Owners of Pleasant Hill kitchen store suspected of felony grand theft


PLEASANT HILL — The owners of a business that sells kitchenware have been charged with 17 felony counts of grand theft after a lengthy investigation into complaints by customers, authorities said Tuesday.

William Hubbard, 62, and Eileen Hubbard, 58, the owners of Kitchen Classics, 2304 Monument Blvd., are suspected of defrauding 17 victims of more than $400,000, police said.

Police began investigating complaints from customers of the store last summer. According to police, they received several complaints that the customers weren’t receiving orders for which they had paid. Among the items that were not delivered were kitchen cabinets.

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Contract work agreed upon with the employer also was not carried out, police said.

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Source:: The Mercury News

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