TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Town of Tonawanda guy was sentenced in Erie County Court docket Monday after scamming customers while posing as a home advancement contractor.
Richard Brady, 41, was sentenced to a yr and a fifty percent to a few several years in prison on just one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree and 1 depend of plan to defraud in the first degree, both of those Course E felonies. He was sentenced as a next felony offender.
According to the Erie County DA’s workplace, Brady acted as a contractor and collected payments from victims in between May well 1 and Nov. 5, 2019, without having at any time executing any perform to the properties. Brady admitted to stealing a whole of $43, 414.08 from 7 prospects in the county. He has reportedly not paid any restitution to victims.
Brady pleaded responsible to the earlier mentioned charges on Oct. 15, 2020 and also pled responsible to costs in the counties of Niagara and Cattaraugus, the place reportedly he committed similar crimes. His sentence for the Erie County crimes will operate concurrently to his other sentences.
County DA John Flynn encouraged everyone who has been victimized in a household enhancement rip-off to get hold of his office.
“Even the most cautious home-owner can turn out to be the sufferer if the human being employed hardly ever shows up to complete the operate,” he explained. “I inspire anybody who has been victimized by this offender or yet another dwelling enhancement contractor to make contact with my office.”
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