Complaint: A man is jailed after prosecutors say he defrauded families of $1.1-million he took for construction never performed. Savings gone for jobs not done Three years ago, the cozy Gulfport bungalow was the ideal place for Gene and Tina McIntosh to raise their family. While planning for a second child, they decided to add a second floor. They hired Mark S. Kiser and David Beers, who told them he was a licensed contractor who could do the work. But after Kiser and Beers demolished parts of the house, the abandoned the job, taking $66,000 of the couple’s money, authorities said. Today, the house is in shambles. The baby sleeps in a crib in the kitchen, their older son smushes in bed with them. The once-tidy home is decorated with dry-wall, jumbled wires and sawdust. Prosecutors say the couple was defrauded by Kiser and Beers, whom they blame for bilking two dozen other Pinellas families of more than $1.1-million. They say Kiser left gaps in roofs, holes in floors and zeroes in bank accounts in one of the largest Pinellas construction fraud cases in recent memory. Kiser, 48, was in a Pinellas County courtroom Thursday, where he turned himself in on a first-degree felony count of scheming to defraud. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on $100,000 bail. Prosecutors said a first-degree felony can bring up to a 30-year prison sentence upon conviction. “He and his crew took money from unsuspecting citizens

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