FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Texas Man Indicted for Deceptive Trade Practices Violations
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Rickey Gene Fite, 30, Denton, Texas, was indicted on two counts of failure to inform buyer of their right to cancel, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine, two counts failure to furnish cancellation form, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine and two counts of engaging in business as a contractor without obtaining a state excise tax license, class one misdemeanor.
Charges stem from an asphalt paving job Fite was conducted in Stanely County. Fite was operating under the business names Tri-state Paving, American Paving, JLB Young Paving, Young Paving, JLBY Construction, American Asphalt and Ricky, Rickey & Ricky Asphalt.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is working with local authorities to determine if there are additional victims. Contact the Consumer Protection Division at 800-300-1986 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you may be a victim or if you have any additional information about this company.
Fite is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
This case is a joint investigation with the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Department of Revenue and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.