I contact a Detective at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department who refers me to an Anoka County Civil Investigator. I speak with the Investigator who admits that my case “certainly sounds like ‘theft by swindle’.”
I vow to challenge the law at the city, county, and state levels to ensure that no Minnesotan is ever the victim of predatory remodeling again. I call for help from my network of creative friends and media resources, urging that we begin by starting a campaign to raise awareness of predatory remodeling.
Demolition on my house also continues, and the concrete beneath the downstairs bathroom is broken up to reveal a zig-zag of drain pipes that use illegal fittings and another backwards Y-union.