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Norman contractor faces embezzlement charges

Officials say construction company owner never completed work on homes damaged in Moore tornado.
by Brianna Bailey Published: June 11, 2014

Attorney General Scott Pruitt has charged the owner of a Norman construction company with six counts of embezzlement after he allegedly never completed jobs he was paid for, including work on three homes damaged or destroyed in the May 20, 2013, Moore tornado.

Glenn Allen McCoy, 49, of Norman, was charged with six counts of embezzlement and one count of a pattern of criminal offenses in Cleveland County District Court on Tuesday. McCoy is the owner of the Norman company A Better Choice Construction Inc.

Attempts to reach McCoy were unsuccessful Tuesday. A phone number listed for McCoy’s company had been disconnected.

Agents with the attorney general’s Public Protection Unit began an investigation of the company after receiving numerous complaints from customers who said they paid for work that McCoy never completed.

In one instance, a Moore homeowner gave McCoy $69,000 in up-front payments to rebuild her home and to pour a new foundation that was not covered by her insurance settlement, authorities said. However, the contractor never filed building permits to begin work on the property, according to an affidavit filed with the court. The homeowner had no further contact with McCoy after she asked for her money back, according to the affidavit.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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