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Aurora Man Hired To Make Home Improvements Charged With Theft

Posted On June 14, 2017

By Travis Thayer

Robert J. Herzner. Photo by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.

(Aurora, Ind.) – An Aurora man hired to make home improvements has been charged with theft.

Police say Robert J. Herzner met with a Moores Hill resident in February about replacing some windows and to repair a fence.

Herzner allegedly gave the resident a $1,500 estimate, and was given $750 up front to complete the work.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Herzner broke several appointments, and as of March 14 had not purchased any supplies. The victim told police she gave Herzner a deadline of March 15 to return the stolen money.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest on May 8, and Herzner was taken into custody and charged with Theft (Level 6 felony) on June 5.

He is currently being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $750 bond.

Herzner is set to appear for pre-trial hearing on July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Jury trial is scheduled for November 14.