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Business Owner Charged In Home Improvement Scams

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GEORGETOWN, DE -   A Millsboro man and six others were indicted Monday for involvement in alleged home improvement scams.
     
Police say John Walsh, and his employees at Mid-Atlantic Heating and Air in Millsboro ripped off more than 30 victims.  According to the documents from the Delaware Department of Justice, the scams took place in two mobile home communities--- Swan Keys in Selbyville and Pots Nets in Long Neck.

The following defendants were charged in the indictment:

John Walsh, 51, Millsboro – Charged with 101 offenses, including: Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Home Improvement Fraud (23 counts), Theft (39 counts), Unlawful Use of a Credit Card (2 counts), Insurance Fraud, Forgery (4 counts), and Issuing a Bad Check (30 counts)

Jonathan Walsh, 19, Millsboro – Charged with 40 offenses, including: Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Home Improvement Fraud (14 counts), Theft (19 counts), Insurance Fraud, and Forgery (4 counts)

Vernon Speece, 36, Millsboro – Charged with 40 offenses, including: Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Theft (2 counts), Home Improvement Fraud (11 counts), Theft (12 counts), Insurance Fraud, Forgery, and Issuing a Bad Check (11 counts),

Robert Morrison, 36, Lewes – Charged with 22 offenses, including: Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Home Improvement Fraud (8 counts), Theft (10 counts), Insurance Fraud, and Issuing a Bad Check

Raymond Smith, 66, Millsboro – Charged with 2 offenses, including: Issuing a Bad Check and Theft

Randi Sherman, age 25, Millsboro – Charged with 3 offenses, including Issuing a Bad Check (2 counts) and Theft

Tony Anthony Miller, 56, Millsboro – Charged with 5 offenses, including: Issuing a Bad Check (4 counts) and Theft.

Tuesday morning, Special Investigators arrested John and Jonathan Walsh at their home; after arraignment in Sussex County Superior Court both were committed to Sussex Correction Institution – John Walsh in lieu of $101,000 secured bail and Jonathan Walsh in lieu of $40,000 secured bail. 

 

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