LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Lower Pottsgrove Township police are looking to arrest a 46-year-old Pottstown man, who cost four victims a total of $158,476 in unfulfilled construction projects and left a home “uninhabitable,” they alleged in a Friday (May 19, 2023) report.
The police department has obtained an arrest warrant for Jared Blake Wyllie, who faces multiple counts on several charges. Police claim he took money from the victims as a “home contractor” doing business as “PROjex, LLC.”
Wyllie promised to make repairs or do other construction under one or more contracts with PROjex, LLC, police said. He reportedly started and stopped without completing the work, and then apparently fled. Police wrote the victims had made up-front and additional payments.
They indicated at least one of the crimes occurred on Schaffer Road within the township.
During its investigation, the department discovered Wyllie had presented “a license registered to someone else.” Home improvement contractor registrations are made through the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Police learned “there was no contractor license under his name, and he had no permission to use the other contractor’s license to perform this work,” their report added.
Wyllie “also had no insurance” against which the victims might seek financial relief, police said.
Records show police arrested Wyllie on May 16 on four counts each of theft by unlawful taking involving movable property, theft by deception by creating a false impression, receiving stolen property, receiving advance payment for services and failing to perform them, and making false statements to induce agreements for home improvement services; and three counts of forgery of an unauthorized act in writing. All are felonies.
Police obtained the arrest warrant, issued by Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr., on Friday, records indicate.
At its webpage about the incident, the department has flagged Wyllie as a “most wanted” suspect.
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