Abandoned Paper Mill Owner in Hot Water

LAWRENCE, MA—The man who owns an abandoned paper mill destroyed in a fire is wanted on fraud charges, CBS Boston reported.

Police here have issued a warrant for the arrest of David Padellaro on fraud charges resulting from an incident last year in which he bounced three checks worth more than $6,000. The checks were written to contractors hired to demolish the mill.

Both the city and state had ordered Padellaro to develop plans for demolishing three buildings at the former Merrimac Paper mill. One of the three caught fire earlier in January.