RI man sentenced to 18 months for home fraud


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 10:56 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE — A Rock Island man was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday to 18 months probation for Class 2 felony aggravated home fraud.

Timothy Rodriguez, 39, also was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and court costs, $8,200 in restitution and 30 days in jail to be served on weekends starting Feb. 15.

Mr. Rodriguez pleaded guilty on Oct. 31. According to testimony at that hearing, he incorrectly told the homeowner he was to do work for that he was registered with the city of Colona, and the $7,700 he accepted from the homeowner was more than the $3,100 cost of materials he had agreed to do the job for.

The charge was filed May 1.





















 




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