Jerry Allen arrested in Northampton Co.; extradited to Berks Co.
Updated On: Jul 04 2013 01:28:12 PM CDT
One of two men sought in connection with the scamming of a Fleetwood, Berks Co., homeowner is now in custody.
Jerry Allen, 31, of Interior Motives Renovations, was hired to build a sun room on the victim's house for $5,800 in March.
After receiving a down payment, Allen began the project, but during demolition, Allen damaged the siding on the house. Allen asked for more money for materials.
A day later, the victim told police Allen tried to change the specs on the project and promised to refund the man's money if he didn't like the changes.
However, when the victim tried to get his money back, Allen never returned his calls.
In April, the same man was allegedly scammed in another home improvement project by a different contractor, Mark Kowalski of Kowalski Construction.
Arrest warrants were issued for both Allen and Kowalski on July 1.
Palmer Township police took Allen into custody Wednesday night in Northampton County.
Allen waived extradition to Berks County and was arraigned at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
He's charged with theft and felony violations of the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act.
He was sent to the Berks County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.
Kowalski remains at large.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Single-digit temps in spots overnight; more snow Saturday
Woman accused of stealing $81K from church's accounts
Rich teen gets probation for driving drunk, killing 4
Former police chief arrested on child porn charges
Police probe death of student injured during fraternity ritual
Explosion sparks underground fire near school
Thief has change of heart, returns stolen Christmas decorations
Many sickened by criminal charges against former police chief
Williams Twp. approves 60 percent tax hike
Game officials look for help in locating deer with container stuck on head