TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Town of Tonawanda male was sentenced in Erie County Court Monday after scamming consumers when posing as a residence improvement contractor.
Richard Brady, 41, was sentenced to a 12 months and a fifty percent to a few years in prison on one particular depend of grand larceny in the fourth degree and a single rely of scheme to defraud in the first degree, the two Course E felonies. He was sentenced as a 2nd felony offender.
In accordance to the Erie County DA’s business, Brady acted as a contractor and collected payments from victims amongst May possibly 1 and Nov. 5, 2019, devoid of at any time accomplishing any get the job done to the properties. Brady admitted to stealing a complete of $43, 414.08 from 7 consumers in the county. He has reportedly not compensated any restitution to victims.
Brady pleaded responsible to the earlier mentioned charges on Oct. 15, 2020 and also pled responsible to prices in the counties of Niagara and Cattaraugus, the place reportedly he fully commited similar crimes. His sentence for the Erie County crimes will run concurrently to his other sentences.
County DA John Flynn inspired everyone who has been victimized in a house improvement rip-off to speak to his office environment.
“Even the most cautious house owner can grow to be the victim if the man or woman employed hardly ever exhibits up to complete the do the job,” he reported. “I persuade any person who has been victimized by this offender or yet another property advancement contractor to make contact with my business.”
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