A South Portland man faces felony theft charges after York police say he engaged in a scam where he would offer to fix people’s appliances at their home, take money for parts, then never complete the work.

Police on Thursday charged George D. Healy, 65, of 68 B St. with three counts of theft by deception. The charges were felonies because of two prior convictions, police said.

Healy would give a repair estimate to a potential victim, who would pay Healy up front for parts and labor, police said. He would then deposit the check and never return to do the work, police said.

Detectives found numerous complaints in York and neighboring communities, police said.

Wells and Ogunquit police also charged Healy with theft by deception, police said.

Healy has an initial court appearance scheduled in York County Superior Court on May 1.

Anyone with additional information or to report similar activities should call the police tip line at 439-1199.

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