Contractor charged with grand larceny in Ontario County

Police say a contractor pocketed money instead of using it on projects for which he had been contracted.

Alvis Sprague now calls the Ontario County Jail home. He has been charged with third-degree grand larceny and has been denied bail.

“It was because of a number of prior felony convictions and that contributed to the fact that bail was not accepted,” said Ontario County Undersheriff Dave Tillman.

This isn’t the first time Sprague has faced charges of ripping off his customers. He went to prison for the same thing in 2008. If found guilty of this recent charge, this will be his fifth felony.

Sprague recently appeared in small claims court in Rochester, when Susan Sipes was trying to recover some of the almost $17,000 she had paid him to remodel her condo in Canandaigua. Not only did he not finish by the promised date, experts also say his work was shoddy and dangerous.

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