A Jasper County Circuit Court judge has granted a continuance in the case of a former Lebanon man who is accused of bilking stricken homeowners in the wake of the devastating Joplin tornado in May 2011.
Jeffrey Wolfson, 66, faces six felony and two misdemeanor charges. His trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 15.
Judge Gayle S. Crane granted a request for more time from the prosecution Wednesday. The Missouri Attorney General’s office is helping to prosecute the case.
AG’s office spokesperson Nanci Gonder had not responded to an inquiry about the delay before press time today.
Crane will hear motions and consider the case schedule during a hearing Dec. 16, according to online court documents.
Wolfson and his former wife, Gloria Diane Schoeller, were arrested in May 2012, accused by the AG’s office of stealing more than $30,000 from three tornado victims.
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