Repair Man Sentenced To Prison After Defrauding Geneva Homeowner

Jene J. Long

GENEVA, IL — An Algonquin man was sentenced this week to serve four years in prison for stealing from a Geneva homeowner and writing a bad check to a St. Charles car dealer. David Regal, 34, pleaded guilty in September to theft and deceptive practice, both felonies, according to prosecutors.

Regal stole more than $95,000 between June 2012 and February 2015 from a Geneva woman who hired him to paint her house and do home-improvement projects, prosecutors said. The homeowner paid in advance, but Regal never did any of the work he was contracted to complete, according to a news release from Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon.

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Regal wrote a $16,000 check in December 2015 to purchase a pickup from a St. Charles auto dealership, prosecutors said. The dealer tried to cash the check multiple times but couldn’t, due to

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