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Home Improvement Fraud 02.25.14

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Troy M. Miller

In November 2013, the Berks County District Attorney's Crime Unit initiated a financial investigation into a reported allegation of a home improvement fraud and theft by Troy M. Miller, a private contractor from Shillington, Pennsylvania. The case was initially reported by the victim to the Northern Berks Regional Police Department.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Troy M. Miller, age 49, falsely entered into an agreement with the victim in January of 2013 to make home improvements to the victim's home in the Borough of Lyons. Miller agreed to replace windows and a door to the victim's home. As a part of the agreement, the victim paid $1,800.00 in advance to Miller for the materials. Subsequently, Miller never purchased the materials or started the work. The victim made several attempts to contact Miller to return the money. Miller failed to return the advanced money.

As a result, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Troy M. Miller on the charges of Home Improvement Fraud, Theft by Deception, and Receiving Stolen Property. The warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Thomas M. Gauby, Sr. on February 24, 2014.

On February 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Troy M. Miller surrendered to detectives at the Berks County Detectives Office. He was escorted by detectives to the Berks County Sheriff's Department Central Processing Unit for processing and awaiting video arraignment.

Bail was set in the amount of $10,000 and Miller was committed to Berks County Jail.