The owner of a Marietta roofing company was arrested for allegedly getting paid $20,000 for two jobs he never completed.
Channel 2 Action News reported about the arrest of 45-year-old Michael Blossom and found in bankruptcy documents that he owes 30 customers and homeowners.
Cobb jail records show Blossom was booked Monday on two felony charges from Acworth police of conversion of payments for property improvements. He bonded out for $22,220 about six hours later.
A Channel 2 reporter went to his Blossom’s home, where one person declined to comment and a woman took a business card. When asked about the charges, she said: “See you later.”
Blossom was the owner of BLS General Contracting. State business records show he formed the company in 2015.
“He took advantage of a lot of people,” roofing customer Addie Butt told Channel 2. She said she gave Blossom about $4,000 to get a new roof in August and never heard back.
BLS filed for bankruptcy in early October, federal records show.
The company listed $431,000 of liabilities in the bankruptcy documents. Of those, more than $157,000 is owed to 30 individuals listed as “customer/homeowner.”
James Barbieri told Channel 2 that he sent about $5,000 to BLS in July after a salesperson came to his house saying he had defective shingles.
“It can happen to anybody,” he said.
Blossom’s next court date was not listed in the Cobb County Magistrate Court database.
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