Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey's office has filed charges against a Greene County contractor over an alleged fraud scheme.
Glenn Jessen, 53, allegedly defrauded 24 customers through his businesses, Midwest Roofing Commercial & Residential Inc. and Overland Roof Exchange Inc., according to a news release. Both businesses have been administratively dissolved, according to Missouri secretary of state records.
Jessen faces 24 counts of deceptive business practices in Greene County over the allegations, which include claims that he exploited older adults.
Jessen's businesses allegedly falsely promised to replace roofs, gutters and siding in exchange for upfront payments. According to the release, the businesses allegedly abandoned projects after failing to complete them for three customers and failed to provide any services for 21 customers. In aggregate, the customers lost $148,336, according to Bailey's office.
“As attorney general, I will uphold the laws as written and defend innocent Missourians from being ripped off,” Bailey said in the release. “I’m proud of the work done by our Consumer Protection Unit every day to protect Missourians, and we will continue to use every tool at our disposal power to safeguard against deceptive business practices.”
KY3, which has been following Jessen amid reports of customer complaints, pointed to similar misconduct from Jessen in the past.
Additionally, former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in 2011 obtained a $6.5 million judgment against Jessen for defrauding Colorado Springs and Denver homeowners, according to a news release at the time.
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