Huntington guy charged in house enhancement fraud techniques sentenced

HARTFORD City, Ind. — A Huntington male accused of conducting residence improvement fraud strategies in Blackford County has pleaded responsible to a pair of theft charges.

Sheriff’s deputies reported 36-calendar year-outdated Kortney Lee Elzey hardly ever accomplished operate just after getting $62,000 to renovate a dwelling alongside Blackford County Street 500-E.

He also failed to install siding and a new roof on a Hartford City house right after accepting $14,000 to commence that job.

Elzey pleaded guilty on July 11 to two linked theft prices, a person a Level 5 felony carrying up to 6 yrs in jail and the other a Stage 6 felony with a maximum 30-month sentence.

Blackford Circuit Court docket Judge Brian Bade accepted the conditions of a plea bargain in the situation, and imposed a 7-year sentence, which was suspended and will be served on probation.

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The deal also named for two counts of residence enhancement fraud, both misdemeanors, to be dismissed.