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Adams Co. couple charged with theft for scheme involving Dauphin Co. business

Updated: Friday, March 21 2014, 06:01 PM CDT
An Adams County couple is facing multiple theft charges after allegedly fabricating a scheme that diverted materials and money from a Dauphin County plastics company.

According to the Attorney General's Office, Douglas Miller, a salesman at Central Distribution, allegedly fraudulently told the company's customers that the legitimate enterprise had been 'bought out' by a new company. Miller allegedly told the customers that the company was bought out by AAR Supply and Fabrication, which he owned.

Miller allegedly directed Central Distribution's customers to remit payments to AAR.  Agents determined that there was no merger between the two companies, a press release said.

Miller's girlfriend, Morgan Stocker, allegedly created three shell companies ("Engler Machine," "B Wood Display" and "Gettysburg Metal") in order to submit invoices to Central Distribution, for which he received commissions.

Officials say Miller allegedly fraudulently diverted more than $69,000 in commissions, purchases, and materials through these schemes.

Additionally, one of these fictitious companies was allegedly used as a reference for the pair to obtain commercial credit.

Miller, 46, of Gettysburg, is charged with two counts of theft by deception, two counts of deceptive or fraudulent business practices, two counts of conspiracy, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, one count of conspiracy to commit deceptive or fraudulent business practices, one count of securing execution of documents by deception.

Stocker, 33, also of Gettysburg, is charged with two counts of conspiracy, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, one count of deceptive or fraudulent business practices and one count of securing execution of documents by deception.

Miller and Stocker were arraigned and released. Adams Co. couple charged with theft for scheme involving Dauphin Co. business


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