All Seasons owners surrender to IPD

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Owners of a Grayson, Ky.-based storm-damage repair company who were indicted last week on charges of theft and money laundering turned themselves into police Monday.

Detective Joe Ross with the Ironton Police Department said Patrick and Carol Richard, of Manhattan, Ill., surrendered at about 3 p.m. at the police station.

A bond hearing was scheduled for this morning in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

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The couple was indicted following a months-long investigation into allegations that they were scamming dozens of Ironton residents out of money paid to do home repair work.

Patrick Richard was indicted on one count of first-degree engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, 23 counts of fifth-degree theft, 12 counts of fourth-degree theft from the elderly and 33 counts of third-degree money laundering.

Carol Richard, Patrick’s wife, was also indicted on a count of first-degree engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, as well as 35 counts of fifth-degree receiving stolen property and one count of third-degree money laundering.

According to Ross, at least 35 Ironton and Lawrence County residents were victims of the All Seasons scam and totaled more than $147,000 in lost money.

The company operated in Ironton from December 2012 to April 2013. Dozens of consumers complained that the business did no work at all or did work that was shoddy.

After taking consumers’ money and doing little or no work, records allegedly show the owners made personal car payments and yacht club payments from the All Seasons of Kentucky bank account, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.