TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Town of Tonawanda guy was sentenced in Erie County Courtroom Monday right after scamming prospects although posing as a property enhancement contractor.
Richard Brady, 41, was sentenced to a 12 months and a 50 percent to 3 many years in prison on just one depend of grand larceny in the fourth diploma and one particular count of scheme to defraud in the initial degree, equally Course E felonies. He was sentenced as a next felony offender.
In accordance to the Erie County DA’s business, Brady acted as a contractor and gathered payments from victims in between Might 1 and Nov. 5, 2019, without at any time accomplishing any perform to the homes. Brady admitted to thieving a overall of $43, 414.08 from seven clients in the county. He has reportedly not compensated any restitution to victims.
Brady pleaded responsible to the above expenses on Oct. 15, 2020 and also pled responsible to charges in the counties of Niagara and Cattaraugus, where by reportedly he committed equivalent crimes. His sentence for the Erie County crimes will run concurrently to his other sentences.
County DA John Flynn encouraged anybody who has been victimized in a property advancement scam to speak to his workplace.
“Even the most cautious house owner can become the sufferer if the particular person employed hardly ever displays up to complete the function,” he said. “I encourage anybody who has been victimized by this offender or one more house improvement contractor to get in touch with my business.”
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