BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) — Boynton Beach Police are warning the public of  an unlicensed contractor who allegedly took thousands of dollars from an elderly woman, promising to do the work and then disappeared.

Daniel Joseph Kovatch, 45, allegedly  contracted with the 89-year old woman to remodel her Northeast 20th Avenue kitchen in February.

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Detectives said he allegedly bilked her out of more than $11,000 .

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He began the work by removing the kitchen cabinets and sink but then the work stopped and the woman’s attempts to reach Kovatch were unsuccessful.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at 561-742-6191.