A man who sold a York County resident solar panels he never installed is being held in a New Jersey jail.

A Waterboro resident told the York County Sheriff's Office they paid $33,000 to Robert Nigra in October to complete the job. Nigra stopped communicating with the resident and never finished the job.

A York County Sheriff's Office deputy found that Nigra gave a fake address in Manchester, New Hampshire, and never paid for or ordered the panels.

An arrest warrant was issued for Nigra in March on a charge of felony theft by deception after he failed to respond to a grand jury subpoena.

Nigra was located on June 16 by officers from the Berkeley Township police in the Jersey Shore region, and was taken into custody. He is awaiting extradition back to Maine at the Ocean County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office did not disclose why Nigra was in New Jersey or how police located him.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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