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Law enforcement agencies in Grundy County and the surrounding area have seen an uptick in home repair fraud reports in the past five years.

Morris Police Chief Alicia Steffes said if you are going to hire a local company to repair your home, call the city of Morris to check if that contractor is legit.

She also said try to pay with a check or credit card.

Steffes said the home repair fraud statute in Illinois is confusing.

She also had this to say. 

Steffes said a lot of home repair fraud cases involve individuals from out of town trying to scam senior citizens and those disabled.

For more information, visit the city's website.