A Sussex man was sentenced to five years in state prison after admitting to several crimes including theft, the prosecutor’s office said.
Ronald Gerstmann, 58, was sentenced in state Superior Court in Newton by Judge William J. McGovern III on May 12.
He was ordered to serve one year before being eligible for parole, pay $47,920.14 in restitution and $590 in court fines and fees.
Gerstmann pleaded guilt on Nov. 30 to third-degree failure to make a required disposition, third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, third-degree bad check and fourth-degree theft.
He admitted that between 2013 and 2015, he ran several fraudulent schemes which resulted in the loss of property and money for several victims. He also admitted that in 2016 he failed to provide payment for sheds and barns delivered to his company and took deposits on sheds from victims and never delivered them.