Man, 21, busted in alleged Riverdale roofing scam

Man, 21, busted in alleged Riverdale roofing scam

content of the article

A 21-year-old man is accused of posing as a roofer, damaging a homeowner’s roof in Riverdale and then offering to do the repair.

content of the article

“The man was said to be a roofer and offered to inspect the roof of the house,” police said in a statement released Saturday.

“The homeowners heard loud knocking on their roof,” police said. “The man came down from the roof and told the homeowner that he had a hole in the roof.”

“The man said he could fix it for a fee and left the area,” police added.

Police said the homeowners checked their roof and found it was damaged.


We apologize, but this video could not be loaded.

play video

Investigators released a picture of a suspect on April 8 in hopes the public could help identify him.

A suspect was arrested on Friday.

Jamie O’Brien, 21, of Toronto, is charged with mischief/property damage of up to $5,000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call the police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

On Twitter: @sundoucette