Business owner faces theft charge

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on charges of allegedly defrauding others through his business.
Gerald L. Sevitz, 48, of Elida, was charged Thursday with a fourth-degree felony count of theft by deception after investigators said he defrauded eight Allen County residents out of more than $20,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sevitz operated Quality Flooring, a carpet business.



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