2017-06-01 / Courts

Man accused of taking $18,000


NASH NASH A 61-year-old Williamsburg man accused of taking more than $18,000 from an Elmwood Township woman to build an addition to her home has been released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.

That bond was reduced for Gregory H. Nash on Tuesday in 86th District Court. It had been set as a $25,000, 10 percent bond. He is to have no contact with the woman.

A probable cause hearing was also held for Nash, who was arraigned May 16 on felony charges of larceny by conversion between $1,000 and $20,000 and larceny in a building.

Nash had been in the Leelanau County Jail since his arraignment.

The charges stem from a case in which Nash allegedly signed a contract in August with the Elmwood Township woman and received cash for work that was never done, according to a court report.

The woman gave Nash cash on four different occasions between August and late October, the report said.

Materials purchased for the job and placed in her garage were also allegedly removed from the garage and taken to Home Depot for a cash refund, according to the report.

The woman told deputies that Nash failed to show up to do the work and ignored requests from the woman for receipts and other documents, the report said.

In November the woman received a letter from Nash stating that he had been forced to close his business, the report said.

If convicted, the charges could net Nash up to five years in prison.

A preliminary examination on the charges has been for June 6.

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