Owner of roofing company facing charges for home improvement fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – It is a firm that suggests they will “Solve your Roofing Difficulties.”

But Sgt. Michael Warren with the Fraud Unit at MNPD says that’s not what the’s hearing from individuals in Middle Tennessee.

”It was surprising result in I’ve listened to of this seller, properly prior to we received the circumstance. Seen commercials on it. And that would’ve been anyone I would’ve most likely referred to as also result in it seems to be a trustworthy seller. And’s just really concerning that people are currently being deceived like that,” Sgt. Warren said.

In September 2020, James Kenton, who law enforcement say, is the operator of Tennessee MetalRoofing, was billed with Residence Advancement Fraud immediately after a man dwelling in Antioch manufactured a criticism.

”The complaint arrived in that the gentleman needed a roof accomplished on personal property. They went out and gave him a quotation and after giving him a estimate they came again and after providing him the quotation they arrived back again with much a lot more than what their unique estimate was,” St. Warren said.

”What we see a great deal is – these border on civil and prison, and not all household enhancement challenges are a crime. But we do have statutes to safeguard owners. And so, in this circumstance. It does fulfill the legal statute since he was offered the quantity of time and he was fully refused a refund of his down payment.”

Sgt. Warren also tells News4 that Kenton is no stranger to these allegations.

”During that investigation, we did occur across data that other incidents experienced happened in other states up the East Coast,” Warren claimed.

News4 reached out to Kenton’s legal professional Joe Calvert.

”I do not know how the MNPD could probably know who the proprietor of an incorporated enterprise is,” Calvert said. Calvert argued that the family members outlined by police had the choice to cancel the position and they failed to workout it. He also states that he’s still waiting on documentation and evidence from police that demonstrates Mr. Kenton is the owner of the distinct metallic roofing corporation.

”Show me the evidence. Alright, I assume they are backpedaling,” Calvert explained.

Calvert also presented the following assertion and documentation:

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