Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Scam with Cincinnati Connection
A Miami man on Jan. 25 pleaded guilty for his part in a moving company scam that worked its way through Cincinnati and even kept a warehouse in the suburb of West Chester Township.
Andrey Shuklin, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiring in a racketeering enterprise to defraud individuals through moving companies, accused of bilking $1.5 million from more than 1,000 victims, including those in the Cincinnati region. He is one of 12 defendants indicted in the scheme in July 2018 and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Shuklin and his alleged conspirators were accused of utilizing various moving companies in Ohio, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, California, Connecticut, Colorado and Missouri to provide customers with low estimates for moving project that beat competitors pricing.
However, once they got the jobs they allegedly used inflated cubic footage to jack up the move price and pocket the difference.
Shuklin admitted to participating in the scheme from April 2013 through July 2018, using an affiliated moving company he owned, working with the enterprise’s main business office in Florida.