A builder is to stand trial accused of scamming more than £60,000 from customers by allegedly carrying out work in a “grossly negligent and unworkmanlike manner”.
Norman Hughes is alleged to have left customers in Dundee, Blairgowrie, Arbroath and Longforgan thousands of pounds out of pocket.
In one instance it is alleged that between October 1 2014 and January 31 2015 he promised a Dundee woman he would fit a kitchen and carry out work including damp repairs, chimney repairs and installing new front and back doors.
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He is alleged to have obtained £24,000 from the woman – but “failed to complete all of the work he pretended he would”.
Hughes, 35, of Abbey Road, Scone, pleaded not guilty to six charges of fraud at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael set a pre-trial hearing in November.