Grand jury indicts Middletown man on home improvement fraud charges

0

A New Castle County Grand Jury returned a 34-count indictment against a Middletown man who operated a home improvement business.

Mario Mareno, 50, faces one count of Racketeering, one count of Crime Against a Vulnerable Adult, 17 counts of Theft, and 15 counts of Home Improvement Fraud.

The First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Mareno in May 2016 on four outstanding warrants for Home Improvement Fraud from the Delaware State Police, the New Castle County Police, and the Middletown Police Department.

The new indictment consolidated charges against Mareno from Kent and Sussex counties into a single case in New Castle County and added the Racketeering charge. Mareno posted bail and was arrested on a fugitive warrant in North Carolina last September. Mareno is now being held at the Howard Young Correctional Institution

AG’s office seeks info in other cases in home improvement fraud cases tied to Mareno

Mareno, 50, faces 1 count of Racketeering, one count of Crime Against a Vulnerable Adult, 17 counts of Theft, and 15 counts of Home Improvement Fraud. The First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Mareno in May 2016 on four outstanding warrants for Home Improvement Fraud from the Delaware State Police, the New Castle County Police, and the Middletown Police Department.

The new indictment consolidated charges against Mareno from Kent and Sussex counties into a single case in New Castle County and added the Racketeering charge. Mareno posted bail and was arrested on a fugitive warrant in North Carolina last September. Mareno is being held at the Howard Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $171,500 cash bail.

Facebook Comments
SHARE
Previous articleUpdated: County Chamber to move to new quarters on Wilmington Riverfront
Next articleDelaware spared in wave of JC Penney store closings

Delaware Business Now is a four-year-old, five-day-a-week newsletter and website operated by Bird Street Media LLC. Publisher and Chief Content Officer is Doug Rainey, a 30-year veteran of business journalism in the state of Delaware. 

Business Now focuses on breaking business news in Delaware and immediate adjacent areas with apropriate background and perspective. Also offered exclusively in our FREE newsletter is commentary on state and regional issues.

Have a complaint, question or even a compliment? Send an email to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com.

For advertising information, click on the About tab at the top of the home page Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call us at 302.753.0691.