- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The father and son owners of three Tucson RV consignment businesses have been sentenced to prison for defrauding 24 customers and must pay more than $400,000 in restitution.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday that Lorenzo Caracciolo Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison while his son, Lorenzo Caracciolo Jr., got a 2½-year term.

Most of the victims were elderly and their individual losses ranged from $3,400 to more than $79,000.

Prosecutors say the Caracciolos sold RVs on consignment from January 2010 through October 2013 and told the owners the vehicles sold for a lower price and pocketed the difference.

They were indicted in November 2014.

The elder Caracciola pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices and theft while his son pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.


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