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Moore Tornado Victim Says Contractor Did A Bad Job With Repairs

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Gail Slaughter's home was severely damaged in the Moore tornado. Gail Slaughter's home was severely damaged in the Moore tornado.
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A metro tornado victim says a contractor is ripping her off. She says she's paid more than $33,000 for bad work, and he wants $20,000 more to finish.

Gail Slaughter's home was severely damaged in the Moore tornado. She felt Tuttle contractor David Allred was someone she could trust because the two worked together years ago.

But nearly four months and more than $33,000 later, repairs are still not complete.

"You see where it's all starting to fall down over there," said Gail Slaughter showing News 9's Evan Anderson unfinished repairs.

There are a number of home exterior problems with which Gail Slaughter is concerned.

"It's cracking, and it's bowing already and it's only been up since March," said Slaughter.

Slaughter says her new fence is already starting to crack and fall. Siding on her home is coming down, and brick work that was supposed to be redone is simply patched.

"The problem is I have given him a lot of money, more than I should have," said Slaughter.

More than $33,000, and now, she says the contractor wants around $21,000 more to finish the job he started.

"I've tried to tell him that we've paid you too much now, and when you get the jobs done, then you'll get paid," said Slaughter.

Gail says she was giving David Allred of "Allred Construction" money every other week.

"Anywhere from 6 to $9,000 every two weeks," said Slaughter.

Total cost for the job both inside and outside her home, about $54,000! A price tag Gail says she now realizes was way too much.

"Being stressed out, and wanting to get things done and get back in my home, because I was living in a hotel, I was living in an apartment, and then back to Norman with a friend," said Slaughter.

Gail says she hasn't seen Allred since March and no work has been done since January.

"I want everything to be completed per the insurance scope, or I want some money back," said Slaughter.

News 9 did reach out to the Tuttle contractor, but he has yet to return our call.

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