No-show contractor officially charged

Jeffery Scott TenElshof II
Jeffery Scott TenElshof II

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The contractor who several people say never did the work they paid him for was arraigned on criminal charges Wednesday.

Jeffery Scott TenElshof II was charged with two counts of larceny by conversion in Kent County. TenElshof asked for a court-appointed attorney and was released on bond.

TenElshof also faces one felony larceny charge in Grand Rapids. He was arraigned on that charge Tuesday.

A Target 8 investigation earlier this month featured several complaints from people saying TenElshof, who goes by Scott and owns Four Seasons Construction, never did the contracting work he had been paid to do. Some people said they gave him thousands of dollars.

The criminal charges stem from an April complaint in which TenElshof allegedly made off with a victim’s money. An arrest warrant said it was between $1,000 and $20,000.

Also earlier this month, a magistrate entered a default judgment ordering TenElshof to pay $1,500 plus court costs to a plaintiff after TenElshof failed to show up to court in a civil suit.

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