A convicted con man got more than he bargained for when facing a judge. Fact Finders first exposed a scam last year that lead to an arrest and conviction.
Convicted of felony theft , 46 year old Randy Coover says something to his victim but it's not an apology. Fraud victim
Dan Bray says, "He called me a **** bag."
Coover carried that "so what" attitude into court. Judge Geoffrey Hall could sense it the way Coover was answering questions. So the judge tacked an additional one year to the sentence agreement.
Instead of a minimum four, Coover gets five to seven years in prison.
Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass says, "I’m sure his attorney warned him on multiple occasions not to have a bad attitude in court because we just learned that can get you extra prison time."
Last year Dan and Deanna Bray paid Coover almost twelve thousand dollars for a garage. But after digging a foundation Coover ditched the project returned the materials and kept the money.
Deanna Bray says, " We’re not getting our money back but it's the satisfaction he will be behind bars and hopefully never do this to anybody again."
The victims will get about two thousand dollars from the bond Coover posted before conviction.
Coover could get out of prison in just over two years if his attitude improves and he earns good time. His family and attorney declined comment.