Man arrested after not installing HVAC system

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested on theft charges after an investigation between May 11, 2021, and November 22, 2021. 

Jason Thompson

Police arrested 45-year-old Jason Thompson on a charge of felony theft. 

According to a probable cause affidavit, a representative from a local business came to the Bedford Police Department to report a theft and home improvement fraud. 

On May 11, 2021, Jason Thompson of Quality Air was contracted to complete an HVAC job at the business. Thompson was paid $4,792.50 to do the job. 

The representative reported between May 11, 2021, and September 30, 2021, the only work that Thompson completed was cutting vent holes in the ceiling. After several attempts to contact Thompson to complete the work, Thompson scheduled three different dates to finish the project but he failed to arrived.

Police believe Thompson was being evicted and used the funds to pay his previous landlord a total of $6,563.74 on June 16, 2021, which coincides with the date that he cashed the check from the business.

Police attempted to contact Thompson but were unable to locate him or make contact by phone.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Thompson’s arrest.