DAYTON, Ohio – The Ohio Attorney General is suing a West Chester contractor accused of cheating on people whose homes were damaged in the 2019 Dayton tornadoes.
Attorney General Dave Yost’s lawsuit filed in Montgomery County’s Common Pleas Court alleges that Tyler A. Puckett and StormAid Restoration, LLC requested homeowners who promised to repair roof damage after the tornadoes.
According to the lawsuit, several homeowners said Puckett raised more than $ 213,000 from them but either failed to deliver or did “lousy, substandard” work.
The lawsuit alleges that Puckett violated the Consumer Sales Practice Act (CSPA) by taking money for his services, not delivering them. Yost is requesting that Puckett reimburse the money he allegedly took from homeowners plus a $ 25,000 fine for any violation of the CSPA. He is also filing an order banning Puckett, Ohio, from “doing consumer business” until he meets all financial obligations resulting from the lawsuit.
“Taking advantage of someone who is trying to keep a roof over the heads of his family requires a particularly cruel impostor,” Yost said in the press release. “I have a special place for these people – in front of a judge.”
In February, Yost filed a similar lawsuit against Robert T. Green and TK Home Improvement, LLC for promising and failing to fix damaged homes. Yost said Green’s business took nearly $ 100,000 in payments without making proper repairs. This lawsuit is still ongoing.
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