FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 7, 2013

West Frank­fort Man Sen­tenced to 4 Years for Defraud­ing Anna Home­own­er

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that John­ny E. Layne (DOB 06-19-1967) of West Frank­fort has been sen­tenced to four (4) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on one (1) count of Theft, a Class 3 Felony.  Lane agreed to per­form tree-trim­ming work for an Anna home­own­er in May 2011.  Lane was paid one-thou­sand, one-hun­dred thir­ty dol­lars ($1130) upfront and nev­er returned to per­form the work.  Lane was charged fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Anna Police Depart­ment.

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