A Wichita man was sentenced to more than two years in prison Tuesday for defrauding several Sedgwick County consumers of more than $28,000 in a variety of financial scams.
Luis Ibarra-Calderon, 24, had pleaded guilty to five counts of felony theft, two counts of felony giving a worthless check, two counts of misdemeanor theft and one count of deceptive commercial practice, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a statement.
Judge Bruce Brown denied Ibarra-Calderon’s request for probation, sentencing him to 27 months in prison. According to the charges, Ibarra-Calderon had presented himself as a car salesman, a building contractor, an investor, a mechanic, a heating and air technician and a landscaper at various times.
He was ordered to pay $28,292.99 in restitution to people who gave him money for goods, services or investments that never actually occurred, Bennett said. The crimes occurred between 2014 and 2016 and involved residents of Wichita, Towanda and Mulvane.