Fake pest control worker sentenced to 7 years in prison
FARMINGTON (AP) - An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for claiming to be a "bug guy" and stealing from several residences.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reported that 26-year-old Justin Layne Burns, formerly of Farmington, was convicted of five counts of possession of a controlled substance. Five counts of first-degree burglary were dropped.
The investigation began in February after a Farmington woman complained that Burns entered her apartment after saying he was with A-1 Pest Control. She later found that prescription pills were missing.
Police in nearby Park Hills were already investigating Burns on similar accusations.