Update on “Gene” Miller

Private reports have come in which report that Loren Miller is now operating as “Gene” Miller, has dyed his hair red, and is living in a trailer park in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana.

It has been reported from several sources that he is targeting those affiliated with the Amish community. Some believe this is an attempt to avoid potential victims coming across this website.

Those in the area are advised to warn their friends and neighbors.

UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2015): It was reported that Loren “Gene” Miller is now operating a website located here.

UPDATE (Nov. 17, 2012): It was reported Loren “GENE” Miller was recently married to his live-in girlfriend Mary Jean O’Farrell. Reportedly, Miller lives in the Oakwood trailer park in Washington, Indiana while his new wife Mary lives in Kentucky. She supposedly cleans houses there for income. It was also reported she has a health business named, “Mary O’Farrell’s House of Healthy Living.” Miller travels back and forth from Washington, Indiana to Lexington, Kentucky to see his wife. Another person of interest who claimed she is a business associate of Loren GENE Miller is Mary Losh. She is a Registered Nurse with a considerable resume. She indicated that she too lives in the same trailer park as Loren in Washington, Indiana. Thank You for all the information. Keep it coming and hopefully we can help would-be victims of this convicted con-man.

1999 arrest information for Loren Gene Miller

Loren Eugene Milller
Gender: Male
Age: 69
Height: 5? 9? (1.75 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Hair Color: BLONDE
Eye Color: BLUE
Citizen: N/A
COB: Indiana
Booking Number: 9909866
SOID: 236342
State ID: 00491985
FBI: 729943S9
Location: MAIN
Housing Section: N/A
Housing Block: N/A
Cell Assigned: N/A
Bed: N/A
Booking Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Names / Aliases:

Provided via Mugshots.com.

Loren Miller arrested in Indiana

Loren Eugene Miller was arrested on October 30 in Indiana.

The investigating officer, Brian Bischoff, of the Brookville Indiana Police Department, believes he has a solid case against Miller, and is seeking to prosecute Miller to the fullest extent of the law. Indiana has repeat offender statutes, which target life-long con-men, such as Miller is alleged to be.

Numerous media sources are reporting on the arrest, and citizens and law enforcement authorities with information about Miller’s alleged illegal activities are encouraged to contact Officer Bischoff at 765-647-4178. For example, the Batesville Herald-Tribune reported on Miller’s method of operations, saying:

An arrest warrant dated Oct. 25 has been issued for Loren Miller, 67, Brookville, and a theft charge has been filed against him in Franklin Circuit Court, said Brookville Police Department Patrolman Brian Bischoff, the investigating officer. “I’ve had three complaints, but he’s only gotten one person for money” in this area, Bischoff said.

“Miller’s main mode of defrauding people out of money is to talk them into buying legitimate vitamins and workout supplements,” such as ASEA, Immunocal and vitamins from a company called Genelink Inc. The suspect will obtain the victim’s credit card number, order the product and have the products shipped to the victim’s place of business or residence.

“Once the victim has the products, Miller tells them he will sell the products for them. Miller will then sell the products and the victim will never see any money from the products that were sold.” Miller’s accomplice in the fraud schemes allegedly is Mary O’Farrell, Brookville, who claims to be a nutritionist, the officer said.

“She will sit down with a potential client, fill out a nutritional plan along with Miller’s supplements, have the potential client pay for a certain time period of consulting and never receive the nutritional plan. She also sells air purifiers, which she will place in a victim’s place of business, have them pay for it, come back and tell the victim she needs to take the air purifier to show another client and never bring it back.”

Bischoff added, “Mr. Miller is very smooth. He speaks about being a religious man and a man of God. He is very good at playing on a person’s strengths and weaknesses. Mr. Miller has obviously been doing this for a long time – he knows what he is doing.”

The patrolman noted, “Since Mr. Miller’s last criminal conviction was in 2002, I am sure there are (more) victims of his fraudulent activity.”

Bischoff describes Miller as a white male with blonde hair and hazel eyes. He is about 5 feet, 8 inches, tall and weighs about 178 pounds. Anyone who has had contact with Miller or knows anyone who has should contact Bischoff at 765-647-4178.

Miller had been arrested previously in Sevier County, Utah in 2002. Since his release, Miller is alleged to have been traveling the country, predominantly preying upon LDS people with health problems.

“Loren Eugene (Gene) Miller… has no equal when it comes to taking advantage of the goodness and trust of other people”

This sad excuse for a man is a Parasite! (Look it up in the dictionary Loren) A parasite is something that sucks it’s host dry untill there is nothing left and then moves on to another host.

