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Salomon Calderon Medina Pleads Guilty to Home Burglary, Unlicensed Contracting

A Greenfield resident has pleaded guilty to home burglary, unlicensed contracting and an absence of workers’ compensation insurance, Monterey County prosecutors announced today.

Salomon Calderon Medina, 54, entered his plea on March 13 after an investigation by prosecutors revealed he had pretended to be a legitimate contractor and offered services to a King City couple who needed home remodeling help. After making the offer, Medina returned several days later with two other workers to do general yard work and abandoned the bathroom project. When the couple called to get their money back, Medina ceased communication.

Prosecutors discovered Medina had prior felony convictions for elder abuse, diversion of contractor funds and fraud. Prosecutors said that in light of his record and the “predatory nature of his interactions” with the couple, he was charged with residential burglary. Judge Carrie Panetta will sentence Medina on April 24, according to prosecutors. He faces up to four years in state prison.

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