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Charges filed in connection with shed scam

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    Logan Forrer

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ELYRIA — A Stark County man accused of scamming customers of his shed business in four Northeast Ohio counties, including Lorain County, is free on bond and facing a felony theft charge following his arrest last week.

Logan Forrer, 26, of North Lawrence, was booked into Lorain County Jail at 8:58 p.m. Friday, according to jail records. He posted a $15,000 surety bond on a fourth-degree felony theft charge following his arraignment Monday in Elyria Municipal Court and was released from jail.

A preliminary hearing in the case is set in Municipal Judge Robert White’s courtroom Monday, according to municipal court records. Court records did not indicate an attorney for Forrer.

Elyria police detectives allege that Forrer sold sheds to victims in Lorain, Huron, Summit and Portage counties, pocketing the money and not delivering the product. In Lorain County, he worked for a time under contract as a distributor for Old Hickory Buildings at 3343 Midway Mall Blvd., according to Elyria police.

Police said Forrer, who worked on commission, failed to forward money he made on sales to Old Hickory. The company ended its business relationship with him when his alleged criminal behavior became known, according to Elyria police.

Forrer also operated under the name Dependable Sheds, a company he registered with the state last August, and as “Ohio Sheds” on Facebook, according to Elyria police.

Anyone who believes they were a victim of Forrer’s alleged scams is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency or Elyria police at (440) 323-3302.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.



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