Troopers Arrest Seaford Man for Home Improvement Fraud

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Delaware State Police have arrested 56-year-old Derek Green of Seaford, Delaware for home improvement fraud Wednesday.

On December 13, 2023, a Bridgeville man contacted State Police to report a home improvement fraud. During the investigation, troopers learned that Derek Green, owner of Mason Construction LLC, had previously agreed to build a sunroom addition on his house and the construction was supposed to start in October 2023. The 69-year-old victim had paid Green just over $13,000 to do the work but it was not completed, the contract was not fulfilled, and the victim’s money was never reimbursed.

On December 13, 2023, Green turned himself in to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Home Improvement Fraud Over $1,500 and Victim is 62 Years of Age or Older (Felony)
  • Theft By False Pretense Over $1,500 (Felony)

Green was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on his own recognizance.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have been defrauded in a similar manner to please contact Troop 4 Financial Crimes Unit by calling 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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