May 16, 2022


Anything but ordinary

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

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) – The person we at first documented who was arrested for house improvement fraud is not only back in jail, but struggling with a felony accommodate from yet another previous client.

[Related Story: Man arrested for home improvement fraud facing new charges in 2 more counties]

Proprietor of Elite Design Supply Firm 45-calendar year-aged Matthew Gates is however in jail at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Equivalent to other situations brought against him, Gates has been accused and submitted from by the Muller’s in Posey County, who say that he was paid out to change their roof.

Instead, he left it open up and ruined their overall home.

“We commenced renovating our property, and we hired Matt Gates to place a roof on,” reported Jeremy Muller, “he came out, he ripped the roof off the household, and he just still left it open.”

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

Drinking water seeped in by means of the hole in the roof, and water hurt has now taken more than what was after the Muller’s residence. Clarissa claims not only is there water injury, there’s mold all above the interior of the home as well.

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

Jeremy and Clarissa have experienced to chalk their residence up to a total loss. More than everything though, they just want Gates to be stopped.

“I want him shut down for what he’s done,” stated Jeremy, “he’s wrecked my family.”

The pair has filed a prison go well with. As of appropriate now even though, the law enforcement are still investigating and no rates have been formally submitted on behalf of the Muller’s.

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