Contractor accused of abandoning projects arrested on multiple felony charges

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HENDERSON, Nev. —  A contractor’s broken promises have landed him in hot water.

Contractor Brett Benson of Security Screen Masters of Nevada was arrested by Henderson Police on May 25. Benson had 17 outstanding warrants, including 15 felonies.

Benson was also in violation because his license was revoked in 2016 following numerous complaints.

The Nevada State Contractors Board found that Benson violated Nevada law because he took payment from Nevada homeowners but abandoned projects or did substandard work.

The Residential Recovery Fund has awarded more than $115,400 to Benson’s victims, with additional cases still pending.

“It is extremely disappointing when a licensed contractor violates the law and puts the health and safety of Nevada homeowners at risk,” stated NSCB Executive Officer Margi A. Grein. “Mr. Benson’s actions were egregious, and as we pursued the full extent of the law to bring him to justice, we were grateful to offer his victims recourse through the Recovery Fund based on their diligence of hiring and trusting a licensed Nevada contractor with their home construction needs.”

Benson remains in the custody of Henderson until a court date is scheduled.

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