In May, a Prince George County judge found 53-year-old William Wayland guilty of theft by failing to provide the necessary contract and money prior to providing mortgage theft services.
Prosecutors say Wayland convinced Patricia Duckett to stop paying the mortgage and took the money she gave him.
Duckett was evicted from his home in District Heights in 2019.
Wayland was sentenced today to five years in prison for theft and three years for failure to provide the necessary contract.
He was also ordered to pay Duckett $ 6,000 in compensation.
Ducketta’s daughter-in-law spoke to FOX 5’s Aisha Khan, saying that her mother-in-law had lost the home she lived in for 20 years and had nowhere to go but to temporarily stay with her family.
“She doesn’t have her own right now, and she was paralyzed and suffocated by this traumatic situation. She has to wake up and think about it every day. Even when she tries to move on to the next stage of her life, she is determined to return to this situation, because she is not leaves just like that, ”said LaShawn Sidbury.
Wayland is also charged with a probation violation in a similar case in Montgomery County and on a number of charges in Northern Virginia.
His attorney, Stanford Fraser, denied FOX 5’s request for comment.