La Vista, Nebraska – A La Vista man found himself entangled in legal troubles over siding work that he allegedly never delivered despite receiving payment.
Brian Sohrweid, a 37-year-old La Vista resident, has found himself at the center of a scandal that revolves around deceptive business practices. A Kearney County local has stepped forward claiming that he had paid Sohrweid nearly $10,000 for house siding work that never saw the light of day.
According to detailed reports, the Kearney County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the situation on September 6, when a deputy was dispatched to meet a homeowner who reported this glaring discrepancy. It emerged that the homeowner had issued two checks to Sohrweid to cover the cost of siding materials. These checks, upon investigation, were found to be deposited into Sohrweid’s bank account. Despite the significant payment, the homeowner lamented that no work was carried out on his property. Adding salt to the wound, Sohrweid seemingly vanished without a trace, not answering any of the homeowner’s attempts to contact him. The deputy shared the man’s plight, as he too was unable to get in touch with the elusive Sohrweid.
The sheer audacity of the act led authorities to issue a warrant for Sohrweid’s arrest last Thursday.
However, this isn’t the first time Sohrweid has been entangled in legal woes. Records from Sarpy County reveal another charge of theft by deception involving an amount over $5,000. This earlier charge indicates that between September 17 and November 19, 2021, Sohrweid allegedly deceived a woman, making off with property valued over $5,000. Although he faced two counts in this case, one was dismissed when he pleaded guilty. He was scheduled for a sentencing hearing on August 24 in the Sarpy County District Court. However, in a consistent pattern of evasion, he failed to make an appearance, resulting in another warrant being issued for his arrest.
These incidents serve as a grim reminder for homeowners to exercise caution and conduct thorough due diligence before entering into financial agreements with contractors.