PRESCOTT, Ariz. - An unlicensed contractor in Yavapai County has been ordered to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution for defrauding homeowners since 2016.
County prosecutors say 62-year-old Mark Allen Whittington also was sentenced on Jan. 4 to five years of intensive probation and 100 hours of community service.
Last month, Whittington pleaded guilty to six counts of theft and advertising without a license.
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors said it investigated six separate incidents involving Whittington and found that he took almost $125,000 from Prescott homeowners for projects that were either never completed or started.
Investigators say Whittington, a former Prescott resident, has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona.
A restitution review hearing for Whittington is scheduled for April in Yavapai County Superior Court.
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