Posted on 9/11/2014

Defendant: Matthew Wayne Perry

Today, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Matthew Wayne Perry, age 48, for one count Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F-3), and four counts Falsification in a Theft Offense (F-5), for a total of five counts.  Perry owns a company called Perry Investment Properties which operates primarily as a roofing company.  Between April 5, 2013 and July 13, 2013, Perry entered into contracts with seven individuals in Reynoldsburg promising to repair or replace the customers’ roofs.  At least two individuals were elderly.  In each case, the customer signed over thousands of dollars in insurance proceeds to pay for their new roof.  It is alleged that Perry received over $24,000 from these individuals but never performed any work.  Through March, 2014, the victims made numerous requests for Perry to complete the promise work.  Although he continued to promise that work would be done, Perry failed to perform the work and he refused to refund any money.  Originally the victims made complaints to Attorney General DeWine’s office as a Consumer Fraud but after identifying the number of victims it was referred to local law enforcement.  O’Brien commended the Reynoldsburg Police for their investigation of the case.