SAPD: Roofer ripped off customer, stole $3k

Homeowner claims he lost $3,000 to Antonio Garcia, 24


SAN ANTONIO – A 24-year-old suspect identified as Antonio Garcia is accused of agreeing to remodel a customer's roof, accepting a down payment and then disappearing without doing the job.

San Antonio police obtained a warrant for Garcia's arrest in August, but he was taken into custody on Wednesday.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that a 44-year-old homeowner told police he hired Garcia to do a remodeling job on his roof in April, then gave him a check for $3,000 as a down payment.

The homeowner told police he has not heard from Garcia since that day, nor has he been able to get in contact with him despite several attempts.

Garcia was arrested and booked into the Bexar County Jail Wednesday on a charge of theft.

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