On Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (pictured) announced a lawsuit against Johnny Poe, a Wellston home improvement contractor, who is accused of performing "shoddy and incomplete work."
“When you pay someone thousands of dollars for their services, you deserve to get what you pay for,” Attorney General DeWine said.
“When businesses fail to live up to their promises, we will hold them accountable,” he added.
According to the Attorney General, Poe did business as Johnny Poe Construction and JP Construction, and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section received three complaints from consumers who said they paid Poe $4,700 to $42,000 for work that was never completed as promised.
The lawsuit, filed in the Jackson County Common Pleas Court, charges Poe with violations of Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. In the lawsuit, Attorney General DeWine seeks consumer restitution, civil penalties, and injunctive relief.
The Attorney General recommends consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly in a home improvement transaction to file a complaint with his office by calling at 800-282-0515 or logging onto www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.