Business Owner Charged In Home Improvement Scams - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Business Owner Charged In Home Improvement Scams

Posted:

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. 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Updated: Tornado Slams Va. Campground; 2 Dead

    Updated: Tornado Slams Va. Campground; 2 Dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:11:11 GMT
    A confirmed tornado accompanied by softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring 36, officials said.More
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado tore through Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. A husband and wife were killed and their teenage son critically injured. Thirty-five other people were also hurt with injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones. More
  • Heroin Drives Spike in Overdose Deaths in Md.

    Heroin Drives Spike in Overdose Deaths in Md.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:58:23 GMT
    Maryland had a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year.More
    Maryland had a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year.More
  • Lightning Blamed for Cambridge House Fire

    Lightning Blamed for Cambridge House Fire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:27:59 GMT
    A lightning strike caused a house in Cambridge to catch fire Wednesday night, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.More
    A lightning strike caused a house in Cambridge to catch fire Wednesday night, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Gold Alert Issued for Missing Laurel Man

    Gold Alert Issued for Missing Laurel Man

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:15:54 GMT
    Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a Laurel man reported as missing.More
    Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a Laurel man reported as missing. More
  • Keep WBOC and FOX21 on DIRECTV

    Keep WBOC and FOX21 on DIRECTV

    Attention DIRECTV customers: Despite WBOC’s and FOX 21’s best efforts to stay on DIRECTV, after July 31, you may no longer see your favorite programming live on DIRECTV. Call DIRECTV at 1-800-531-5000 and tell DIRECTV if it drops WBOC and FOX 21, you will drop DIRECTV.More
    Attention DIRECTV customers: Despite WBOC’s and FOX21’s best efforts to stay on DIRECTV, after July 31, you may no longer see your favorite programming live on DIRECTV. Call DIRECTV at 1-800-531-5000 and tell DIRECTV if it drops WBOC and FOX21, you will drop DIRECTV.
    More
  • Dover Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

    Dover Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrests

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:30:42 GMT
    One man was arrested on drug distribution charges and his driver charged with numerous traffic offenses following a high speed pursuit through Dover on Tuesday, according to police.More
    One man was arrested on drug distribution charges and his driver charged with numerous traffic offenses following a high speed pursuit through Dover on Tuesday, according to police.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service