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Tri-State contractor sentenced to 24 years in home improvement fraud case

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James K. Galloway, 61. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) James K. Galloway, 61. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

In March of 2013, James K. Galloway, age 61, plead guilty to five counts of Class C Felony Home Improvement Fraud and three counts of Class D Felony Home Improvement Fraud.

Friday, May 3, Galloway was sentenced by the Vanderburgh County Superior Court to 24 years, to be served consecutively in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

These charges are Galloway's 11th, 12th and 13th felony convictions, dating back to 1976. Officials say his criminal record over the years has shown a pattern of theft and home improvement fraud. Authorities estimate Galloway stole over $119,200 in all.

In his sentencing hearing, former clients and victims of Galloway gave statements concerning their interactions and experiences with Galloway. Many of them said they had paid him for home improvement work up-front, and Galloway never did the work he was paid for. He was described as a "great salesman" and would often make up excuses as to why he had not completed his already paid for tasks.

Galloway awaits a trial and or sentencing in Warrick County for additional charges stemming from incidents.

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