A construction foreman who paid for a home to be built in his home town of Boca Raton, Florida, has been fired, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The foreman said the home he bought in 2010 cost him $20,000 to build, the Sentinel reported, and he didn’t want to pay any more for it.
The Florida Department of Development and Planning said in a statement that it was investigating the incident.
“We do not have any evidence that the foreman violated any code,” the statement said.
“In this case, we are not sure if there was a breach of contract or an unauthorized act of third-party ownership.”
The forester’s office said it had been told that the construction foremen union was representing the construction worker and had offered him a severance package of $12,000.