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A look ahead: Contractor disaster leaves family homeless

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - You let them in your home -- and into your wallet.

A Mid-South family contacted Action News 5's Andy Wise to hunt down a contractor they say duped them after their house caught fire.

"Was that your intention? To not do the work and take the insurance money?" asked Andy Wise.

The contractor responded, "It was never my intention to not do the work."

But the Cobbs said what he promised he would do to repair their home nearly broke them.

Now, the unlicensed contractor has been arrested -- but his clients remain homeless.

"He showed us his sympathy, told us he would get us in our house," said the victim.

Action News 5's Andy Wise will share their story TONIGHT at 10 p.m. After hearing the Cobbs family's contractor disaster, you will never hire a home improvement contractor without checking credentials again.

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