Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 1:05 PM

Furniture Store Owner Faces Up To 50 Years In Prison

Charles Thomas Ingram, III, the former owner of High Point Furniture in Gulfport, Mississippi, has pleaded guilty to five counts of false pretense after bilking customers of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors say Ingram opened a store that appeared legitimate but was found to be merely taking advantage of people trying to recover from hurricane damage. Ingram sold, but never delivered, furniture to a number of customers. Ingram faces up to 50 years in prison and more than $116,000 in restitution. Sentencting is set for May 5, 2009.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went in there right after it opened and I told the person with me "There is something about this store that does not feel right". My gut feelings are usually right on the money. Scarey!

February 18, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

That was in return to what people seeking for the easiest way in collecting money rather than to work for it, for me it is better to get in a furniture store online.

February 27, 2009 at 4:30 AM  
Anonymous Lio Collection said...

Scare me but it was right

March 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

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