The East Moline Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for two people in an alleged home repair fraud.

Police had warned residents Aug. 23 of a possible home repair scam run by a business called Above the Rest Tree Service.

Warrants have been issued for Scott M. Miller, 51, and Patrick R. Miller, 30, both of Lincoln, Neb., for aggravated home repair fraud. Police allege they entered into an agreement Aug. 13 with a victim under false pretense or false promises.

Information gathered in the investigation leads the East Moline police to believe the two men have left the local area.

The warrants are extraditable nationwide and the East Moline Police Department is working with other agencies to apprehend the men.

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The Apple doesn't fall far from the Tree!!!


Wow, I am so happy that I don't have a tree in my yard. Mother Nature took it down a few years back and I am so grateful. However, it would be nice to know how to keep my neigbors leaves out of my yard during the fall season. I end up raking more leaves then they do. On the serious side, I have learned not to contract with any one that is not listed. This does give the industry a bad name, which makes it best to just go with a company that is known and pay the little extra for good service.


To: QC Native
I know from past experience that the Illinois Attorney General Office has a consumer advocate to help you with shady business practices. They are online and you can download a complaint form.

CR bound

I don't think this is a very good example of Father/Son bonding......... Shame on you !!


I agree with Greanbean. I've been burned twice by shady tree services, one produced fake info to show they were licensed in Iowa and another had his bucket truck repossessed and couldn't do the job after I put money down. Plus, the Better Business Bureau can't do squat to help other than send letters and give the "business" a bad rating.


It is unfortunate that guys like this, are out there. There is no regulation of the tree industry here in the QC. As a result, there are many more, like these guys, and they are home grown. It makes me sick when I hear of this, as a ISA Certified Arborist, these are the guys that I loathe. They make my industry look horrible and set a stereotype that is untrue. If your going to hire a tree service, only hire a ISA Certified Arborist, its really that simple.
Check their references, do a background on any one of the new sites, call their insurance company and look for reviews online.

I hope they catch these guys and make a very hard example out of them.

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