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.”
The investigation top to final week’s fees began in mid-December.
The home owner reported Elzey experienced “stopped all get the job done to her household and keeps supplying her excuses.” She claimed he experienced continuously referred to the COVID-19 pandemic to demonstrate why do the job wasn’t continuing on the challenge.
On Jan. 8, a Hartford Town few advised deputies they had paid out Elzey a $14,000 down payment in November, to location new siding and a new roof on their property together East Grant Road.
The Huntington gentleman in no way began function on that project, they stated.
Elzey was also billed with property improvement fraud and theft in Huntington Superior Court on Friday.
Very last August, he was convicted of a few counts of dwelling enhancement fraud, and a single rely of theft, in the exact same court.
The previous Hartford City resident also has been convicted of check out deception (six situations) and driving although intoxicated (four occasions).
Douglas Walker is a information reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at [email protected].