“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.

“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.

“Loren hasn’t become a better person, just better at the crime.”

The following was submitted by Sandy Caruso:

The following is my story of the events that happened regarding Loren E Miller.

Frankly I had not thought of Loren Miller or his wife and co-partner in crime Floy Wolff Miller for a couple of years. I been having too much fun with my grandchildren, ranch and horses to think about him. Besides I really thought he may have learned his lesson, been incarcerated again or perhaps he had swindled the wrong person and wound up at the bottom of a river with cement shoes. But the world is not that lucky. My feelings echo those that have been posted on this website. I also believe….Loren and his wife are the destroyers of families. And what anyone can do to them on earth will pale in comparison to what the Lord will do to them in the hereafter.

It seems Miller continues his wave of destruction. There are but a few months that pass until I’ll receive a call from a new victim of Loren Miller. The location may be different, the amount of money different , and the names different but the outcome is always the same. Miller gets the money and the victim is left holding the proverbial empty bag. As we use to call it in the health business…’same candy bar, different wrapper.’

When I met Loren, my family and I had a thriving horse training/arena business with gross income well over $200,000 per year. I answered an ad for an accountant that he had placed in the local newspaper. We owned a public training stable at an indoor arena with 70+head of horses in training, 4 full-time horse trainers and 96 head of prime feeder cattle. We were working 16 hour days and needed someone to help collect the stall rents and order hay, shavings, and schedule stall help.

My husband was training and I produced several events including team pennings, UCHA and CUCHA sanctioned cutting horse shows, open horse shows, dog shows, ropings, rodeos and 4-H club horse events including the championship team penning at the world renown Days of 47 Rodeo. I also bred and showed TOP TEN champion Rottweiler dogs. I am a Hall of Fame, Best in Show, and Best in Specialty Show breeder.

We also owned 7 prime acres and an 1800 sq ft home in southwest Salt Lake valley complete with a small outdoor arena, 12 stall mare motel, round pen, 2 stall stallion barn, several paddocks, 2 pickup trucks (one brand new), a new 8-horse goose-neck trailer, and a Ford aerostar van. Everything was paid for except for a mortgage of $59,000 on the home and property. At the time a conservative value of this property was about $450,000 to $500,000.

I only bring these details up as I have learned Loren has told everyone I was in deep financial trouble and he had to ‘save’ me.

I was just TIRED and needed some help running the business. My whole family was tired but we were by no means in financial trouble. At least at that time.

I was in a terrible accident, had surgery and spent several days in the hospital and months at home recuperating. It was at this time Loren commenced his wave of destruction. Before it was all over, Loren had moved the trainers and their horses out of the arena and moved his own horses in. So not only was I not receiving income for the boarders I was feeding Loren’s collection of ‘nags’. Needless to say it didn’t take long for the business to suffer. I also found out later the stall rent Loren collected was put into his OWN arena account and converted to his own use. Basically I was lied to and stolen from at the same time.

Loren and Floy were living in a refrigerator unit with two dogs on the back of a one-ton truck at the time. They were parked in our back yard because they had lost their house to foreclosure. I remember they were destitute, having little or no money for food that we invited them to share our Thanksgiving dinner. Immediately after the big dinner, I remember Floy going to the kitchen window and while watching her two dogs just outside said, ” Miller, our dogs want to be with us.” And they left….no ‘thank you’, no kiss my ….; no offer of help with the huge mess of dishes, just left.

Here these two ungrateful ‘hoodlums’ had just eaten our food, were living at our house, using our utilities, running up our phone bill, and basically using OUR resources and unbeknownst to us had scammed us out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and Loren and Floy didn’t even have the basic decency to say “Thank You?”

Upon being forced to move from our home and our land Loren assured us the proceeds from the sale of our property was used to purchase a ranch in Marysvale, Utah. We were so bewildered as to the events of the preceding months everything had become a blur at that point as I continued to recoup from my surgery.

Everything we owned with the exception of a handful of horses and Rottweiler dogs was loaded in a 40ft semi trailer for transport as we moved to Marysvale. As we said our goodbyes to our home it was then that Loren graciously offered to take our payment of $740 for the trailer (6 months of rental) and pay them in person. This would come back to bite him later.

Little did we realize Loren had deliberately set out to destroy, to pilfer, and to plunder the results of our hard work. And in so doing he destroyed himself and Floy financially. This was all to come to light in the following few months.

