Wayne County District Attorney A. G. Howell announced the arrest of Mack J. Antonoff, age 62, of Pocono Lake, PA on March 23.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A. G. Howell announced the arrest of Mack J. Antonoff, age 62, of Pocono Lake, PA on March 23. Antonoff was charged with one count of Home Improvement Fraud, graded as a felony 2nd degree and one count of Theft By Deception, graded as a felony 3rd degree.
According to the Criminal Complaint Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by the Wayne County Detectives, Antonoff entered into a contract with the victim to install a heating and cooling system in the victim’s residence. The victim paid Antonoff a total of $9,976.40 for the work and material. Antonoff delivered material value at approximately $3,008 but failed to complete any work. Antonoff then stopped all contact with the victim and failed to return the balance of the money that he received, totaling $6,968.40.
Antonoff was already incarcerated in Monroe County on an unrelated matter. A preliminary arraignment was conducted virtually by Magisterial District Judge Carney. Bail was set at $20,000.00 and he was remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility upon his release from Monroe County. His Central Court date was scheduled for March 29, at 9 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse.
*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.
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