Crime

Belleville man defrauded of thousands in home repair scheme, police say

A man has been charged with defrauding a Belleville resident in a home repair scheme in March and April.

Kye H. Kim from Barnhart, Missouri was charged Tuesday with defrauding the man of $23,200.

Kim entered a contract to do repairs on Christopher Poponi’s house in Belleville for $23,200. According to charges, Kim never did and never intended to do the work.

Belleville police were not immediately available for comment on the case.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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