Loading…
Friday, April 18, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsLocal
Published: 12/21/2005

Repairman convicted for bilking elderly customers

A repairman who took money from elderly customers for construction work but didn t provide the services was convicted Monday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

John W. Hawkins, 37, of 524 Nicholas St., pleaded no contest to one count each of grand theft and theft from the elderly.

He was found guilty by Judge Jack Zouhary, who scheduled sentencing for Jan. 24.

Prosecutors said a 78-year-old West Toledo man paid $850 to the defendant to repair the driveway of his home, and an Old West End couple gave $1,900 to Hawkins for materials to remodel their kitchen.

Instead, Hawkins kept the money and didn t provide or complete the services.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.



Poll