Two Maryville men have been indicted after being accused of pretending to be licensed contractors in Anderson County, authorities said.
Before the indictments announced Tuesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had investigated a complaint of contractor fraud involving EPM Handyman Services. The business is owned by Jonathan Presley, 37, and Warren Presley, 45, both of Maryville. The investigation, which started in August 2017, was requested by Seventh Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark.
“During the course of the investigation, agents learned the men were paid to build a garage at a location in Anderson County in April 2017 but never completed the job,” the TBI said in a press release Tuesday. “The investigation further revealed that the men were not licensed contractors authorized to conduct this type of business.”
On March 13, the Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging both men with one count of impersonation of a licensed professional. Jonathan Presley turned himself in Tuesday, and he was booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on a $10,000 bond, the TBI said. Warren Presley was served in the Knox County Jail on Tuesday evening, where he is being held on unrelated charges, the TBI said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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