Indianapolis contractor faces fraud charges in Richmond Hill agreement

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 11, 2015)– Criminal charges have been filed against an Indianapolis contractor.

Officials say Gary Ogle of BiltRite Homes, LLC, failed to pay subcontractors on a home construction project in Indianapolis. Ogle has been charged with one count of corrupt business influence, six counts of forgery, six counts of perjury and three counts of theft.

According to court documents, BiltRite Homes agreed to rebuild a home damaged in the November 2012 explosion in the Richmond Hill subdivision. Ogle’s company received $242,937 in payments from the victims’ mortgage lender for the project.

Some of the funds received by the Ogle’s company were intended for, but never paid to subcontractors working on the home. Three subcontractors placed liens against the victims’ property after Ogle allegedly didn’t pay.

Between the execution of the contract in March 2013 and the end of that year, 33 checks were written from the BiltRite business account to Gary Ogle or his business partner totaling $176,453. Of that amount, 19 checks were written to Gary Ogle for $101,500.

At least $12,000 in out-of-pocket expenses was incurred by the victims to finish the home.