Woodridge man accused of deceiving elderly resident out of $117,000

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David L. Briggs | Villa Park police

A Woodridge man is accused of stealing $117,000 from an elderly west suburban resident by charging for home remodeling projects that were never completed.

David L. Briggs, 29, is charged with two counts of felony theft by deception, according to a statement from Villa Park police.

Authorities started investigating in December 2014, after relatives of the 79-year-old Villa Park man received notifications from his bank about suspicious payments, police said.

Investigators learned Briggs had claimed to own a remodeling company, and agreed to perform remodeling jobs at the victim’s residence, police said. No remodeling was ever completed, and the victim lost roughly $117,000.

Briggs, of Woodridge, is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $500,000 bond, police said.

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