Man convicted in puppy scam case
A Radford man was convicted by agreement Friday of nine misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses, according to city Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Rehak.
William David Oliver Jr., 23, was indicted on the charges earlier this year based on an investigation that focused on a scam in which Oliver promised puppies for a deposit fee, but those who paid the fee never received the pets.
Oliver was fined $100 on each count and is required to pay full restitution to all victims before court – $753 divided among the nine victims.
The convictions triggered a probation violation for Oliver, according to Rehak. Six months of Oliver’s suspended felony time was revoked, and Oliver was taken to jail on Friday, Rehak said.
— The Burgs
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