Stockton Con Man Sentenced To Prison

MAYVILLE – A Stockton man was sent to state prison while still awaiting his fate in a more recent case during recent Chautauqua County Court action.

Kerry Anderson, 46, was sentenced to one and a third to four years in state prison for fourth-degree grand larceny concurrent with one and three-quarters to four years for first-degree scheme to defraud. Anderson was also ordered to pay restitution following a December 2011 incident in Westfield.

According to police Anderson, who owned Anderson Painting in Fredonia, stopped at a home on Route 20 in Westfield and talked an 80-year-old woman into having her house painted. At that time, he demanded a down payment of $1,500 up front, which she gave him, to buy material. A few days later, he returned demanding $500 more which she refused to give him. Anderson never returned to do any work and never showed any materials.

Anderson is also involved in a pending Lakewood case where he is accused of conning a client out of $4,000.

According to the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, Anderson was hired by a Lakewood homeowner in the beginning of November. Anderson received an initial $4,000 to begin services, allegedly claiming that he needed money to buy supplies from Home Depot. The client, suspecting Anderson was stealing from her home, contacted Home Depot and was told that Anderson had never bought a single item from the store, police said. The client contacted the police, and an investigation of a possible grand larceny began.

Later, Anderson took a taxi from Jamestown to Lakewood and back to Jamestown. When unable to pay the $150 fare, Anderson allegedly told the driver that his aunt in Lakewood could pay for it. The so-called “aunt” was the Lakewood homeowner, who told him to leave when he asked for money at her door. Anderson was taken into custody shortly after the client and taxi driver contacted the police.

Further investigation revealed that Anderson had also stolen jewelry from the client’s home, police said. Anderson was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, theft of services and third-degree grand larceny.

District Attorney David W. Foley also announced that James G. Hall, 33, of 2502 Route 394, was found guilty of first-degree attempted assault and sentenced to five years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision as a result of a June 2013 incident in North Harmony.

Hall faced multiple charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident and learned tha he struck a 29-year-old male in the head with a shovel causing serious physical injury. Hall fled the scene on foot, but Lakewood-Busti Police officers assisted sheriff’s deputies in locating Hall a short distance from the scene. Investigation revealed that Hall also menaced a 14-year-old female by brandishing a knife and also damaged a vehicle during the incident.

In other court action, Joseph Rancka, 42, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to six years determinate in state prison with three years of post-release supervision for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Lorenzo A. Terry, 47, of Rochester, was sentenced to two years determinate in state prison and three years of post-release supervision for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

James B. Duman, 21, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to two years determinate in state prison and two years of post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance concurrent with two to six years in prison for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Mark D. Reynolds, 48, of Sherman, was sentenced to five years of probation and a $2,500 fine for felony driving while intoxicated.

Douglas Volpe, 50, of Conewango Valley, was sentenced to five years of probation, four months of weekend work release and a $1,000 fine for felony DWI.

Erik Nollinger, 35, of Sinclairville, was sentenced to five years of probation for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.