NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – It’s an organization that claims they may “Remedy your Roofing Issues.”
However Sgt. Michael Warren with the Fraud Unit at MNPD says that’s not what he’s listening to from customers in Center Tennessee.
“It was stunning trigger I’ve heard of this vendor, effectively earlier than we obtained the case. Seen commercials on it. And that may’ve been any person I’d’ve most likely referred to as too trigger it seems to be a good vendor. And it is simply actually regarding that individuals are being deceived like that,” Sgt. Warren mentioned.
Saturday, James Kenton, who police say, is the proprietor of Tennessee Metallic Roofing, was charged with Dwelling Enchancment Fraud after a person residing in Antioch made a criticism.
“The criticism got here in that the gentleman wanted a roof completed on a personal property. They went out and gave him a quote and after giving him a quote they got here again and after giving him the quote they got here again with rather more than what their authentic estimate was,” St. Warren mentioned.
“What we see loads is..these border on civil and felony, and never all dwelling enchancment problem is against the law. However we do have statues to guard householders. And so, on this case. It does meet the felony statute as a result of he was given the period of time and he WAS completely refused a refund of his down cost.”
Sgt. Warren additionally tells Information four that Kenton is not any stranger to those allegations.
“Throughout that analysis, we did come throughout data that different incidents had occurred in different states up the East Coast,” Warren mentioned.
Information four reached out to James Kenton’s lawyer Joe Calvert.
“I don’t understand how the MNPD may presumably know who the proprietor of an included enterprise is,” Calvert mentioned.
Calvert argues that the household listed by police had the choice to cancel the job they usually didn’t train. He additionally says that he’s nonetheless ready documentation and proof from police that reveals Mr. Kenton is the proprietor of the particular steel roofing firm.
“Present me the proof! Okay, I believe they’re again pedaling,” Calvert mentioned.
Calvert additionally offered the next assertion and documentation.
“I connect the Tennessee Metallic Roofing Inc. Certificates of Authority and the Stephens choice to the cancel the job that they didn’t train. In the meantime, I await any documentation that reveals Mr. Kenton is the proprietor of the particular Tennessee Metallic Roofing, Inc. company in any standing aside from a partial shareholder, data to which the police wouldn’t have entry. I’d additionally wish to see any proof of “intent”, which is required by the statute. We’ve got a postmarked envelope with an undated letter making an attempt to cancel after efficiency of the contract started and rescission interval expired. Furthermore, I wish to know if the particular person at MNPD is a lawyer with authority to provide authorized recommendation. In the meantime, we nonetheless haven’t seen a correctly executed warrant, which means that the arrest of Mr. Kenton was de facto illegal.”
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