A contractor in Northern Virginia pled guilty to contractor fraud after he took money from customers and never built their decks and patios, multiple reports said.
Ryan Vanover, 40, delayed work for customers in Stafford, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier counties, as he claimed his father was sick, InsideNova.com reported.
Though he did not complete the deck and patio projects, over two dozen homeowners paid down payments, Fauquier.com said.
Here are Vanover’s charges and punishments in each Northern Virginia county, as listed detailed by InsideNOVA.com:
- Fairfax County: Vanover has his sentencing set for Dec. 16 and in the proposed plea agreement, he would serve five years of supervised probation and then unsupervised probation until he pays restitution of $14,500, $9,900, and $7,000 to three customers who provided down-payments.
- Loudoun County: Vanover pleaded guilty to six felony counts of contractor fraud and will serve five years of supervised probation upon his release, followed by unsupervised probation until he pats restitution of $260,590.
- Prince William County: Vanover pleaded guilty to two felony counts of failure to perform promise for construction, in return for advance and is due to be sentenced in Manassas on Oct. 7.
- Stafford County: Vanover is set to go on trial for embezzlement, construction fraud, and obtaining money under false pretenses.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission said that Vanover’s business, Vanguard Outdoor Living, was started in 2016, and the business filed for dissolution, Fauquier.com reported.
Some of Vanover’s customers took to Angi.com to express their outrage at his “unprofessional” business.
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