A Tompkins County man has been taken into custody by New York State Police following an investigation into fraudulent business practices dating back to September 2019. The 44-year-old, Orion C. Parker Megivern, has been charged with second-degree grand larceny, a Class D Felony, and first-degree scheme to defraud, a Class E Felony.
According to the police, Parker Megivern had entered into agreements with customers who were looking to have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installed in their homes. The police claim that Parker Megivern received down payments for the services, but either never started the work or completed only a small portion of it without finishing the job.
In August 2022, the New York State Police started a multi-month investigation into Parker Megivern’s business practices. The investigation included 13 separate complaints from customers and covered incidents that took place between September 2019 and August 2022.
Parker Megivern was arraigned in the Tompkins County Centralized Arraignment Part Court and was released pending further proceedings.
The New York State Police and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking anyone with similar incidents involving Parker Megivern to come forward and contact the authorities. The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation can be reached at 607-347-4463, while the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division can be contacted at 607-257-1345.
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