Convicted San Antonio contractor accused of writing bad checks to outraged customers

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: Hear from alleged victims on Tuesday night’s Nightbeat on KSAT 12 at 10 p.m.

Multiple customers of convicted San Antonio thief Carlos Elizondo said he issued reimbursement checks in recent weeks that his bank then refused to cash, adding an extra layer of problems for Elizondo as law enforcement agencies in multiple jurisdictions examine new theft allegations against him.

Elizondo, who was referred to by a judge in late 2017 as a “wolf who preys on the sheep of society,” is now accused of carrying out a similar fencing, deck and lawn care scheme that initially landed him in jail after his release last year.

Rachel Rosas is one of 12 people who provided the KSAT 12 Defenders records in recent months showing they hired Elizondo without knowing his criminal history and paid him for fencing, deck or lawn care work that was either never

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Contractor on failed high-speed internet project violated customers’ privacy, City of Morden alleges



a close up of a person using a laptop computer: A contractor is suing the City of Morden over the failed Morenet project to provide high-speed internet to residents. In a countersuit, the city alleges he breached his agreement by 'conducting unauthorized surveillance and monitoring of internet traffic through Morenet,' and violated the privacy of customers.


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A contractor is suing the City of Morden over the failed Morenet project to provide high-speed internet to residents. In a countersuit, the city alleges he breached his agreement by ‘conducting unauthorized surveillance and monitoring of internet traffic through Morenet,’ and violated the privacy of customers.

A contractor hired to develop high-speed internet service for a southern Manitoba community violated customers’ privacy by installing “unauthorized surveillance and monitoring software,” the City of Morden alleges in court documents.

The allegation is made in a counterclaim filed by the city in October, in response to a lawsuit by Sergii Polishchuk and a former Morden city engineer over the cancelled Morenet project.

The counterclaim alleges Polishchuk not only failed to develop the internet service, but also carried out inappropriate surveillance activities under both the Morenet agreement and a separate agreement he had to provide IT services to the city.

Polishchuk, with

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Kendra Scott and Tiff’s Treats Elevate Warm Cookie Delivery with Exclusive Statement Earring Designed Just for Tiff’s Treats Customers

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Austin, Texas-based Kendra Scott and Tiff’s Treats have again collaborated to create a one-stop shopping experience, this time offering a luxurious statement earring designed exclusively for Tiff’s Treats and available for sale only through Tiff’s Treats until January 30th. Working together with Tiff’s Treats co-founder Tiffany Chen, the Kendra Scott team designed a brand new earring shape never before sold by the brand, using a navy abalone stone, a nod to Tiff’s Treats’ signature blue ribbon, creating a beautiful, crave-worthy pairing for warm cookie gifts this holiday season.

Paired with Tiff’s Treats’ baked-to-order cookies in various package deals, or sold alone for $68, the exclusive earrings can be purchased only at Tiff’s Treats. They are available for hand-delivery in Tiff’s Treats’ delivery zones or in-store pickup, with or without a cookie order, while supply lasts.

“I am

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How to identify the customers that need your product the most

  • Creative Art Partners (CAP) is an art curation firm that’s bridged the gap between luxury real estate and fine art in just three years’ time.
  • Scaling up his business seemingly overnight, CAP founder Brian Ludlow shared his strategies for growth with Business Insider. 
  • Recognizing an underserved market was just one of the strategies Ludlow used to strike success.  
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Creative Art Partners (CAP) curates fine art for luxury real estate developments and high-net-worth individuals. Founder Brian Ludlow says his firm’s growth has grown steadily since he founded it in 2017, and he credits his success to identifying a target market that no other firm had captured: the intersection of luxury real estate and fine art.

At CAP’s point of founding, Ludlow says there was no nexus between the two industries. Developments worth $50 million had been “using fake art and free-with-furniture wall decor,” Ludlow

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Fond du Lac contractor accused of bilking customers out of more than $100,000



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FOND DU LAC – A 36-year-old Fond du Lac man being held in custody faces multiple charges on accusations that he collected money from customers as a contractor and failed to complete any projects. 

Customers say they were bilked by Adam Walsh out of more than $100,000, according to prosecutors. 

Walsh was charged last week in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with theft by contractor and three counts of bail jumping. While out on bail for a previous felony offense, Walsh, operating under the name Walsh’s Contracting, was hired in May to replace a deck on a house on Rose Avenue in the city of Fond du Lac.

The homeowner paid Walsh $4,450 to complete the contracted work. The checks were cashed but the work went undone, court records state.

In August the homeowner texted Walsh about

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Comcast outages leave more than 100,000 Calif. customers without Internet

Close to 100,000 homes and 6,000 businesses are without Comcast services due to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s power shut-offs, the company told The Chronicle Monday.



text: The PG&E fire-prevention blackouts triggered widespread Comcast outages in the Bay Area.


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The PG&E fire-prevention blackouts triggered widespread Comcast outages in the Bay Area.


Comcast didn’t immediately clarify cities and towns in the Bay Area that are impacted but said, “the locations would align with where PG&E power shutoffs are taking place.” Affected services affected include internet, landline and mobile phone services.

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PG&E shut off power to 361,000 customers in 36 counties, including eight of nine Bay Area counties, beginning Sunday morning to brace for the strongest winds of the year. The utility sometimes shuts down power lines as a wildfire-prevention measure during highly dangerous wind conditions.

The shut-offs are expected to continue into Monday evening, PG&E said. Once fast, gusty winds subside, the utility will inspect its power lines

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