For The Record

1969 Chevy Impala Sold As Part of Alleged Scam

Russell Alan Hodges, 48, of Fairbury, was arraigned in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, December 29. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.The defendant is charged with theft by deception, with a value between $1,500 and $5,000, making the charge a class 4 felony punishable by up to two years in prison, 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. He may also be responsible for restitution.On August 30 of this year, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was contacted by an individual who claimed to have purchased a vehicle from the defendant, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala convertible two-door coupe, for which he paid $2,000. However...


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