(Newark, DE 19713) On February 28, 2021, a victim from the Maple Square Mobile Home Park in Newark, DE reported a home improvement fraud. The victim advised they paid Phuong Nguyen of Integrity HVAC Solutions to replace her heating and air conditioning unit, however, he failed to complete the installation.
The victim reported issuing a check to Integrity HVAC Solutions in the amount of $5,500 on February 12th. Then, five days later, Phuong returned to the victim’s residence advising he had destroyed the original check and needed another check issued in his name. The victim complied and provided Phuong with two checks totaling $10,000. Days later, the victim noticed that all three checks totaling $15,500 had been deposited and/or cashed.
Phuong did not complete the installation, nor has he returned the victim’s money.
Phuong Nguyen was taken into custody on March 11th, and was charged with 1 count of Felony Home Improvement Fraud. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance.
Police are asking that anyone who may have hired Phuong Nguyen of Integrity HVAC Solutions or Wing HVAC, LLC who may be victims of a similar fraud to please contact M/CPL Duffy at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Tracey.Duffy@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.