Ohio man charged with felony theft

Pennsylvania State Police have charged Jack Robert Scott, 55, of Chardon, Ohio, with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, criminal use of a communication facility, and deceptive business practices — all felonies — following incidents that allegedly occurred early this year.

According to police, Scott, doing business at TimerLand Log Homes, LLC in Pittsfield, Pa., contracted with Bob Russell of Eagles Nest Construction, Lancaster, Ohio, to provide building materials for construction of a log home on a property on Henderson Hollow Road in Southwest Township. Russell paid Scott $18,084 for materials that police say Scott failed to provide to the job site after abandoning the project.

Scott also maintained a website advertising that his company was a Timberhaven Log and Log Homes sales representative after Timberhaven had issued a cease and desist order to Scott’s company on March 15 of this year, police said.

Scott was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 3, through District Justice Todd Woodin’s office.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Scott.

Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call PSP Warren at (814) 728-3600 or Warren County Crime Stoppers.