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Owner of Midwest Roofing Corporation in Appleton Charged with Theft by Contractor in Dane, Brown and Outagamie Counties

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that criminal complaints have been issued against Daniel Steiner, of Appleton and owner of Midwest Roofing Corporation (now dissolved), charging him with Theft by Contractor in Dane, Brown and Outagamie Counties.  The complaints allege that the defendant contracted with homeowners in 2011 to repair hail damage to their roofs.  After the homeowners paid the defendant, the defendant stopped returning their calls and did not repair their roofs, according to the complaints.


While the defendant has been charged in criminal complaints, he is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


This matter was referred by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau and investigated by the Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit.  Victim services are being provided by the Office of Crime Victim Services at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  The state is being represented by Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay. The complaints can be found at the following links:

Brown County

Dane County

Outagamie County