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Fishers man charged with theft, home improvement fraud

Posted: 11:59 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 11:59:39-04
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CARMEL — Hamilton County prosecutors have charged a Fishers man with theft and home improvement fraud.

A homeowner hired Christopher Salvo on June 6 to fix 50 feet of a privacy fence on Blue Creek Drive in Carmel, records show.

The agreed upon price of the fence repair, including materials and labor, was $1,600.

The homeowner signed a hand-written contract with Salvo that Salvo had received $700.

On June 11, the homeowner gave Salvo another $300 for materials, records show, and signed the same hand-written contract indicating he had received the money.

On June 13, the homeowner gave Salvo another $100 towards labor.

On June 14, Carmel Police met with the homeowner and Salvo at the house on Blue Creek Drive, and the homeowner said he had given a total of $1,110 to Salvo, but the fence had not been repaired, nor had
the materials been delivered to the house.

Salvo told police he had a receipt from where he paid cash for the materials from either Lowe’s or 84 Lumber.

However, when police contacted both Lowe’s and 84 Lumber, neither had a record of an order from Salvo that would have happened around June 6.

Police have been unable to contact Christopher Salvo since June 14, records show.

On August 20, prosecutors filed a felony theft charge against Salvo as well as home improvement fraud, a misdemeanor.

RTV6 has reached out to Salvo via phone and email and we are waiting on a response.

No attorney is listed for Salvo.

State records show Christopher Salvo has a registered business named Salvo Construction.

A court date is scheduled for September 9.