Contractor Gets Jail Time In Third Scam Case

So-Called Christian Contractor Takes Third Plea

A third plea agreement for a man who marketed himself as a Christian contractor while scamming dozens of homeowners resulted in a jail sentence Tuesday.

Bill Carr reached two plea agreements in Marion and Johnson counties requiring him to live at a work-release center for the next 12 years and eventually repay his victims, Call 6's Rafael Sanchez reported.

He reached a similar deal in Hendricks County on Tuesday, but was sentenced to 88 days in jail.

Judge Mark Smith told Carr that he should find a new line of work, "something different than stealing other people's money." He also sentenced Carr to anti-theft classes.

Carr has already repaid Donna Gatlin, of Brownsburg, $1,414, which included interest, for taking money for a tree-trimming job that was never completed.

Call 6 has been following Carr since 2007, when the first reports of landscaping, tree trimming and paint jobs left unfinished started to surface.

Carr, who has already served time for a previous conviction of home improvement fraud, will report to jail on Aug. 28 and then begin serving his work-release sentence after that.