According to Capt. Billy Bowler of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, contractors in the Fredericksburg area usually do not cause significant problems, and his office handles only a few cases each year.
"It's not a prominent problem, but it does happen," he
also said he
believes the issue is underreported.
"I think a lot goes on that people either don't come to us or they take another route: civil proceedings," he
According to Bowler
, problems often arise when people become more concerned about time and money than the quality of the work.
"People are trying to save money and that's usually the way they get stung," he