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Air conditioning worker defrauds two families

According to Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates, Gary Robert Goodman, 44, of Heber City, was sentenced Monday to up to five years in prison for defrauding two Summit County families.

Goodman was employed by a heating and air conditioning company. He was not a licensed contractor and, as a company employee, was not allowed to work outside the scope of his employment.

In 2011, Goodman contacted a family which had received a bid by company that employed him, and reportedly offered to do the job for less money. After receiving a check from the family, he used the company credit to purchase low-end equipment, which he delivered to the home. However, he never returned to do the work. According to the reports, the purchased equipment was not the correct equipment for the project.

Goodman committed a similar fraud involving another family two months later. Charging documents allege that in total, he stole about $12,400 from the families.

In 2012, Goodman pled guilty to third-degree felony theft and third-degree theft by deception.

Man ordered to 100 days in county jail for drug trafficking

According to Bates, Andrew Alan Johnson, 30, from Calif., was sentenced Monday to 100 days in the Summit County Jail for trafficking 100 pounds of marijuana.

On Feb. 7, 2012, Johnson was pulled over on Interstate 80 for following a semi-truck too closely and not signaling long enough before changing lanes.

The police dog used to detect narcotics indicated there were illegal drugs present in the truck.

The Utah Highway Patrol Trooper searched and found 103 pounds of marijuana inside the truck bed and in an auxiliary fuel tank secret compartment.

Johnson pled guilty to second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance.

Man ordered to 36 days in county jail for drug trafficking

Jesse Gene Vaughn, 23, from Muncie, Ind., was sentenced Monday to 36 days in the Summit County Jail for trafficking 36 pounds of marijuana, according to Bates.

On March 25, 2013, Vaughn was pulled over on I-80 for crossing the fog line twice. When the Utah Highway Patrol Trooper approached the car, he found Vaughn driving and a 17 year-old juvenile female in the passenger seat. He also became suspicious illegal drugs were being transported.

A police dog indicated there were narcotics in the car. A search revealed 36 pounds of marijuana in the car’s trunk.

Vaughn pled guilty to third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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