P R E S S R E L E A S E
December 5, 2019
State of Florida v. Timothy Lee Akins
State of Florida v. Deborah Kay Entrekin
DOB: 5/7/1956; 6/24/1955
Clerk Number: 2016 303630 CFDB; 2016 303631 CFDB
Akins sentenced to 180 days Volusia County jail, 15 years probation and ordered to pay restitution; Entrekin sentenced to 15 years probation and ordered to pay restitution for grand theft
DAYTONA – This afternoon, Timothy Lee Akins was sentenced to 180 days in Volusia County Jail and fifteen years of probation. Deborah Kay Entrekin was also sentenced to fifteen years of probation. In addition, both were ordered to pay a combined total of $100,000 in restitution. The sentenced was rendered by Circuit Judge Raul A. Zambrano.
In 2015, Akins and Entrekin entered into housing renovation contracts with multiple victims. The victims paid deposits and follow up fees for the defendants to complete the renovation work, which they never did.
Assistant State Attorney MaryCatherine Crock prosecuted the case and Judge Zambrano presided over the case. The defendants were found guilty by Judge Zambrano in a December 2018 bench trial.
R.J. Larizza said the following about the sentence: “White collar crime—especially construction fraud—has a serious and significant impact upon Victims. Several of our Victims are elderly, and the financial hardship inflicted upon them by the predatory practices of the defendants calls for action. The State Attorney’s Office has dedicated substantial resources to ensure that scammers, schemers and fraudsters are held accountable for the crimes they commit.
For more information contact:
John Scott | Public Information Officer | Office of the State Attorney, 7th Circuit | 251 N. Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 904-891-7871 (cell) | 386-239-7710 ext. 14922