Contractor faces charges after allegedly not paying workers | Crime
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The contractor for a Cape Girardeau electric company faces criminal charges after allegedly not paying his employees.
Larry McElroy, contractor of Blackhawk Electric Company has been charged with five counts of making false declarations, a class B misdemeanor.
The Missouri Department of Labor says they have investigated the incidents and concluded that McElroy violated the prevailing wage law and falsified certified payroll records.
The Department's Division of Labor Standards (DLS) got a wage complaint from an employee all edging McElroy didn't pay the worker and a fellow worker for work completed on the Jackson High School addition project from December 2009 - February 2011.
DLS investigator Jerry Wolsey says McElroy also did not pay the workers at all for the last month of work. The department says McElroy owed more than $9,800 to the two workers.
Zoellner Construction, the general contractor for the addition project made full restitution to the workers, according to the department of labor.
McElroy is scheduled to be arraigned in Cape Girardeau County Court on September 27.
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