NWGA Scanner | October 31st, 2022

Alabama man arrested after swimming pool scams in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 22nd, 2022, Officer Sangphim spoke with an elderly theft victim by phone. According to the report, “She stated that she had paid $5,170 dollars to Kyle Tale Handy, 29, of Rainbow City, AL, for materials for a pool liner, a saltwater pool system, and a pool vacuum. She stated that Kyle had continuously missed the deadline and was supposed to have installed the pool liner today but had once again been a no-show. She said that she had receipts and contracts in hand and had made her payments to Kyle via “Venmo”. She provided the officer with Kyle’s contact information. She also informed me that she had called several pool stores today where Kyle was supposed to be getting the materials. They informed her that they no longer did business with Kyle Handy because he had a gambling addiction and owed the store owner’s money as well.” The victim also stated that Kyle’s Business was dubbed “Water – Boy”. Officers also located other victims of Kyle between March and April, where he took $7,710 for work he was supposed to do on a swimming pool on Doyle Road. Kyle never did any work, according to reports. On October 20th, 2022, Kyle was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with felony theft by deception x2 and conversion of payments for real property investments x2.