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Contractor charged in York County home improvement scams

Gulledge
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Deputies arrested a York man this month in connection with recent home improvement scams in York County.

Earl “Trey” Ocey Gulledge is charged with six counts of fraud and breach of trust, according to a press release issued Monday from the York County Sheriff’s Office. Gulledge, age 37, was arrested on April 1 and has since been released from jail on a $11,880 bond, said spokesman Trent Faris.

Investigators say in two cases Gulledge promised to do home and remodeling work for clients. But instead, he took the victims money and never started or finished the job. Both cases totaled approximately $10,800, the release states.

Additionally, Gulledge’s business, Palmetto Remodeling and Roofing, would also hire out sub-contractors to do work for him, but later would not pay the contractors for the work completed. These cases totaled approximately $8,375, according to the release.

Detectives want to talk to anyone who may have been taken advantage of by Gulledge. Call the Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059.

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