Franklin Man Accused of Refusing to Pay for Service to Vehicle Faces Hearing on Wednesday

| December 2, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing a hearing on Wednesday on a theft charge after allegedly having his vehicle serviced then refusing to pay for the service.

According to court documents, 47-year-old Duane Phillip Rhodes, of Franklin, will stand for a preliminary hearing on December 4 at 8:30 a.m. in Venango County Central Court with Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey presiding.

He faces the following charge:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on October 16, 2018, Duane Rhodes had his vehicle serviced at an area business. The service was for testing and replacing the alternator in his vehicle.

After the service was completed, Rhodes was given a bill which he did not pay. Several attempts were then made by the business to have Rhodes pay the bill, but Rhodes allegedly refused, according to the complaint.

Charges were filed against Rhodes through Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office on Friday, November 1.

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