Man Arrested in Home Improvement Scam

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An Ocean Pines man was arrested for a home improvement scam within Ocean Pines.  The suspect, Larry Burton Tyre, would stop at various locations in Ocean Pines and ask if the homeowner needed various yard and home repair services.  These services were NOT delivered and the victim(s) had already paid for the service(s), in advance.  Ocean Pines Police are requesting that anyone who may have been the victim of a similar scam involving this suspect to contact Corporal Tish Ottey at 410-641-7747 during daylight hours.

 

Police Charged:  Larry Burton Tyre, B/M, 62 years of age, of Ocean Pines with:

 

  • 2 counts of Obtaining Property of a Vulnerable Adult of $500
  • One count of Theft Scheme over $10,000 to Under $100,000
  • One Count of Theft Over $10,000 to Under $100,000

 

Mr. Tyre was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond, pending trial.

 

For more information contact:

Chief David C. Massey – Ocean Pines Police Department

(410) 641-7747 ext. 3024

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