Former Playhouse owner sentenced to jail

Ralph Miller, the former owner of the Woodstock Playhouse whose string of summer stock properties have had a history of going up in flames over the years, was sentenced Monday in Philadelphia federal court to 30 months in prison in connection with fraudulent insurance claims relating to two historic Pennsylvania playhouses that were destroyed or damaged by fire and flood.

According to the Pocono Record, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe characterized Miller as a charlatan and snake oil salesman. In addition to his prison sentence, Rufe ordered a three-year term of supervised release along . . .

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