Owner of Fort Myers roofing company arrested, charged with COVID relief fraud

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The owner of a Fort Myers roofing company was arrested after claims of defrauding the government out of $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

Casey David Crowther, 35, is charged with making a false statement to a lending institution.

Crowther was released Wednesday night from the Charlotte County Jail.

According to the complaint from U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez, Crowther sought and received more than $2 million in a Payroll Protection Program loan through an application on behalf of his Fort Myers company, Target Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. His loan application included false and misleading statements concerning what the PPP funds would be used for, specifically that the PPP funds would only be used for business-related purposes, to retain workers and maintain payroll or make mortgage payments, lease payments and utilities payments.

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