Former Pennsylvania Theater Owner Gets Prison for Insurance Fraud

January 13, 2016

A former Pennsylvania theater owner convicted of falsifying insurance claims involving a flood at one playhouse and a fire at another has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Federal investigators say New Hope, Pennsylvania, resident Ralph Miller also must pay nearly $240,000 in restitution for claiming losses including a previously sold Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a grand piano found safe at his home. The insurance claims involve the 2006 flooding at the Bucks County Playhouse and a 2009 fire at the Poconos Playhouse.

Officials say the 69-year-old Miller has been ordered to spend a year on home confinement when he leaves prison.

A jury convicted Miller of fraud and money laundering last year. He was sentenced Monday.

Miller had said he hired adjusters to do the work and did nothing wrong.

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  • January 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Nice to see this bad actor will soon be appearing at a new venue.
  • January 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    Confused says:
    Please do a better job of reading the article before posting. "Ralph Miller also must pay nearly $240,000 in restitution for claiming losses including a previously sold Harley... read more
  • January 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    Agent says:
    If he did nothing wrong, why did he get prison time? Put him in with Tyrone.
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