Man charged in roofing scam

Nashua police reported Friday that Stephen Camacho, 45, of 50 Pheasant Lane, Dracut, Mass., was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charging him with theft by deception in a roofing scam, a felony punishable by up to 7-1/2 to 15 years in prison.

Camacho posted $5,000 bail, and was released pending arraignment April 21 in Nashua District Court. He is accused of cashing a check for a $9,000 deposit on a roofing job in Nashua, but never doing any work on the project, police report. The victim contacted police in January.

Massachusetts, unlike New Hampshire, requires home improvement contractors to be licensed. Camacho held license no. 133416, the state Department of Safety Web site shows, but it expired in 2003. A complaint was filed against him in December, and remains pending, the Web site states.