Alleged cowboy builder with seven names added to UKs Most Wanted list

An alleged cowboy builder going by at least seven different names has been added to the 'UK's Most Wanted' list.

Crimestoppers added Steven Fidler to the list in connection with a series of frauds.

The organisation alleges that between November 2019 and January 2022 he managed to fleece customers out of thousands of pounds, reports CheshireLive.

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According to Warwickshire Police several forces in the UK are after him. Crimestoppers confirmed he is wanted in Cheshire.

He is alleged to have been employed using a host of pseudonyms including Steve Donohue, Steven and Riley Doherty and Paddy, Billy, Riley and Simey McGuinley.

Crimestoppers said several of those affected advertised building or decoration projects on online bidding sites, and were "contacted by Fidler using various unregistered company names".

"Others have had him recommended to them," the organisation added.

Crimestoppers said: "Fidler has quoted for the building work for each of the complainants and this has been accepted, with contracts being drawn up either verbally or, in lots of cases, written. Fidler has asked for a large portion of the costs upfront and the complainants have paid thousands of pounds in bank transfers and cash.

"He has then started the work for each complainant, often recommending further work they need doing, and asking for more money. His attendance has been sporadic, frequently making excuses as to non-attendance.

"For the majority of the complainants Fidler has done work to demolish or strip back parts of each house, and has then stopped attending."

Crimestoppers said the company names used include Doherty Master Plastering and Building Solutions, Doherty Building Solutions, Elite Roofing and Building Services, Master Build and Fortitude Painting & Decorating Solutions.

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