Warrant issued for unlicensed contractor accused of stealing from elderly victims

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An Oahu man accused of posing as a licensed contractor in order to steal money is once again wanted by police.

In June, KHON2 reported about Alexander Nebre, and his arrest for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from two victims by posing as a licensed contractor.

Nebre was charged with multiple counts of theft, and was supposed to show up Thursday for a court hearing, but he never did.

“It ranged from plumbing, to roofing, to electrical it was any type of work,” said HPD Lt. John McCarthy.

All work Alexander Nebre was paid to do, but according to authorities, never actually finished.

“He was engaged in unlicensed contracting activity, he would seek out individuals and contract with them to do work he never did,” said McCarthy.

Nebre was charged with multiple counts of theft, but the prosecutors office says he failed to show up to court.

Now, a $100,000 cash-only bench warrant has been issued for Nebre’s arrest.

“The judge issued three bench warrants for his arrest, we’re also looking for him on separate charges in addition to those he was charged with, the charges are for theft and unlicensed contracting,” said McCarthy. “He apparently continued to engage in these activities even while out on bail.”

Police say most of Nebre’s victims are elderly, but everyone should be aware.

“They’re elderly, they aren’t young,” said McCarthy.

So what should you do next time you need work done?

The best thing to do is simply use a licensed contractor.

“Don’t pay people for work they aren’t licensed to do or aren’t capable of doing. Often these cases turn into pure theft or can even lead to lousy work and additional cost to the homeowner,” said McCarthy.

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