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Business owner arrested, charged after Problem Solvers investigation

Posted at 10:36 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 22:36:44-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. --  A Muskegon business owner is facing charges after several people contacted the FOX 17 Problem Solvers and said they were ripped off by him.

Jim Ostrander, the owner of Superior Fence, was arrested this week after allegedly taking thousands of dollars for fencing work and never completing it.   He's being charged as a habitual offender with attempted fraudulent use of a builder's contract, according to Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson.

Several people contacted FOX 17 after the initial Problem Solvers investigation aired in July, claiming that Ostrander took their money and never finished the their fencing.

Shane McClure claims he paid Ostrander $1,500.   He tells FOX 17 he doesn't want to see Ostrander behind bars, he just wants his money.

"Just do the right thing and give us our money back," McClure said.  "You got kids I don't want to see you go to jail."

Ostrander is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond.  His next court date is Sept. 25.

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