GREENFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) – Police in Hancock County are looking for a man who they’re calling a home improvement con artist.
Investigators say 27-year-old Eddie Harrison has already targeted several people. Harrison is from Georgia, but this summer he was allegedly knocking on doors just north of Greenfield.
The prosecutor says the suspect claimed to be working on a road construction project and had leftover material. Eighty-five-year-old homeowner Lloyd Dobbins said he was told his driveway would be re-surfaced for $200.
But he ended up paying 16-grand.
“Upon completion of the work, they destroyed the contract, showed one to Mr. Dobbins for a price that was substantially more than the original, agreed-to price,” said Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton. “Mr. Dobbins is 85 years old. He then felt a little bit uneasy he didn’t really know what to do. Felt a little intimidated, according to the probable cause affidavit. For that reason then, he wrote the check.”
Eaton says Harrison then cashed the check.
There’s a warrant out for Harrison’s arrest on three counts of home improvement fraud. Wednesday, police received more calls from potential victims of the same man.
If you have been a victim or can help track Harrison down, call the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.