Owners of William Penn Cabinetry face fraud complaints

The owners of William Penn Cabinetry, Stanley Woodworking and Wood-Metal face new complaints related to insurance fraud after the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office received complaints.

According to the Daily Item newspaper, District Attorney Michael Piecuch said he referred allegations of insurance fraud to the state Attorney General’s Office regarding Maurice Brubaker, who with his wife, Deb Brubaker, own the three Pennsylvania companies.

Piecuch said the couple allegedly failed to make payments for insurance policy premiums of employees while continuing to deduct insurance money from their paychecks.

The news report added that employees at William Penn and Stanley Woodworking said the Brubakers dropped their benefits this summer without informing them, and continued to deduct contributions from their pay. 

The filings were the latest complaints against the beleaguered couple. Last month, the Brubakers were evicted from the facility that housed William Penn Cabinetry. The Brubakers started the business in February 2020. They reportedly had not paid $78,000 in rent. 

The newspaper also reported that the Brubakers were evicted from the property in Selinsgrove, Pa., for failing to pay more than $40,000 in rent where they have been operating Wood-Metal since acquiring the business in August. The business continues to operate with fewer employees.

Additionally, The Daily Item reported that the former owner of Stanley Woodworking does not expect to be paid the $1.7 million the Brubakers still owe him for the company which they purchased in March 2020. 

Lastly, Deb Brubaker is scheduled to appear in district court later this month to answer a bad checks charge for paying a $700 utility bill with a worthless check.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).