‘Constant delays, constant lies, constant excuses’: Morgan Co. home repair fraud victim speaks out | News

‘Constant delays, constant lies, constant excuses’: Morgan Co. home repair fraud victim speaks out | News

Unfinished work by Johnny Ray Jordan

A Huntsville male is guiding bars right after allegedly declaring to be a certified contractor and stealing from customers. 1 of his victims is now speaking out.

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Brian Capra said he initial interacted with Johnny Ray Jordan in March soon after obtaining him on Craigslist.

First impressions, Capra stated, were not terrible.

“Quite perfectly spoken, properly dressed,” Capra reported. “His car experienced J&J Development graphics on it, so it seemed like a respectable business.”

Capra explained he required to be certain, so he began questioning Jordan.

“I didn’t know his comprehensive name,” Capra claimed. “He was quite intelligent. I assumed his title was J, so I was not ready to Google him. He made use of a unique person’s identify with that contractor, and that is a reputable organization. So when I Googled that enterprise, everything appeared to test out.”

Jordan also furnished him with images, saying to show his work.

Capra admitted he was a small thrown off when Jordan gave him two diverse contractor license quantities. When he asked him about a web-site, Jordan reported it was “currently being worked on and may well be up following week.”

Texts between Johnny Ray Jordan and victim

“He had really adopted up with me, which is unusual for contractors all-around here, unfortunately, and I could not come across any individual,” Capra mentioned. “I resolved to consider the chance.”

Ultimately, a deal was signed, a deposit was paid and operate bought underway.

“When function commenced it was continuous delays, regular lies, continuous excuses,” Capra said.

He provided images to WAAY 31, exhibiting what Jordan left guiding.

More unfinished work by Johnny Ray Jordan

“It truly is been pretty a great deal a issue,” Capra claimed. “It is been very tense. I cannot find any one else that can finish the get the job done or do high quality get the job done. Now it can be July, and we continue to you should not have the operate done. I have experienced to just take a number of times off of get the job done to deal with a ton of the problems as very well as do some of the function myself.”

Capra believes if Jordan receives out on bond, he’ll concentrate on somebody else. Jordan, 61, is currently powering bars in Morgan County soon after staying arrested by Decatur Police in June. 

He was billed with two counts of 2nd-degree possession of a forged instrument and two counts of home mend fraud.

Law enforcement say Jordan pretended to be a accredited contractor. He allegedly took funds from his victims but by no means done the get the job done.

“He does his finest to remain a person stage in advance. He’s slipping behind now,” Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said of Jordan. 

Anderson mentioned he is executing what he can to avert Jordan from getting out.

“Some of the costs that he faces in Morgan County will come less than what is referred to as the sentencing guidelines,” Anderson mentioned. “That restrictions my capability to lengthen his time in jail. That limitations the court’s ability to give him a stiffer sentence.”

Anderson stated it can be challenged by filing a petition to deviate from all those recommendations.

On Monday, Jordan was arrested once more by the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office right after allegedly scamming more than $43,000 from a female. His bond is now established at $90,000.

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“This gentleman has a record a mile prolonged, and it is really time to place a prevent to it,” Anderson reported.

He claimed he’ll go after a really sizeable sentence for Jordan.

Capra reported he was capable to get most of his cash back again and is grateful for that. He reported he feels bad understanding other victims dropped a ton income.

If you happen to be a Morgan County resident who thinks you’ve been a victim of Jordan, phone the DA’s business office at 256-351-4610. If you are outdoors of Morgan County, phone your regional law enforcement agency.