Manchester couple paid for home improvement jobs, didn’t do work

MANCHESTER — A local couple who ran a contracting business have been accused of taking payments for jobs and not returning to do the work, show court documents.

According to court documents, Manchester residents Jason and Kathleen Lapointe took thousands of dollars from residents in Coventry, South Windsor and Vernon for jobs they never started.

Records show Jason Lapointe has been charged with two counts of second-degree larceny and violation of a home improvement contract, while Kathleen Lapointe has also been charged with second-degree larceny as well as violation of a home improvement contract and failure to refund a job worth more than $10,000.

According to a spokesperson for the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, three complaints have been filed against the couple’s company, Carpentry by Jay. A spokesperson for the Department of Consumer Protection said it had received six complaints about the company.

“The resulting investigation is ongoing and the complaints cannot be provided at this time,” a DCP spokesperson said. “So far, the investigation, which is being carried out in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General and local police, has resulted in two warrants that have been served.”