Chapel Hill Man, Alberto Garcia Pleads Guilty in Elder Fraud Home Repair Scheme
Swindled over $3M from Older Homeowners in Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties
Greensboro, N.C (STL.News) Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced today that JORGE ALBERTO GARCIA, also known as “Alberto Garcia” and “Roberto Garcia”, pled guilty to a Bill of Information charging one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, that is, a scheme and artifice to defraud and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises, in a home repair scheme, as well as two counts of failure to file income tax returns.
“We will not tolerate elder fraud. It is despicable conduct,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “I commend the FBI, IRS Criminal Investigations Division, and the local law enforcement agencies involved in his investigation who helped stop this abuse and bring about today’s plea.”
The Information alleges that from on or about September 2015 to and including April 2020, GARCIA approached elderly, retired individuals at their private residences in Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties, offering home improvement services using the business names “J&J Home Improvement” and “JH Home Improvements, Inc.” Many of these victims had physical or mental infirmities .