Investigation underway in 4th county for man arrested for home improvement fraud

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) – The man we originally noted who was arrested for home enhancement fraud is not only back again in jail, but struggling with a legal suit from a different former shopper.

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Proprietor of Elite Development Source Firm 45-calendar year-previous Matthew Gates is however in jail at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Comparable to other conditions introduced versus him, Gates has been accused and filed towards by the Muller’s in Posey County, who say that he was paid out to substitute their roof.

Instead, he remaining it open up and ruined their total dwelling.

“We commenced renovating our property, and we hired Matt Gates to place a roof on,” mentioned Jeremy Muller, “he arrived out, he ripped the roof off the residence, and he just remaining it open.”

He left a tarp on the roof of the dwelling, but as Clarissa Muller pointed out, it blew off in a 7 days. They attempted to contact Gates, but he by no means returned to finish their roof.

H2o seeped in via the gap in the roof, and drinking water harm has now taken above what was as soon as the Muller’s property. Clarissa states not only is there water hurt, there is mildew all more than the inside of the home as very well.

“He’s ruined my everyday living, our kids’ life,” claimed Jeremy, “I suggest this is absurd.”

Jeremy and Clarissa have had to chalk their household up to a total loss. More than nearly anything though, they just want Gates to be stopped.

“I want him shut down for what he’s performed,” reported Jeremy, “he’s wrecked my household.”

The pair has filed a legal fit. As of proper now even though, the police are nevertheless investigating and no rates have been formally submitted on behalf of the Muller’s.

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Monday February 28, 2022