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Aurora man sentenced to more than six years in prison for $300,000 scheme

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AURORA, OH (WOIO) -

An Aurora man was sentenced to more than six years in prison and ordered to pay restitution  for crimes related to a scheme of more than $300,000 involving construction projects.

Robert J. Berryhill, 51, previously pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and one count each of aggravated identity theft and false personation of an officer or employee of the United States.

U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi sentenced Berryhill to 75 months in prison. She ordered him taken into custody and remanded at the conclusion of the hearing.

Berryhill created a fictitious company as a way to divert money on construction projects for his own personal use, including the restoration of a vintage Corvette sports car he had purchased, according to court documents.

Overall, Berryhill caused an actual loss of at least $304,669. Judge Lioi ordered him to pay that amount in restitution.

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