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

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) – The male we initially documented who was arrested for house advancement fraud is not only back in jail, but experiencing a legal fit from a further previous shopper.

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Proprietor of Elite Development Provide Corporation 45-12 months-old Matthew Gates is however in jail at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Similar to other scenarios brought against him, Gates has been accused and filed versus by the Muller’s in Posey County, who say that he was compensated to exchange their roof.

Instead, he remaining it open up and ruined their full home.

“We started out renovating our dwelling, and we hired Matt Gates to put a roof on,” reported Jeremy Muller, “he came out, he ripped the roof off the house, and he just still left it open up.”

He left a tarp on the roof of the property, but as Clarissa Muller pointed out, it blew off in just a 7 days. They tried to contact Gates, but he hardly ever returned to finish their roof.

H2o seeped in as a result of the gap in the roof, and drinking water problems has now taken above what was once the Muller’s household. Clarissa states not only is there h2o destruction, there is mold all about the interior of the property as nicely.

“He’s ruined my daily life, our kids’ life,” explained Jeremy, “I necessarily mean this is ridiculous.”

Jeremy and Clarissa have experienced to chalk their household up to a full loss. Extra than anything at all while, they just want Gates to be stopped.

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

The pair has submitted a criminal go well with. As of appropriate now however, the police are nonetheless investigating and no fees have been formally submitted on behalf of the Muller’s.

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Saturday March 5, 2022