Crime

Teenager sought for alleged home repair fraud in Caseyville

James Michael Richardson, 18, of Huntington, Indiana, is sought by police.
James Michael Richardson, 18, of Huntington, Indiana, is sought by police. Caseyville Police Department

Police are searching for a teenager in connection with alleged home repair fraud in Caseyville.

James Michael Richardson, 18, of Huntington, Indiana, allegedly accepted more than $7,000 under a contract with an 87-year-old Caseyville resident to complete home repairs. But the project was never completed, police said.

Caseyville Police Detective Michael Reel initiated an investigation on Dec. 28, 2015. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office on Monday charged Richardson with aggravated home repair fraud, a Class 2 felony. Richardson’s bond was set at $100,000. He is currently at large.

Anyone with information related to Richardson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Caseyville Police Department at 618-277-3500.

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