Huntington gentleman charged in household improvement fraud strategies sentenced

Kortney Elzey

HARTFORD Metropolis, Ind. — A Huntington gentleman accused of conducting residence enhancement fraud strategies in Blackford County has pleaded responsible to a pair of theft prices.

Sheriff’s deputies mentioned 36-12 months-old Kortney Lee Elzey never done get the job done following acquiring $62,000 to renovate a household along Blackford County Street 500-E.

He also failed to install siding and a new roof on a Hartford City home following accepting $14,000 to start off that project.

Elzey pleaded guilty on July 11 to two relevant theft expenses, a single a Degree 5 felony carrying up to six decades in prison and the other a Amount 6 felony with a optimum 30-month sentence.

Blackford Circuit Court Decide Brian Bade acknowledged the terms of a plea bargain in the scenario, and imposed a seven-yr sentence, which was suspended and will be served on probation.

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The offer also named for two counts of house advancement fraud, the two misdemeanors, to be dismissed.