State police say a Broome County man faces a felony charge for allegedly taking $8,000 for a home repair project and then failing to do the work.

THOMAS BRICK (Photo: New York State Police)

Investigators say 56-year-old Thomas Brick of Chenango Forks is accused of entering into an agreement for a repair project at a mobile home in March of last year.

According to state police, Brick received a down payment but never started to do the work. The alleged fraud incident was reported in September.

Brick was charged with third-degree grand larceny and petit larceny.

Police say Brick is being held at the state correctional facility at Gowanda in Erie County. Records indicate he entered the prison on September 1 to serve a sentence for a felony DWI conviction.

Brick was transported to Chenango County court for his arraignment before being returned to the prison in western New York. His next court date is pending.

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