Contractor suspected of fraud appears in court

Rosie Mullaley
Published on June 27, 2014
James Robert Dwyer is escorted into provincial court today in St. John's bgy sheriff officers. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A St. John’s contractor suspected of swindling money off customers by promising to do work and not showing up to do it was in provincial court in St. John’s this afternoon.

James Robert Dwyer was arrested June 16 after several complaints from people who Dwyer was reportedly supposed to have done work for.

His lawyer James Goodwin and Crown prosecutor Ginger Holmes agreed to postpone the case to July 10.

Dwyer was taken back to jail until then.

He faces seven counts of breaching court orders, four counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of failing to show up for court, as well as a single count of driving while disqualified.

The 53-year-old is also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with driving with no insurance and driving with a suspended licence.

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