A Bedminster Township couple who operated a custom furniture business were charged recently with ripping off 40 customers of nearly $118,000.
Austin D. Smallacombe, 36, and Amanda Smallacombe, 35, of Katie Lane, were arraigned on June 22 by Magisterial District Judge Stacy Wertman with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, deceptive business practices, false statement to induce agreement for home improvement practices, receiving advance payment for services and failing to perform, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking.
They were both committed to Bucks County Correctional Facility, Austin Smallacombe on $900,000 bail, 10 percent, and Amanda Smallacombe on $500,000 bail, 10 percent. Her bail was reduced on Tuesday.
They both have preliminary hearings scheduled for July 10 before Magisterial District Judge Gary Gambardella.