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Watagua man charged with home improvement fraud in Sullivan County


Watagua man charged with home improvement fraud in Sullivan County

Watagua man charged with home improvement fraud in Sullivan County
News from Kingsport Times News:

Watagua man charged with home improvement fraud in Sullivan County

Published March 29th, 2012 1:51 pm


A Watagua man has been charged by police after allegedly fleecing two Sullivan County residents of more than $ 9,000, accepting advanced payment for home improvement projects he’d never complete.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office reports Don W. Scalf, of 321 Wade Bulla Road, was arrested Wednesday and charged with home improvement services provider fraud. He posted bond and was released, but has since also been charged with theft of less than $ 10,000. As of Thursday afternoon he had not been booked on those charges.

In January the SCSO received a complaint from a resident of Bluff City. The woman reported she entered a contract with Scalf in August of last year, agreeing to have $ 5,300 in construction repair completed at her home on Mountain View Lane. Scalf was allegedly written a check for $ 3,180 as a down payment, which he cashed the next day.

The woman allegedly c…………… continues on Kingsport Times News

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