Owners of Jacksonville-based roofing company Carlson Enterprises arrested

Jacksonville-based roofers arrested on felony charges

The owners of Jacksonville-based roofing company Carlson Enterprises were arrested on felony charges Tuesday evening.

Adolph Carlson and John Carlson were arrested in Jacksonville on two counts each of first-degree felony organized scheme to defraud in excess of $50,000.

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Action News Jax was the first to expose complaints about the company in October 2017.

Last month, CEO Adolph Carlson agreed to surrender his license to the state.

Last year, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Carlson Enterprises that showed the same pattern of problems Action News Jax has been exposing since 2017: accepting customers' deposits, not applying for permits to do the work, and never completing their roofs.

The lawsuit revealed Carlson Enterprises is accused of stealing more than half a million dollars from Florida homeowners.

The Attorney General’s Office has investigated 72 consumer complaints against Carlson Enterprises.

The judge froze the company’s assets because the Attorney General’s Office was worried Carlson Enterprises executives would hide the money, making it impossible for customers to get their deposits back.