Roofer charged with embezzlement

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced embezzlement charges filed against an Oklahoma roofing contractor.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit received a complaint against Ryan Christopher Veirs, regarding his businesses, The Veirs Group, LLC and Dr. Roofing, LLC. An investigation found that Veirs allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from a Yukon family.

Veirs was hired by a Yukon resident for roof repairs. The resident, along with her bank and insurance companies, made a series of payments to Veirs, adding up to more than $12,000 for materials and labor for the project. Unbeknownst to the resident, Veirs had subcontracted the project to another company. The subcontractor never received payments from Veirs, resulting in a lien placed on the resident’s home.

Veirs is charged with one count of embezzlement. If convicted, Veirs faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.