‘The Remodelers’ charged with 180 charges under fair trading act
CALGARY – A Calgary renovation company accused of taking money and not completing the work has been charged under Alberta’s Fair Trading Act.
Global News broke the story over one year ago, when former Calgary Flame, Brendan Morrison, lost all the money he paid a company called The Remodelers to rebuild his home.
Dozens of homeowners filed similar complaints with the Calgary police, prompting an investigation by Service Alberta.
On Friday, officials announced that 180 regulatory charges were laid against The Remodelers Ltd. and The Remodelers Special Projects Ltd., both of which are owned by Bruce Maxwell Hopkins.
The province said it received complaints from 27 individuals following the bankruptcy of the companies in November of 2014. Twenty-tow of those complaints resulted in charges.
WATCH: Previous stories from Global’s Tony Tighe that led to charges against Bruce Maxwell Hopkins and ‘The Remodelers’.
The financial losses from those 22 complainants total approximately $5 million.
Charges include operating without a pre-paid contractor license, misleading consumers and failing to provide refunds.
If found guilty, Hopkins could face up to two years in jail or a significant financial penalty.
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