$100K stolen via investment scam in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — A Washington Twp. man is accused of stealing more than $100,000 in an investment scam, Centerville Police announced today.

Police said they are investigating Daryl R. Harrison, 32, of Great Lakes Circle, for one alleged theft involving one potential victim, and that he could be involved in other investment scams.

Centerville Officer Matt Dunn said Harrison leased an office space and conducted business under the name H&H Commodities on East Spring Valley Road in the city.

“There is just the one person that we know of,” Dunn said of individuals who may have been scammed by Harrison. “We originally received a complaint, found wrongdoing and want to warn others.”

Harrison has been arrested but is not incarcerated, and formal charges have not been filed. Dunn said their investigation is ongoing.

Police are being assisted by the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office’s Consumer Fraud Unit.

Dunn said anyone who has had a business involvement with Harrison should contact Centerville Detective Nadia Dexter at (937) 433-7661.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias H. Heck Jr. encouraged consumers to fully research companies or individuals before investing.

Police recommend consumers visit the Securities and Exchange Commission's website, www.sec.gov, that provides advice about investment companies to avoid and what information to expect from them.

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