The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 9, 2012

Conman back in town, headed to court

SELINSGROVE — Convicted conman Kurt Keiper will appear in Snyder County Court this afternoon, seven months after he fled the state to avoid being sentenced on felony theft charges.

Keiper, 41, of Middleburg, was nabbed near Durango, Colo., in early September and was brought back to the area to face the charges on Sunday.

The businessman pleaded guilty early this year to 12 counts of theft for stealing about $340,000 from a dozen people who paid him for vehicles he never delivered. Under the terms of the open plea, President Judge Michael H. Sholley will have discretion in determining the penalty.

Keiper was scheduled to be sentenced on April 5 in Snyder County Court, but failed to show up.

He also failed to appear in court a few weeks earlier when his wife, Jessecca Keiper, alleged he had assaulted her and filed for a protection-from-abuse order against him. The PFA was granted.

Warrants for Keiper’s arrest were issued, and attempts to locate him weren’t successful until early September when authorities near Durango received an anonymous tip that he was living in the area.

When he was taken into custody on the arrest warrants, Colorado authorities said Jessecca Keiper was with him, so he also was charged with violating terms of the PFA. She and two children allegedly had been living with Keiper since April.

Keiper allegedly fled the Valley soon after his guilty plea and traveled to Alaska before moving on to Colorado in March, where he remained until his arrest.

He is scheduled to appear at a hearing in Snyder County Court this afternoon for failing to appear at a bail revocation earlier this year.

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