Wisconsin Contractor Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty In Home Improvement Scam

Aiexpress – A contractor from southern Wisconsin, who admitted to being involved in a home improvement scam, has been handed a seven-year prison sentence by a federal court.

In October 2023, Tyler Hansen, a 52-year-old resident of Fort Atkinson, admitted his guilt in charges of wire fraud and money laundering. His wife, Jennifer Hansen, 43, also pleaded guilty to money laundering and received a federal prison sentence of 33 months.

News 3 Now’s Call for Action team has received numerous complaints about Tyler Hansen and his companies. Customers have accused him of entering into home improvement contracts, accepting payment from them, and then using the funds for personal expenses.

In a stunning admission of guilt last year, he confessed to deceiving his customers by providing false information about the utilization of their funds. Hansen would reportedly fabricate reasons like supply chain complications or a shortage of personnel whenever customers questioned the delay in completing their projects.

The Hansens are facing allegations of running a scam for nearly two years, from October 2020 to September 2022. According to prosecutors, they managed to steal tens of thousands of dollars, affecting customers in more than 20 counties in Wisconsin.

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Prosecutors claim that the Hansens unlawfully obtained more than $800,000 from a staggering 100 customers in Wisconsin. The court has set a date of March 15 for a restitution hearing related to the case.

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