He cashed a $7,500 check, promising to repair a broken boiler, Nassau County police said. But, Orin Morris, 48, of Queens, never did the work, police said.
Now, Morris, of 103-18 169th St., is under arrest, charged Wednesday with third-degree grand larceny.
Police said that the victim, identified only as a 52-year-old man, wrote Morris a check on April 25 to do work on the boiler at his business in Oceanside. Detectives from the Major Case Bureau said Morris instructed the victim to make the check out to one company -- stating he and another company "would do the job together." But, police said, though Morris cashed the check, he never worked on the boiler.
After an investigation, police said Morris surrendered to the Crimes Against Property Squad detectives Wednesday. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.