Iowa man pleads guilty to home repair fraud

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 5:47 pm
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By Lisa Hammer,
CAMBRIDGE - Thomas Hunter, 53, of Wilton, Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday in Henry County Circuit Court on Thursday to Class 4 felony home repair fraud and was sentenced to 24 months conditional discharge and fined $1,000 plus court costs.

A 180-day jail term was stayed six months, pending no further violations of the law and payment of $11,869 in restitution.

The charge was filed Jan. 16, after a woman building a house north of Geneseo did not get the windows, siding or shingles she bought in March 2012 from Mr. Hunter's construction company.

According to testimony at the January preliminary hearing, the victim told the sheriff's detective that Mr. Hunter stopped bringing materials to her home last June and stopped answering her phone calls by the end of July.


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1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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