Fayetteville Roofer Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft

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Shawn Redmond of Razorfast Roofing in Fayetteville has pleaded guilty to taking money from customers without performing the work, a Benton County deputy prosecuting attorney said Tuesday.

Redmond, 58, pleaded guilty in Benton County Circuit Court on Monday to six counts of Class B felony theft and six counts of Class C felony theft, said prosecutor Ben Poole.

Redmond received 10 years probation and is required to pay more than $36,000 in restitution to his victims in monthly payments of $1,000, Poole said. Redmond previously pleaded guilty in Washington County to similar charges and owes restitution payments there of more than $80,000, Poole said.

If Redmond fails to make restitution payments, he could be sentenced to 140 years in prison, Poole said.

Poole said Redmond was accused of accepting deposits from homeowners but not performing the work. The victims favored a plea deal that allows him to pay them back rather than go to prison, Poole said.

“The prevailing opinion among the victims is they wanted to be reimbursed,” Poole said.