East Grand Rapids Contractor Sentenced to At Least 6 Years in Jail
An East Grand Rapids contractor who swindled families out of thousands of dollars was sentenced to 6 to 10 years in jail on Thursday, Nov. 8.
WZZM-13 reports that 38 year-old Jeffrey Stoltz is accused of stealing more than $200,000 and has been convicted of three felonies.
According to MLive, Stoltz has been ordered to pay $287,000 in restitution to the two families he stole from, and to his subcontractors who were not paid.
Stotlz would promise families he'd do the work, take their money, and then never complete it.
Kent County Judge Mark Trusock who sentenced Stoltz had these words for the contractor:
"They were in a vulnerable situation, their house torn apart, months after it was supposed to be done and then you would take that money and go buy a trip to Disney World or pay off some other contractors. You are a conman, there is no question about that and you're here trying to act as a conman, you lied so many times to these people."