Roofer faces fraud charges for working under false name

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A North County grandmother gets scammed by a roofer with a history of ripping people off. The woman and at least two others have signed contracts with this guy, despite the fact that he faces serious charges in Memphis for contractor fraud.

This is Chris Isaia. In Memphis, his company "Tennessee Roofing Professionals" racked up more than 60 complaints for taking people's money and never fixing their roof.

Memphis police arrested him for a traffic violation after skipping bail on fraud charges. Then he was a no show in court for the bail violation. It turns out he's working in the St. Louis area, using the name Chris Aprile. He registered his company with the Missouri Secretary of State under the name "Midwest Roofing Professionals".

And the St. Louis Better Business Bureau advises homeowners to use extreme caution. A grandmother living in Country Club Hills says she gave him almost $2,500 and he did absolutely nothing to her roof. Another victim is an 88-year-old Ferguson man who gave the contractor $5,000.

And with spring storms coming, a lot of people could find themselves looking for roofing contractors. Homeowners are encouraged to contact the Roofing and Siding Contractors Alliance or the Better Business Bureau before you hire. And you never ever give a contractor more than a third down. They should not need your money to buy supplies.

We'll be tracking this one. So stay tuned.

Links:
Better Business Bureau Reviews For Roofing Contractors
Roofing and Siding Contractors Alliance

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