SETX contractor indicted for felony theft

Robert Carter

Prosecutors say Harvey victims paid Robert William Carter to make and install cabinets but did not receive the work they paid for.

In March, a Port Neches family says they paid Carter more than $34,000 to make and install cabinets, but they say he never installed them and stopped returning phone calls.

"I specifically ask him-- 'I said Robbie, just give us our money back.' And he said 'I can't eat cabinets.' And that's not an answer," says Lisa Keller. 'Because we can't eat that type of money either as a loss."

Another person filed a police report with Port Arthur Police in February stating that they paid Carter about $6,700 for work that was never completed.

We called a number listed for R Customs Woodworks and Carter answered.

Carter says he always intended to complete and install the cabinets, but he was busy with several jobs due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

When we asked if he would return the Keller's $34,000, he said he considered that amount to be a deposit and he does not return deposits.

A Better Business Bureau file was opened on the business in August of 2018. The business has an F rating.

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