Landscape-fencing contractor faces charges of home improvement fraud

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A landscape-fencing contractor has been charged with home improvement fraud.

New Castle County Division of Police officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Clydesdale Drive in the community of Rolling Meadows.

They learned that the victim had paid 45-year-old Jeffrey Darrah of Darrah Landscape Contractors, LLC to put up a fence. The work was never started, and the money was never returned.

After an investigation, Darrah was charged with one count of felony Home Improvement Fraud Greater than $1,500 with the victim over the age of 62.

This week, Darrah turned himself in at the New Castle County Public Safety Building. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3,000 unsecured bail.

A firm with a similar name in Kirkwood received Better Business Bureau reviews with similar issues

Police are asking that anyone who may have hired Darrah or Darrah Landscape Contractors, to do work that was not completed or started, to contact M/CPL Duffy at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Tracey.Duffy@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook.

Individuals can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

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