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Russell, Daniel Ray – 3922 (A)(1) Theft by Deception (M1) and 1 additional charge

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On October 4, 2021 at 10:54 AM, the Lower Allen Township Police Department received a report of a possible construction scam.  Daniel Russell with “Why Not? Construction and Repairs” was contracted to replace a door at a resident’s home.  The resident paid $530 by check on September 7, 2021 covering materials and “a down payment.”  Russell requested the check be payable to Penny Conrad (who had accompanied Russell to the residence).  On September 8, 2021, the check was signed over by Penny Conrad to another female and cleared the victim’s account.  
 
The victim had repeatedly attempted to schedule the work with Russell over the next three weeks and each time these appointments were cancelled and rescheduled by Russell.  Eventually, she asked that Russell bring the materials and refund her down payment.  Russell initially agreed to this, but again would not show up or cancel their arrangement. The victim then asked that…

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