Owner of roofing company facing charges for home improvement fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – It’s a corporation that claims they will “Solve your Roofing Issues.”
But Sgt. Michael Warren with the Fraud Unit at MNPD suggests that is not what the’s listening to from people in Center Tennessee.
”It was astonishing cause I’ve heard of this vendor, perfectly before we gained the scenario. Found commercials on it. And that would’ve been somebody I would’ve almost certainly identified as as well trigger it appears to be a respected vendor. And’s just really relating to that men and women are getting deceived like that,” Sgt. Warren claimed.
In September 2020, James Kenton, who law enforcement say, is the proprietor of Tennessee MetalRoofing, was billed with Residence Advancement Fraud just after a gentleman living in Antioch created a grievance.
”The criticism came in that the gentleman needed a roof completed on private house. They went out and gave him a estimate and immediately after giving him a quote they arrived again and right after providing him the quote they came back again with much extra than what their original estimate was,” St. Warren mentioned.
”What we see a whole lot is – these border on civil and criminal, and not all household advancement problems are a crime. But we do have statutes to guard homeowners. And so, in this situation. It does satisfy the criminal statute mainly because he was presented the amount of money of time and he was totally refused a refund of his down payment.”
Sgt. Warren also tells News4 that Kenton is no stranger to these allegations.
”During that investigate, we did occur throughout details that other incidents had transpired in other states up the East Coast,” Warren stated.
Information4 arrived at out to Kenton’s legal professional Joe Calvert.
”I really don’t know how the MNPD could maybe know who the owner of an included enterprise is,” Calvert reported. Calvert argued that the loved ones mentioned by police had the possibility to cancel the job and they unsuccessful to exercise it. He also says that he’s nonetheless waiting on documentation and proof from law enforcement that demonstrates Mr. Kenton is the owner of the distinct metal roofing firm.
”Show me the evidence. Alright, I feel they’re backpedaling,” Calvert claimed.
Calvert also presented the pursuing statement and documentation:
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