Published 10:58 am Thursday, April 27, 2017
A Farmville man was recently found guilty of felonious obtaining of money by false pretenses.
Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark said Hector Hidalgo was initially charged with grand larceny and obtaining money by false pretenses, but as part of a plea bargain, the grand larceny charge was dismissed in court.
Hidalgo was arrested Aug. 7 for reportedly stealing a sound system out of a person’s vehicle and “pawning it at a local pawn shop,” said Clark. The crime, according to online court records, was committed June 22, 2016.
Hidalgo received a five-year sentence with four years suspended, resulting in an active sentence of 12 months.
“The suspended sentence will remain suspended conditioned on his good behavior for 12 years, being on supervised probation for two years and paying restitution to the pawn shop and costs of court,” Clark said.