CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of Dec. 30.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Keith Conrad, 50, of North DuBois Street, DuBois. On July 1, Officer Josh Johnston of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint and charged Conrad with theft by failure to make required disposition of funds of received.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 24, 2012, the Sandy Township police received a report about a theft. Upon investigation it was found that Conrad had entered a contract with the victim to construct a residence on his property on Shillings Road, Treasure Lake in Sandy Township.
In addition, the victim paid Conrad $61,120 for the construction of the home and the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in the residence. However, Conrad failed to make the required payment for the purchase and installation of the system. Conrad failed to reimburse the victim or pay the balance due for the geothermal system, which totaled $22,686.84.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 25, at which time all charges were held for court. On Nov. 20, Conrad failed to appear for arraignment court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Conrad is described as a Caucasian male who stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He has blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Conrad’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”