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Carthage man pleads guilty to serious charges in Cayuga County: Will head to prison this year

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Ryan Clement, a 40-year-old resident of Carthage, has pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree grand larceny in Cayuga County Court, according to an announcement by Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci.

Clement had scammed a Moravia homeowner out of $6,000 by fraudulently contracting to build a shed in a transaction that occurred on September 21, 2021.

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Despite receiving the full payment upfront from the victim, Clement had no intention of building the shed. He was charged after failing to start construction for months and refusing to reimburse the victim. The DA’s office has stated that Clement has been convicted of stealing from multiple people throughout New York state using the same fraudulent scheme.

Assistant District Attorney Richard Pado handled the case, and Clement is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29 to the maximum statutory term of 3 ½ to 7 years. Additionally, he will be required to pay full restitution to the victim.