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Arlington Police Arrest and Demand A few Guys in Link with Alleged Residence Advancement Rip-off

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PETER GILHENEY (remaining), RICHARD GILHENEY (center) and PATRICK GILHENEY had been arrested and charged on Friday, Jan. 13 in link to an alleged house enhancement fraud. (Shots courtesy Arlington Police Section)

ARLINGTON — Main Julie Flaherty experiences that the Arlington Law enforcement Division arrested a few adult men Friday in relation to a residence improvement fraud.  

PETER GILHENEY, AGE 21, OF QUNICY was arrested and billed with: 

  • Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 
  • Variety Plate Violation to Conceal Identification
  • Destructive Destruction of House, Additional Than $1,200
  • Larceny by Bogus Pretenses, Over $250  

RICHARD GILHENEY, AGE 18, OF RANDOLPH was arrested and billed with: 

  • Destructive Destruction of Assets, Additional Than $1,200
  • Larceny by Untrue Pretenses, Over $250

PATRICK GILHENEY, AGE 18, OF QUINCY was arrested and charged with: 

  • Malicious Destruction of Residence, Far more Than $1,200
  • Larceny by Wrong Pretenses, Above $250

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Arlington Law enforcement have been notified by an elderly resident of a likely household improvement fraud. The resident documented to police that 3 adult males billed him an extreme amount of dollars for property advancement get the job done and ruined his property.  

This is a typical fraud that usually targets seniors for many house improvement initiatives. The qualified homes are normally in have to have of legit repairs. However, the suspect will usually quote a pretty tiny rate for a slight position and then hurt a chimney, entrance actions, retaining wall, roof or yet another component of the household, with no authorization from the property owner. The suspect will then estimate a significantly bigger cost and persuade the target to shell out a massive sum upfront, promising to comprehensive the do the job, but later having the payment without completing the perform.

The target claimed to police that three adult men, later on recognized as PETER GILHENEY, RICHARD GILHENEY AND PATRICK GILHENEY, quoted him $200 to deal with a tiny crack in his front measures.

The adult males returned a several times later on and allegedly ripped out the front methods with no the victim’s permission and quoted the sufferer $6,000 for repairs. The sufferer in the long run wrote a test for a part of the whole quantity, which was allegedly cashed by the suspects. The target attempted to get his check back, but was unsuccessful.

On Jan. 13, Arlington Law enforcement detectives contacted the suspects posing as prospective prospects. When the a few adult males arrived to a predetermined site, they have been approached by police. PETER GILHENEY, RICHARD GILHENEY AND PATRICK GILHENEY have been positively determined as the males who allegedly damaged the victim’s property and took his verify, and all a few ended up arrested with no incident. 

When on-scene, law enforcement also decided that PETER GILHENEY was allegedly driving devoid of a license, and that the vehicle’s registration plates ended up connected with a different car. 

All a few adult men were arraigned in Cambridge District Court docket today and were introduced on particular recognizance.

Preventing Ripoffs:

The Arlington Law enforcement Division needs to share the subsequent guidelines regarding property enhancement contractor ripoffs from the Place of work of Client Affairs and Company Regulation:

  • Scammers often technique likely victims for home enhancement frauds by telephone, e-mail or by touring door-to-door, and may declare they’ve been undertaking perform regionally and have surplus material.
  • Scammers routinely offer their providers at a really minimal value.
  • Look at to make absolutely sure the contractor is registered with the Workplace of Customer Affairs and Business enterprise Regulation by applying its residence improvement contractor registration look up company. Ask for a company card or web page address for the contractor’s enterprise.
  • Be cautious if the particular person is driving an unmarked motor auto.
  • Request a copy of the company’s standard agreement.
  • Inquire about whether the corporation will give a warranty and how long that guarantee will final.
  • Never ever spend more than a single-third the full expense of a assistance upfront, in income, and only do so once you have confirmed that this individual is a registered property enhancement contractor and you have a contract.

Any person who thinks they have fallen target to any type of rip-off is encouraged to get hold of the Arlington Police Section at 781-643-1212

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent right until proven responsible in a court docket of legislation.