Pool contractors scam millions of dollars in Vero Beach

(VERO BEACH, Florida)– The architects of a scheme to defraud more than 100 pool customers on the Treasure Coast are facing trial, Tuesday, WPTV reports.

Brian Washburn, the first to stand trial, helped Amore Pools Inc. take the money from their clients and never completed the job and were arrested in October of 2021.

Brian and his wife, Chrystal Washburn, are both charged with numerous felonies surrounding an alleged scheme that police said defrauded pool customers out of millions of dollars.

Brian Washburn faces 12 felony charges including an organized scheme to defraud and fraudulent use of personal identification info, money laundering, and false information on an application for a contractor’s license.

Chrystal Washburn is still in custody. Her bail has been set at more than $1 million.