State police seek victims of home improvement fraud

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police are seeking potential victims in their investigation of home improvement fraud cases in the Millsboro area.

Preliminary investigation revealed the incidents occurred in May of 2015 when Brett Johnson, of Johnson’s Custom Carpentry, was hired by several victims to complete work at their homes in the Millsboro area, according to state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.

A verbal proposal was submitted to the victim, who in turn provided Mr. Johnson with a deposit totaling more than $ 6,600, Sgt. Bratz said.

None of the work has been started and Mr. Johnson failed to return the victim’s money even after numerous requests, according to state police.

Any homeowner that has had any contact with this company and the work was not performed or completed involving Brett Johnson is asked to contact Det. T. Shockley at 302-752-3812.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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