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Cordova couple accused of defrauding contractors

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Investigators said John Fisher hired several remodeling companies to renovate the home but never paid them nearly $264,000 owed. Investigators said John Fisher hired several remodeling companies to renovate the home but never paid them nearly $264,000 owed.
John and Janet Fisher were arrested and accused of defrauding contractors who were remodeling a house. John and Janet Fisher were arrested and accused of defrauding contractors who were remodeling a house.
John Fisher is charged with theft of property, theft of services and passing bad checks. John Fisher is charged with theft of property, theft of services and passing bad checks.

WMC-TV) – Investigators say businesses have complained and filed charges against a Cordova man for years.

Now he and his wife are charged with swindling businesses out of work on a home he doesn't even own.

John Fisher and his wife Janet were arrested and accused of defrauding contractors who were remodeling a house, complete with two donkeys in the back.

"I only know that something has been going on for the police to keep coming by," a neighbor said.

Investigators said John Fisher hired several remodeling companies to renovate the home but never paid them nearly $264,000 owed. The Fishers are also accused of passing bad checks.

One contractor said Fisher told him he had a business that did business with the CIA, but he sold it for millions of dollars. The man said when he started asking for money, Fisher told him he was in the Mafia.

Investigators said Fisher gave the impression to contractors and neighbors he was wealthy. In one instance investigators said Fisher told the contractors his money was tied up in a bank in New York because of Hurricane Sandy.

The house is owned by Dr. John Crawford, who has a practice in Collierville.  It is not clear what kind of arrangement he has with Fisher, who has a lengthy record and arrests for theft of property and services.

John Fisher is charged with theft of property, theft of services and passing bad checks. Fisher has a pending case for prior scam cases in 2012 for contracting work at the same address. Investigators said there could be even more charges in the future.

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