This man at Neptune Beach ..adding his voice to those who complain that a local contractor is really a scammer .. they tell channel 4 they were cheated out of thousands of dollars for jobs that never got done. 3 That's just one of the people who say they hired George Vink to do concrete work at their homes ... and he didn't hold up his end of the deal. Now, he's charged with grand theft in three separate cases after customers complained that he owes them close to 20-thousand dollars. Channel 4 Investigator Vic Micolucci uncovered the complaints... He talked to two people who say they're victims... and to Vink ... He joins us now LIVE ... Vic? 3 3 One man says Vink owes him almost 85-hundred dollars, another says 8-thousand dollars, the third says he's out 3-grand. Two of the men say this has been going on since December...and enough is enough. But Vink denies breaking the law. 3 42:44 this was all woods and weeds James Fyfe shows us his backyard which is now completed, thanks to another contractor. But he says the man he hired first, George Vink, left it like this......42:59 he said he would come with a crew which he did the following day and said he needed half the money upfront. So he did start the work, it looks like it was going to be a legitimate job and he came and did some minor framework. Fyfe says it only took a few hours...but cost him 3-thousand dollars. Fyfe has been fighting for his money back for almost 6 months now and hasn't seen a penny. 43:36 it was excuse after excuse. Either the weather was bad or I'm sick or I just can't make it today or the concrete company didn't have any concrete that day. And it started to get to the point where I knew something was up and that the job was not never going to get done.44:03-so this guy knew that you wanted your money back and he could've avoided getting arrested? 44:10 after I figured out he couldn't get the job done, that he couldn't get the concrete, I said listen, just give me my money back and you know we are good. That would have been it. Fyfe told police who arrested the contractor, George Vink...charging him with grand theft.Another man who hired Vink did the same thing...claiming his 16-thousand-dollar backyard project is left undone, and the 50 percent deposit gone... 35:22 hey Mr. Vink, I'm vic with the channel 4 news. Can we talk to you for a second? Sure I went to Vink's home to ask him about the complaints...36:15 okay, I have been sick. I have brain surgery. I just got home now from Mayo Clinic. Because of the prescription drugs they are giving me, I am going blind. You can check that out if you like. I owe him three grand. He is getting paid.36:46 Vic-what about Mr. boatright? George - mr boatright is taken care of. Vic- talked to him this morning and he said he is not. He says you owe him 8 grand. George - no, I don't owe him eight grand at all. He gave me an eight grand deposit, the house was laid out, the footers were done, poured and the stemwall is up except for one side where the dirt has got to come into. Labor has been paid and the materials have been paid. That's $11,000 out of my pocket and he only gave eight grand. So how do you figure that? Vink admitted he's behind...but says his clients kept changing their mind about what they wanted ...and he did nothing criminal and he has the records to prove it.43:38 Vic-if this is all backed up, why is the state attorneys office filing charges against you into separate cases that I know of? George - because Mr. boatright, like I said earlier he is a private investigator he is lying and saying that it wasn't paid. 3 Vink then referred me to his attorney, who hasn't returned my call yet. Court records show there are civil lawsuits that have been filed against Vink in prior years for unpaid debts. He was prosecuted several times on charges of issuing bad checks, and was convicted once on a felony bad check charge. The people who say Vink scammed them want to make sure no one else falls into their category. They say ask for references, and never pay any money up front. 3 Why doesn't Vink pay back the money he owes right now?ANSWER: he says he is working on it, but when he was arrested he had a 180-thousand- dollar bond...so he had to pay 18-thousand to get out of jail. He also said he did pay the state attorney's office some of the money...to give back to one of his clients.