Prominent RV businessman charged with identity theft, forgery

Medford, Ore. — One of the owners of a prominent Rogue Valley construction company is facing criminal charges.  Louis Mahar of Mahar Brothers Construction was arrested by Medford Police Thursday.

Medford police Mahar forged his estranged wife’s signature last year on an amended tax return and pocketed the return without her knowledge. He’s charged with two counts of forgery, and five counts of identity theft.

Mahar’s been in trouble with the law before.  In 2016 he pleaded no-contest to assault. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said he attacked a man at a party, resulting in serious injuries. Mahar was sentenced to 30-days in jail and probation. You can read NBC5’s previous story on Mahar’s sentencing here – https://bit.ly/2JjDcWu

Mahar Brother Construction released the following statement Friday regarding the arrest:

Mahar Brothers Construction has been made aware of the current legal allegations being raised with one of our non-active owners, Louis Mahar. We want to make clear that these allegations are of a personal matter with Louis. The allegations have no affiliation, nor association, with Mahar Brothers Construction or any clients of Mahar Brothers Construction. We do not comment on staff members personal lives.

Mahar Brothers Construction Company has successfully built a solid reputation over the past 20 years and we pride ourselves on the high quality work we provide our customers. We will continue to provide top-notch service and transparent communication with our customers.

Thank you,

Charles C. Mahar

 

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