Columbus man wanted for alleged contractor scam

(Columbus police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are looking for a man accused taking $1,000 for a wood flooring job he never started.

According to police, the victim found 42-year-old Jeremy Leeper on Craigslist. Leeper came out to the victim’s east Columbus home and gave an estimate of $3,000 to complete the project.

Police say Leeper asked for $1,000 cash up front. He told the victim he would get a receipt from his truck, but never returned.

A Columbus police detective tried to talk with Leeper on the phone, but Leeper hung up on him.

Police say Leeper’s last known address is in the Linden area.

Anyone with information about his location is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-2077 or email provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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