Subcontractor under investigation ran several companies

Carpenters working at SouthField in Weymouth allege that James McCarthy failed to pay them as promised.
Carpenters working at SouthField in Weymouth allege that James McCarthy failed to pay them as promised. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File 2009

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A subcontractor who is being investigated for allegedly failing to pay workers working on the new SouthField development near Weymouth has done business under at least a dozen different company names in Lynnfield and New Hampshire, according to police.

The use of multiple business names is the latest revelation in the ongoing investigation of 52-year-old James F. McCarthy, who once ran his business in Groveland and has been named in several complaints to police in that town.

The Groveland Police Department is working with the Essex district attorney’s office and State Police to investigate the allegations, which span several jurisdictions. Charges are expected to be filed in Haverhill District Court within the next couple of weeks, police said.

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