Indy man faces fraud charge

An Indianapolis man has been arrested after police said he took a down payment to repave a Johnson County man’s driveway, but never did any work.

Tommy Gilk, 59, was charged with home improvement fraud.

A Johnson County resident told police that Gilk had come to his home Aug. 16, claiming he was an owner of an asphalt paving company. Gilk asked the homeowner if he was interested in having his 2,000-square-foot driveway repaved, and Gilk offered to do the work for $2,300, court documents said.

Gilk requested an $800 down payment, which he said was needed to purchase materials, and said he would return the next day to do the work, the documents said.

Gilk never returned, and the homeowner was not able to reach him, the documents said.

Gilk, 4403 S. Madison Ave. Lot 13, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail. He was released on $250 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.