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A man was arrested yesterday for fraud and theft following an investigation that was launched in June after the Kokomo Police Department received three reports of home improvement fraud by elderly victims.

The victims ranged in age from 74 to 77 years old and reported that they hired Ace Handyman and Construction to do work at their residences. The victims reported they paid the owner of the company to do the work, but the work never was completed.

As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued out of Howard Superior I Court for the arrest of Dennis C. Sanders, 59, for home improvement fraud, a level 5 felony; and theft, a level 6 felony.

On July 30, Dennis Sanders was arrested for the warrant in the 1800 block of North Delphos Street without incident.

These cases remain under investigation, and anyone who has had similar incidents with Ace Handyman and Construction or has additional information pertaining to these cases is asked to call Detective Michael Banush at 765-456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765- 456-7017. Those with information may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with an anonymous tip.