RIVERTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Utah judge sentenced a Riverton contractor to 15 years in prison and was ordered to pay $117,000 in restitution to the 21 victims he defrauded.
“He was a good guy lived in the neighborhood brought his daughter over one day,” said Paula Powell who was one of Steven Sizemore’s victims.
She says she never saw through his story until it was too late.
“Even after he was arrested after the crime he continued to do it,” said Powell.
Over and over again; the story is the same from several victims.
“We hired Steve and he's a really good guy and he sold a really good show,” said Allison Hansen.
He promised to build her a high quality kitchen, but it never came.
“Once he has our money he because more and more suspicious,” said Hansen.
Instead, customers got a long line of excuses including his car broke down, his mother died, what ever possible to get out of delivering on his promises to customers.
Some customers were forced to live without kitchens, some resorting to turning their bathtubs into makeshift kitchen sinks.
It’s likely Sizemore’s victims will have to wait to get their money back because of his long prison sentence.