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Wyoming, Ill. man sentenced for home repair fraud

59-year-old Perry Porter pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated home repair fraud


A Wyoming, Illinois man is going back to prison for defrauding a senior citizen.


Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports 59-year-old Perry Porter pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated home repair fraud. The charge is a Class 2 felony.


Porter was sentenced to five years and six months in state prison.


An investigation by the Sheriff's office showed Porter charged a senior citizen about $1,000 per hour for several hours of repair to their home. The investigation consulted a licensed contractor who estimated the repair should have only cost about $500 total.


Porter was ordered to pay $6,700 in restitution to the victim.


This is the third time Porter has been sentenced on fraud charges.

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