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Skippack Man Gets Probation for Home Improvement Fraud

Cyrus Cross, of Harmon Court, is also ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution to a Lower Merion homeowner.

Handcuffs. Credit: Patch
Handcuffs. Credit: Patch

A Skippack Man pleaded guilty to home improvement fraud after failing to finish a job in Lower Merion for which he was paid $18,000.

Cyrus Cross, 40, of the 400 block of Harmon Court, was sentenced to seven years’ probation after admitting to receiving advanced payment and failing to perform the services specified in his contract with a resident of Panorama Road in the Villanova section of Lower Merion in April of 2011, according to the Times Herald.

The homeowner reported to police that he paid cross $18,020 to have Cross build a back yard pond, replace windows and a patio door, build back yard fencing, replace a laundry room door, obtain pod and fence permits and repair exterior stucco and paint, according to police.

Charges of theft by deception, deceptive business practices and receiving stolen property were dismissed when Cross pleaded to the home improvement fraud charge.

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