A former Fostoria business owner who pleaded guilty to numerous theft, drug and tax-related charges in September was sentenced to a total of 59 months in prison this week.
Steven R. Yonts, 47, former owner of Northern Roofers, was sentenced by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff Thursday on two
separate cases in which he was convicted of five counts of grand theft, three counts of theft, three counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, four counts of theft from an elderly person and five counts of collecting and failing to remit sales tax.
Yonts was indicted on the charges in December and February for stealing thousands of dollars from several people in 2010 and 2011 and failing to file tax returns for four months.
Yonts also procured by deception the administration of or a prescription for oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, according to his indictment.
According to court documents, Yonts was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $107,805.06 to 10 people and to the estate of a woman.
He also was ordered to pay $1,169 to the state treasurer.
A mandatory vendor's license loss for two years post-conviction also was ordered by Shuff Thursday.