On Monday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that a home builder will be forced to pay restitution, economic damages, penalties, and costs, amounting to $524,185.35, according to WMDT's Jennifer Flueckiger.

According to the release, the Division found that Bryan Edward Adkins of Atlantic Bay Homes entered into contracts with six families to build homes in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties. However, apparently after taking large deposits and payments from the customers, Adkins failed to begin or complete construction of the homes, pay subcontractors, or return the money paid. Officials say in two instances, he took more than $170,000 from the customers and then failed to provide anything of value.

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