The owner of Frankford motorcycle repair business was arrested on two felony theft charges last week after a Delaware State Police investigation revealed that he had taken money for services and parts but never provided them, according to state police.
Maryland resident and owner of East Coast Choppers William Rementer, 36, was arrested on July 17 and released after posting $3,000 bond. Rementer did not return a message left on his cell phone and a later call placed to that phone revealed that the number had since been disconnected.
A 54-year-old Virginia man first reported an alleged theft at East Coast Choppers. In August of 2006, according to police, Rementer allegedly took $1,300 for the restoration of a 1981 Harley Davidson FLT motorcycle, which was left at the shop. The man recovered the motorcycle on July 2 of this year but parts were missing and it was not in working order, according to police.
While officials from the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit were investigating the first claim, a 43-year-old Millsboro man also complained to police that he had paid Rementer $2,500 for brakes in February of this year and did not receive the brakes or the cash back.
State police urged anyone who believed they were also a victim of East Coast Choppers to call financial crimes detectives at (302) 856-5850.