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Fayette man sentenced to 17 years for fraud and theft

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James Richard Guy, a 53-year-old timber buyer from Fayette, Alabama, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for defrauding and stealing $81,000 from four Fayette County landowners during the sale of timber. Guy was also ordered to make restitution totaling $81,000.

According to Law Enforcement Chief Craig Hill with the Alabama Forestry Commission, Guy signed contracts with each of the landowners to purchase their timber and collected money from the sales, but never paid the landowners. Hill also noted that District Attorney J. Chris McCool and Assistant District Attorney Andy Hamlin of the 24th Judicial Circuit are to be commended for their unwavering support of landowners and the forestry community.

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