Evansville CEO billed with felony home enhancement fraud

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – Dennis Szorcsik and Melanie McConnell of Newburgh, Indiana fulfilled with Elite Design Units in March of 2021 about developing a sunroom on to their home.

At the time, CEO Matthew Gates claimed if the pair signed a contract that day, the project would be concluded by Mother’s Working day.

When the two sides agreed to a offer, Szorcsik and McConnell compensated Elite Design Programs roughly $17,000.

They immediately professional a range of delays.

“When they started off on it, they understood the posts that experienced been set had been outside the house the parameters of the sunroom,” Szorcsik mentioned.

The write-up holes had been dug once again just after some time. McConnell claims her again lawn look liked “Whack-A-Mole” for awhile.

Before the new holes have been dug, the aged posts were sawed off. There are still numerous stumps cemented into the ground virtually a 12 months afterwards.

Inevitably, crews arrived out and laid the deck portion of the sunroom.

“Matt arrived out and met with us, per the phrases of our settlement, following the deck was place in,” Szorcsik reported. “Another payment was produced to him. And that was the previous time we noticed him.”

The next payment brought the couple’s total to just about $30,000.

They say even with contacting the business numerous moments, no much more perform has been carried out on the sunroom due to the fact July.

Late past calendar year, Gates filed for individual bankruptcy.

“Whether we get our funds back, we have come to the summary that we’re in all probability not,” Szorcsik reported. “There’s a extensive checklist of people in the bankruptcy continuing. So who is familiar with, but we do not intend to see the income we put into this.”

The unfinished sunroom is not the only project still left 50 percent-finished by Elite Construction Offer.

Gates is struggling with many regulation satisfies in Indiana for very similar activities.

A person of people regulation fits is from Szorcsik and McConnell.

McConnell states she spoke to one particular man or woman who employed Elite Construction Source to redo the roofing on their property.

McConnell claims that person experienced their shingles stripped off, and then crews hardly ever confirmed back up.

Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder claims the sheriff’s place of work executed an arrest warrant for Gates on Thursday.

He is charged with felony house advancement fraud.

He is out on a $5,000 bond.

Elite Construction Provide was shut Friday when 14 News visited the business about 2 p.m.

There was a sign on the doorway that mentioned the business was closed, and persons could get in touch with their variety for 24 hour aid.

We referred to as that variety and asked for a comment on the arrest of their CEO.

We have not read again.

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