Contractor Olger Conce Guambana is led out of the Suffolk...

Contractor Olger Conce Guambana is led out of the Suffolk County police Sixth Precinct in Selden for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday. Credit: James Carbone

A Suffolk County contractor was charged Sunday with stealing more than $30,000 from clients over three years and not completing promised construction projects, Suffolk police said.

A 75-year-old woman reported in August that she had hired Olger Conce Guambana, 48, of Central Islip, to do work on her home but the work was not completed as agreed, police said.

Conce Guambana then used a bad check to issue a partial refund and stopped all further communication with the woman. Following an investigation, police said Conce Guambana also fraudulently took money from at least three other victims since August 2020. In total, he stole more than $30,000 from the four victims, police said.

Conce Guambana, who also goes by the names Eddie and Ed, has used several company names in the past few years, including Dlugos Construction, R.O.J. Remodeling & Construction Corp., O.C. Remodeling & Construction Corp, USA Painting & Contracting and Edwards Finishing Carpentry LLC.

He was charged with first-degree scheme to defraud, four counts of third-degree grand larceny and issuing a bad check. Conce Guambana was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct. He  was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday, where he pleaded not guilty before being released on his own recognizance, according to court records.

 An attorney representing Conce Guambana could not be reached for comment Thursday evening. 

 Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Conce Guambana is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

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