Allegan Males Charged With Ripping Off Aged Home-owner


Two Allegan County males are taking a look at 20 years in jail for a scheme that ripped off an aged Holland man of practically $300,000. The U.S. Lawyer in Grand Rapids says 55-year-old James Black and 24-year-old Tyler Harris are charged collectively in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, whereas Harris additionally faces a cost of welfare fraud. Authorities say the aged Holland home-owner employed Harris to do roof repairs, which then ballooned as much as $298,000 in prices resulting from false issues together with harmful working circumstances, worker accidents, lawsuits, and tax points. Harris has been taken into custody and appeared Wednesday earlier than a federal Justice of the Peace, whereas Black’s whereabouts stay unknown. Anybody with info on his location is requested to contact authorities. Anybody who believes they had been defrauded by the pair can name the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace in Grand Rapids.