Huntington gentleman billed in household advancement fraud schemes sentenced

HARTFORD Metropolis, Ind. — A Huntington guy accused of conducting household improvement fraud techniques in Blackford County has pleaded responsible to a pair of theft prices.

Sheriff’s deputies stated 36-yr-old Kortney Lee Elzey never ever concluded perform after getting $62,000 to renovate a house alongside Blackford County Street 500-E.

He also failed to set up siding and a new roof on a Hartford Metropolis dwelling just after accepting $14,000 to begin that venture.

Elzey pleaded responsible on July 11 to two related theft costs, just one a Level 5 felony carrying up to 6 many years in prison and the other a Level 6 felony with a greatest 30-thirty day period sentence.

Blackford Circuit Courtroom Choose Brian Bade accepted the phrases of a plea cut price in the scenario, and imposed a 7-calendar year sentence, which was suspended and will be served on probation.

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The offer also referred to as for two counts of dwelling advancement fraud, both equally misdemeanors, to be dismissed.

Elzey nonetheless faces two counts each of theft and house advancement fraud, in a pair of conditions submitted in February in Huntington Exceptional Court 1.

According to courtroom records, Elzey, previously of Hartford Metropolis, had previously been convicted of theft, property improvement fraud (a few periods), test deception (6 occasions) and driving when intoxicated (4 moments).

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Douglas Walker is a information reporter for The Star Press. Make contact with him at 765-213-5851 or at dwalker@muncie.gannett.com.

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