Misused Contract Fools Customer

A company's good name and reputation has been misused to fool a customer. Owner Jarrod Evans said a fired employee improperly used a contract.

"He misused my name and misrepresented my company," Evans said.

The owner of U-Name-It Construction told WOWT 6 News after he fired him, James Blann misused the company name to take a $1,300 check from a customer for windows that were never ordered or installed.

"He misrepresented himself and he got money from me. He cashed the check the very next day," said customer Bruce Lovgren.

WOWT 6 News Fact Finders reached out to James Blann, and he said he intends to install the windows. But the company owner never knew about the job.

"It never even came across my desk," owner Jarrod Evans said.

Evans said James Blann also took this pickup without permission, wrecked it and ran from the scene. But he left behind a full brief case with contracts the owner is worried by still be misused. Though misused by the fired employee, the contract with Bruce Lovgren will be honored.

Evans told him, "We want to come in and fix the problem for you."

Lovgren said, "I appreciate you coming out to get this fixed for us. I realize it’s not your company but a rogue guy."

Both the customer and company owner have filed complaints with the Douglas County Sheriff's office, alleging criminal impersonation by the fired worker. Omaha police are also investigating the hit and ran crash with the company pickup.

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