June 25, 2024

Ronald Dean Murphy, a 50-year-old Rome inhabitant, was apprehended this week following allegations that he defrauded another individual of $97,000.

According to the police, Murphy received the funds to refurbish a building at 1033 and 1035 North Broad Street but failed to perform the renovations.

The theft reportedly took place late in 2022.

Murphy now faces charges of felony theft by conversion and violation of probation terms.