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Bennington Resident Sentenced to Work Crew in Home Improvement Fraud Case

June 27, 2024

The Attorney General’s Office announced that Todd Merrow, 48, of Bennington, Vermont, was sentenced today in Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division, after pleading guilty to one felony count of home improvement fraud where the loss was over $1,000.

The Court, Judge Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady presiding, sentenced the defendant, after a contested sentencing, to 14 to 15 days of pre-approved furlough to be performed through the Department of Corrections’ work crew program, along with a signed restitution judgment order for the victim’s loss.

The Attorney General’s Office wants to remind consumers that it provides resources to help homeowners find and hire reputable home improvement contractors. Information is available online at Help is available through the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program, including the Home Improvement Specialist, who can be reached by phone at 800-649-2424 or via email at

If you believe you have been defrauded by a contractor or you paid a contractor for a home improvement project and no work was completed, you may also file a police report of home improvement fraud with your local police department or other law enforcement agency.  


CONTACT:   Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171