After arriving in Marysvale my husband and son worked feverishly to fence “our” new ranch while I worked in Loren’s office as a secretarial assistant for the new mobile home refurbishing business and financial consulting business. At first I passed off the phone calls regarding accounts payable and customer complaints as a usual part of the business. Then it became apparent as these complaints grew Loren was not being entirely honest in his business dealings. There were definitely problems, but I kept quiet to see what was going on.

My suspicions were confirmed when I received a phone call from the trailer company where we had rented the semi-trailer. The company owner asked if I was the secretary to which I said, “Yes”. Then he asked me where the Caruso’s were going to ‘dump’ the semi-trailer; to which I asked him to elaborate. Then to my utter horror he stated, ” Loren left me a message and said the Caruso’s are going to dump my semi trailer somewhere in the desert where no one can find it. I want to come and get it before that happens. Besides I haven’t been paid.”

Remember earlier when Loren so graciously ‘offered’ to take our payment of $740 for 6 months rent and pay them in person? Well guess where that money went? Right in his pocket just like the stall rent money, Days of 47 Rodeo prize money, and the proceeds from our Herriman property.

I assured the trailer company owner that his semi trailer was not in danger and Loren had mistakenly called about the WRONG trailer. He was pacified for the next few days while we unloaded our stuff from the trailer into a garage and then I called him and asked if we could deliver the trailer to his yard.

Everything was starting to make sense now. I had been chewed out on the phone more times than I can remember. Loren hadn’t been paying for services OR products rendered and people were rightfully upset. I spoke to my husband and Randy Reidhead (he did all the work on the mobile homes) and disclosed the information I had found out then left Loren’s office never to return to work again.

Two days later, the three of us, (Joe, Randy, and myself) confronted Loren about our money, and his obvious deception. I remember my husband Joe stating very profoundly, “Loren, what have you done with all our money? If appears you have stolen it and converted it to your own use. That is malfeasance. We are quite capable of handling our own finances and want our money back.” Loren sat there in the office chair and squinted with his beady little eyes and said, ” You haven’t the discipline to handle money!”

Needless to say, I just about lost it. As I lunged forward to punch Loren in his lying mouth but before I could Joe and Randy each grabbed me by my arms and hauled me outside to the garage to cool down. I was livid. Not only had Loren defrauded us but now he proceeded to sarcastically deride us too? His pompous arrogance was and still is beyond belief. Loren Miller truly fits the definition of a ‘sociopath!’ And I thank the owner of this website for posting that definition for all to see. I may not be a clinical psychologist but I did have Dr Hollenbeck-Dial phone me at 11:30PM one night after a lengthy phone conversation with Loren. She warned me profusely labeling Loren as “narcissistic delusional!” She got it RIGHT!!!

My testimony regarding Loren and Floy Miller could go on for several more pages. As I stated in the beginning…’it is the same candy bar, different wrapper.” Loren hasn’t become a better person, just better at the crime.

The multitude of calls I receive every few months testify Loren is still up to his old habits. Victims just want to know WHAT to do. I tell them what I will tell you now….write a narrative, support it with documentation, receipts, taped phone calls, canceled checks, etc..Then take it to the local law enforcement or your state attorney general’s office. I have already done my part.

I remember when Michael Hines of the Utah Securities and Exchange Commission phoned me after reviewing our case. He said, “Mrs. Caruso, your case against Loren Miller has both credibility and validity, however we have two other cases we have to consider. Mr. Miller has offered to make FULL restitution and plead guilty to a felony for these two cases. For that reason only we have decided to drop your case against Miller and not proceed with prosecution. You and you family will have to go after him in civil court.”

When you sue someone like Loren, he has had enough experience to know he has nothing in his personal name, no real estate, no personal property, no stocks, no bonds, no retirement (he never worked consequently he has no retirement anyway). To sue Loren Miller would have been like trying to put our a forest fire with a straw and bottled water. It would be a futile endeavor. So, we decided not to waste our time or any more resources on this. Besides, we know HOW to work, so we could start over. The only thing Loren knows it how to steal some else’s hard work.

One more story before I close…and I debated about telling this one but I think it necessary to drive home the point of how heartless and cruel and the destroyer Loren Miller is.

On Mother’s Day 1999, I received a phone call from the University of Utah hospital. My eldest daughter was in intensive care having her stomach pumped and being treated for an automobile accident. She had apparently taken a whole bottle of prescription medication and wrapped her car around a tree. In short she had tried to commit suicide. It wasn’t until I arrived at the hospital and she told me why that I shuddered with both anger and fear.

