The company used by a former Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office employee as part of a scheme to steal nearly $90,000 from the county currently owns property in Huber Heights, public records show.
David Bruns’ theft from the county was discovered when questions arose about an allocation to Skyfall Properties in a foreclosure matter, court records say. After lying about his involvement, Bruns admitted he controlled Skyfall, according to a memo filed by prosecutors.
Bruns worked in the county’s delinquent tax assessment unit until he was fired in August 2016. His wife — county Prosecutor Mat Heck’s second cousin — works for the county as head of the juvenile prosecution division.
State records show Skyfall Properties was incorporated in April 2015 by attorney Michael Miller of the Dayton firm Miller, Walker and Brush.
Montgomery County Auditor’s Office records show that in June 2015 Skyfall purchased a 1,080-square-foot home in Huber Heights at 5232 Fishburg Rd. The company’s listed mailing address in property records is Miller’s law firm.
County recorder’s records show the home was sold at sheriff’s sale to Skyfall for $12,000.
Prosecutors have recommended Bruns avoid prison if he pays back the stolen money. Bruns has repaid nearly $41,000 of the $89,976.46 that is the agreed-upon total the attorneys said was stolen between Dec. 19, 2011, and Aug. 16, 2016.
The Huber Heights home is appraised for tax purposes at $57,630.
Contacted for comment, Miller said he was contacted by Bruns to incorporate the business with the state but that he had no involvement in running Skyfall and no knowledge of its activities. If mail came for Skyfall, he would give it to Bruns as he did for all clients he had such an arrangement with.
“He came to me and asked that I form an LLC,” Miller said. “Skyfall Properties is a limited liability company formed and registered under the Secretary of State in Ohio. That is the extent of all I know.”