TAMPA — Police have been watching Timothy Joseph Conlon during the past six months. They suspected he was selling construction materials — mostly doors — that did not exist.
Tampa police say Conlon, 52, would take money from people from across the United States and even England. He collected more than $200,000, routing the money through bank accounts in at least three states.
Detectives sent the case to the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, which issued warrants for Conlon's arrest on three counts of organized fraud and four counts of grand theft.
The Fugitive Task Force arrested Conlon at about 7 a.m. Wednesday at his house at 2505 W Tyson Ave.
Conlon was already on probation — set to last 30 years — for grand theft of over $200,000 from a business where he previously worked. According to police, this was the third time he violated his probation since it was set in January.
Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 226-3433.