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Topeka man, business ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution for violating roofing regulations

Release Date: Apr 12, 2022

TOPEKA – (April 12, 2022) – A Topeka roofer has been ordered to pay more than $18,000 in restitution for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and the Kansas Roofing Registration Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Kevin Wilkinson, of Topeka, doing business as Topeka Roofing and Gutters LLC, agreed to a consent judgment to repay 12 northeast Kansas consumers at total of $18,268.29 in restitution. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Christopher approved the judgment and ordered Wilkinson to pay an additional $6,731.71 in civil penalties and comply with state law in the future.

Schmidt’s office filed a petition with the court in April 2021, alleging that Wilkinson violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, specifically provisions of the door-to-door sales act, as well as violating the Kansas Roofing Registration Act by failing to register with the attorney general’s office as required by law. A copy of the judgment is available at www.ag.ks.gov/roofer-enforcement.

Assistant Attorney General Sarah Dietz of Schmidt’s Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division handled the case against Wilkinson.

Schmidt reminded consumers to make sure roofing contractors are properly registered before signing any contract or having any work done. Consumers should request a copy of their roofer’s registration certificate and then should check the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org  to confirm that the roofer’s registration is in good standing.

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