Owner of roofing company facing charges for home improvement fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – It is a company that says they will “Solve your Roofing Challenges.”
But Sgt. Michael Warren with the Fraud Unit at MNPD states which is not what the’s hearing from consumers in Middle Tennessee.
”It was stunning trigger I have listened to of this vendor, perfectly in advance of we been given the situation. Seen commercials on it. And that would’ve been any individual I would’ve likely referred to as much too bring about it seems to be a reliable seller. And’s just genuinely concerning that folks are getting deceived like that,” Sgt. Warren said.
In September 2020, James Kenton, who law enforcement say, is the operator of Tennessee MetalRoofing, was billed with Dwelling Improvement Fraud soon after a male residing in Antioch built a criticism.
”The complaint came in that the gentleman needed a roof completed on personal property. They went out and gave him a estimate and just after providing him a quotation they arrived back and following giving him the estimate they came again with much more than what their initial estimate was,” St. Warren stated.
”What we see a lot is – these border on civil and criminal, and not all residence improvement difficulties are a criminal offense. But we do have statutes to guard home owners. And so, in this case. It does meet the felony statute since he was given the sum of time and he was fully refused a refund of his down payment.”
Sgt. Warren also tells Information4 that Kenton is no stranger to these allegations.
”During that investigate, we did appear across facts that other incidents had occurred in other states up the East Coast,” Warren stated.
News4 attained out to Kenton’s legal professional Joe Calvert.
”I really do not know how the MNPD could maybe know who the proprietor of an included company is,” Calvert claimed. Calvert argued that the family outlined by law enforcement experienced the option to cancel the career and they failed to work out it. He also claims that he’s even now waiting on documentation and evidence from police that demonstrates Mr. Kenton is the proprietor of the precise metal roofing enterprise.
”Show me the proof. Ok, I assume they’re backpedaling,” Calvert mentioned.
Calvert also supplied the adhering to assertion and documentation:
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