- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A man behind a snowplowing scam that victimized over 200 people in western New York has been granted parole.

Rochester media report that a parole board has agreed to release Scott Romero in May, after he serves the minimum of his one-to-three-year prison term.

Romero pleaded guilty last year to scheming to defraud. He admitted he took over $42,000 from Rochester-area residents for snowplow services he never provided. He’s been ordered to pay restitution.

Romero also pleaded guilty to violating a court order related to a similar plowing scheme in the Buffalo area. He was sentenced to six months in jail in that case.

Romero said at his Rochester sentencing last year that he went too far in trying to be a good salesman.

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