The Florida attorney general’s office is actively investigating a Jacksonville roofing company.
In a separate investigation, the owner of Kinnecorps LLC was arrested last month on charges related to his business.
Documents from state and local investigators show a pattern of fraud and forgery accusations.
As Hurricane Irma ripped through Northeast Florida, trees came toppling down on Maria Howell’s roof.
Howell signed a contract with Kinnecorps LLC to fix it.
Her insurance paid the company $5,704.82.
That was more than a year ago.
Howell’s daughter Maria Rogers said Kinnecorps has not touched her mother’s roof since it got the money.
Rogers has power of attorney for her 89-year-old mother.
An @ActionNewsJax Investigation has uncovered the #Florida Attorney General’s Office is actively investigating a #Jacksonville roofing company. I found out the owner used to work for another roofing company that’s already being sued by the AG. I’m live at 6 #ANJaxInvestigates pic.twitter.com/z5tB6yRQvw— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) January 11, 2019
When she took a closer look at some of the documents Kinnecorps’ had sent her mother’s insurance company, she said she noticed something strange.
“It wasn’t my mother’s signature on the documents,” said Rogers. “This is a far-right slant and this is a left slant.”
Rogers filed a complaint with the Florida attorney general.
“It wasn’t my mother’s signature on the documents,” Maria Rogers tells me. “This is a far-right slant and this is a left slant.” She isn’t the only one to accuse a local roofing company of forgery. Now the company is under state investigation. I’m live at 6 #ANJaxInvestigates pic.twitter.com/YuxcUiq4F6— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) January 11, 2019
That agency confirms it has an “active Consumer Protection investigation involving Kinnecorps,” after receiving 10 customer complaints.
Several of those complaints come from people who said their elderly parents were duped.
“It’s a lot to hold back the tears because, you know, my mother doesn’t have the money to fix her roof. They stole her money,” said Rogers.
Last month, Kinnecorps owner Roger Van Den Bosch Jr. was charged with grand theft, fraud and forgery.
It’s not the first time he’s been connected to a roofing company accused of taking customers’ insurance money and not completing the work.
Multiple court documents show he used to work for Carlson Enterprises.
Over the past two weeks, Action News Jax has made three phone calls and sent four emails to Kinnecorps, Van Den Bosch and an attorney representing Kinnecorps in one lawsuit. We did not receive a response.
Action News Jax showed up to Kinnecorps LLC’s office and Van Den Bosch’s home to get his side of the story, but no one came to the door.
If you believe you are a victim of any deceptive or unfair business practice, you can call the Florida attorney general’s fraud hotline at 866-9-NO-SCAM (866)-966-7226) or file a complaint online at MyFloridaLegal.com.
You can also file a Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation complaint here or by calling 850-487-1395.
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