According to the press release, customers suffered approximately $16,750 in losses due to Curtis’s action

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed charges Wednesday against a local construction contractor.

Carlton J. Curtis, the owner of Curtis All Steel Buildings, has been charged with violating Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act in Camden, Lincoln, and Phelps counties.

In each county, Curtis is charged by complaint with one class E felony of deceptive business practices. The counties allege that Curtis accepted thousands of dollars in advance payments from customers for the construction of metal outbuildings. Curtis failed to construct the buildings or refund the customer’s money.

According to the press release, customers suffered approximately $16,750 in losses due to Curtis’s actions: $2,450 in Camden County, $10,000 in Lincoln County, and $4,300 in Phelps County.

The attorney general urges Missourians who many have been victim to this potential construction scam to file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 392-8222 or submitting a complaint online

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