An arrest warrant is outstanding for a Moore man accused of home repair fraud and embezzlement.
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office filed multiple felony charges against Jerry S. Fellers, 44, in McClain County District Court.
The charges include two counts each of home repair fraud and embezzlement, as well as one count of pattern of criminal offenses.
According to an affidavit, the AG’s Consumer Protection Unit began investigating Fellers in December after receiving complaints from customers who claimed he defrauded them of money.
The consumers reported they paid Fellers to construct metal buildings, but construction was never started.
Russell Price of Blanchard contracted with Fellers dba Solty Holdings Inc., and Axcel General Construction to construct a metal building on a concrete pad at 1289 State Highway 76 in Blanchard.
On July 9, Price reportedly gave Fellers a check for $4,900 for the concrete pad and a second check for $9,800 as the first draw to pay for the building. He gave Fellers a third check for $4,500 on July 20.
Forms were set for the concrete pad, but the concrete was never poured. According to the affidavit, Price has been unable to contact Fellers.
An Oklahoma County man, Hugh Smith, contracted with Fellers and Axcel on July 12 for a metal building on his property at Forest Park
Fellers delivered about $600 worth of materials to the job site on August 15 and Smith made an initial payment of $3,000. To date, no work has been done and, like Price, Smith has been unable to contact Fellers.
According to the affidavit, Fellers also has five outstanding felony warrants elsewhere in Oklahoma.
Those charges are all from 2018. They include:
- Washington County District Court, failed to complete any work after accepting $15,000 payment for structure; bond set at $20,000.
- Garvin County District Court, charged with felony bogus check in the amount of $3,456.80 for steel building materials; bond set at $2,500.
- Pottawatomie County District Court, charged with obtaining money/merchandise by false pretenses; bond set at $2,500.
- Cleveland County District Court, charged with embezzlement; bond set at $5,000.
- Cleveland County District Court, charged with two counts of forgery; bond set at $10,000.