The executives of a Jacksonville roofing company accused of scamming more than 70 Florida homeowners are still free to take on new customers.
Action News Jax reported on Friday a judge took action against Carlson Enterprises.
Since then, Action News Jax has uncovered that the judge’s order does not affect the executives’ new businesses.
At least 72 homeowners reported to the Florida Attorney General’s Office that Carlson Enterprises cashed their deposits for new roofs, but did not do the work.
Jennifer May said Carlson Enterprises cashed her $7,200 insurance check in October, but City of Jacksonville records show the company never even requested a permit.
“It’s our belief that they never had any intention to do anything with our roof. They just took the deposit and kept delaying, and delaying, and delaying, and giving us more and more excuses,” said May.
The Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit that accuses Carlson Enterprises of stealing more than half-a-million dollars in deposits from Florida homeowners.
Last week, a Duval County judge signed a temporary injunction and froze the assets of Carlson Enterprises and CEO Adolph Carlson.
The judge’s order did not mention the other two construction businesses opened up by Carlson Enterprises executives: Kingfish Construction LLC in February and Blue Water Builders Florida LLC in March.
Action News Jax asked the Attorney General’s Office whether the judge’s order affects those new businesses.
A spokesperson confirmed, “Those companies are not included at this time.”
“It’s frustrating because now I feel like they can keep doing the same thing to other people, just under a different business name,” said May.
Now May has to pay out of pocket for her deposit with a new roofer.
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