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Forum staff reports, Published April 03 2013

Cease-and-desist order targets mother and son

FARGO – A Nebraska mother and son have been ordered to stop doing business in North Dakota.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease-and-desist order Tuesday against Wilma Miller and Dan Miller, doing business as Double Diamond Construction and Double Diamond Buildings of Lincoln, Neb. They’re accused of misrepresenting and engaging in contractor services without proper license.

According to Stenehjem, Dan Miller identified his mother, Wilma Miller, as the owner of the business and lied to investigators from his office about performing work in the state.

“The Millers fleeced at least three consumers out of more than $100,000 total. The Millers were not licensed, did not deliver the materials, erect any buildings, or pay their subcontractors or suppliers,” Stenehjem said.

Stenehjem’s office claims the Millers have a history of traveling state to state and have since fled North Dakota. The Millers used a mail-forwarding facility in Bismarck as a North Dakota address.

Consumers who paid money to the Millers can submit a complaint form from at www.ag.nd.gov or by contacting the Consumer Protection Division at (701) 328-3404.