She had been involved in a messy divorce after catching her husband in the very act of committing adultery with the babysitter.  After selling her house for a huge loss, Loren approached her about investing what little she had left in his mobile home refurbishing business and promised her a home for her and her three daughters in return. She consented, and waited for the mobile home.

Several months passed as her and her daughters stayed with relatives and friends. As happened with other victims, promises were made, money was paid, but Loren did not produce as agreed. With no place to move, and no mobile home, my daughter was living in her car. For weeks she cleaned up in rest rooms and ate wherever and whenever food was available. Several calls were made but Loren just gave more excuses. Soon Loren would no longer answer her calls. There was no mobile home and her money was gone.

She was too embarrassed to tell us she had given her money to Loren. To me…this was the last straw.

(Sound familiar? Read the testimony of Chris and Courtnee Justice, Mike Hurdsman and Olivia Shanabarger.)

Now….I want you to imagine this was YOUR daughter, or YOUR mother, or YOUR sister. Loren Miller is a destroyer.

To quote Dr Phil….”If you want to know what the future behavior will be, just look at past.” We are not talking about isolated incidents here. To quote Loren…”There is a thread of consistency.” Do you want to know what the future will be IF you deal with Loren? ….Look at his past.

You may be wondering why I still receive calls from perfect strangers complaining Loren has defrauded them? I’ll tell you why…Loren has told nearly everyone he knows about that Sandy Caruso. YUP, I’m the one. According to him I tried to destroy him and all he did was try to help me. Poppykock! I don’t let Loren take up any more of my brain space. I wrote my narrative, I contacted the authorities and those I knew were involved with Loren at the time. I have done my part.

If you are a current or past victim of Loren, do your part. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

As far as my testimony against Loren I will close this by saying

This is for you Loren…..
If you think for one minute I would waste my time planning or plotting to ‘destroy’ you don’t flatter yourself. What I could do to you will pale in comparison to what Almighty God will do to you in the hereafter. You are the ultimate coward.

“I request that an investigation be conducted on Mr. Miller”

The following was submitted by Michael Hurdsman:

The following is a summation of the events and transactions that myself and my son have had in dealing with Mr. Loren Miller.

We had purchase a small twenty unit mobile home park in Huntington, Utah in the spring of 1997. The park was in the process of being shut down prior to our purchasing it and had many vacant spaces. My wife and I had talked about the possibility of purchasing some used mobile homes and renting them out to help make the payment on the park.

Our son, Kevin had also wanted to do the same.

In April of 1997, in response to an ad in one of the area want ads, Kevin contacted Mr. Loren Miller in Richfield. He was living in a small trailer park located in the Northeast end of tow. Miller had several trailers at this location. Kevin tentatively made a deal on one of the units. Kevin and myself visited the park on a couple of occasions looking at trailers. Mr. Miller said that he had several more in Salt Lake that he was working with the large mobile home parks in moving units out for them. These units were coming available soon and we could work with him in getting these units if they met our needs

On or about the 22nd of May 1997, Kevin and myself met with Loren Miller in Salt Lake City at the Carefree dealership on Redwood Road and 3100 South. Here we looked at some trailers that were in storage there. We purchase three of the units and made a tentative deal on two other.

Through the next 6 weeks we looked at other units in the mobile home parks in southwest Salt Lake City. Loren called on the phone to my home in Huntington and offered a couple of other homes. The units were located in Marysvale, in the RV park and at the “Ranch property”. In all 8 units were purchase and delivered. Two of the units were resold to other individuals.

My son and myself received four “Bill of Sales” from Mr. Miller. The paper work for the applications were filled out and he was supposed to be filing for the title transfers. After months of trying to get these titles from Mr. Miller he called and told me that a Sandy Caruso was working on them and had almost all of them ready. They were ‘forth coming’ and Sandy was the hold up. Several trips to Marysvale and meetings with Mr. Miller still did not produce the titles.

On my last trip to Marysvale, I met with Sandy Caruso and much to my dismay, she had no knowledge of the trailers sales, the titles or any of the other LIES Mr. Miller had told to me. She indicated Miller was a con man and had probably “leveraged” or borrowed money against my trailer titles and that is why Mr. Miller could not produce them.

Sandy vowed to help me and she followed through. In the end I was able to get duplicate titles to my trailers after producing receipts for the $30,000 I had paid  to Mr. Miller.

One unit was delivered to Moab, Utah. This unit my mother purchased for my sister who had separated from her husband. We paid Miller $4500 up front under a time contract for the rest. It took four months to get this unit delivered and with great personal suffering for all involved.

