A Redding contractor has been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing money from a Stamford man around the time of his death. The Newstimes reports that 37-year old John Gallo is accused of cashing checks after the death of 62-year old John Shugure last July. Two checks totalling about $39,000 were for cleaning, fixes and repairs. A third check, for $45,000, had the word "loan" written on the memo line. Gallo reportedly paid back all but $5,000 of the loan check.