Wednesday, February 21, 2001

'Handyman' pleads not guilty


Accused of cheating elderly

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON - A Middletown man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he bilked more than a dozen victims, most of them elderly, out of a combined total exceeding $40,000.

        David M. Taylor, 40, is being held in the Butler County Jail following his indictment last week on 16 charges.

        Mr. Taylor, who appeared Tuesday before Common Pleas Judge Matthew Crehan, faces more than two decades in prison if convicted of all charges.

        He is accused of seven counts of theft by deception, a count of grand theft by deception from an elderly person, six counts of theft by deception from an elderly person, petty theft by deception and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

        Mr. Taylor allegedly promised to do handyman-type work or home improvements, accepted payment and then did not perform the work as agreed, assistant county prosecutor David Kash said.

        Mr. Taylor was using the name “Taylor Restoration,” similar to the name of a well-established, legitimate Middletown home improvement contractor, Mr. Kash said.

       



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