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Man Charged With Missing Court In New Canaan Scam Arrest

Paul W. Scalia of East Northport, N.Y., was charged with first-degree failure to appear, a felony offense, for not going to court on March 25 for his alleged role in a scam in New Canaan.
Paul W. Scalia of East Northport, N.Y., was charged with first-degree failure to appear, a felony offense, for not going to court on March 25 for his alleged role in a scam in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Courtesy of New Canaan Police Department

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A New York man turned himself in to New Canaan police after missing his court date, Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said.

Paul W. Scalia, 36, of East Northport, who was originally arrested in suspicion of a chimney-cleaning scam, missed his March 25 court date and was charged with first-degree failure to appear April 1, Ogrinc said. He was held on $10,000 bond and appeared in court in Norwalk on April 2, the sergeant said.

He was originally charged with second-degree larceny, violation of a home improvement contract, illegal sales without a tax permit, and violation of a state building code penalty Jan. 24 in his alleged role in the scam, she said. 

Read the original story about the scam here.

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