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Theft by deception - May 3 - Police said Robert and Sandra Linn, of Bellefonte, hired Robert A. Kolovich, 56, of Northumberland, to replace a deck at their residence in Walker Township, Centre County. According to a report, the couple gave Kolovich a down payment of $6,700, but he allegedly never showed up to do the work and failed to return their money. Police said Kolovich was charged with one felony count of home improvement fraud and two felony counts of theft by deception. According to the report, an arrest warrant was obtained for Kolovich. Police said Kolovich has been charged with similar incidents in other counties across Pennsylvania and there is a possibility for other victims in the area. Police said anyone who believes they are a victim should contact their local police department.