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Man sentenced to jail for motorhome scam

Man sentenced to jail for motorhome scam
Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 14:39:29-04

A judge ordered a Tucson man to serve an unspecified amount of jail time for running a motor home scam.

According to state attorney general Mark Brnovich, Claude Thomas Kennedy was found in contempt of court for continuing to scam customers, violating a 2010 Arizona Consumer Fraud judgment. A judge ordered Kennedy to pay a $100,000 fine by June 10 or face jail time. Kennedy did not pay the fine, and now there is an arrest warrant out for him. Kennedy remains at large.

In 2010, Kennedy was ordered to pay $500,000 after he was found guilty of claiming to take over payments for motor home owners while promising to sell the property. He then accepted money from potential buyers but did not hand over the title. The court ordered Kennedy to stop dealing with motor homes.

In 2015, the attorney general's office fielded more complaints about Kennedy, eventually leading to the contempt of court charge.