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Sheriff’s deputies reported 36-calendar year-outdated Kortney Lee Elzey hardly ever accomplished operate just after getting $62,000 to renovate a dwelling alongside Blackford County Street 500-E.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

Elzey continue to faces two counts each of theft and dwelling advancement fraud, in a pair of situations submitted in February in Huntington Remarkable Court 1.

According to court records, Elzey, formerly of Hartford Metropolis, experienced previously been convicted of theft, house enhancement fraud (a few occasions), look at deception (6 occasions) and driving although intoxicated (four instances).

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Douglas Walker is a information reporter for The Star Push. Speak to him at 765-213-5851 or at dwalker@muncie.gannett.com.

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