By: Diane Benjamin
Justin Barr appeared in court today to face felony charges of theft by deception. He faces similar charges in Will, Livingston, Marshall, and Woodford County.
Barr agreed to plea to one felony count in exchange for other charges being dropped. 2 of his victims in McLean County will receive restitution, one only partial. Barr was sentenced to 30 months probation and 240 hours of Community Service.
Barr will not serve jail time, but if he returns to deceptive practices he will be in violation of probation. That will land him in jail. The other counties are formulating the same type deal with him
Anyone who was deceived by Barr, but charges weren’t filed, won’t see any money.
If you plan to hire anyone, it is your job to make sure you aren’t being scammed. Do a Google Search and don’t pay upfront. Don’t rely on recommendations by anyone! Barr’s victims had to fight for justice, some will never get it.