Local business owner accused of scamming elderly victim

A Mountain Home man has been arrested following an investigation into reports of work being paid for and never completed.According to the probable cause affidavit deputies began looking into a case involving an elderly victim who paid to have multiple projects built by a builder on her property in Stone County and never received the services.

The victim allegedly paid 46-year-old Robert S. Daniel $19,200 total for three projects which were never began.

Daniel owns Ozarks Home Pro based out of Mountain Home. Invoices were allegedly written by Daniel for the projects even though the work was never started and the material never delivered.

Text messages between the victim’s son and Daniel were recorded which allegedly showed Daniel avoiding the situation.

Daniel allegedly cashed three separate checks written by the victim. The first check for $2,200 was written for cabin repairs in July of last year. The second for $4,500 written in September of last year for material for plumbing and the third was written in October of last year for $12,500 for construction of a pavilion.

Authorities state the victim was intentionally taken advantage of and defrauded.

Daniel has been convicted of four or more prior felonies for theft and theft by deception in Arkansas and Georgia and is on probation out of Baxter County.

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