Keith Anton Johnson, 43, arrested and charged in theft of over $300k from unsuspecting victims who hired him as contractor. Two were victims already of Hurricane Harvey. He preyed on them during their most vulnerable time. Details at 4pm press conference. WATCH HERE. #hounews pic.twitter.com/nmak8kJ28E— Constable Alan Rosen Harris County Pct. 1 (@Pct1Constable) July 25, 2019
A Bryan man was arrested Thursday following a more than year-long investigation by Harris County officials, who say he stole nearly $350,000 in his capacity as a contractor.
Keith Anton Johnson, 43, is accused of stealing the funds from six victims, two of whom were victims of Hurricane Harvey, officials said.
“In many instances he would order supplies and the supplies would arrive at the location, and mysteriously the next day the items would get stolen, or they would get stolen overnight,” Harris County Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen said. “Most of the work that he did had to be redone, which caused victims to incur substantial more cost.”
Rosen said that the thefts took place between May 2016 and April 2018, and Johnson’s business was promoted via word of mouth.
Johnson is charged with aggregate theft, a first degree felony punished by up to life in prison and fine up to $10,000. He was released Thursday on a $5,000 bond.
Rosen asked anyone who has been potentially victimized by Johnson to contact the Harris County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office at 713-755-5200.