A former Goddard man was ordered last week to pay $26,000 in restitution to three former clients who claimed the man took their money but did little to no work on the construction projects they asked him to do.
Jeff Vap, who operated Quality Construction and Remodeling, was ordered to pay the money back, according to a news release issued Monday by the office of District Attorney Marc Bennett. Vap had contracted to do three projects that included building a shed for a rural homeowner; an addition for a Wichita church; and a Goddard restaurant remodel.
Vap was also convicted of four additional counts of felony theft in a separate case from 2011. According to the news release, Vap never started construction jobs in and around Wichita in 2011. He owes more than $23,000 in restitution for those projects, which included landscaping, roofing and remodeling work.
Vap was placed on 36 months of probation by District Judge Ben Burgess, who ordered him to serve 30 days in jail. Vap is expected to serve the jail sentence later this month.
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He is now prohibited from doing any type of contracting work.