HARTFORD Town, Ind. — A Huntington guy accused of conducting home enhancement fraud schemes in Blackford County has pleaded guilty to a pair of theft expenses.
Sheriff’s deputies stated 36-12 months-previous Kortney Lee Elzey hardly ever done get the job done just after obtaining $62,000 to renovate a property together Blackford County Street 500-E.
He also failed to install siding and a new roof on a Hartford City dwelling after accepting $14,000 to get started that job.
Elzey pleaded guilty on July 11 to two similar theft costs, one a Amount 5 felony carrying up to six a long time in prison and the other a Amount 6 felony with a most 30-thirty day period sentence.
Blackford Circuit Court docket Decide Brian Bade acknowledged the phrases of a plea deal in the circumstance, and imposed a 7-yr sentence, which was suspended and will be served on probation.
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The deal also identified as for two counts of house advancement fraud, both equally misdemeanors, to be dismissed.
Elzey nonetheless faces two counts each individual of theft and property improvement fraud, in a pair of situations submitted in February in Huntington Superior Court docket 1.
In accordance to court docket records, Elzey, formerly of Hartford Town, experienced previously been convicted of theft, dwelling improvement fraud (3 periods), look at deception (six periods) and driving while intoxicated (4 occasions).
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Douglas Walker is a news reporter for The Star Press. Make contact with him at 765-213-5851 or at [email protected]