A man who’s accused of swindling thousands of dollars from three homeowners by posing as a licensed contractor has been arrested.
Alexander Nebre, 48, was arrested Tuesday, March 24, in Las Vegas by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
The Honolulu Police Department issued three contempt warrants for Nebre charging him with failure to appear for trial call on Jan. 15. The underlying charge allegedly stems from eight counts of theft in the second degree.
“On three separate occasions from 2012 to 2014, Nebre approached three home owners and identified himself as a licensed contractor and offered to do jobs on their homes,” said Crimestoppers Sgt. Kim Buffett. “The owners each gave Nebre large amounts of money for materials and for work to be performed. Nebre failed to perform the work and continued to ask for more money. He was identified by each complainant and placed under arrest for eight counts of theft in the second degree.”
Three warrants totaling $265,000 were issued for not showing up for his trial call for that case.
U.S. Marshals developed information that Nebre fled to Las Vegas. He was arrested in the vicinity of West Tropicana Avenue and South Valley View Boulevard. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center pending his extradition to Hawaii.
District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide in the Las Vegas community.”
Nebre has six prior convictions, CrimeStoppers said.