The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evansville residence enchancment contractor on costs of theft and fraud. Now, extra attainable victims are popping out of the woodwork.
One sufferer, Richard Thomas says,”Fight the battles you can win and I can’t win the battle with Mr. Reggie Newman.”
Thomas simply needed his property’s roof fastened. Now, Thomas says he’s $four,000 brief…his roof unfinished.
“I know that I’m not going to get my money back, him going to jail isn’t going to fix my roof and I have more important things in in my life than Reggie Newman,” Thomas says.
Charles Reginald Newman II is being held on the Vanderburgh County jail dealing with 4 counts of fraud and one rely of theft.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says, “He takes their money starts doing a little bit of repairs, leaves and doesn’t come back.”
Richard Thomas had second ideas on the primary day, however was satisfied by Newman’s character.
Wedding says,”If the deal looks too good to be true then it’s too good to be true.”
Thomas additionally referred to as Newman’s references, all giving him 5 stars.
“I now believe those references were bogus, either friends or a relative,” Thomas says.
Thomas Newman requested for a deposit for supplies and labored a complete of 4 hours. Thomas hasn’t seen him since, saying Newman texted excuse after excuse.
Thomas is only one of many alleged victims. He employed Newman to restore his roof.
“I don’t have anybody standing there with a pocket of money to support me,” Thomas says. “We work 6-7 days a week 8-10 hours a day.”
While Thomas is completely satisfied Newman was caught, he is aware of this is not the top of fraud.
“There are people like Reggie and his father and there’s people like me that are willing to trust someone and give them a chance,” Thomas says.
Newman additionally has warrants for his arrest in Warrick County for Home Improvement Fraud.
Anyone who entered into an settlement with Newman or his firm RN Home Repair for work that was not completed ought to contact the Sheriff’s workplace by calling 911.
Officials additionally say by no means pay for work that isn’t completed.
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