A St. Catharines couple who bilked more than 60 customers across Ontario out of more than half-a-million dollars in a kitchen renovation scheme will have to pay them back.
But it is going to take a long time.
Among the scammed customers are two dozen families in the Hamilton and Burlington area.
Shane and Sandra Byrne were sentenced after being charged with offering new kitchens that were never completed.
The scam operated out of companies named All Canadian Kitchen and Designer Kitchen Pro.
The Byrne’s have handed over 100-thousand dollars from their bail money and other cash, but haven’t accounted for the rest of the money.
Their sentence includes that they each start paying back 500 dollars a month within 30 days of obtaining real jobs.
(St. Catharines Standard)