Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 6/1/2016
Cox Media Groupís ABC affiliate WFTV Orlando exposed a contractor for deceiving consumers. After viewer Bessie Hudson claimed McMurphy Fencing collected $2,000 for a new fence but did not deliver, WFTV found seven other families had the same issue. When reporter Todd Ulrich contacted McMurphy, he promised a full refund for Hudson. It never came. Ulrich found that McMurphy Fences illegally uses a different companyís address in legal documents. Thanks to WFTV, Floridaís Attorney General sued McMurphy for unfair and deceptive trade. The police later charged him with grand theft and fraud.
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