Roseville contractor gets prison for fraud | Crime
SACRAMENTO, CA - A Roseville man is headed to prison after being convicted of defrauding real estate investors.
Leo Wheeler, 56, was found to have cheated more than 10 investors out of hundred of thousands of dollars by charging them on dozens of invoices for work he didn't do at the Creekside Oaks Estates subdivision in Lake County, according to court documents.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California, said Wheeler used non-existent companies: Kenneth Gutman Trucking, SNC Solutions and California Maintenance, submit the invoices and collect the funds for himself and other projects.
Wheeler was sentenced in federal court in Sacramento to four years and three months in prison followed by three years probation after his release.