Contractor Steals Half a Million Dollars from Two Elderly Clients

Contractor Steals Half a Million Dollars from Two Elderly Clients
Photo: William Edward Hail III

PETALUMA – A contractor, under the guise of helping two elderly clients, instead stole over half of a million dollars from them. Now he has been found guilty for his crimes.

44-year-old William Edward Hail III is a licensed plumber who now faces the prospect of up to seven years in jail.

The first victim was a man who contracted Hail to install “solar panels and a wind turbine.” He also was supposed to help an 83-year-old female acquaintance.

Each victim paid Hail more than $325,000. Their jobs should have cost $41,000 and $81,000. At Hail’s trial, an industry executive confirmed these amounts.

The suspect’s records revealed that, after depositing the money into his personal account, he took vacations, enjoyed various entertainment and restored classic cars.

A jury found Hail guilty of two counts of elder theft, tow counts of diversion of construction funds and one count of perjury.

Hail’s sentence will be handed down in January.

Contractor Steals Half a Million Dollars from Two Elderly Clients was last modified: December 27th, 2018 by admin
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