Maria Hernandez, 48, sits in the backyard of her Golden Gate City home, where three years ago she had hopes of building a swimming pool. Hernandez, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, and her husband, Ignacio Monroy, were scammed out of more than $45,000 by James Lamar Skinner Jr. who was hired to build the pool. Skinner was recently sentenced by Collier Circuit Judge Fred Hardt to five years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation. Lexey Swall/Staff

Maria Hernandez, 48, sits in the backyard of her Golden Gate City home, where three years ago she had hopes of building a swimming pool. Hernandez, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, and her husband, Ignacio Monroy, were scammed out of more than $45,000 by James Lamar Skinner Jr. who was hired to build the pool. Skinner was recently sentenced by Collier Circuit Judge Fred Hardt to five years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation. Lexey Swall/Staff

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