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Elkins man faces charges from West Virginia Division of Labor

ELKINS — An Elkins man has been charged by the state with working as a contractor in Randolph, Lewis and Preston counties without a contractor’s license.

Jackie Wayne Hinchman, 63, of Summer Street, was charged by the West Virginia Division of Labor in Preston County Magistrate Court. According to the criminal complaint, he continued to engage in contracting without a license despite the issuance of several cease and desist orders.

According to the complaint, Hinchman did work in Newburg in Preston County in November, Coalton in Randolph County and Weston in Lewis County during 2018, all after being issued cease and desist orders. In 2017 he worked in Horner and at two Weston addresses, all in Lewis County, despite the orders.

He also was issued a cease and desist order in 2014 for working without a valid contractor’s license, according to the complaint.

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