Oklahoma Roofing Contractor Charged with Fraud

June 8, 2011

An Oklahoma construction contractor has been charged with fraud for allegedly taking payment to repair roofs after recent tornadoes and strong storms — then failing to perform the work.

Six counts of violating the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act were filed in Oklahoma County against 57-year-old Harold Whitt and two counts were filed against him in Cleveland County.

Using the company name All Pro Construction, Whitt is accused of signing contracts with homeowners in Cleveland and Oklahoma counties to replace the roofs of several homes although no work was performed.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt told The Oklahoman that the type of storm damage seen in Oklahoma and in southwest Missouri attracts criminals looking to take advantage of homeowners. He said home repair scam and charity fraud typically follow weather damage.

Prosecutors say Whitt’s whereabouts are unknown.

Information from: The Oklahoman

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