A Lee contractor was cited by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office for accepting deposits for home improvement jobs and then not completing the work over a dozen times.

Attorney General John M. Formella filed a civil complaint in Rockingham County Superior Court Friday against Cory Spencer, 47, the lead contractor for PHX Remodeling LLC. The complaint alleges Spencer accepted over $100,000 in deposits for 13 jobs, but performed little or no work.

Spencer accepted the deposits for work across the Seacoast region in Rockingham and Strafford counties, along with Merrimack County. Formella seeks restitution for Spencer's customers, plus an additional $130,000 in civil penalties, as well as a ban on his owning or operating a construction business in New Hampshire.

A search of the state consumer complaint database on the Attorney General's website shows 18 complaints in between 2021 and 2023, the latest being in March.

According to Lee Police, Spencer was arrested three times in March on two counts each of theft by deception and theft by unauthorized taking.

He is also the subject of a TikTok page called "Cory Conned Me", made by customers who allege problems with Spencer.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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