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Home improvement contractor receives jail time for defrauding 7 victims in Erie County


Fri, Jan 27th 2023 03:30 pm

Submitted by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 39-year-old Jarrod D. Vosburg of Appleton was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek. The defendant received a split sentence of three months in jail followed by five years of probation.

Between Aug. 8, 2018, and Sept. 22, 2018, the defendant entered into home improvement contracts with seven victims who resided in the Town of Amherst, Town of Aurora, City of Buffalo and Town of Grand Island. Once the defendant received a substantial down payment to perform the services in the contract, he abandoned the project without purchasing any materials or performing any work. The victims lost a combined total of $41,000 as a result of the scheme.

Vosburg pleaded guilty to one count of scheme to defraud in the first degree (class “E” felony) on Nov. 7, 2022. As part of his guilty plea, Vosburg signed a confession of judgment to pay full restitution. To date, he has paid $21,500 to the victims.

Flynn commended Det. Brian O’Hara of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Confidential Criminal Investigator Philip Torre for their work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Jurusik from the special investigations and prosecutions bureau.

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