When Loren’s son first son Anthony was married he refused to attend the wedding reception unless someone paid for a tuxedo so he could look like he had some part to play in the wedding celebration. Anthony plead with his step father to come up with the money so his POS dad could look good at the reception.

Turns out the step father has spent hundreds of thousands on Loren’s children as their Step Father. A previous poster is correct in that Loren left his wife and children in Arizona and is a world class DEADBEAT owing tens of thousands to his former wife.

I really am surprised that Loren is still alive with all of the people he has cheated and swindled. If I were Loren I would be nervously looking over my shoulder.

If Mother Theresa is on one end of the spectrum for goodness, selflessness and tirelessly helping those in need, you can be assured that Loren holds first place for the other end of the spectrum for being a selfish, self-important, self-enriching parasite who has no equal when it comes to taking advantage of the goodness and trust of other people.

I would rather drink raw sewage than spend one second in the presence of Loren Eugene (Gene) Miller. What a sad sack miserable excuse for a human.

“I came out better than most… seen several people die whom he had swindled.”

I met Loren in the early 2000’s through an elderly lady, Nora [redacted] in[redacted] Indiana.  Nora was attempting to set up a home business promoting nutritional products.  She was so impressed with the products and the presentation of the value of these products given by Loren.  She wanted to earn income so that she could help ministries and other people who were struggling financially and with their health issues.

I was working two jobs and had some health issues.  I was a believer in using alternative products to taking drugs, because I had improved with products that I had researched on my own.  I am a medical technologist and relied on my medical background to sort out the fake from the real.  Many things that Loren said about food products, nutrition, supplements coincided with what I had learned from my own studies and when I started using some supplements and followed his suggested eating program, I began to feel really good.  The product Immunocal completely turned my life around. I had taken antibiotics back to back for over tweny years for sinus infections. After two weeks on this product, I stopped having sinus infections.  I continue to use the product to keep my immunity built up.

Although I firmly believed in the value of many products, I never totally trusted Loren with regard to how he obtained his information.  He talked about scientific studies with all these big important researchers.  He was nobody as far as having any credentials or name in scientific community.  I knew what was really involved in true scientific studies.

When I would try to get certain answers, he skated around the issues.  As time went on I began to see him swindle money from Nora by having her to spend money on products that were clearly not necessary, perform secretarial jobs for him that he never paid her for and left her owing a bill on a computer system that he promised her he would pay for.

After promising to help us to set up our business, he just up and left the state without any explanation.   Later he turned up with another scheme hoping to suck us in, but we no longer trusted or believed him.

I came out better than most.  I lost about 400 dollars in products that I couldn’t use.  I did not have any more money to spend, so I dropped everything except Immunotec.

Several years later Nora divulged that she has started to distrust him about two years before he disappeared, but did not want to believe that she had been duped.  She had seen several people die whom he had swindled out of money on unnecessary products.  She went so much into credit card debt that she finally had to sell her property far below it’s market value to pay off her creditors and go into a small apartment.  It ruined her good credit.

We had chalked it up to a bad experience and knew we would be more cautious in the future.  We loved many of the products and did not fault any of the companies.  It was just about 5 years ago that we learned that he had a prison record from [redacted].   It was surprising that he had had convictions, but the things he was doing after his disappearance were criminal.

I wanted to expose him to Immunotec, because he was making an inferior substitute product of their Immunocal, the product that had helped me so tremendously, and selling it.  Yet he was still benefiting from the sales of downlines who still used Immunotec products.  I’m sure if Immunotec has not disqualified him, that he gets a cut when I purchase my product.

There were many in Indiana whom I’m sure lost money by being involved with him. I hope that he is stopped completely before he has opportunity to steal from others, especially the ill and elderly.  He really is a smooth communicator and appears to be so credible.

“Every time he opens his mouth he was lying.”

To Whom It May Concern,

My name isn’t important but my story is.  As I tell my story it will be obvious why I do not want to disclose my identity.  However, my story is true and it needs to be shared with everyone.

My husband and I met Loren in the Richfield [Utah] area several years ago.  He had purchased a trailer park and had hired my husband to help with moving old trailers out and refurbishing new ones to be sold.  It sounded like a really good idea because Loren indicated there were so many people looking for cheap housing.

Loren said he had owned a big financial consulting firm in Arizona and had come to Utah with several hundred thousand dollars.  After he had “given” most of his money away because [LDS] bishops had asked him to help he was using the last of his money for this trailer park and mobile home business.

Right away Loren started trying to convince us how important our diet was.  He sold us some health food product from a man by the name of Bud Keith form California which was really good and helped us so much.  Loren said he helped Bud establish his business and set up his test labs.  This product really helped my husband with his health issues.

