Dozens of complaints to the State Attorney General’s Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau, lead to three businessmen being indicted for defrauding homeowners out of approximately $1 million.

The complaints against SJR Enterprises lead the Attorney General's Office to investigate the home improvement contracting company. The investigation resulted in the grand jury indictment of three businessmen. 67-year old Robert Langlais, 66-year old Robert Decker, and 44-year old Scott Driscoll were indicted in 17 counts of defrauding homeowners.

According to the Attorney General, SJR has a history of customer complaints against the company for not completing work and for their work not being up to code. After some homeowners paid a large deposit or sometimes paid the amount in full, the home improvement contracting company never even started the projects.

In the indictments, the three businessmen are accused of taking money from trusting homeowners and using the money for themselves. Robert Decker and Scott Driscoll are accused of defrauding homeowners of nearly $400,000. They used the money to pay off their own debts and used more than $50,000 to order items for themselves.

Robert Langlais was charged with one count of felony Grand Larceny, one felony count of Scheme to Defraud, and three counts of Falsifying Business Records. He was released on his own recognizance.

Robert Decker was charged with 13 felony counts of Grand Larceny and one felony count of Scheme to Defraud. He was released with electronic monitoring.

Scott Driscoll was charged with 13 felony counts of Grand Larceny, three counts of Falsifying Business Records, and one felony count of Scheme to Defraud. He was released on his own recognizance.

This is just another example of why consumers must be diligent in their research of companies before they invest their hard-earned money.