On September 8, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of fraud. The victim reported that on February 25, 2021, they signed a contract with Zachery Benjamin Myers to build a garage. The victim paid Myers to begin the project but as of September 2021, no work had been done.
The Criminal Investigations Division made contact with Mahlen Builders and Myers. Myers expressed a willingness to refund the victim’s money or renegotiate the contract due to the inflation of material costs. However, Myers failed to contact the victim to resolve the matter as agreed.
The assigned detective therefore reviewed the case with the District Attorney’s office and subsequently obtained a warrant on Myers on October 12, 2022, for failure to work after being paid.
Upon further investigation, the detective received additional information that Myers had voluntarily surrendered his contractors’ license to the NC Licensing Board following numerous, similar complaints. Upon further discussion with the District Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office recalled the original warrant and the detective obtained a criminal summons against Myers for felony obtaining property by false pretenses on November 3, 2022.
On November 23, 2022, Myers was served his criminal summons to appear in Randolph County District Court on December 5, 2022.
Zachery Benjamin Myers