GREENFIELD — A Noblesville contractor who appeared in a Hancock County court Wednesday to face a domestic development fraud fee said he plans to pay his customers back.
Call 6 Investigates first uncovered the business practices of Mark Sellers in May 2018 after RTV6 determined $110,000 in civil judgments in opposition to Sellers in Indiana’s relationship lower back to 2014.
Sellers are accused of taking cash from customers in imperative Indiana and not completing the work. Call 6 Investigates met up with Sellers in March 2018, and he stated he had become operating on paying people lower back.
“Yeah, through the judgments, we can,” Sellers stated. “I’m running on that.”
However, Sellers’ customers say they have no longer acquired money from the contractor.
Following a Call 6 investigation, the Attorney General’s office filed a civil lawsuit against Sellers in July 2018, accusing Sellers of deceptive practices, taking humans’ cash, and no longer finishing the job.
On Feb. 22, Hamilton Superior Court Judge William Hughes granted an initial injunction opposing Sellers that prevents the contractor from soliciting or carrying out client transactions without a settlement that follows the Indiana Home Improvement Contracts Act.
Call 6 Investigates Kara Kenney requested Sellers a few questions Wednesday at the Hancock County courthouse.
Kenney: Are you still operating as a contractor?
Sellers: I work for other agencies.
Kenney: Are you going to pay human beings again?
Sellers: That’s why I’m right here. I have to.
According to the injunction, sellers can still do construction work but should complete any contracted paintings as agreed.
Lisa Dunkel, a Greenfield property owner, stopped using court Wednesday to expose her help for Hancock County prosecutors who filed a domestic development fee against Sellers.
“Mark Sellers stole my cash,” Dunkel stated. “He stated he was going to construct a pole barn and didn’t show up. He lied about his cope with.”
The sellers’ contract with the Dunkels listed his enterprise as Indiana Choice Builders at 111172 Allisonville Road in Fishers.
But that address doesn’t exist, and there may be no Indiana Choice Builders registered as a business in Indiana, data show.
The Dunkels paid Sellers a $four 000 deposit at the pole barn, information display.
Prosecutors in Hancock County stated Sellers drilled holes and placed up poles. However, they didn’t have degrees nicely, so none of the lumber fit.
Plus, Sellers dug holes that needed to be pumped out because they were full of water, keeping with the probable reason affidavit.
Court facts show Sellers made excuses for not completing the activity, after which requested the Dunkels for an additional $2,500.
The Dunkels contacted Greenfield Police, who investigated, and on Jan. 14, Hancock County prosecutors charged Sellers with domestic improvement fraud, a misdemeanor.
“I wish he couldn’t do that to every person else, and this is the motive of this entire thing,” Dunkel stated. “I want prosecutors to understand that I aid what they’re doing one hundred because he doesn’t need to do that to human beings.”
Sellers face as much as 12 months in the back of bars and a $ 5,000 high-quality.
No trial date has been scheduled, but within the Hancock County home improvement fraud case.
The Boulder County District Attorney’s office sued Sellers in 2011 for low-balling customers using underbidding production initiatives, mispresenting his masonry paintings on his internet site, and using misleading change practices. They obtained a $32,084 judgment in opposition to Sellers.
Sellers mainly do concrete and masonry paintings.