Cline

ASHWAUBENON — Authorities in northeast Wisconsin are reaching out to the public to see of there are additional victims in a recent contractor fraud case.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety on July 20 arrested Tony Ronald Cline following an investigation into contractor fraud.

Investigators say Cline took out a newspaper ad out for handyman services under the name “A-Z Handyman Services” with phone number (701) 729-7493.

An elderly Ashwaubenon couple hired Cline for bathroom remodel work. They say they gave Cline $2,200 up front and then Cline disappeared without completing any work.

Authorities say Cline has a criminal history in five states with the same fraudulent scheme. A non-extraditable warrant through Iowa is active for theft as well.

They say Cline has a pattern of committing these frauds as he travels from state to state. Cline was most recently staying in a Marinette motel.

He was released Wednesday on a $500 cash bond and is due back in court Aug. 8, 2022.

Authorities posted information on the case on the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network the event Cline has victimized additional people in this area.

Victims should contact their local law enforcement agency.


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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.