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Va. man charged with construction fraud

Wednesday - 5/23/2012, 1:10pm  ET

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A Chesterfield man faces construction fraud charges stemming from an investigation of improperly installed whole-home generators.

Media outlets report that a Chesterfield County grand jury indicted Stephen P. Mills earlier this week. Mills is charged with accepting payments last November and December for work that wasn't performed.

The investigation targeted work performed by four companies owned by Mills and his wife, Angela.

State and local authorities have said the companies installed the propane gas-fired generators at residences in more than a dozen localities.

Mills and his wife also face building code violations in Chesterfield and Henrico counties.

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