EPD: Contractor charged with Home Improvement Fraud | News
Evansville police arrest a Newburgh contractor on fraud charges.
Evansville police say James Galloway, owner of "Galloway's Painting and Odd Jobs" has been going door to door in Evansville getting residents to pre-pay for home improvement jobs.
A 63-year-old Evansville resident with mobility issues reported to police that she paid Galloway $9,750 up front to do some minor repairs on her home.
The work was never started, according to police.
Evansville police say they have years of police reports showing that Galloway has done this to other residents around our area, many of them elderly.
On Tuesday, Evansville police say they questioned Galloway about this case and some others that had popped up recently.
Galloway admitted that he didn't start the work on the aforementioned resident's home. Police say he also admitted to some other cases they had on file.
His case file is being sent over the prosecutor's office for additional charges.
As of right now, Galloway's in the Vanderburgh County jail on Home Improvement Fraud charges.
Police say Galloway did give the resident $1,000 back.
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