Loading...

Man convicted of swindling people on construction projects

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from what a prosecutor says was a scheme to swindle people out of money on construction projects

Loading…

Friday, March 8, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from what a prosecutor says was a scheme to swindle people out of money on construction projects he never finished.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports authorities in Forsyth County say 52-year-old Tony Ray Hubbard pleaded guilty to obtaining property by false pretenses as part of a plea arrangement in which he will pay $51,357 in restitution.

Scott Harkey, a financial-crimes prosecutor for the N.C. Conference of District Attorneys, said Winston-Salem police discovered Hubbard’s pattern was to identify himself as a general contractor, get hired to do a job, falsify documents and abandon the project. Then he would change his name and file for bankruptcy so he could cover his tracks and repeat the scheme.

Hubbard entered his plea on Thursday.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

Loading…