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Mon June 6, 2011

Contractor Fraud

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG files 8 fraud charges against contractor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's attorney general has filed felony fraud charges against a building contractor who homeowners say took money from them for roof repairs that weren't performed.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office on Monday filed six counts of violating the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act in Oklahoma County and two counts in Cleveland County against Harold Whitt.

Pruitt's office says Whitt's whereabouts are unknown. There is no telephone listing for Whitt.

Using the company name All Pro Construction, Whitt is accused of signing contracts with homeowners in Cleveland and Oklahoma counties to replace the roofs of several homes although no work was performed.

Pruitt says home repair schemes typically follow in the wake of weather damage. He says homeowners should be patient and make sure they are hiring a reputable home repair contractor.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.