Police: Albany contractor took $138,000, didn’t finish home renovation

A 57-year-old Albany contractor is accused of receiving $138,000 and not completing a home renovation job.

The Albany Police Department said it received a call on Aug. 8 reporting that between June 21, 2022 through Jan. 11, 2023, the victim paid Michael Matteo the money and the work was not completed.

Matteo has been charged with a felony count of second-degree grand larceny. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Albany City Criminal Court.