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Local Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft in Collin County

A local contractor accused of stealing from homeowners across the state has pleaded guilty.

Mario Vila pleaded guilty to class a misdemeanor theft in Collin County.

He was initially charged with exploitation of a child, elderly or disabled person, but the charge was reduced in his plea deal.

The Collin County District Attorney's office told NBC 5 Responds that before they reached the deal, Vila paid his two victims back in full, totaling $6,600.

As part of the plea deal, Vila was also sentenced to 15 months probation with 40 hours of community service.

The contractor will also have to complete an anti-theft class.

Vila recently pleaded guilty to theft charges in Tarrant County.

He admitted to taking deposits from customers and never coming back to finish the jobs.

In that case in Tarrant County, he was ordered to pay his victims back, totaling $39,900.

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