In checking with Care Free Mobile Home dealer their records showed that Loren Miller picked up all the titles from them on 14th of October 1997. It is my belief  Loren Miller used my trailer titles to obtain loans or other financing and that is why he could not produce the missing titles. I request that an investigation be conducted on Mr. Miller and the missing titles.


Michael K Hurdsman

“We have been lied to and defrauded out of our money.”

The following was submitted by Chaundell & Chad Cook:


Our home was in default in the spring of 1998. I was contacted by a loan officer from First Equity Federal who referred me to Loren Miller.  I was told he was a financial advisor and would help me save my home from foreclosure. Upon advice from the representative of First Equity Federal, I contacted Loren by phone at (801) 430-1630 and 4301629. Loren assure me he could save our home AND would make our business profitable.

Our first appointment was May 4, 1998 at our business address: 3418 South 300 West, SLC, Utah. We agreed to pay Loren $1000. (copies of cashier’s checks enclosed) for the following services:

1. He assured us he could save our home from foreclosure.

2. He would help our business become more profitable and pomised to spend at least 1 day each week to analyze our problems and needs, and advise us how to execute his advice.

He gave us a copy of his resume and proceeded to tell us about how he owned a major consulting firm in Arizona and that he had helped several companies worth millions with their financial problems. Our business would be a “piece of cake”. We followed his advice to the letter! At great expense we created flyers that were sent out and contacted the associate businesses as agreed. After taking our money, he never even showed up once.

At this point in time, Loren had taken our money; promised services and we received NOTHING in return for the money spent. Although I  contacted Loren and his attorney, Dave Maddox by phone, at least once a day at first, then weekly, we have received NO money. Loren continued to promise a complete refund at first, however after awhile wouldn’t even return my phone calls.

We have been lied to and defrauded out of our money. It is my understanding we were not the only ones this happened to. Delbert Lloyd, a criminal investigator for the Sevier County Sheriff had a long list of victims. Won’t somebody do something to get this con-man off the street? How many people have to lose their home, money, and other personal things? We do not have a college education and may not be very smart, but we are hard working honest tax payers struggling to make a living. We nearly lost our home and business because of this liar. Won’t somebody DO something?

Chaundell Cook
Chad Cook

2002 Alleged Victims List

The following is believed to be a partial listing from 2002 of victims of crimes alleged to have been committed around that time by Loren Miller:

[Originally submitted to:] Gary Peterson
Davis County Attorney’s Office
PO Box 618
Farmington, UT 84025

Re: Loren Eugene Miller

Additional Victims of Loren and Floy Miller:

Frank and Dorothy Tidwell

Chad and Chaundell Cook

Marvin Bermundez

R. Quin Denning

Max Buehler

Paul and Doreen Neuman

Larry and Kim Boswell

Keith and Naomi Gurr

Terry Ford

Jolene Cascia

Woody and Sherri Martin

Randy and Marian Reidhead

Michelle T. Murdock

Olivia Shanabarger

Mike Herdsman

Wayne Scott

Kevin Edwards

Joe and Sandy Caruso

Sherrie Bitton

Pearson Tires, Richfield, Utah

Larsen’s Ace Hardware, Richfield, Utah

Dave Stratton, Tack Shack, Richfield, Utah

Five Star Rental, Richfield, Utah

Ogden’s Carpets and Appliances, Richfield, Utah

PK Auto Repair, Draper, Utah

Nelson’s Diesel Service, Woods Cross, Utah

Bob Graham

Carl L. Oliver

Janet King

Gary Hatch

Mountain States Trailer Rental and Sales

Myron Hamilton

Ladd Huntsman

Terry Oil Company, Richfield, Utah

Gail Glazier

Gary Rink

Eben Bloomquist

“I am but an old woman…”

The following statement was read at the sentencing hearing for Loren Miller on October 21, 2002. Miller was subsequently given the maximum sentence of 12 months in prison because his attorney, Greg Skordas, was able to plead down the original charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Thank you Your Honor for this special privilege to speak to the court regarding this case and our feelings as to the sentencing of the defendant Loren Miller.

At first we had mixed emotions in this case as we are not revengeful people. We are very forgiving. However, the crimes committed by Mr. Miller although on the surface seem non-violent and insignificant are quite the contrary.

There is an old saying, “If you see one RAT in your house that means there are at least 25 more that are NOT seen.” So it is with Mr. Miller…..this case before you, OUR case represents only one victim. There are hundreds of other victims that are not represented here today. Based on documents I have seen I know this to be true.

