Harrisburg Man Arrested for Appliance Repair Scam

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Arrested:
Zahid Mehmood, 37
3100 block North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Charges:
Theft by Deception

In September 2018, a resident of Upper Allen Township reported that a suspect visited her residence to fix a broken appliance. The suspect accepted down payment for parts and scheduled a time to complete the repair; however, the suspect never completed the repair or refunded the down payment to the victim. After reviewing bank records and other evidence, the suspect was identified as Zahid Mehmood and the company he was operating was called “Appliance Techno.” On March 11, 2019, Mehmood appeared for a preliminary hearing and plead guilty to theft by deception.