June 25, 2024

Lee Anthony Kaufman, a 56-year-old man from Cartersville, found himself behind bars in Rome for allegedly defrauding a customer in a construction deal, which he never fulfilled despite taking the money.

Law enforcement explained that in March 2023, Kaufman received a payment of $43,633 for the construction project. However, by August, he only refunded $25,000, and the rest of the money was never returned, despite the victim giving him ample time to do so.

According to the authorities, instead of using the funds for the agreed work, Kaufman allegedly spent the money for other undisclosed purposes.

Kaufman now faces charges of conversion of payments for real property improvements.