Loren also told us he set up his own family in the poultry raising and processing business Pine Manor in Goshen, Indiana but left because the family started using hormones and steroids to grow bigger chickens.

All of a sudden we couldn’t get the health food product anymore.  Loren made some excuses he had better stuff and when we tried it, it didn’t work.  Later we found out Loren had stiffed Bud Keith and that was why he no longer could sell us product. He couldn’t buy it from Bud any longer.

In the meantime, Loren had charged carpet and several appliances form Ogdens Carpet, fencing from a rancch store called the Tack Shack, a welder and trencher form 5 Star Rentals and numerous other items.  I know this because I was working in the “office” when people from these businesses started showing up and wanting their money.  Also the local Texaco station had lots of bounced checks Loren and his two wives Polly and Floy had written.

About this time we met Richard Newton and found out it was Richard who had loaned the money to Loren for this park.   This money had come from a piece of property in Herriman, Utah.  That property was used as collateral.

With all this happening my husband was still stryggling with his “manly” health and the health product, mainly the invigoral oil from Bud Keith was the only thing that had really helped.  And now we couldn’t get it.  The pressure was mounting on our marriage and was exacerbated by Loren telling me over and over I ought to leave my husband because he was in denial and not attending to my needs as a woman.  I didn’t want to hear but Loren was our bodd and I was scared if I said something my husband and I would lose our jobs.

One day as Loren met with me in the office trailer he again started talking about my husband incapabilities as a husband.  Then all of a sudden Loren dropped his pants and exposed himself and said, “Now this is what a real man is supposed to look like.”  I was shocked.  I never returned to work and told my husband what had happened.

We called Richard Newton and told him Loren was squandering his money and that when Richard told us he had just found out Loren had swindled a Sandi Carousso out her 8 acres and a house in Herriman.  That was the property that was used as collateral for Loren’s loans.

Soon after we moved back to St. George but not before we saw Loren’s name in the RIchfield paper that he had been arrested for fraud.  We are so glad to see this website to expose this sick man.  Every time he opens his mouth he was lying.  But we were glad to find out about the health food product and continue to use it.  The real name is Perfect Foods and we foudn out Loren NEVER set up labs or anything like that.  It was all nonsense.  We called and talked to Loren’s brother Galen at the Pine Manor plant it was all a lie.  We also found out Loren’s claim to have worked with a Jewish Rabbi is bogus too.

Update: Loren Miller now using alias, “Gene Miller”

According to several sources, Loren and his wife Floy moved left Lexington, SC around the end of Jan.

According to another source, Floy moved to Summerville, South Carolina to live with someone while she tried to find a job.

Gene Miller / Loren Miller’s current (May 2010) whereabouts are unknown.

He reportedly told his former LDS bishop (Miller claims to be an “active Mormon”) that he and wife Floy had split up and he was moving back to Indiana; this seems unlikely, and is thought by our observers to be a cover story “to cover his trail and make it cold.”

The observer concludes, “He’ll pop up again somewhere. Hopefully this website will alert any new possible victims.”

Loren Miller is reportedly using a portion of his middle name, Loren Eugene Miller, and is now going by Gene Miller.

His current former base of operations is now was said to be: [redacted], Lexington, South Carolina.  He is was reportedly working the Aiken, SC and Augusta, GA areas.

We have received email recently which allege the following:

“Instead of conning 2 or 3 people out of thousands of dollars, Loren cheats 200 out of $50 each…   Loren or GENE claims to be an avid horseman and good rider…  Two people [a person in his current area] knows of have ‘died’ because Loren has talked them into suspending their doctor ordered medications and buying his ‘health food products’ to replace it.
“Loren’s sidekick and partner in health scam is a Mary O’Farrell. Their new venture is called: satisfy the cell.  Mary supposedly has a business called “House of Healthy Living” wherein she sells all Loren’s products. Loren peddles lots of water purifying and air purifying machines sometimes selling them for 3-4 times their retail value.  Some of these machines have been purchased and are currently owned by someone else.  Loren ‘borrows’ them and resells them to a new mark.  He also peddles immunocal/immunotec and now juice plus. His specialty though is multi-level-marketing schemes. He ‘steals’ small amounts of money from LOTS of people rather than large amounts of money from a few people. This is done thru obtaining credit card numbers and ordering extra products that are unauthorized.  If or when confronted he states, ‘It was an honest mistake, but the spirit told me you needed that product.’  These amounts are usually about $50-$150. When the police are contacted they pass it off as civil not criminal. Loren continues to skate under the radar.”

