Alleged residence advancement scam artist sought in Monroe County

Alleged residence advancement scam artist sought in Monroe County

Authorities are in search of a Monroe County man they say bilked 5 victims out of far more than $150,000 in house enhancement strategies.

Anthony “Tony” Valera, 37, of Pocono Summit is charged with contractor fraud and many theft offenses, in violation of the Home Advancement Consumer Defense Act and Pennsylvania Crimes Code. The Monroe County District Attorney’s Place of work claimed most of the fees are next-degree and 3rd-degree felony offenses.

In the alleged schemes, Valera took income from victims for several property advancement or constructions jobs but would only perform a tiny portion of the get the job done or no do the job at all. In the incidents, he insisted customers shell out weekly or biweekly, as for every a agreement, and after most of the cash was paid out in complete, Valera would abandon the tasks, authorities reported. He would then allegedly prevent communicating with all the customers.

A full of five victims arrived forward, alleging Valera stole a full of far more than $150,000 from them. Authorities anticipate even far more victims to arrive ahead in the situation.

Valera is acknowledged to push a white 2013 Nissan NV do the job van, bearing condition registration ZMX 1797. The van may have decals with just one of these business enterprise names: Valera House Enhancement LLC Pocono Tailor made Home Builders Corp. Valera Personalized Dwelling Builders LLC or V.H.I. LLC. Valera operates less than all those people enterprise names, authorities mentioned.

Valera is described as Hispanic 5 ft, 10 inches in height weighing 230 kilos and getting black hair and brown eyes. He also is revealed with facial hair in a presented image by regulation enforcement.

Individuals with facts on Valera’s whereabouts or other potential victims of the alleged plan are requested to call Police Det. Thomas McMahon at 570-517-3025 or electronic mail TJMcMahon@monroecountypa.gov. If any individual encounters Valera, they are asked to get in touch with 911.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may well be reached at pholzmann@lehighvalleylive.com.

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