Police Say Man Committed Home Improvement Fraud On Elderly Victim



On March 5th, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Clydesdale Drive in Bear. Officers responded to the community of Rolling Meadows for a report of Home Improvement Fraud.

When the officers arrived on scene they learned that the victim had paid 45-year-old Jeffrey Darrah of Darrah Landscape Contractors, LLC to put up a fence, according to police. The work was never started, and the money was never returned, said police.

After an extensive investigation, the officers charged Jeffrey Darrah with one count of felony Home Improvement Fraud Greater then $1500 and Victim is Over 62.

On March 12th, 2019, 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 $3000 unsecured bail.

We are asking anyone who may have hired Jeffrey 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.

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