Two brothers have been arrested after multiple agencies say they took advantage of people impacted by hurricanes in counties along the First Coast.
The Office of the State Attorney, and the Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia County Sheriff's Office worked together in this operation they are calling "Hurricane Hustle".
According to law enforcement, Adolf Carlson, 44, and John Carlson, 41, engaged in a scheme to defraud several people in excess of $50,000. Their company, Carlson Enterprises, is based in Jacksonville.
According to authorities, the scheme involved the suspects taking money from multiple people through the collection of deposits for roof repairs in the wake of the recent hurricanes.
Authorities say that these deposits were given under the false pretenses that their homes would be repaired but never were. The duo is also accused of not paying sub-contractors that were hired.
In total, the pair caused $455,660 in losses.
They have both been charged with 15 counts of Organized Scheme to Defraud and 43 counts of Organized Scheme to Defraud over $100,000.
According to law enforcement, the brothers may have not been working alone. There may be other suspects involved in this case.
Additionally, they say there is a very good chance there are more victims involved in this case as well.
If you think you have been a victim of a crime of this nature, or have a tip relating to someone involved, you are asked to reach out to the state attorney's office.