RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A Wake County man who was in trouble with the law and at the center of several Troubleshooter investigations involving food trucks several years ago is in hot water again.

He’s now accused of taking a Chapel Hill homeowner’s money and not finishing the work he promised, work that he’s not even licensed to do.

“He literally left at the end of the day and he didn’t come back Tuesday morning,” Laura Grisham said.

She hired Nic Baliva of Crafted Design – Build – Sell to turn her backyard into an oasis for her and her dogs.

“I hired him to build a screened-in porch, two decks, and a fence at my new home. I gave a large deposit because he said he had to pre-purchase the materials to have them in time to start on time,” Grisham added. She did her research and googled the company and says she didn’t see any red flags.

She signed a contract for more than $32,000 and to get the job started, the contract required 60% down, which she paid…

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