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By The Valley Independent
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 12:16 a.m.
 

A Greensburg man accused of conning Washington Township residents out of more than $18,000 for sewerage work he did not perform faces additional criminal charges.

Washington Township police filed additional counts of theft by deception and receiving stolen property against William E. Rager, 34, of 110 Cannon Drive.

H is accused of allegedly taking money to install sewer lines at a Dent Street home on July 26, 2012, and a home on Blatnik Lane on Sept. 1, 2012.

Washington Township police previously filed eight separate counts of theft by deception and receiving stolen property against Rager at the office of Magisterial District Justice Jesse Cramer of Belle Vernon for similar alleged incidents ranging from early August to late October of 2012.

Police said Rager took checks from 10 alleged victims – mostly under the guise of written contracts –after agreeing to install sewerage tap-ins. In nearly every case, Rager never returned to start the work and repeated attempts to contact him afterward were unsuccessful, polic e said.

Rager is also facing drug charges in Westmoreland County. His whereabouts are still unknown, police said.

Anyone with information on Rager's location is asked to call Washington Township police at 724-929-6940 or state police in Greensburg at 724-832-3288.

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