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Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
ATTORNEY GENERAL OBTAINS JUDGMENT AGAINST FAYETTEVILLE ROOFER
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has ordered the owner of a now-defunct Fayetteville roofing company to pay more than $137,000 over allegations that he took money from at least 19 Northwest Arkansas homeowners and failed to make any repairs.
Judge James Moody ordered Shawn Redmond, who owned Razorfast Roofing and its predecessor, Razorback Roofing, to pay $109,144 in fines and costs to the State and $28,136.98 in restitution to affected homeowners. The order filed today follows a hearing that was held last month regarding McDaniel's lawsuit alleging Redmond had violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Arkansas Home Solicitation Sales Act.
"Mr. Redmond and his company said they would help homeowners recover from storm damage, but delivered nothing but empty promises," McDaniel said. "Not only did he take their money, he jeopardized some homeowners' insurance coverage because he never completed the repairs required by the insurance company."
Redmond used aggressive telemarketing to target homeowners in neighborhoods where storm damage had occurred. Consumers signed contracts for the roofing work and turned over insurance proceeds to Razorfast, which either unreasonably delayed work or failed to provide the repairs at all.
The suit also alleged that Redmond's company refused to refund consumers' money when the consumers exercised their right to cancel their agreement with his company under provisions of the home solicitation sales law.
Last year, Redmond was found guilty in Washington County Circuit Court on multiple counts of theft by deception. He was also ordered to pay restitution to consumers in that case.
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