Owner of roofing company facing charges for home improvement fraud

Walter S. Timmons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – It’s a firm that says they will “Solve your Roofing Challenges.”

But Sgt. Michael Warren with the Fraud Unit at MNPD suggests that is not what the’s listening to from customers in Center Tennessee.

”It was stunning bring about I have heard of this seller, properly in advance of we obtained the circumstance. Seen commercials on it. And that would’ve been any person I would’ve in all probability known as much too bring about it appears to be a reputable vendor. And’s just genuinely regarding that people are becoming deceived like that,” Sgt. Warren stated.

In September 2020, James Kenton, who police say, is the proprietor of Tennessee MetalRoofing, was billed with Household Advancement Fraud following a guy dwelling in Antioch made a criticism.

”The complaint arrived in that the gentleman needed a roof carried out on non-public assets. They went out and gave him a quotation and just after giving him a quotation they arrived back and soon after offering him the quotation they came again with much more than what their initial estimate was,” St. Warren said.

”What we see a ton is – these border on civil and legal, and not all home enhancement issues are a crime. But we do have statutes to defend property owners. And so, in this scenario. It does meet the felony statute simply because he was presented the volume 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 investigation, we did occur throughout information and facts that other incidents had transpired in other states up the East Coast,” Warren reported.

Information4 attained out to Kenton’s attorney Joe Calvert.

”I never know how the MNPD could maybe know who the operator of an included business enterprise is,” Calvert mentioned. Calvert argued that the loved ones mentioned by law enforcement had the possibility to cancel the job and they failed to workout it. He also says that he’s continue to waiting around on documentation and evidence from law enforcement that demonstrates Mr. Kenton is the operator of the certain metal roofing business.

”Show me the evidence. Ok, I assume they’re backpedaling,” Calvert reported.

Calvert also presented the pursuing assertion and documentation:

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