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UNLICENSED ROOFER ACCUSED OF BILKING 2 OF NEARLY $5,000

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An unlicensed roofing contractor who was on probation for felony theft in Bountiful - has been charged in Salt Lake City with bilking two customers out of nearly $5,000.

Frank Earl Reedy III, 29, faces a Jan. 2 hearing in 3rd Circuit Court on two charges of felony theft.He also is charged in Davis County with second-degree felony theft, contracting without a license and unlawful advertising.

State licensing investigator Fred Baird said the probe into Reedy's activities is part of the state's crackdown on unscrupulous contractors.

Reedy, who advertised himself as Roof Tech, South Jordan, is charged with taking a $4,000 down payment on a bid with a Salt Lake business in April 1988 and then never showing up to do the job.

He is also charged with failing to perform a roofing job for an elderly Salt Lake woman after taking $800 from her in June 1988.

Reedy, who is on probation in Davis County for stealing $6,000 from a homeowner in Bountiful in the summer of 1988, also is charged with bilking $1,600 from another homeowner last August.

A criminal complaint filed in Farmington also charges Reedy with class A misdemeanor counts of contracting without a license and unlawful advertising.

"If you're unlicensed, it's unlawful to advertise in the Yellow Pages, in the newspaper or any other way," Baird said.

Anyone with questions about whether contractors are licensed should call 530-6630.