Larry Eugene Foster
Monday, March 4, 2013
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
An Indiana man faces up to 10 years in prison after being found guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court of scamming an elderly Union Hall couple.
Larry Eugene Foster, 45, also faces a fine of up to $100,000 for the conviction.
Foster pleaded "not guilty" to two counts of obtaining money under false pretense.
One charge was dismissed (nolle prossed) because a witness did not appear in court for the trial Wednesday, and Foster was found guilty of the other.
Using the name and business address of a Danville chiropractor, Foster offered a fictitious contract to the couple to install a water filtration system in their residence for $3,290, according to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Dwight Rudd.
After receiving the money on Aug. 3, 2012, Foster never returned to the residence to install the system and did not return the money, Rudd said.
Foster's sentencing hearing is set for April 18 at 3:45 p.m. in circuit court.
Foster faces several similar charges in Bedford County and Danville. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.