Charges Filed In Home Repair Scam

Apr 16, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven people have been charged in an alleged home repair scam that targeted mostly elderly Central Ohioans.

Seven Circleville residents are charged in a door-to-door improvement scheme in Fairfield, Franklin, Pickaway and Ross counties that cost at least a dozen or more victims a total of 102 thousand dollars. DeWine says homeowners typically were told a roof or chimney needed repairs and then were given higher-than-expected bills, finding that little or no work was done. DeWine says some homeowners were told they had been overcharged and needed to write additional replacement checks.