By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – Patrick Dingman, owner of Crime Ring Kustoms, a shop specializing in vehicle customizations, was arraigned Aug. 27 on 13 additional felony charges in 27th District Court.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said that on April 19, Dingman was initially charged with several felonies for defrauding customers, which led to a deeper investigation and resulted in additional charges.
The original arraignment brought charges against Dingman for receiving and concealing stolen property, for filing a false felony report and for larceny by conversion.
The new charges include conducting a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering, six additional counts of receiving and concealing stolen property and six additional counts of larceny by conversion.
When Dingman was arraigned Aug. 27 in front of Judge Elizabeth DiSanto, bond was set at $15,000, 10 percent. If he meets the bond, he will be required to wear a GPS tether.