Millsboro, DE - The Delaware State Police investigated multiple home improvement fraud cases in the Millsboro area which led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Magnolia man.
The preliminary investigation revealed the incidents started to occur back in April 2015 when Brett D. Johnson, 32 of Magnolia, working under Johnson’s Custom Carpentry, was hired by several victims to complete work at their homes in the Millsboro area. A verbal proposal was submitted to the victims, who in turn, provided Brett Johnson with a deposit totaling more than $ 9,600.00. None of the work has been started and Brett Johnson failed to return the victim’s money even after numerous requests.
Between April 2015 and June 2015, Johnson was hired by five local residents. During this time he made contact with his victims arranging to perform other side jobs for the victims. Johnson would take the victim’s money for a down payment but would never return with the materials or complete the jobs.
Brett D. Johnson was arrested and processed at Troop 4 in Georgetown. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 on five counts of Home Improvement Fraud-Receive Money for Services not Completed and five counts of Theft by False Pretenses and was released on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.
If any homeowner has had any contact with this company and the work was not performed or completed involving Brett D. Johnson, they are asked to contact Det. T. Shockley at 302-752-3812. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."