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Texas con man gets 71 months for selling 4 excavators he didn't own to Windham firm for $120K

September 21. 2018 9:49PM

CONCORD — A Texas man who sold four excavators he didn’t own to a Windham business that paid him $120,000 will be spending 71 months in a federal prison.

Steven Orr, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, was convicted of two counts of wire fraud and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray.

According to court records, in June 2017 Orr offered to sell four loaders to a Windham business. Unaware that Orr didn’t actually own the loaders or have authority to sell them, the New Hampshire business arranged for a third party to inspect them and then transferred $120,000 to Orr’s personal bank account in Texas, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Orr, who had prior felony convictions for burglary, grand larceny, larceny of an automobile, possession of a controlled substance, and attempting to distribute contraband in a prison, was prohibited from possessing a firearm. When FBI agents searched an RV he was renting last fall they found a Sig Sauer .40 and a Taurus .38, according to court records.

“Mr. Orr is a convicted felon and con man who clearly hasn’t learned anything from his time in prison,” said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Hopefully with today’s sentencing, he’ll soon learn that the only place that cheating and swindling will get you is behind bars.”

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