TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced a Topeka, Kan. man and his contracting business have been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas for alleged violations of consumer protection laws.
According to a release from Schmidt's office, defendants Kevin Wilkinson and Topeka Roofing and Gutters LLC, are accused of multiple violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) and the Kansas Roofing Registration Act (KRRA). The defendants are accused of making false statements and misrepresentations regarding roofing services or repairs, entering into excessively one-sided consumer transactions in favor of the supplier and of operating as a roofing contractor without being registered as required by the KRRA. The transactions allegedly involved consumers in Douglas, Jackson, Osage and Shawnee counties. Schmidt is seeking restitution to the consumers as well as civil penalties for violating the KCPA and KRRA.
Last week, Shawnee County District Judge Mary Christopher entered a temporary restraining order banning the defendants from doing business in Kansas until June 26, 2021. In addition, Christopher ordered that the defendants be temporarily banned from advertising, soliciting, performing, accepting payments for, supervising, operating or in any manner conducting business related to the sale of property or services, including roofing and gutter services.
Earlier in May, Schmidt announced that Rocky Murry, of Troy, who does roofing work as Murry 66, was found in violation of the state's consumer protection laws. Similar to Topeka Roofing, Murry 66 was temporarily banned from performing roofing services in Kansas. The business was also ordered to pay more than $6,700 in restitution after being found in violation of Kansas' consumer protection laws.