WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A concrete contractor the 41 Action News Investigators have been following for nearly three years has pleaded guilty to a charge of deceptive business practice in Johnson County, Missouri court.
Bob Williams, the owner of Xtreme Concrete & Outdoor Living, entered that plea Wednesday.
According to court records, on or around August 17, 2015, Brian Payne entered into a contract with Williams and his company for concrete and landscaping work.
On that same day, court records say Payne gave Williams a check for $1,500.
Williams told Payne work on the project would start in two weeks.
But Payne was never able to contact Williams after giving him the check, the work never started and Williams never gave Payne a refund.
The 41 Action News Investigators first started checking on claims against Williams in 2015, the same year Payne gave Williams a check.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City began investigating Xtreme Concrete & Outdoor Living in Blue Springs after multiple complaints were filed against the company.
Since that time, several other people have come forward claiming Williams ripped them off.
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Missouri's Attorney General has filed charges against Williams in Johnson, Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties.
Williams's sentencing in Johnson County is scheduled for October. His cases in the other counties are pending.
Williams faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison for his guilty plea in the Johnson County case.
The 41 Action News Investigators left a message for Williams's attorney who hasn't replied yet.