A Naples contractor was sentenced to seven years in jail on Friday, Oct. 27, for stealing almost $365,000 from six victims in Monmouth County, New Jersey — considered one of whom was a member of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Workplace, authorities stated.
Richard Vincent Leli, Jr. was sentenced to jail for second-diploma theft . To keep away from a battle of curiosity in Monmouth County, the case was moved to Ocean County, in line with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace.
This is not Leli’s first — or final — run-in with the regulation.
A earlier Naples Daily News report showed Leli, 48, has a history of defrauding homeowners in Florida. And, currently, Leli is accused of theft in Florida and New York, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office.
Last month, Leli was indicted and extradited from Florida, according to the statement.
Once Leli is released from prison in New Jersey, authorities will transport Leli to New York on a detainer, where he faces a theft charge in the amount of $300,000, according to the statement.
Members of the New York Police Department’s Financial Crimes Task Force were present at Leli’s sentencing in Ocean County last Friday, according to the prosecutor’s office.
James Conroy, a detective with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, investigated the case, according to the statement. Martin Anton prosecuted the case.
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