Grieving man says roofer took money without fixing his dead father’s house

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PORTLAND, Ind. - A grieving man said he was scammed out of thousands of dollars right after the passing of his father.

Grady Randall and his brother were mourning the loss of their father earlier this month. They decided to fix us his Portland home and put it up for sale. So they hired a roofer they found on Craigslist named Brian Stockton with B & A Construction.

A receipt shows Stockton took $2,000 in cash to buy materials. But Randall sais he never came back. He explained that Randall kept making excuses to delay the work.

Eventually, Randall and his brother took their plight to police.

"He was looking, I think, to take advantage of two men that had lost their father and were in a situation where they were vulnerable," he said.

FOX59 tried to reach out to Stockton via phone and Facebook, but as of the time of publication, he had not gotten back with us.

We've also learned police sent this case to the Prosecutor's Office for possible charges.

A search for B & A Construction in the Portland area through the Better Business Bureau website comes up with no results.

As a reminder, BBB suggests you always check with the agency before hiring anyone.