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Roofer accused of taking money, not doing jobs

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Sean Redden (Source: LMDC) Sean Redden (Source: LMDC)
E.J. Jenne hired Redden to repair his roof. E.J. Jenne hired Redden to repair his roof.
Jenne's roof had sustained hail damage in last spring's storms. Jenne's roof had sustained hail damage in last spring's storms.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville roofer is accused of bilking three homeowners out of nearly $13,000, and police believe there are other victims who have not come forward.

Sean Redden, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with theft by deception.  Police said Redden promised the homeowners that he would fix their roofs but never did their work, and in a couple of cases, he kept coming back for more money.

"I trusted him like a fool, and I don't like to say that. I'm not a fool," said E.J. Jenne who hired Redden to repair his hail-damaged roof. "I'm a college educated person, but I gave him my trust."

Jenne said he got suspicious of Redden's story and refused Redden when he returned for more money. Jenne said he has since looked into Redden's background and that Redden is wanted in South Carolina for similar crimes.

Louisville Metro Police said they want to hear from anyone else who may have been duped by Sean Redden.

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