Like his father, the son of a purported grifter is also guilty of scamming a 75-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease out of nearly $15,000.
On Monday morning, Jimmy Andrew Scott Lane, 26, of York, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and conspiracy and was sentenced to 141 days to 23 months in county prison. Since he's served 141 days in prison already, it is a time-served sentence, according to court records.
He must also pay his share of restitution for the $14,500 taken from the victim, records state.
His public defender, Rebecca Coy, declined comment.
Dad in jail: Lane's father, Ira Donald Lane Jr., 43, of York Township, was convicted in March of theft by deception and related charges for the scam and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison.
But Ira Lane won't begin serving that sentence until he finished serving Cumberland County prison terms totaling 18 to 36 months for committing two similar scams there, senior deputy prosecutor David Sunday has said. Both those scams involved elderly people.
A third co-defendant, Brittany Taylor Brewer, 21, of York, pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy and making a false statement to induce an agreement for home-improvement services, court records state. She was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison.
The background: Spring Garden Township Police filed charges against the Lanes and Brewer for allegedly taking payments for driveway improvement work that wasn't completed.
Sunday said he believes Ira Lane is a grifter.
"He's gone to the Deep South and to the western part of the country, where he's done nothing but scam people," Sunday said, adding the man has scam-related convictions in several states.
Sunday has called the Lanes' scam against the Alzheimer's victim "despicable."
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