Man arrested after failing to deliver $6,000 worth of materials and work to homeowners

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JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A man was arrested after he failed to deliver $6,000 worth of materials and work to local homeowners.

Onslow County Sheriff's Office officials arrested Jose Efren Sandoval of Jacksonville on November 6. He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.

On August 17, a resident paid Sandoval a total of $6,000 to replace the roof on their house. To their surprise, the materials were never delivered to their residence and Sandoval never returned to do the work he was paid to do.

The citizen filed a report with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, which led to Sandoval's arrest.

Bond was set by a Duplin County magistrate at $6,000 secured, officials said.

If you have any information about this incident or any other incident involving Sandoval, you are urged to contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at 910-445-3113 or Detective Michael Curlee at

Officials ask that you refer to case 2017019706 when calling about this incident.

Individuals with information can also report it to Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement.