Texas ‘Con Man’ In Prison for Scamming Friends-Bogus Roofing Contracts

By VanRoof | News

Nov 20
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Published by Vancouver Roofers on Nov. 20, 2021 at 6:55am

After swindling friends with bogus roofing contracts, a Texas ‘con man’ was sentenced to prison.

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — After stealing more than $39,000 from his buddies via fictitious roofing contracts, a Texas “con guy” was sentenced to 33 months in jail.

Glenn Lee Dobbs, Jr., 51, of DeBerry, Texas, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on wire fraud charges, followed by three years of supervised release, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana. In addition, Dobbs was ordered to pay $391,241 in reparation.

Dobbs was charged with wire fraud by a federal grand jury and pled guilty on April 15, 2021.

According to the press release, Dobbs informed his victims — two of his buddies — that he owned and managed a commercial roofing company. He informed one of his victims in March 2017 that his firm had a contract to roof its facility with Roadrunner Rubber Company, a tire and wheel manufacturing in Houston, Texas. Dobbs requested for money to pay for the contract’s supplies, and in exchange, he promised to divide the earnings with his friend. The victim paid Dobbs $212,348 because he thought he had the contract.

Dobbs approached a second victim for money for a roofing contract he had with the Tomball school system to cover a structure about a month later, according to the FBI. Dobbs, like the previous victim, agreed to share the earnings if the buddy paid for the materials. He was believed by the second victim, who paid him $178,893.

“While already under federal indictment in the Eastern District of Texas for carrying out a similar scam there, Dobbs deceived the victims in the Western District of Louisiana,” according to the announcement.

The FBI was in charge of the investigation, while Assistant US Attorney Leon H. Whitten was in charge of the prosecution.

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