TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas roofer has been ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and the Kansas Roofing Registration Act.
According to a release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Kevin Wilkinson, of Topeka, doing business as Topeka Roofing and Gutters LLC, agreed to a consent judgment to repay 12 northeast Kansas consumers at total of $18,268.29 in restitution. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Christopher approved the judgment and ordered Wilkinson to pay an additional $6,731.71 in civil penalties and comply with state law in the future.
Schmidt’s office filed a petition with the court in April 2021, alleging that Wilkinson violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, specifically provisions of the door-to-door sales act, as well as violating the Kansas Roofing Registration Act by failing to register with the attorney general’s office as required by law.
The judgment states Wilkinson made false statements and/or misrepresentations in regards to services that needed to be performed on the consumer's property or the cost of performing the work. Wilkinson was also accused of charging prices for roofing and gutter services "which grossly exceeded the price for similar services obtainable elsewhere." In addition, Wilkinson did not hold a valid roofing contractor registration issued by the Kansas attorney general, according to the judgment.
Assistant Attorney General Sarah Dietz of Schmidt’s Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division handled the case against Wilkinson.