Man charged with home-repair fraud


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 7:08 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
Rock Island Police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a Carlisle, Iowa, man charged with a Class 4 felony count of home repair fraud after allegedly swindling a Rock Island man out of more than $20,000.

Joseph J. Miller, 43, of 5140 S. 23 Highway, Carlisle, was not in the custody of the Rock Island County Jail on Tuesday evening, according to jail officials. Upon his arrest, he will be held on a $40,000 bond, Rock Island County Circuit Court records indicate.

Records allege Mr. Miller allegedly agreed to make home repairs to a residence in the 2700 block of 92nd Avenue West in Rock Island for $20,700, despite having no intentions of completing the tasks.



















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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