Man Sentenced for Home Repair Fraud

A Carthage man has been sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to home repair fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood says 47-year-old
Alvin Dennis Hall pleaded guilty to one felony count of home repair fraud.

Officials say Hall had contracted with a homeowner in Madison for the construction of a concrete slab, for which he was paid $10,000.

Hood says the investigation revealed that Hall did not do the work, despite the efforts of the homeowner. Finally, the homeowner hired and paid another contractor to do the job.

The sentencing order requires that Hall serve one year in prison, along with two more years for two unrelated felonies, after which he will be released on the condition that he pay full restitution.

Hall will be on supervised probation for five years after getting out of prison. He was ordered to pay full restitution to the homeowner.

Hall was convicted under Mississippi’s home repair fraud statute, which provides criminal penalties for anyone who enters into a home repair contract and promises to do work which he or she does not intend to do or knows will not be done.