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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — They have worked long and hard, but have yet to be paid in full. These workers helped build the New Brooklyn Homes public housing complex on 4th Street in downtown Wilmington. They claim they have not been paid in full and are being cheated out of hundreds of dollars.

“I started on February 7, and that first Saturday everybody was due a check,” painter Roy Mosgrove said. “Everybody got a small check like a $100 to $150.”

Mosgrove said he and several others were told they would be paid in full later, but later never came.

“The same excuses keep coming around, full-circle, and it’s just one story after another,” Mosgrove said.

Mosgrove said he was hired on by NC Contracting out of Cary. He has tried to reach the company’s president Robert Miller, but has had no luck.

In the few minutes WWAY spent at the complex Wednesday shooting video several other workers came up to us and said that they have not been paid in full by NC Contracting and Robert Miller.

When WWAY tried to contact Miller by phone Wednesday afternoon an assistant said he was out sick. In an effort to find out more, we contacted the Wilmington Housing Authority, which was well aware of the situation.

“Once we were able to verify that this is in fact happening we put Clancy & Theys on notice,” said Wilmington Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause. “We expect it be resolved.”

Clancy & Theys is WHA’s general contractor. WWAY spoke to a director of the company who explained that they subcontracted the work to NC Contracting. Clancy & Theys said the company paid NC Contracting, so the problem most likely lies with NC Contracting.

We left a message on Miller’s voicemail, but WWAY has yet to hear back from him or anyone else from NC Contracting as of Thursday morning.

As for those still waiting for a check, it would mean the world if they get their money soon.

“It would mean I wouldn’t be getting evicted right now,” Mosgrove said.

As WWAY followed this story Wednesday, we were made aware of another situation involving the new housing complex. Some of the workers who have not been paid are also illegal immigrants. WWAY asked the Wilmington Housing Authority if they were aware that this was going on as well.

“We expect subcontractors to be capable, quality organizations,” Krause said. “Anything that seems to be inappropriate, whether it’s something we have direct control or not, is a concern of ours. We’ll be sure to look into that.”

Stay with WWAY on this developing story.

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Freedom Of Speech
2016 years 2 months ago

April 28th and still no money.

So much for promising all will be paid by March 31.

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Justin Kamm
2016 years 2 months ago

Robert Miller has not payed anyone. He lies and So does his worker. I just file a lawsuit againts him. It cost me hafe of my crew. Times are hard enough. It took me took weeks to get my contract from his super. I had to pull my guys off the job 2 times because he would not put anything in writeing so no one could sue him. He ripped off sevarl poeple while i was there because they trusted the super word to turn in time with no contract. Now his company clams they are country wide now that… Read more »

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Painter
2016 years 2 months ago

WE HAVE DONE DRYWALL AND PAINT FOR NC CONTRACTING FOR OVER ONE YEAR. AFTER WORKING ON THIS PROJECT WE HAVE MOVED TO THEIR OTHER PROJECT AND WILL BE BACK TO FINISH THIS PROJECT WHEN THEY ARE READY. THE OWNER HAS PAID ME ON EVERY TIME HE PROMISED. THE OWNER WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE MONEY EVEN WHEN HE DIDNT GET PAID. THIS STORY WAS WAY OUT OF LINE. HE WAS PERSONALLY PAYING EVERYONE FROM THE JOB TODAY AT HIS OFFICE. I SAW THAT WITH MY OWN EYES.

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2016 years 2 months ago

we framed on this project for several months. the owner of nc contractor came to the job and offered bonues to get our buildings done on time and paid them. everyone has their opinion but i believe this man and his company to be fair. our crew has framed for them on several projects and homes in wilmington since 1998. we are currently working on a framing project for nc contracting in virgina and still have been paid perfectly.

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Guest
2016 years 2 months ago

This is the first time i worked for nc contracting and so far I have been paid on time. it would be nice to know how that guy worked 10 hrs a day when the gates are locked early on the weekend?

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