Attorney General Pruitt Charges Two Oklahoma City Men with 11 Counts of Embezzlement
OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney General Scott Pruitt Thursday charged two Oklahoma City men in an embezzlement scheme related to the installation of in-ground swimming pools.
According to the charges filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Theodore Michael Zachritz, 67, and Todd Anthony Zachritz, 45, with Lifestyle Pools of Oklahoma City, were charged with one count of a pattern of criminal offenses and 11 counts of embezzlement.
The AG’s Public Protection Unit began an investigation after receiving numerous complaints from Lifestyle Pools’ customers. The investigation found the company had failed to complete pools for 11 customers despite the customers having paid at least 90 percent of the contract price. Each customer was charged up to $50,000.
“Fraud is a serious issue in Oklahoma and we will hold accountable those individuals who take advantage of our citizens,” Pruitt said. “We encourage consumers to contact our office if they believe they have been victims of fraud.”
The AG’s Public Protection Unit protects consumers from fraudulent, unfair or deceptive business practices and can provide conciliation services to help resolve complaints against businesses.
For more information or to file a complaint, go online to www.oag.ok.gov, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 521-2029.
Zachritz Information.pdfZachritz Affidavit.pdf