Local Businessman Charged With Home Repair Fraud

A local business owner is in jail. Columbus Police arrested Mitch Baria Thursday. He's charged with felony home repair fraud.

A recent Consumer Watch investigation revealed several complaints from local residents about Baria's company, Liftech.

He's also wanted in Mississippi on the same charges.

Police say this isn't the first time he has committed this type of crime.

He was arrested previously on similar charges in Mississippi and Louisiana.