Assistant Houston County District Attorney Patrick Amason said the jury convicted 50-year-old Samuel Martin McCall on Thursday of a felony first-degree theft of property charge.
Houston County Sheriff’s investigators arrested McCall on the charge in June 2009. Amason said the court allowed McCall to remain free on bail until his sentencing hearing. Amason said McCall faces two to 20 years in prison at sentencing, which will be held in front of Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway on Sept. 18.
Amason said the jury convicted McCall of stealing over $60,000 from a Dothan couple. He said at the time of the offense in 2008 and 2009, McCall was the president of Indigo Home Building.
“As they were paying him, he was slowly getting things done but he failed to pay some of the vendors and subcontractors to the tune of over some $60,000,” Amason said. “He essentially took some of the money they gave him to build their house to use for his own personal gain.”
Amason said the couple had to borrow more money to get rid of liens that were placed on the home because of the unpaid vendors.
“He deceived them into thinking he was taking care of everything,” Amason said.
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