LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police say the City of Shively got duped by a Louisville man and now that man is in trouble with the law.
Police arrested Charles Judd, 55, on Tuesday. Judd is accused of being hired back in 2011 to do concrete work on city property and never performing the work.
"Never did the work, never reported to do the work, never made any justification for why he hadn't done the work," said Sgt. Josh Myers of Shively Police. "I think it was some resurfacing work, restriping of the lot at Shively City Hall and some work on the walking path that goes through the park."
City officials told us that they made a partial payment up front to Judd for $6,940 so he could get supplies to do the job. For some reason, the city said Judd never showed up to do the work.
Myers said the city made numerous attempts to contact Judd to resolve the issues, but Judd never responded. That's when a warrant was issued for Judd, who was picked up Tuesday at his Louisville home.
"Just because the City of Shively is a government entity doesn't mean make them any less of a victim," said Myers.
Judd was released on his own recognizance on Wednesday morning. He'll be in court on Friday to face his charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property.
Shively city officials say that they are working to get another contractor to do the job.
WAVE 3 stopped by Judd's home, but there was no answer.
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