A Senecaville man accused of scamming elderly Guernsey County residents plead guilty Monday to multiple counts of theft that stem from reported scams involving home improvements and construction jobs.

Mark A. Murphy, 61, entered the guilty pleas to four counts of theft, fifth-degree felonies, during a hearing in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court.

Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced on July 14. Murphy faces up to 48 months in prison.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation report be completed prior to the sentencing hearing. Bond for Murphy was continued.

The charges against Murphy are the result of two separate indictments returned during separate grand jury sessions in August and December.

On Aug. 12, Murphy was indicted on two counts of theft for alleged crimes between Feb. 1 and July 24. He was indicted on two additional theft charges on Dec. 15 for alleged crimes in October.

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