A man formerly listed as a suspect in a roofing scam has been cleared of charges.
Todd MacIver, formerly of Southern Roofing and Restoration Inc., had previously been identified as the man to whom a Bethlehem homeowner paid a $3,871.56 deposit for a roofing job that was never completed.
The victim, who made the down payment in March of this year, became concerned when a representative from the company called to change the start date for his roofing job. After several weeks with no contact from the company and after several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with someone by phone, the victim went to the company’s office in Cumming. While at the office, the victim spoke with MacIver who reportedly gave him some roofing books and promised that someone would be in contact.
The victim later learned that the company had been closed and was the subject of several other investigations by other law enforcement agencies.
MacIver’s attorney, Tom Nagel, said his client had no part in the criminal activities of which company owner Steve Ervin has been accused. MacIver has since opened his own roofing company, Weather Watch Roofing Solutions, in Dacula.
Inv. Matt Guthas with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office said there are currently no charges pending against MacIver and he does not expect any to be filed at this point. According to Guthas, the investigation indicates that Ervin alone was responsible for the criminal activities that resulted in large monetary losses for his victims.
Ervin was arrested in August and has so far been charged with 10 counts of theft by conversion and one count of theft by taking. Several law enforcement agencies reportedly have ongoing criminal investigations into Ervin’s activities.
Ervin’s alleged victims were asked by company employees to make payment at the time the roofing repair or replacement contracts were signed. Many of the victims signed contracts in February and March of this year, but never received services for payments rendered.
More than two dozen homeowners are listed as creditors of the now defunct company.