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Jury finds SWMO contractor guilty of fraud

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A Polk County jury found southwest Missouri contractor Timothy Mundy guilty of fraud against elderly residents.

Mundy was found guilty of one count of financial exploitation of the elderly and two counts of unlawful merchandising practices related to incidents in early 2016, according to a a Nov. 15 news release from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 17.

Missouri prosecutors at trial presented evidence showing Mundy entered into a contract with a Brighton homeowner, through which he agreed to install a new metal roof. Mundy took $6,250 from the homeowner and did not install the roof, the jury found.

“Preying on Missourians, especially our most vulnerable and elderly, is unacceptable,” Schmitt said in the release.

Former Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, now a U.S. senator, in 2017 obtained a $643,704 judgment against Mundy for defrauding clients in Springfield, Branson and other cities statewide. He was barred from continuing to do business in the construction industry at that time. Mundy created multiple LLCs and aliases to hide his actions, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.

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