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Washington Co. business owner accused of stealing $32K from customer

Allan 'Rick' Anderson (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Allan 'Rick' Anderson (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, N.Y. - The Washington County Sheriff's Office has arrested the owner of a solar and wind energy products company for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 in cash from a victim in the Town of Salem.

Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy says 48-year-old Allan 'Rick' Anderson, of Melrose, has been charged with Grand Larceny 3rd, a felony. Anderson is the owner of Titan Power Systems which installs Solar and Wind energy products.

Anderson was charged for allegedly taking $32,000 cash from a customer in December 2011 to install solar panels and never completed the work.

Deanna Rohloff, from Schaghticoke, also says Anderson sold her wind turbines in 2009, but says they don't work. Rohloff say Anderson knowingly sold them faulty products.

"After not contacting me several times after I tried to get ahold of him I just put it to bed. I mean I have $60,000 worth of units here that do absolutely nothing for me," Rohloff said.

Anderson is currently under investigation by the NYS Attorney General's Office in Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties for similar allegations as the alleged incident in Salem.

Anderson was arrested Monday and has been remanded to the Washington County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,500 secure bond. The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for Grand Jury action and possible additional charges.

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