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Man arrested for stealing from storm victims

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A Butler County man has been arrested after being accused of stealing more than $43,000 from at least nine storm victims in Ohio and Kentucky.

Joshua Salyers was indicted Thursday by a Hamilton County grand jury on 10 felony counts of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activities, Theft, and Theft from the Elderly. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced  the indictments Friday.

According to investigators, Salyers, 39, ran a storm damage restoration company and allegedly took the money from homeowners in Hamilton County, Butler County, Stark County, and Campbell County, Kentucky, to repair their homes after storms.

After getting their money, Salyers never began the work and refused to refund their money.  

"Ohio simply will not tolerate contractors who target victims whose homes have been damaged in a storm," said Attorney General Mike DeWine. "My office will continue to work with law enforcement and prosecutors around Ohio to find these storm chasers and put them in prison."

Attorney General DeWine encourages consumers to research a business with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and Better Business Bureau before making any payments.

Consumers also should check with the Ohio Secretary of State to determine whether a business is registered with the state.

Consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or by calling 800-282-0515.

Authorities arrested Salyers around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday after locating him at Camp Shore Campground. Salyers was transported to the Switzerland County Jail in Vevay where he is awaiting extradition back to Ohio.

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