CALEDONIA – A local contractor who was already charged with five theft-related felonies was charged with six more counts of Grand Larceny on Friday by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
According to to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Kurt Kline, 45, of Caledonia, now stands charged with six more felony charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a D felony, after being indicted by a Grand Jury last week on five other felony counts stemming from a February 2015 arrest.
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The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints about Kline after his initial arrest in February. Following the first arrest, the Sheriff’s Office began a six-month investigation into Kline, which has found that he defrauded six more residents by accepting payment for jobs and not doing the work.
Kline received about $68,000 from these six Livingston County residents.
Kline was arraigned in front of Judge Purtell in the Town of York Court on Grand Larceny in the Third Degree that were allegedly committed throughout Livingston County. Judge Purtell remanded Kline to the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.
The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who believes that they may have information that could aid the investigation regarding Kline, or that they may have been defrauded by Kline to please call the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100.
Kline was originally arrested in February for allegedly scamming five Livingston County homeowners, even going so far as to have his attorney write a letter to one of the victims, advising that he would pay them back a portion of what they paid him if they didn’t go to the Better Business Bureau or Angie’s List with any unfavorable comments.
Kline was released on his own recognizance back in February, but is now held at the Livingston County Jail on the new charges.