Former owner of Bucks playhouse gets prison in insurance fraud

    A former theater owner has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for falsifying insurance claims involving a flood at the Bucks County Playhouse and a fire at the Poconos Playhouse.

    Ralph Miller of New Hope must also pay nearly $240,000 in restitution for claiming losses that include a previously sold Harley Davidson motorcycle and a grand piano found safe at his home, authorities said.

    The insurance claims involve the 2006 flooding in Bucks County and a 2009 fire at the Poconos Playhouse.

    Miller, 69, was also ordered to spend a year on home confinement when he leaves prison.

    The sentencing Monday comes after a jury last year convicted Miller of fraud and money laundering.

    His lawyer did not immediately return a message.

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