MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - An Elroy man is headed to prison for 30 months following sentencing on a wire fraud charge.
46-year-old Timothy D. Mueller was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison.
He'd pleaded guilty to the fraud charge in early October.
Prosecutors contended Mueller ran a home improvement business between 2006-2008 that defrauded GE Money Banks and would-be customers.
Mueller's scheme involved running a business called Advanced Home Tech/Custom Creations and Windesigns. People who agreed to his in-home sales pitch were convinced to fill out applications for credit cards. Victims were told that the applications were just to determine their qualifications for financing.
Prosecutors said Mueller filed the applications and charged the credit cards without authorization or knowledge of his victims.
The eventual total of the scheme netted Mueller more than $391,000.
During sentencing, Mueller was ordered to repay GE Money Banks, who had covered the losses for the victims.
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