Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 19, 2013

12:55 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Dental scammers paying back their victims

By MELINDA J. OVERSTREET
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

A plea arrangement was reached this week that required monetary paybacks from a couple accused of scamming dozens of local residents out of money and providing defective products.

Michael H. and Lana Richardson, who operated under the under the business name “About Face Dental and Denture Care” in Glasgow, pleaded guilty in Barren Circuit Court to all the charges on which they were indicted in April. The indictments related to incidents from October 2011 through July 2012.

They agreed to a five-year sentence that will be probated for three years, but they also agreed to make a lump-sum restitution payment in the amount of $27,940, according to Commonwealth's Attorney John Gardner. “This amount is the full restitution figure for all known victims,” he stated. “Furthermore, if new victims come forward while the Richardsons are on probation, they will pay these victims back at $100 per month.”

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