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Cancer patient gets renovated kitchen from local business foundation after being scammed

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) – A Menomonee Falls man was gifted a renovated kitchen after being scammed by a contractor early this year.

Erich Berger said he paid the contractor $21,000 to do the kitchen remodel but the project was never started. After getting word of the situation, another contractor, Jason Cyborowski and the NARI Milwaukee Foundation stepped in to help.

“I just felt like I had to do something about it,” Cyborowski said.

The NARI Milwaukee Foundation donated $20,000 and along with Cyborowski and several other businesses’ help the remodel was completed at no additional cost to Berger.

“I’m just very appreciative that they stepped up and helped us out because I couldn’t have got this done,” Berger said.

According to court records, Berger wasn’t the contractor's only victim. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office says the man turned himself in for theft by contractor for his business practices. He is awaiting charges. 

Berger never filed a lawsuit.

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