but never completing the job, according to village police.

Thomas J. Burnor, 28, Potsdam, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony, following a lengthy investigation into a complaint received by the Potsdam Police Department.

According to police, Burnor had promised to perform handyman work including storm window repairs and painting for the victim, received payment in advance, then continued to bill and collect additional money from the victim while not completing the work.

Burnor was served a criminal summons to appear in village court on June 29.