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04/03/2013 02:08 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

When Contractors Stiff Homeowners: How to Make Sure You're Hiring the Right Person

Homeowner Holly Bridges says that she was excited to commission contractor Danny Jones to build her family a swimming pool in the backyard of her Carrollton, Texas, property this year. Though it was only February, the teacher says that she was eager to get the pool built before her son's birthday party in June -- plenty of time, she thought, as she forked over a $6,000 deposit.

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