Deputy leads Darrell Perry out of the courtroom after fingerprinting.
A former roofing contractor pleaded no contest this week to four felony counts of organized fraud in return for up to 10 years probation, during which he’s mandated to repay some $28,000 in customer deposits made for work the roofer never completed.
Darrell G. Perry Jr., 34, of Hampton, FL must pay at least $500 each month toward restitution, abstain from drug and alcohol use and meet a number of other obligations to avoid violating the probation ordered, albeit reluctantly, by Circuit Judge Mark Moseley the morning of April 16.
Mr. Perry was facing the organized fraud counts in addition to 13 other felony fraud counts linked to falsifying insurance documents to obtain building permits.
The charges stem from projects for which he collected deposits last year, but failed to complete in a timely manner. That led to complaints to the county building department, which investigated and found Mr. Perry lacked the required liability insurance.
Mr. Perry was also charged with three misdemeanor counts for driving on a suspended license, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession in an unrelated case. Those charges came after Mr. Perry was pulled over by Deputy Daryl Mobley last October on the interstate.
The officer confirmed the suspect’s license was suspended four times and a search of the vehicle turned up pot and rolling papers.
The state dropped all but the four organized fraud counts in return for Mr. Perry changing his original not guilty plea.
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