Montco business owners nabbed in $124K ID theft case

Authorities say the owners of a Montgomery County business have been taken into custody for their alleged roles in a $124,000 identity-theft scam.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said 33-year-old Eric Martin and 29-year-old Portia Martin were apprehended on Tuesday, after law enforcement distributed their photos and sought information about the pair’s whereabouts.

The owners of Centra Spark, a Fort Washington-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning company, they are accused of applying for fraudulent loans in the names of at least eight people.

Prosecutors say the fake loans, obtained through Synchrony Financial, which provides loans for home improvement projects, were to finance purported HVAC services.

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