Contractor walks out on job in Paterson

A Paterson family is left without a kitchen after a contractor they hired allegedly walked away from the job.

Homeowner Mamie Dupree paid the contractor $7,000 nearly seven months ago to completely renovate the kitchen in her home. The contractor estimated the job would take two weeks to complete.

Dupree tells Kane In Your Corner, the contractor demolished the former kitchen and never came back. A phone number for the contractor has been disconnected.

"I can't enjoy my life right now. I can't cook", says Dupree.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to secure two to three bids before committing to any construction project.

The BBB also recommends consumers review a contractor's licenses and references.

Contractors in the Garden State are licensed by the Division of Consumer Affairs.

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