Luray Man Pleads To Stealing Farm Equipment

Posted: July 22, 2014

A Luray man has pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges stemming from stealing and then selling equipment from some of his landscaping customers.

Court records show Jeremy Sylvester Cubbage, 33, submitted his plea on July 2 in Page County Circuit Court.

According to the Page County Sheriff’s Office, between April and December 2013 Cubbage stole farm and yard equipment and then sold the items to people as far away as Manassas and West Virginia.

Sheriff John Thomas previously stated that several of Cubbage’s victims were customers of his business, Deer Run Landscaping, and that he had committed his crimes while doing yard work for them.

Police said that the proceeds from the illegal sales were placed back into his business.

Cubbage pleaded guilty to seven counts of grand larceny, six counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of money laundering.

He was sentenced to three years in jail — with all but six months suspended — and received seven years of supervised probation.

He will receive credit for time already served.

Cubbage also has been ordered to pay more than $150,000 in restitution. Sheriff’s officials noted that some of his equipment has been seized and will be auctioned, with the proceeds to go to his victims.

Contact Bryan Gilkerson at 574-6267 or bgilkerson@dnronline.com



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