We are working to confirm these reports and learn more about Loren “Gene” Miller’s current location and operations.

Loren Miller’s web sites taken down

As of November 12, 2008, it appears that Loren Miller’s web sites have been taken down after this site was posted on the Internet.

It is unclear if he is still operating in the Lexington, South Carolina area, as was believed by many contributors to this site..

Below are links to Google’s archive (“cached”) versions of these web sites. Note that some images or pages may be missing from Google’s archive:

“I finally discovered his dishonesty”

The following was submitted by Quin Denning:

My name is Quin Denning, I am a general contractor/homebuilder, and my companies were called American Country Homes and Denning Construction. I met Loren Miller in April of 1992; he was introduced to me as an individual who could help me with my business. He came in to work with us and became our office manager/bookkeeper and also took over sales. We had a subdivision consisting of fifty lots that we were selling build jobs on. We were offering a custom design service with our homebuilding. I was designing and managing our subcontractors and my partner, Gary Hatch was running our jobsite crews. Loren started helping with the initial designs and took over the job of collecting the deposits and writing the design/sales contracts. Within about six months after Loren started with us we had six homes under construction in our subdivision and four more around town. We had about twenty design contracts, with about forty more in the pipeline, equaling about twenty million in gross sales. By the end of the year we should have had ten more homes under construction. Instead, Loren began giving excuses as to why we were not converting our design contracts to sales contacts. Our material costs were much higher per house than they should have been and I began to question Loren. He blamed it on theft and jobsite mismanagement.

Loren was borrowing money from our company to help Sandy Caruso, telling us she would have it back to us shortly. We later found out at the same time he was borrowing money from Sandy Caruso in our behalf, telling her we would have it back soon.

Loren, borrowed money from one of my brothers and promised to pay him back in thirty days. He never paid him one dime. Loren also asked for the title to our vehicles and then borrowed against them and kept the money. He also purchased some horses and paid for some of them out of our company, telling us they were an investment. We paid for the care and upkeep of around seventeen horses. Soon, Loren took all of them, with no return on our investment. He even took the horse we had promised to my children and wife while we were out of town.

By a stroke of luck, I finally discovered his dishonesty. I went into my bank to check on a new construction loan, and my banker said he had misplaced my financials and asked if I could bring in another copy of them. I asked Loren for another copy of them and went in the next day. When I walked in my banker said he had found them in another file and as he handed them to me said “these are yours aren’t they.” I had both sets of financials in my hands. As I glanced at both copies, I noticed none of the numbers matched. I told my banker I had found a problem and would return with the corrected financials. I went immediately to Loren and asked him about my financials, he took both copies to look at, and said “there must be a computer error, I will fix these and have them back tomorrow”. I let him take the copies. This was a big mistake.

A couple days later, I spoke to my appliance supplier. He was just returning from delivering a refrigerator for our company. He was curious why we had ordered it for a single ladies home, when we were doing new construction. I was surprised, and did not know about the delivery. I asked Loren about this, and he said it must be a mistake. I later found he had taken money she had received as a settlement from an accident, and never paid her back.

Within two days all of my customers were calling me wanting to know why I was not being honest with Loren and them. Loren had gone to all of our customers and told them he was leaving because I was dishonest; he then gave them all free extras for their homes, not included in the budget. All our construction material accounts were charged to the upper limits with at least two times more materials than our homes under construction should have used or needed.

I was so busy trying to care for the customers and maintain my integrity that Loren walked away without being held accountable. He had all the books and records. We owed over one hundred thousand dollars above the money budgeted for our home sales, due immediately. And I had a lot of very angry people who told me they had paid money to Loren and signed design contracts with my company, but had never received anything.

I spent the next three years digging out of this hole and paying everyone off. I hired a retired forensic secretary to help me with my books. She found over three hundred thousand dollars in cash that disappeared and over one hundred thousand dollars in materials that had been delivered to unknown addresses. (Writing on the delivery tickets, said to call the office for delivery directions; Loren always answered the phone.) We did not find Loren’s name on anything that could help us to go after him.

About ten years later, Sandy Caruso found evidence of a business account at another bank under our business name, with Loren Miller as the account holder.

Loren continually would flirt with my wife, and would try to see her when I was not around. He even tried to talk her into leaving me. She did not like him at all, and made every attempt to stay away from him.

One of our clients, Loren worked with on a preliminary design and we built a home for, ended up leaving her husband over Loren. Her husband, John Drociak, called me; he told me he was devastated, Loren had stolen his wife.

We have heard of Loren getting money from many other people, he seems to target single women with money.