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PLYMOUTH – A Marshfield man who did work as a general contractor has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole from one client and did not pay two of his vendors, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
Late Friday, Donald S. McNeil, 48, of Marshfield, pleaded guilty in Plymouth District Court to three counts of Larceny Over $250 and two counts of Larceny by Check Over $250. Judge Michael Vitali sentenced McNeil to 18 months of Probation and ordered a restitution hearing to determine the amount owed to victims, estimated to be approximately $39,550. In addition, McNeil was ordered to stay away and have no contact with the victims, surrender his General Contractors license and not work as a contractor during his Probation.
McNeil is the owner of M&M Construction, Inc. in Marshfield. In September, 2017, a homeowner contacted Bridgewater Police alleging that they had hired McNeil to build an addition onto their home. The homeowner told police that he had entered into a contract for M&M to perform construction for a total of $75,550. McNeil asked the homeowner for checks to be made out to him personally in amounts of $2,475, $9,200, and $19,375 for the purchase of various materials that were to be delivered to the homeowner. They never received the materials, and no work was ever completed on the project.
The other two victims in the case were vendors that McNeil hired. A surveyor was owed $1,000, and the other vendor, a building material supplier, was owed $7,500. McNeil cut both men checks that were returned for insufficient funds and the men contacted police after unsuccessfully attempting to contact McNeil for payment.
The case was prosecuted by Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Kerry Feeney and was investigated by the Bridgewater Police Department.
July 30, 2018