Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida arrested a woman after she posed as a roofing contractor then ran off with thousands of dollars.
NBC-affiliated WFLA reports that Keyondra Walker of Gulfport was arrested on Monday and charged with unlicensed specialty contracting, scheme to defraud and fraudulent use of personal identification. According to investigators, Walker worked for a roofing contractor but was recently fired. Walker allegedly used old business cards, company letterhead and the company's contractor license to continue working.
Authorities say she is accused of taking nearly $3,000 from a homeowner for roofing work that was never started. One homeowner, Maxwell Sheiner, told WFLA that he hired Walker in 2020 to do work on two properties he owns. The work was either not done or not completed properly, resulting in a loss of $100,000.
“I want her in prison. Even if I don’t get the money back,” Sheiner told WFLA. “I thought I was going to have to seek a therapist’s help. I was so distraught. That was my retirement money. I had just moved to St. Pete.”
Walker was arrested in 2020 for this case but posted bond, according to the arrest report.