A Warren County woman filed a non-criminal complaint against James Boswell from Butler County. She told deputies she paid Boswell $6,800 in June to re-seal her driveway. The 82-year-old wasn’t happy with the work, according to the complaint. Deputies determined the case was a civil matter because Boswell completed the work.
Boswell has faced complaints about his work at least two other times. He was convicted in 2013 for felony theft by deception and knowingly exploiting an adult. A Louisville Metro Police spokesman told the I-Team those charges involved chimney work he did for a homeowner. He was released from post-prison supervision in March and showed up to try to get paving work at the elderly woman’s house in Warren County in June.
According to Bullitt County, Kentucky Sheriff Captain Mike Murdoch, Boswell settled a complaint last month with a woman in that county. The case stemmed from criminal charges filed in 2011 over a paving job he did at her home. Those charges were dropped when Boswell paid the settlement, Murdoch said.
A Butler County grand jury indicted him last month and charged him with “theft from a person in a protected class." Court records aren’t clear if this particular charge is related to home improvement work.
Web Editor Marais Jacon-Duffy contributed to this report