Area Roofing Scam May Have More Victims

Innisfil Man Accused of Absconding With Deposit Before Roof Was Fixed

An Innisfil man is facing a few charges over allegations he took a roofing repair job deposit then bolted without doing the work, and police think this tale may sound familiar.

Barrie Police are asking anyone with a similar story to contact officers, as it’s believed there are more victims out there. It’s alleged the 53-year-old man advertised services from “RJ” at “The Perfect Roof” online, and started accepting deposits for repair jobs. Police claim the work barely started by the time the suspect disappeared with the money. That’s about the time the victim learned the company didn’t actually exist.

Sound familiar to you? Contact Constable Matte of the Barrie Police Service at (705)725-7025 ext. 2557, or via email at Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at