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Justice must be served

Published 10:14am Friday, November 22, 2013

The citizens sitting on this month’s Lawrence County grand jury made the right call when they indicted two owners of a storm-damage repair company who allegedly took residents money without providing the work.

Patrick and Carol Richard, of Manhattan, Ill., owners of All Seasons of Kentucky Inc., were indicted on more than 100 criminal charges between the two of them, which included theft, money laundering and receiving stolen property.

Many of those alleged thefts were against our elderly citizens.

People who found themselves with damaged homes after high windstorms last year dug into their wallets to pay for All Seasons’ services, but were left high and dry, wondering where their money went.

And just as quickly as All Seasons came into town, they allegedly disappeared with more than $147,000 of the community’s money.

And to make matters worse, records show the owners made personal car payments and yacht club payments from the All Seasons of Kentucky bank account, according to the attorney general’s office.

The Ironton Police Department, with the assistance of the AG’s office, spent months investigating All Seasons and we hope, for the sake of those who lost money, justice will be served.

If convicted of these crimes, we hope the Richards will be prevented from moving into a new community and doing the exact same thing.

 

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