SAN DIEGO -- (KSWB) -- A man accused posing as a contractor to ripping off dozens of unsuspecting clients has pleaded not guilty to charges including identity theft and fraud.
It’s a story FOX 5 first reported in October, after a viewer contacted us about a man posing as a contractor who allegedly ripped off thousands of dollars from people who hired him for construction jobs. After the story aired, several other victims came forward. With this information the District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation and arrested Lionel Cervantes. On Thursday, Cervantes faced a judge for the first time.