Arizona Man Accused of Operating Construction Fraud Scheme

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced AZAG Special Agents arrested Lance Wills for allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from Arizona families in a construction fraud scheme. The arrest comes after a State Grand Jury indicted Wills on six felony counts in October 2016.

The indictment charges Wills with one count of Fraudulent Schemes and five counts of Theft. An Arizona Registrar of Contractors investigation found Wills allegedly obtained money from seven victims by claiming he had a valid contractor’s license. Victims claimed they paid Wills more than $150,000 for construction projects that were never completed. In one case, Wills allegedly took full payment to re-roof a home, but never returned to do any of the work. 

This matter was investigated by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ Unlicensed Activity Division. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Sheila Madden.

All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Anyone who has additional information on this case, should call AZ ROC at (602) 542-1525 and ask to speak directly with an investigator. 

Full copy of Wills indictment.