A Sandy man accused of exploiting an elderly woman for $182,000 in 2011 under the pretense of home repairs was sentenced Monday to repay the amount in full and spend four years on probation.
Richard Clyse, 47, pleaded guilty Monday in 3rd District Court to a misdemeanor charge of reckless abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. The maximum penalty was one year in jail.
But Judge Ann Boyden sentenced Clyse to repay the $182,000 he allegedly stole from the victim, who is older than 65, at a rate of $500 per month. She also ordered Clyse to serve four years on probation, during which time he may not have access to elderly folks' money.