Roofer stole 8k from my parents?
He had written on the contract that the work would be completed by February, but by that time he still had not even showed up to start anything. My parents are naive and very trusting, so they worked with him and trusted him while he continued to put it off. This whole time, from the time of hurricane Florence until now, they have been without a roof. Finally, around May, they asked him for their money back and said they wanted to go with someone else because they needed it done ASAP. He refused, saying they broke the contract by telling him they wanted to go with someone else (even though he broke it first by not doing the job). The man sounds like he is on drugs, he is a complete unprofessional mess and yells at my mom every time she asks for his information or money. They saw a lawyer and he basically told them it isn't enough money to go after, but they are in serious financial trouble now and need the money back.
I have no idea what to do, any ideas?