Theft Charged After Payment for Repair Yields No Work

Gwinnett Police reported a similar situation earlier in 2013.

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A theft by deception warrant has been issued in Suwanee after a resident said he wrote a check for a repair job that was never done, according to police.

The check to Jerry Haney of J&D Repair for $261.08 was written in September, according to Suwanee Police records.

The matter arose when the complainant, of a George Pierce Court address, was referred to J&D Repair from a website, according to police. The suspect wanted to have his washing machine repaired, and the responding person, suspect Jerry Horace Haney, introduced himself to the complainant as Jeff Green. 

After 10 days had passed, the complainant attempted to contact the suspect to find out when the job would be completed, but could not get an answer. While looking online at J&D Repair, the complainant found a large number of recent complaints from customers who had paid Haney for work that was never performed or done incorrectly, the report said.

The complainant continued to try and contact Haney by telephone but the phone number had been disconnected, police said.

The complainant later contacted someone he recognized as Haney at a business called JCH Service. Haney promised a full refund, but the refund never arrived. 

When the complainant again contacted Haney, the suspect denied knowledge of the situation, and began cursing at the complainant, the report said.

The complainant then contacted Gwinnett Police, who routed the complaint to Suwanee Police.

Gwinnett Police also gave Suwanee Police a report they took in March 2013. That report documents the exact type of theft, totaling $622. Gwinnett Police then obtained a warrant for theft by deception.

Suwanee Police obtained a warrant for theft by deception for the September incident.

This information is from Suwanee Police. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to suwanee@patch.com.


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