Insurance Fraud Contractor Arrested In Bucks County, PA

A Bucks County contractor has been charged with home improvement fraud, deceptive business practices, theft by deception and insurance fraud after authorities say he cheated five customers out of tens of thousands of dollars.

According to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office, Marc Haworth, 41, of Fairless Hills surrendered Thursday and was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jan Vislosky. He was released on $250,000 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled on Jan. 31.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Haworth is accused of defrauding the owners of five homes in Churchville, Langhorne, Wrightstown and Levittown by accepting more than $149,000 in payments for home improvement projects that he never completed.

Haworth is the owner of Pool & Patio Specialist, LLC, and former owner, with his wife, of three additional firms.

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s office says that the homeowners have had to pay additional contractors thousands more to finish the work Haworth started. Projects included swimming pool construction and upgrades, garage remodeling, and roofing and paving work.

While Haworth’s active companies were insured and registered as required by the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, authorities allege that he obtained those credentials fraudulently.

The District Attorney’s office said he obtained his credentials by lying about his past history of bankruptcy and saying he had no history of fraudulent business practices

In fact, the DA said, Haworth had filed jointly for bankruptcy three times and pleaded guilty in 2005 to charges of deceptive business practices, theft by deception, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

Haworth also is accused of lying to Erie Insurance in order to obtain business insurance coverage.

Anyone with information about other questionable activities involving Haworth is asked to contact Detective David Coyne at 215-348-6333 or Detective Eric Landamia at 215-348-6358.

Contractor Arrested After Allegedly Cheating Wrightstown Homeowner

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Private Detective: Winchester Man Arrested for Unlawful Imprisonment

A Winchester man has been arrested and is accused of holding his ex-girlfriend against her will.

Melissa Owen told police she met up with her ex-boyfriend, Richard McCrocklin, on Friday.

Owen says McCrocklin wouldn’t let her out of his vehicle, started driving south on I-75 and threatened to kill them both by driving into a semi.

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Police say he stopped on KY-192 in London and after a short struggle, Owen was able to escape and alert police.

McCrocklin was arrested a short time later.

He will be in court today to answer to charges of unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

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Private Detective: Two Arrested in Rape and Sodomy Charges

Two people have been arrested in Mercer County on rape and sodomy charges.

Police say Anastasia Vandergriff, 35, and Rafael Poynter, 43, were arrested Sunday night at a home on Shakertown Road in Harrodsburg.

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Officials say both are facing several rape and sodomy charges along with using a minor in a sexual performance.

Deputies also confirm children were removed from their home and are now staying with relatives.

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Missing Person Body of Missing Indiana Boy Found

The body of a missing toddler has been found in Clark County, Indiana.

William Roberts, 2, went missing around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police confirmed to WAVE 3 News Roberts was found by a civilian search party early Sunday morning.

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Roberts was last seen playing in the yard near a creek.

Police called off the search around 7:30 Saturday evening because it was too dark for police divers to search the creek.

Robert’s body was found near the location of residence, police say.

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Accident Reconstruction Lincoln Co. Man Killed After Car Slams Into Tree

Kentucky State Police were investigating a fatal crash Sunday morning in Lincoln County.

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Investigators say they were called to the crash on KY 1781 around 10:30 Sunday morning. KSP says 59-year-old Johnnie Estep of Waynesburg was heading south on KY 1781 near Broughtontown Road when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and then hit a tree. Investigators say it appears Estep was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lincoln County Coroner.

KSP continue to investigate.

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Missing Person Body Found in Madison County Could Be Missing Man

Investigators are working to determine whether a body discovered on Saturday is that of a man who went missing just before Christmas.

Authorities say the body was found inside a vehicle in a rural area of Madison County.

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The coroner says the body could belong to Fred Warner, 78, who has been missing from his Madison County home just days before Christmas.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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Wrongful Death Two Dead After Shooting Turns Into Multi-County Chase

Two people are dead following a shooting in Union County.

It happened before 4 p.m. Friday on West O’Bannon Street in Morganfield.

