From the Apopka Police Department
Apopka detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Evans Auxier (W/M, 12/15/1965) for contracting without a license. Auxier pled to unlawful contracting on June 28, 2017, and was sentenced to six months in jail plus ten years of probation. While on probation, he attempted to victimize an elderly citizen of Apopka.
In December 2017, the victim was approached by Michael Evans Auxier. The two were neighbors and the victim mentioned to Auxier that he needed electrical work done throughout his house. Auxier advised the victim that he was an electrician and had a friend who owned a company called Amber Contractors.
Auxier provided an estimate of the cost of the electrical work ($6,500.00) stating the residence sustained a power surge which caused extensive damage to the wiring. The victim sent the estimate to his insurance company, which denied it due to the amount. The victim’s insurance company had a different company give a second estimate which was estimated at $2,253.00. After consultation with the insurance company, the victim was issued the amount originally quoted from Auxier and placed the insurance money in a savings account.
In January 2018, the victim met with Auxier regarding a payment for materials. The victim printed out a receipt for Auxier to sign. Auxier would not sign a receipt for the money, so the victim declined to give him payment. The victim conducted an internet search and found that for 16 years Auxier (who is not an electrician) and his fake company, Amber Contractors, have been taking money from people and not doing any work. The victim then notified the Apopka Police Department.
Detectives checked into Auxier’s background and found he was on probation for contracting without a license and grand theft from a person 65 or older. His probation had several conditions, including that he is not to solicit, work for, or have a business relationship with any person 65 years or older. The victim, in this case, is 68-years-old.
Apopka detectives have obtained a warrant for Michael Auxier. Auxier has fled and anyone knowing of his whereabouts can contact their local police department. Apopka detectives believe he has defrauded other victims in the Apopka area. Anyone suspecting they have been a victimized by Auxier should contact the Apopka Police Department.
The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 50,000 residents across 33 square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests.
You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail APDTIPS@Apopka.net. Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (www.apopkapolice.com); click on “Crimeline”.