- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky man has been accused of taking money to perform work for a resident but failing to do so.

A Grayson County grand jury returned an indictment Monday charging 42-year-old Kevin Carter of Mount Washington with theft by deception.

Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection investigated and said Carter was allegedly paid more than $9,100 for materials to build a pole barn but never completed the work. Conway’s office says Carter owned Carter Home Improvements.

Carter was indicted earlier in Jefferson County for allegedly failing to replace a roof for a Louisville resident.

Conway advises not paying the full amount for repairs until work is completed and checking to see if contractors are licensed, bonded and insured.

For more information, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline at (888) 432-9257 or visit https://ag.ky.gov .

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