The suspected gunman took off in a car and led police on a chase that ended on Madison Street near South Heights Elementary in Henderson.

Two people were taken into custody after the chase ended. Officers are still looking for one suspect near the school, who took off on foot.

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“I looked out my door, went out to my back door behind South Heights School,” said Shelly Allen, a Madison Street resident. “I had seen police chasing this car, it was a red car. Next thing I know I seen three guys jumped out. Then I heard like hard breaks come on, that’s when I heard a big thunk noise. I saw three guys jumped over the fence,” Allen told us. “I asked them what they was doing and they didn’t say anything they just jumped.”

In Morganfield, Residents on O’Bannon Street who know one of the victim’s family described to us what the scene was like before police arrived.

“I seen his wife crying and hollering,” a next-door neighbor anonymously told us. “I got out and ran over there. I tried to help as much as I can. My wife’s a nurse so I got her, and there was not much I could do at that point,” he said.

The coroner has identified the victims as 33-year-old Caesarrae Rapier and 28-year-old George Black Jr.

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Fraud Investigation KSP Warning of New Phone Scam

Kentucky State Police are warning of a phone scam going around the Laurel and Whitley County areas.

Victims report they are receiving automated calls from Cumberland Valley National Bank saying their credit card has been locked. The message instructs people to enter their credit card and social security numbers to unlock the card. The calls seem to all be coming from the same phone number (844-201-8954).

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State police are urging everyone to not answer calls from the number and to contact your bank if you experience questionable activity on your account.

If you are a victim of this type of scam, call law enforcement and your bank.

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Private Detective: Body of Man Found in Madison County

The Madison County coroner was on the scene of an investigation Saturday evening after a man’s body was found in a vehicle

KSP and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene, but no further details were given on the investigation.

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KSP told LEX18 due to terrain conditions and lack of daylight they will not remove or identify the victim on Saturday. Rescue crews will return to the scene Sunday morning.

78-year-old Fred Warner, who family says suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, went missing from Madison County in December. Police have not confirmed if this investigation is related to his disappearance.

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Private Detective: Fulton County Contract Supplier Guilty of Giving Kickbacks

A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

 

Michael Homra, 79, pled guilty to three charges including Honest Services Wire Fraud and Wire Fraud for his role in a conspiracy that allegedly involved then Fulton County Jailer Ricky D. Parnell and others between April 2015 and August 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Homra is the owner of The Leader Store located in Fulton, Kentucky. His company often sold building materials to Fulton County as part of the Detention Center expansion project. Homra allowed Parnell to use The Leader Store as a middleman company for building supplies ordered during the project and paid Parnell cash kickbacks while the project was ongoing.

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The agreement between Homra and Parnell was for Parnell to inflate prices that The Leader Store charged Fulton County for purchases and then for Homra to pay Parnell 50% of the profits from these purchases. Homra would pay Parnell with cash and paid Parnell between $10,000 and $25,000.

Further, according to the plea agreement, Homra knowingly and voluntarily agreed and conspired with Parnell to give Parnell cash kickbacks, both as a favor to Parnell and so that Parnell would continue to use The Leader Store as a supplier for the Fulton County Detention Center, which Parnell could do because he was the Fulton County Jailer. As part of their kickback scheme, Fulton County paid The Leader Store by check in amounts of $54,364.00 and $66,530.58.

 

Homra was charged by grand jury indictment, with co-defendants Ricky D. Parnell, 59, of Hickman, Kentucky; Ronald D. Armstrong, 60, of Dresden, Tennessee; Jimmy Boyd, 56, of South Fulton, Tennessee; and Daniel C. Larcom, 42, of Union City, Tennessee, on November 15, 2016 and were arraigned in United States District Court in Paducah, before Magistrate Judge Lanny King that same day.

 

If convicted at trial, the defendants could be sentenced to no more than 20 years in prison per count, pay a $250,000 fine for each count, and be sentenced to serve a three-year period of supervised release.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nute Bonner and is being investigated by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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