It all sounded innocent enough, Bad Billy’s friend called him up and asked him if he wanted to make some extra money. It’s Saturday morning and that is just what the doctor ordered. Billy’s friend told him that his friend’s Grandpa had a bunch of junk on his farm that he wanted removed. “We can take it to the dump or we can take it to the scrap yard and keep all the money we make from cashing in the scrap metal”. Bad Billy was all in! So Bad Billy meets up with his friend and they drive to the farm, roll down the driveway, pull up to the barn and get to work.
Old tractor rakes, plows, metal buildings that have fallen down, old engines, engine parts, rolls of electrical wire…you get the picture. $745.00 in cash for one hard days work feels pretty good right? Here is the problem: There is no “Grandfather” just a guy that suckered poor Billy into helping him take scrap metal off a property he had no right to be on. Bad Billy was charged with 12 counts of grand larceny, obtaining money under false pretense and conspiracy to commit larceny. Bad Billy Bail Bonds posted a $1500.00 bond for Billy and you can best believe that the Commonwealth Attorney is not going to be buying the “I was just trying to help out my friend and make a little money” story. As a matter of fact it is quite possible that during the full day of loading “scrap” metal you might have sensed that something wasn’t quite right about the whole scene. Later, when you are sitting in the back of a cop car, you would be sure of it.