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Milford man charged in roofing scam, attorney general says

Posted: 1:03 PM, Jul 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-02 17:03:45Z

CINCINNATI -- A Milford man stole more than $50,000 from nine homeowners in a roofing scam, according to an indictment handed down last week.

Robert J. Collins, 35, faces eight counts of theft from the elderly. Two of them are third-degree felonies; the others, fourth-degree felonies.

He also is charged with 10 counts of theft. Four of those are fourth-degree felonies, and the others are fifth-degree felonies.

According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Collins operated under the name United Home Solutions and offered to repair homeowners' roofs. But after customers paid for materials, DeWine said, Collins didn't make any repairs or deliver any materials.

The county's clerk of courts website listed no attorney for Collins as of Monday afternoon.

Consumers who suspect a scam or unfair sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.