Middletown man faces 2 house enchancment fraud costs

Middletown man faces 2 house enchancment fraud costs

Joseph Jenkins, 56,, of Middletown was arrested final week following an investigation into a house enchancment fraud.

On Oct. 17, 2022, an officer from the New Citadel County Division of Police was dispatched to a residence within the Village of Bayberry North group within the Middletown space. A 41-year-old man reported that he paid Jenkins to finish renovations to his residence. He reported that Jenkins supplied a quote of $18,625.00 with an preliminary deposit of $8,000. The sufferer paid the $8,000. Nonetheless, no work was finished, regardless of quite a few inquiries, police said.

After additional investigation, Jenkins, was arrested and charged. with one felony rely of house enchancment fraud. Jenkins was additionally charged on a separate felony house enchancment fraud warrant stemming from a 2019 investigation. Jenkins was arraigned, with bail set at $12,000. Jenkins was later taken to the Howard R Younger Correctional Establishment, Wilmington.

Police aren’t ruling out further victims. Any particular person wishing to supply info associated to Joseph Jenkins or who could also be a sufferer of an analogous fraud is requested to contact M/Cpl. Paramjit Ok Dhanju at [email protected] or by calling the New Citadel County Division of Police non-emergency quantity at (302)573-2800. Tipsters may name Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or ship a message on Fb Instantaneous Messenger at New Citadel County Division of Police.

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