LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – The owners of a roofing company have been listed in a several-count indictment alleging theft, according to Lawrence County, Ohio court documents.
The indictment accuses both Luis Escabedo and Jose Cabrelas, the owners of Shield Roofing & Construction, of deceiving homeowners, including several elderly homeowners and a church.
Luis Escabedo, of Orlando, Florida faces two counts of theft from a person in a protected class and two counts of theft.
Jose Cabrelas, of South Point, Ohio also faces two counts of theft from a person in a protected class and two counts of theft.
The accusations of ‘depriving owners of property or services’ in amounts of more than $7,500 occurred in April and May of 2022, the indictment states.
Officials say the contractors are being accused of taking payment for a service or services that they never provided or finished..
Escabedo and Cabrelas are scheduled to appear in court October 26.
Officials say they believe there are more victims. According to the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, 20 complaints have been filed against the company.
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