A Lexington man set to go on trial earlier this week has plead guilty to financial exploiting the elderly.
Shane A. Wilson, 53 will spend the next 10 years in prison after a sentence was handed down last month by Judge Kevin Walden.
Wilson was charged with four counts but prosecutors declined to pursue a conviction on two of the counts. Wilson was sentenced to two 10 year sentences but both will run concurrent.
Richmond police were called to a residence last June for a possible fraud case. The victim told police that Wilson had told him that he was commissioned by the city of Richmond to replace a drainage tube in front of the victim’s house. The victim said Wilson told him that his neighbor was paying for one-third of the project and the city was paying one-third of the project. The victim wrote a check for $1,120.
Officers arrived at a local bank about an hour after Wilson had cashed the check. Video surveillance and a driver’s license photo helped police identify Wilson.