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Former exterminator charged again

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Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 06:07 PM

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BROOKSVILLE More charges were filed Tuesday against an exterminator accused of duping his former customers into purchasing phony pest control treatments.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested Luis Angel Roman, 41, on four counts of grand theft and three counts of theft of trade secrets.

Roman was originally arrested Aug. 30 following allegations he had visited customers of his former employer and tricked them into signing expensive contracts for termite control.

After his arrest was publicized in the media, more victims came forward with allegations against Roman, deputies said.

Additionally, Roman was accused of committing more of the same crimes against other people while out on bail. As a result, he was arrested for a second time last week.

During the course of the investigation, more allegations surfaced and his charges were amended for a third time Tuesday.

Roman was let go from his job in June, but the customers he targeted were unaware he had been fired, detectives said.

Roman remains at the Hernando County Jail.

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