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More charges for contractor under fire

Posted May 9, 2011 5:37 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2011 5:42 p.m. EDT

— A Cary-based contractor accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for work homeowners say he didn't do, faces more criminal charges.

This involves a building contractor named Ryan Wells. 5 On Your Side first reported on Wells in March.

Wells lived in Apex, but operated Cary-based Home Restoration Assistance.

On Monday, he had a first court appearance on fraud charges.

According to arrest warrants issued April 29 and May 6, Wells faces charges in six cases involving homeowners who say he took money and did little or no work.

Last month he was arrested on charges he wrote bad checks.

5 On Your Side is aware of at least 25 customers who, combined, say Wells owes them more than $300,000.

He's scheduled to be back in court in June.

Court records also indicate that Wells and his wife filed bankruptcy last month.

According to those records, Ryan Wells now lives in Virginia.