Male billed with house improvement fraud in Blackford County

Kortney Elzey

HARTFORD City, Ind. — A Huntington male who was compensated $62,000 for a property renovation challenge in Blackford County now faces 4 felony expenses following allegedly failing to do that get the job done.

Kortney Lee Elzey, 35, was billed past 7 days in Blackford Circuit Courtroom with two counts each individual of dwelling enhancement fraud and theft.

He also is accused of failing to set up siding and a new roof on a Hartford City property right after accepting $14,000 to start out that venture.

Two of the charges ended up Degree 5 felonies carrying up to 6 decades in prison.

According to court documents, do the job on the very first neighborhood accuser’s dwelling, together Blackford County Road 500-E, was commenced but then hardly ever completed.

A sheriff’s deputy wrote it appeared the get the job done performed to date “was done unprofessionally or just not performed suitable.”

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