One such case involved a mother of African-American descent and her nine year old son. Disabled and unable to work she receives a small monthly pension of $600. After acquiring $12,000 from the sale of her home, Mr. Miller approached her about investing her money in his mobile home refurbishing business. A job was promised as well as a mobile home.

Months passed, more promises were made and broken. Another victim was created and the money squandered by Mr. Miller and his wife.

$4500 of this mother’s money was used to pay other victims Chris and Courtney Justice of Cedar City to avoid criminal charges. The balance of $7500 was used to purchase a 1973 Ford pickup from Fred Madsen of St George, and pay the Miller’s bank overdrafts. There was NO mobile home business, only a mirage of fraudulent paperwork, phoney business addresses and empty promises.

Desperate calls were made but went unanswered by Mr. Miller. Soon this mother and her young son were on the street living in her car with all their personal possessions in a storage trailer. Although she tried to convince the local law enforcement agency about the fraud, the evidence was sketchy and the paperwork skillfully worded. She was admonished to seek the advice of an attorney and file a civil lawsuit. With no money to do so this mother and her son are currently living in an old travel trailer in south central Utah.

In Ogden another mother with four young children were defrauded when Mr. Miller solicited his service to help with refinancing her home. Since there was substantial equity in the home this should have been a piece of cake. Instead Mr. Miller conspired with a local mortgage company promising financing right up to three days prior to the Trustee’s Sale. The mortgage company purchased the home at sale and sold it to Mr. Miller the same day with a pre-approved IN-HOUSE mortgage in place. To add insult to injury, this home was used as collateral for Mr. Miller’s bail when he was charged and convicted of fraud in Sevier County in 1998.

This mother and her four children continue to be supported by the Utah taxpayers.

These cases represent only two of several single women and their children who have been put on the street by Mr. Miller. These cases are extremely difficult to prove, and therefore even more difficult to prosecute. Nevertheless they are just as serious and perhaps more devastating than rape or burglary. Can you imagine anything more traumatic than losing one’s home?

How does Mr. Miller accomplish this? He uses the Church of Jesus Christ [of Latter-day Saints] and the names of prophets, apostles, and other church leaders to set up his victims. Sometimes missionaries are called by Mr. Miller to teach gospel lessons to inactive or non-members who are his targets. Testimony is borne of tender feelings of the heart and Mr. Miller speaks of his MISSION as one who is here to help the poor, the down trodden, and the uneducated. He promises programs and businesses to teach all how to become self-reliant and out of debt. He vows selfless sacrifice to help but in reality it is only his ploy to rob and plunder.

He has created a multitude of business entities, multi-level-marketing schemes with phoney or non-existent addresses to appear legitimate. He speaks of owning a successful consulting firm in Arizona that he left behind to come to Utah to fulfill his MISSION. In reality the only things he left in Arizona are a wife and five children, $70,000 in back child support, and MORE victims. He lives a lie.

Upon being charged regarding our case Mr. Miller arrogantly remarked to the officer, “I don’t even recall doing business with the Tidwells.” His calloused attitude towards his victims is indicative of his lack of remorse, repentance, and regret. Mr. Miller show NO remorse, and makes NO apologies for his reprehensible actions.

As evidenced by his past felony convictions Mr. Miller’s crime spree has continue for more than two decades. Instead of becoming a better person, he just gets better at the crime and better at hiding the evidence. Over the past several years Mr. Miller has held NO job yet thousands of dollars flow through his bank accounts. How is this accomplished? He creates new victims and make his money with NEW fraudulent schemes. He uses the money from new victims to pay the restitution and attorney fees for past victims. He calls this,” rolling on cash flow!” I shudder to think who may be homeless in Indianapolis, Indiana at this time so Mr. Miller could pay his attorney and the $8,000 restitution in the our case.

Your Honor, I am but an old woman. My husband turned 91 yesterday and we are in our twilight years. Mr. Miller and his wife lived in 3 bedroom 2 bath penthouse apartment complete with a doorman and secured entry. We are forced to live with our children because Mr. Miller stole our home.

To put this case in perspective, Mr. Miller has shown NO REPENTANCE, NO REMORSE, NO REGARD, and NO RESPECT for his victims. RESTITUTION is only partial and forced to avoid a felony.

Mr. Miller is in DENIAL of wrong DOING, he has DISDAIN and DISREGARD for his HOMELESS victims, he has DESTROYED families, and he exhibits total DISRESPECT for our laws. He has even DESERTED his own children. Doesn’t he DESERVE the maximum penalty?

I repeat: He hasn’t become a better person, only better at the crime and better at hiding the evidence!