A Senecaville man convicted of four felony counts of theft for home advancement cons involving elderly victims was lately sentenced to 36 months in jail and ordered to pay back restitution throughout a hearing in the Guernsey County Prevalent Pleas Court.
Mark A. Murphy, 62, was convicted of the 4 fifth-degree felony offenses on May well 3 right after moving into negotiated responsible pleas to the offenses stemming from two instances filed by the sheriff’s business.
Murphy was sentenced to 18 months — nine months for each and every conviction — in both conditions with the two phrases to be served consecutively for the 3-calendar year prison phrase.
The most jail sentence Murphy confronted for the convictions was 48 months. He was not presented any credit history for time served while the scenario was pending.
The court ordered Murphy to pay back $11,860 in restitution to the many victims and all courtroom costs. No wonderful was imposed, according to on the net information.
The sentencing listening to was done on Nov. 10 following a few previous hearings on July 14, Aug. 27 and Sept. 23 were continued at the request of the defendant.
The prices in opposition to Murphy are the end result of two independent indictments returned for the duration of independent grand jury periods in August and December of previous calendar year.
On Aug. 12, Murphy was indicted on two counts of theft for alleged crimes in between Feb. 1 and July 24, 2020. He was indicted on the two more theft prices on Dec. 15 for alleged crimes last October.
Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden previously said Murphy was presented dollars to do work on different households in the county but he failed to do any work for numerous months.
The sheriff reminds citizens they should hardly ever give revenue to a contractor prior to do the job remaining done.
If supplies are desired for the work, inhabitants should possibly obtain the provides on their own or accompany the potential contractor to get the essential materials.
Anybody who thinks they have been a sufferer of a scam can simply call the sheriff’s business, 740-439-4455, or Cambridge police, 740-439-4431.