A Winslow man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for conviction on a federal charge of wire fraud.

Ervin Morrison III, 24, pleaded guilty to charges on Sept. 29 and was sentenced Wednesday to also serve three years of supervised release after the prison term and ordered to be pay $26,900 in restitution, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II. Morrison was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr.

Morrison entered into contracts promising goods and services to five people and companies between about June 2014 and July 2015, and he collected more than $26,000 in advance payments from them, according to the release.

“At the time he entered the contracts, Morrison had no intention or ability to provide the goods and services and he did not provide them,” the release said.

At the sentencing hearing Wednesday, Judge Woodcock described Morrison as a “serial fraudster” whose life has “been a series of frauds” and noted that he “stole” money from his victims with a “stunning display of amorality,” according to the release.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Maine State Police, the Brunswick and Belfast police departments, and the Monson Police Department in Massachusetts, according to the release.


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