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Unlicensed pool contractor sought in fraud probe

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 16, 2015
The Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) is warning homeowners of an unlicensed pool contractor who is alleged to have committed fraud and false representation by beginning and abandoning residential pool projects.
 
The Contractors Board is searching for Justin Louis Galindo, who often uses the alias Jayson Luxx.
 
According to several complaints, Galindo worked as a salesman for a southern Nevada pool company.
 
He allegedly meets with potential customers and presents them a bid on behalf of the legitimate company.
 
Then, claiming to be the owner of a California-based company called A&A Tops, he offers to build the pool at a significantly lower cost.
 
If the customer agrees to the cheaper price, Galindo begins constructing the pool, completing up to three-quarters of the work before abandoning the project.
 
The unfinished pool often leaves the homeowner to deal with code violations, homeowners’ association fines, and tens of thousands of dollars in repair and completion costs, in addition to the average $60,000 Galindo obtains through the pool construction contract with the homeowner.
 
Galindo is 6 feet tall with a slender build, brown hair and eyes. He has extensive tattoos on his chest and arms.
NSCB asks anyone who comes in contact with Galindo to contact its Criminal Investigations Division at (702) 486-1160.