RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A man accused of defrauding more than a dozen Richland County homeowners since 2010 was arrested in a traffic stop Sunday.
Mark Dennis Anderson, 46, is being held at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on 24 fraud-related charges including obtaining property under false pretenses and breach of trust, according to jail records. He was arrested on open warrants in Richland County during a traffic stop in Anderson County on Sunday afternoon, deputies said.
It’s the third time he’s been arrested on such charges, and he’s being held on bond totaling $127,780.
Deputies have accused Anderson of taking money from residents in Richland County for roof and home repairs and never completing any work.
Anderson, working under the name South Fork Roofing, allegedly would tell homeowners to file a homeowners insurance claim for the repairs and that he needed payment before he could start work. Deputies accused Anderson of taking the insurance payment from the homeowner and then disappearing.
At least 13 homeowners say that they fell victim to the scam between December 2011 and December 2012. One of the victims was defrauded just a day after Anderson was arrested for a second time in September 2011.
Deputies are asking any one else who thinks they might have been defrauded in a home repair scheme to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (803) 576-3036.