ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona person is facing expenses after reportedly using $7,600 from a girl to change her roof but in no way accomplishing the task.
Altoona law enforcement have billed 47-calendar year-outdated Benjamin Townsend after allegedly getting a $500 money deposit from an Altoona woman and then cashing a $7,100 test the future early morning to change her roof, only to never do the operate, hand about any materials, or return the cash, in accordance to court papers.
Townsend was contracted by a lady in March to repair service her roof. He reportedly approved a funds payment, a examine, and a deal for the woman to fork out the remainder in payments — totaling $9,200 — the affidavit demonstrates. The girl informed law enforcement the examine was cashed the upcoming day and in April, he claimed he experienced the materials he required.
The woman mentioned months passed without having a begin day or any other call from Townsend so she identified as law enforcement.
In accordance to the legal complaint, police tried out to call Townsend at his amount, which was a amount for KRT Contracting, but it was disconnected.
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Through the investigation, investigators reported that Townsend experienced agreed to give the girl her dollars back again, but afterwards told the detective he could not arrive up with the cash.
Townsend is now facing a felony demand of accepting cash for products and services and failing to conduct.