- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Sheriff’s detectives in Cumberland County have arrested a couple and accused them of running a contracting service that defrauded a double amputee veteran and his wife.

The sheriff’s office says 40-year-old Jason Fields and 36-year-old Christina Fields of Raeford are each charged with obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy.

Investigators say the veteran and his wife contracted with Jason’s Home Improvements to perform a renovation and to make modifications to his home.

The Green Beret Foundation agreed to fund the work and issued an up-front payment of $3,900. Investigators say Fields refused the check and asked that it be made out to Jason Fields. However, the work wasn’t completed, and the veteran contacted authorities.

The Fields are free on $5,000 bond. It’s not known if they have an attorney.

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