Male arrested in Florida after scamming a Jackson Township elderly couple out of $20,000.00

Detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney's Office have charged Robert Joseph Deharder, 70, formerly of Montandon, for his role in defrauding an elderly couple out of their money by failing to install a metal roof onto their Jackson Township residence. The agreement was reached for the couple to put down a $20,000.00 deposit for the roof's installation which was subsequently collected by Deharder. In the midst of the investigation, it was discovered Deharder fled the Commonwealth to parts unknown. With the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, Deharder was recently apprehended in Florida using a fraudulent identity.

Deharder will be extradited from Florida and faces the following felonies charged by detectives: Deceptive Business Practices, Home Improvement Fraud, Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property. Deharder will appear before Magisterial District Judge Daniel Kresge for his preliminary hearing at a later date.

(EDITORS NOTE: We have all seen the Commercials from We Do Metal Roofs, this Involves that Company and other  owned by Deharder as stated in the Redacted Criminal Complaint & Affidavit which can be downloaded by the link below.)

To download the Redacted Criminal Complaint & Affidavit Click Here.

For more information contact Detective Mario Orlando at 570-517-3874.

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