A “serial con artist” from Windsor, Ont. has been sentenced to a 40-month stint in prison after police picked him up from a prolonged crime spree.
Scott Lee Gray, 42, pleaded guilty to 17 charges of fraud, three counts of theft, and one count of failing to comply with terms of the sexual offender registry.
Along with sentencing Gray to 40 months in jail, Judge Dan MacRury ordered the con artist to make restitution of $88,162 to 14 different individuals or companies that he was found guilty of defrauding from November 2011 to March 2016.
In his decision, MacRury said Gray’s past criminal record, including 39 fraud convictions, was a deciding factor in his sentencing.
“You are somebody that, in my view, is a serial con artist.”
“Mr. Gray, this is a substantial sentence to reflect the substantial harm that you’ve done to the community,” the judge said. “Your actions were horrendous. You victimized many people. You are somebody that, in my view, is a serial con artist.”
Gray was convicted of fraud after selling cars he didn’t own, ripping off neighbours thousands of dollars and defrauding several companies.
“It’s time for you to stop victimizing the general public,” said MacRury.
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