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Suspect Arrested for Defrauding Over 70 victims in excess of $465,000

10/19/2007
 
Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) St. Augustine Field Office arrested Daniel George Quinn today and charged him with one count each of aggravated white collar crime and scheme to defraud, both first-degree felonies.
Quinn owns and operates Home Systems, Inc., dba. Roll-A-Way Storm Shutters, based in Orlando. In March 2007, he became the focus of an investigation into organized fraud. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Shutterbug,” revealed that Quinn was allegedly responsible for fraudulently obtaining money from more than 70 victims, most elderly, residing in Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Polk, Brevard and Orange counties. Quinn would send a salesperson to a specific address to sell Roll-A-Way storm shutters. Once the victim agreed to purchase storm shutters, a contract was signed and the victim gave the salesperson an initial payment of half the total cost of the shutters and installation. The average deposit was $6,000. The salesperson would give the contract and credit card information or check to Home Systems, Inc. It is alleged that Quinn then deposited the payments in his bank account but either did not order the shutters for the majority of the contracts or if ordered, failed to install them. It appears that sales personnel working for Home Systems, Inc. were unaware that jobs were not being completed.
The case is multi-jurisdictional and will be prosecuted by the Office of Statewide Prosecution in Jacksonville. Potential victims are still being contacted. FDLE worked with Volusia, Flagler, Lake, Brevard and Orange County Sheriff’s Offices and Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores, New Smyrna, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Winter Haven and Ponce Inlet Police Departments on this investigation.
If you believe you are a victim of fraud as a result of signing a contract with Home Systems, Inc., please contact FDLE at 904-827-3010.
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For more information, contact:
Gary Davidson Public Information Officer
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office 386-804-3973

Deborah Johnson Public Information Officer
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office 386-586-4814
Sharon Gogerty
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Jacksonville
(904) 360-7100