Guy charged with house improvement fraud in Blackford County

HARTFORD Metropolis, Ind. — A Huntington guy who was paid $62,000 for a property renovation task in Blackford County now faces 4 felony fees following allegedly failing to do that work.

Kortney Lee Elzey, 35, was billed past 7 days in Blackford Circuit Court with two counts just about every of home improvement fraud and theft.

He also is accused of failing to set up siding and a new roof on a Hartford Metropolis residence immediately after accepting $14,000 to commence that undertaking.

Two of the charges have been Amount 5 felonies carrying up to six several years in jail.

In accordance to courtroom paperwork, do the job on the very first local accuser’s residence, together Blackford County Road 500-E, was began but then under no circumstances accomplished.

A sheriff’s deputy wrote it appeared the do the job completed to day “was completed unprofessionally or just not performed ideal.”

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The investigation top to final week’s fees began in mid-December.