Florida roofer arrested on grand theft charges

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested Florida roofer Jason Beville for major theft.

According to the FDLE, Beville has cheated at least five homeowners and small business owners in Brevard, Osceola and Citrus counties, including several elderly and disabled people.

He is accused of taking thousands of dollars to fix roofs and then not finishing the jobs or never getting started, according to court documents released in Osceola County. He also has not refunded customer deposits, the court documents said.

Beville, the owner and operator of Crystal River’s Elite Roofing & Gutters Incorporated, was originally arrested in April 2019 on two charges of major theft, but the state continued to allow him to revoke permits and work while around the world. state an investigation was conducted.

When asked repeatedly why Beville’s license was not suspended, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Spectrum 13 only told News that there was an ongoing investigation.

The FDLE findings released Friday followed the investigation.

Beville turned herself over in the Citrus County Jail on Thursday night, authorities said. Bail was set at $ 20,000.

A Crystal River woman who told Spectrum News 13 in 2019 that she had paid Beville $ 6,637 in 2018 for roofing that was never done said Friday she had no idea he had been arrested. Carolyn Watson said she was relieved.

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